Yoga for Anxiety

 A 14-year-old girl and her mother comes to see the family doctor, complaining about severe anxiety that is interfering with her ability to sleep, social interactions, and school. The mother explains that therapy and/or psychiatry is “too expensive and is not covered by our insurance” and she doesn’t want her daughter taking psychiatric medications, because she is concerned about the side effects of antidepressants and similar medications.

yoga for safe hips

Practicing Yoga Safely: How to Protect Yourself from Hip Injuries

Are people with certain variations in hip structure at higher risk for yoga injuries to the hip? In this interview with YogaUOnline, Dr. Ginger Garner, P.T. and author of Medical Yoga Therapy, talks about why yoga asanas, the way they are commonly practiced, might not be suitable for some people, particularly women who have different pelvic structures. Ginger further discusses how we can spot people at risk for injuries, and what we can learn from science about developing yoga teaching methodology that honors the variations in people’s bodies. Read more

The Power of Lifestyle Medicine: Can A Multimodal Approach Slow or Reverse Alzheimer’s?

Most yoga practitioners will remember the revolutionary findings of Dr. Dean Ornish back in the early 1990s, when he first was able to document that a program of yoga and healthy lifestyle measures had proven... Read more

Yoga and Yoga Therapy in the Wellness Revolution — Tapping Into Vast New Teaching Opportunities

The role of yoga and yoga therapy in the wellness revolution has received little attention in the ongoing discussion about how to best develop a yoga therapy profession. Much discussion has centered on how... Read more

From Russia with Love: The Kindness of Strangers

It was Moscow, October, 1971, at the height of the Cold War. The Russian language class in my high school in Denmark, where I grew up, was taking a school trip to Moscow and Leningrad. They had a few empty... Read more

Don't Worry, Be Happy - Yoga and the New Science of Neuroplasticity

“What you put your attention on, grows stronger in your life.” ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi In this interview, Kristine Kaoverii Weber, founder of Subtle Yoga and the co-director of the Subtle Yoga Teacher Training... Read more

Keys to Making Your Yoga Practice a Lifelong Partner

My lifelong yoga practice began in 1982. I was, of course, much younger then. I don’t know that it ever crossed my mind that I might someday enter my 50s or even my 60s. But once I began practicing asana, from... Read more

How Can Yoga Help Ease Mood Swings, Anxiety and Depression? An Interview with Linda Sparrowe

Linda Sparrowe is a renowned yoga instructor, and co-author with Patricia Walden of “The Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health: A Lifelong Guide to Wellness.” Linda was managing editor of Yoga Journal for numerous... Read more

Yoga for Women's Health: Soothing Yoga Sequence to Ease Menstrual Discomfort

Whether it’s fatigue, moodiness, headaches, bloating, nausea, abdominal cramps, low back pain, or any lovely combination of said symptoms ranging from moderate to severe—almost all women experience some form... Read more

The Many Health Benefits of Yoga: What Does the Research Say? Part II

According to a 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 5 years... Read more

Yoga for Women's Health - Restoring Hormonal Balance

Lynn Jensen is a renowned author and yoga teacher, specializing in Yoga for Fertility, and Yoga for Healthy Hormones. She is the founder of the Seattle-based Yoga for Fertility program and she has helped more... Read more