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 physical therapist Marlysa Sullivan discusses the role of musle imbalances in yoga and why stretching a muscle may not lead to the results you’d expect.

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Yoga for Arthritis: New Study Shows Yoga Reduces Arthritis Pain and Improves Well-being

Discomfort while walking. Pain in your hip, neck, or other joint area that wakes you up at night. Morning stiffness that can take over an hour to subside. These experiences are all-too-familiar for the one in... Read more

Ease for the Knees: Yoga Reduces the Pain of Osteoarthritis

A new study offers hope to people suffering from Osteoarthritis (OA). Older women enrolled in an 8-week Hatha yoga program not only experienced reduced pain and stiffness, but also increased function up to 12 weeks after program completion. Read more

The Upcoming Epidemic of Disability—Can Yoga Help?

Not too long ago, the health problems causing the majority of illness and death in the Western world were issues like malnutrition, injuries and accidents, infectious diseases like malaria, polio, and the flu, and complications of pregnancy and delivery. Read more

Study Highlights How Yoga Brings Relief to Arthritis Sufferers

People suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis might soon find that their doctor recommends an alternative therapy over pain killers: yoga and Tai Chi. Read more
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Yoga for Arthritis - Can Yoga Help Preserve Freedom of Movement? An Interview with Yoga Therapists Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall

“Osteoarthritis is a heart attack of the joint,” which some are calling a ‘joint death.’ Considering there were 600,000 ‘joint deaths’ in the U.S. in 2002 (94 percent because of osteoarthritis), compared with... Read more

Yoga Improves Quality of Life in People with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Study Says

In a recent UCLA study, patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis found Iyengar yoga to improve quality of life significantly. Read more