In our digital world technology, experts continually come up with solutions to make our everyday lives easier. However, when it comes to helping people suffering from chronic pain, modern technology doesn’t have much to offer, and neither, unfortunately does modern medicine.

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

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
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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

To Stretch or Not to Stretch? Understanding Musculoskeletal Imbalances in Yoga

Most yoga students come to class with preexisting musculoskeletal imbalances, which impact their practice in numerous ways, and may even predispose them to injuries. In this interview, yoga therapist and... Read more

The #1 Key to Healthy Knees: How to Strengthen (and Not Hurt) Your Knees in Yoga

Knee pain is quite common in the general population. Practicing yoga can either alleviate knee discomfort or it can sometimes aggravate it. It’s important that yoga teachers understand how to work with... Read more