Yoga wellness tips yoga and meditation reduce chronic pain

A new study lends further evidence to previous research showing that yoga and meditation can benefit patients with chronic pain. A program including yoga stretching and strengthening exercises significantly reduced chronic pain from lumbar herniated discs. This supports earlier findings that yoga and meditation lead to a significant improvement in pain, mood and functional capacity in people suffering from chronic pain.

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Should Yoga Postures Take a Backseat in Yoga Therapy? A New Research Paper Tackles a Bold, But Controversial Question

A new critical review of yoga therapy in health care calls for eliminating postures and using reductionist research methods. Is it missing the mark? Read more
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Yoga and Breathing: Study Shows Alternate Nostril Breathing Reduces Blood Pressure and Improves Performance

Nadi Shodhana , or alternate nostril breathing, is a simple pranayama technique that can have powerful effects on the nervous system, helping calm the mind, reduce stress and improve focus. All day long we... Read more

Yoga Improves Mental Function in Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Emerging research suggests that a manual-based yoga program may improve memory, executive function, mood, and resilience in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. Read more

New Study Highlights Effects of Sleep on Mood: The Importance of Uninterrupted Sleep

According to Ayurveda, sleep is one of the three pillars that—along with healthy lifestyle habits—can endow the body with strength, healthy complexion, and healthy growth for the span of a lifetime. The... Read more

Does Yoga Counteract Cognitive Decline? New Study Shows Promising Results

Aging is linked to changes in brain structure and function that may lead to cognitive decline and dementia. New research reveals potentially significant brain benefits of yoga for elderly adults. 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

What is Epilepsy? How Can Yoga and Meditation Help?

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder characterized by recurrent and unprovoked seizures. It is the fourth most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages. Many people with epilepsy have more than... Read more
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The Power of Healthy Habits: Yoga Changes Gene Expression Linked to Chronic Inflammation

Everyone has experienced inflammation as a temporary phenomenon in response to injuries or other challenges that activate the immune system. This is a useful response that is part of the body’s natural defense... Read more

Long-term Benefits of Yoga Include Greater Balance Control Study Shows

The loss of balance control presents a major risk for falls and fractures for aging adults. Poor balance control can be attributed to a loss of core strength and muscle mass. A decline in neuromuscular... Read more

Yoga and Mind-Body Exercises Improve Wellbeing For Those With Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects 1-2% of the population over 65 years of age, making it one of the most widely diagnosed neurodegenerative disorders. To date, its causes remain unknown, and there is no cure... Read more