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Book Review: Yoga for Warriors

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by Beryl Bender Birch Sounds True   In her new book, Yoga for Warriors, Beryl Bender Birch illustrates how yoga is as a healing tool for Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), the physiological response many veterans experience upon returning home from […]

First IAYT Accredited Yoga Therapy Training Programs


Yoga therapy profession reaches new level in the US.     In an announcement that demonstrates the growing reach and professionalism of the field of Yoga Therapy, the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) announced the first set of 12 […]

Yoga Therapy: Mind Body Research


Dr. Frederick “Rick” Hecht on the Value of Research in Finding a Place for Yoga and Meditation in Conventional Medicine The International Association of Yoga Therapists will hold its annual Symposium on Yoga Research September 24-26 at the Kripalu Center […]

Yoga Therapy – The Nature of Being Human


Judith Hanson Lasater explains how restorative yoga, and understanding your own human-ness creates the perfect atmosphere for healing. When I began my career as a yoga teacher many years ago, most of my classes were on the vigorous side: lots […]

Yoga Therapy – Healing with Yoga


Three Practices that integrate the therapeutic benefits of yoga into everyday life.   1) Modified supine twist: jatharaparivritti (parsva). This pose can be helpful for relieving constipation.   Lying on back with legs straight, allow arms to rest in a T […]

Yoga Therapy – Michael Lerner’s Vision Quest

In 1975, environmentalist, medical doctor, educator, and visionary Michael Lerner imagined a center that would change the way we care for our health as well as the health and wellbeing of Mother Earth. Over the ensuing years, Commonweal has served […]

Cycling through the Day for Mindful Practice – The Doshas


According to Ayurveda, the energetic qualities of the doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha) rotate throughout the day so that different influences predominate in different portions of the day. They can affect our practices of asana, pranayama, and meditation, as well […]

Plasticity and the Power of Affirmations


“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life tomorrow: our life is the creation of our mind.” Buddha   Do you think affirmations are new-agey and trite? I mean, really, as […]

Operation: Yoga

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YOGA OFFERS MEANINGFUL HOLISTIC SOLUTIONS TO RETURNING VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES Studies and testimonials confirm that yoga and meditation are successful healing modalities for trauma. A growing body of research is showing that this is true for our veterans, proving […]

Yoga for Osteoporosis

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Sitting down with Rehabilitative Medicine Specialist Dr. Loren Fishman Loren Fishman M.D. has been a practicing rehabilitative medicine specialist for over thirty years. As a pioneer in integrative medicine, from the start of his practice, he incorporated yoga into patient […]

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