Cancer treatment is an arduous process. Patients may experience a range of debilitating side effects both during and after treatment. Yoga may help with these side effects, but is it possible for people undergoing cancer treatment, who may be suffering from fatigue, nausea, psychological distress, and cognitive issues, to stick to a yoga routine?

Yoga May Aid in Treatment of Stroke, MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and More, Research Review Finds

Neurological disorders like multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases impact millions world-wide. Studies show that yoga may be an effective adjunctive treatment. Read more

Multiple Sclerosis: How Yoga Can Ease Symptoms

Can yoga alleviate symptoms of multiple sclerosis? Research shows that people with multiple sclerosis report improvements in mental, emotional, and physical health after recieving a yoga intervention. In this... Read more

Does Yoga Help You Adapt Better to Stress? Charting Yoga's Effects on Heart Rate Variability

Heart rate variability is increasingly acknowledged as a health variable that can offer insights into how healthy you are and how well you deal with stress. Learn more about this important biomarker and... Read more

Preventing Chronic Disease: Yoga May Alter Gene Expression Linked to Inflammation

Chronic stress, and the resulting inflammatory response, is a known cause of numerous illnesses. Although yoga is found to reduce stress and increase wellbeing, we know little about the molecular mechanisms... Read more

New Light on Cancer: Do Changes in the Fascia Play a Role?

There are an estimated 14.5 million people living with cancer in the U.S. with 40% using some form of complementary approach to manage symptoms or improve their quality of life during and after cancer... Read more

Finding Equanimity and Grace: A Meditation on Breast Cancer

Why Practice Mindfulness? Last July, I had the good fortune to sit an 18-day meditation retreat at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County, California. After 28 years of attending Vipassana retreats I’m... Read more

Navigating Cancer Treatment: How Yoga Can Help

While most of us have been touched by breast cancer in some way—from our own experience or that of family members and friends—we aren’t necessarily aware of strategies for early detection and for supporting... Read more

Yoga Enhances Mood and Well-being for MS Patients Study Shows

As yoga instructors, we have often seen a student’s peaceful smile after practice, but to experience the exhilaration felt by my Yoga Moves MS students is truly inspiring. It is no wonder that two recent... Read more
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Yoga for a Healthy Heart - A New Research Review Charts the Benefits of Yoga on Markers of Heart Health

According to a new, comprehensive review of yoga research, reviews, and meta-analyses published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice , the field of yoga research has grown exponentially in the past... Read more
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Preventing Type 2 Diabetes - Can Yoga Help Reduce Major Risk Factors?

The incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus is skyrocketing, affecting more than 300 million people worldwide. This had lead to extensive efforts to understand and prevent the disease. Now, new research... Read more