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 effective at not just slowing the progression of coronary heart disease, but reversing it.

Well, fast forward about twenty years, and similar groundbreaking research has now documented the power of lifestyle to reverse some of the most dreaded ailments of aging: memory loss, dementia and Alzheimers.

Healthy You, Healthy Baby: 5 Best Practices for Yoga and Exercise During Pregnancy

I’ll be honest. I’m writing this as much for myself as I am for you. You see, as a women’s health specialist, I have preached the benefits of yoga and exercise during pregnancy for years. I’ve taught classes... Read more

Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine: Frequency of Home Practice Predicts Health Benefits

Ever found it hard to find the time to hit your yoga mat? Of course! We all struggle with finding time for ourselves on the mat. But according to studies, any time you can practice at home pays ample dividends... Read more

New Study: Can Prenatal Yoga Help Labor Pain and Delivery Outcomes?

Childbirth is often described as “a miracle,” yet it is also one of the most physically stressful events that can take place in a woman’s life. Can the practice of yoga during pregnancy support the health of... 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

Can Yoga Help Keep Your Brain Young? An Interview with Dr. Baxter Bell

Baxter Bell M.D. is a full-time yoga therapist, yoga therapy teacher and frequent presenter at conferences and workshops. He is a board member of the International Association of Yoga Therapy, (IAYT), and the... Read more

Seven Ways to Fix a Slow Metabolism

“No matter what I do, I can’t seem to lose weight,” writes this week’s house call, who is also an Eat Fat, Get Thin challenge participant. “I think I’m cursed with a slow metabolism.” I hear this often among... Read more

Improving Birth: The Mother-Baby Friendly Movement

Every mother imagines the moment when she meets her baby to be one of, if not the most, joyous and beautiful day of her life. As a mother of three, I know I did. And all three times, it was beautiful. However... Read more

Women’s Health Postpartum: An Interview with Dr. Ginger Garner

In this interview with Yoga U Online, Dr. Ginger Garner, founder of Professional Yoga Therapy Institute and author of Medical Therapeutic Yoga , discusses her webinar on common postpartum health issues and the... Read more

Four Reasons Why Every New Mom Needs Physical Therapy

New Moms Need Physical Therapy Pregnancy and childbirth exact an enormous toll on a woman’s body. It is transforming and beautiful, but when a mother does not get the physical and emotional support she needs,... Read more

After the Baby's Birth: How Yoga and Physical Therapy Can Help Improve Postpartum Care

You may or may not realize that the United States has a very poor track record for postpartum care. In fact, the US has the worst track record for not only postpartum care, but for maternal and infant... Read more