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

Vagus Nerve Activity May Impact Cancer Prognosis

What gives people greater resilience in the face of life-threatening illness like cancer? Researchers now believe that vagal nerve activity may contribute to enhanced health and longer life expectancy for... Read more

Yoga for Every Body: Practicing with a Disability

Yoga is challenging. No doubt about it. It pushes us mentally and physically. It forces us to dig deep and find strength, and it forces us to accept who we are and where we are. On the flip side, when we push... Read more

Yoga For Heart Health

Those familiar with yoga understand that the practice works with individuals as whole people–body, mind and soul. Yoga is also coming into the medical mainstream, with the medical world beginning to recognize... Read more

Yoga Research: Yoga Reduces Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a leading global public health crisis, with the number of adults diagnosed with the condition more than doubling in the past 30 years. A systematic review of controlled yoga trials for... Read more
Yoga for Heart Disease

Yoga for Heart Disease and COPD

Heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are debilitating and potentially fatal conditions. While emerging research suggests that yoga may be beneficial for those with heart failure and... Read more

Yoga for Metabolic Syndrome - An Interview with Dr. Baxter Bell

Heart disease, stroke and diabetes all rank among the top 7 leading causes of death in the U.S. Can yoga help reduce the risk of contracting these all-too-common chronic diseases? In this interview, Dr. Baxter... Read more
Yoga for Cancer

Pranayama and Cancer

As one of the steps on Patanjali’s eight-step path of yoga, pranayama has been practiced by yogis for thousands of years as a way to quiet the mind and tap into the subtle, energetic realms of the body. Prana... Read more