yoga for healthy wrists

As a neuroscience researcher, I have been involved in bench work activities for more than two decades. Routine laboratory work involves repetitive hand movements, tissue homogenization using handheld homogenizers, pipetting using handheld pipette aids, reagent and chemical preparations, and tabulating data (typewriters then and computers now). Call it luck or divine grace, but I have not suffered from any nerve compression in my wrists.

When You Are Hurt, Where Does Pain Come From?

A few years ago my family moved from one house to another. On moving day I was carrying a big, heavy box down the stairs and missed the last step. Both the box and I came crashing down as my ankle twisted... Read more

Report Endorses Insurance Coverage for Yoga/Mindfulness for Chronic Back Pain

Breakthrough report finds sufficient evidence for insurance providers to cover yoga and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) as adjunct therapy for managing chronic low back pain. Read more

Healthy Knees: How Yoga Can Help Prevent ACL Injuries

Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee is a serious, common, and costly injury. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported that about 100,000 ACL reconstructions are... Read more
Yoga for office worker

Yoga for Desk Jockeys: 7 Tips To Save Your Back—At Work and On the Mat

Back pain causes more missed days from work than any other medical reason, with the exception of the common cold. Chronic back pain, with no known onset of injury, is often caused by muscular imbalances due to... Read more

Yoga for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Recommendations for Practice

Most of us associate arthritis with aging. While osteoarthritis and menopausal arthritis both tend to appear as we age, rheumatoid arthritis can affect anyone of any age. This post will help clarify our... Read more

Chronic Pain: How Yoga Can Help

When I first met Diane Dixon she had been living with constant hip pain for five years. Her doctor diagnosed her with fibromyalgia and recommended weight loss and a double hip replacement. She needed a walker... Read more
Yoga for hip arthritis

VIDEO! Yoga Healthy Aging: 3 Yoga Poses for Hip Arthritis

As many of you may know from personal experience or from observing others as they age, the most common age-related problem for the hips is the development of arthritis in one or both hip joints. Before... Read more

Yoga May Be As Effective As Physical Therapy For Low Back Pain

Yoga is known to be effective for low back pain, but how does it stack up against traditional physical therapy? A new study by researchers at Boston University finds out. Read more

Got Foot Pain? Try These Yoga Practices

The feet are an incredibly complex part of the body. There are 52 bones in the feet, and each foot has approximately 33 joints, each of which can move in multiple directions. The possible number of distortions... Read more

Working with Therapeutic Yoga for Scoliosis and Back Pain - An Interview with Deborah Wolk

Deborah Wolk is the founder of Samamkaya Yoga Back Care & Scoliosis Collective in New York City. Inspired by her own back issues, and her extensive yoga education with teachers like Geeta Iyengar, Genny... Read more