When Anna Guest-Jelly first took up yoga 15 years ago, it became a game changer. After having gone on 65 different diets, she had finally come to something that actually made her feel better: yoga. “One day I tallied up
At a domestic violence emergency shelter in the Bronx, seven women enter the room dressed in jeans, T-shirts and/or the most comfortable clothes they have. Certified yoga instructor Tara Tonini hands each a mat. Then she crosses the room to
Feeling stressed doesn't just damage our health - it literally ages us. Stress reduces the activity of telomerase, and shortens telomeres, a part of the DNA linked to longevity, which in turn seems to have devastating consequences for our health.
Within a room in Los Angeles, two senior Iyengar yoga teachers and their assistants create a sanctuary for healing. The students who come each Tuesday evening often come after despairing of further help from doctors. “You can return to this
The overwhelming majority of American men and women have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Of those, nearly 10% of women and 4% of men will develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). People with PTSD often experience avoidance,