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

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

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

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

Yoga TLC for Your Wrists: How to Stretch, Strengthen and Protect Your Wrists

Do your wrists hurt during yoga? Or maybe you notice after a yoga class that your wrists feel strained or sore. Wrist pain is a common issue among yoga practitioners. There’s probably very little that you do... Read more
yoga to nurture your neck

Enhancing Body Awareness: 5 Ways to Nurture Your Neck In Your Yoga Practice

Do you ever feel pain in your neck? You’re not alone. According to the American Osteopathic Association, more than a quarter of Americans will experience neck pain at some point in their lives (1), but yoga... Read more

Yoga Relieves Neck Pain Review of Research Shows

Chronic neck pain and neck pain-related disability are a major public health problem. In light of escalating rates of opiod addiction, more health care providers are prescribing complementary therapies like... Read more

How Yoga Improves Health: Focus on Chronic Inflammation

Inflammation is part of the body’s defense response. It involves clearance of toxic pathogens, damaged cells, or harmful irritants from the body. Inflammation has a high beneficial value. For example, if you... Read more

The Trick to Preventing Wrist Pain: Ways to Reduce Repetitive Stress

Whenever a student of mine complains of wrist pain, the first question I ask is: “Do you type a lot?” If the answer is yes, I ask them to show me how they do it. More often than not their hand position looks... Read more

Yoga for Pain Relief: Yoga Offers Effective Relief for Back Pain, Fibromyalgia, and Other Chronic Pain Issues Study Finds

Chronic pain is one of the most common afflictions impacting American adults, with 126 million of us experiencing persistent, recurring, often severe and debilitating pain every year. Standard pain care, often... Read more