77 benefits of Yoga by Meredith Walker

By Meredith Walker Over the past several years, yoga has experienced an upsurge in popularity in the western world among medical professionals and celebrities alike. While many associate yoga with new age mysticism or the latest fad at the gym, yoga is actually an ancient practice that connects the mind, body, and spirit through bodyContinue reading “77 benefits of Yoga by Meredith Walker”

Get Twisted with Yoga!

From Readers Digest February 2010 issue.  Article.  Weight Loss Secrets from Around the World.  India. Get yourself all twisted up. Most Americans respect yoga’s stress-busting and flexibility-enhancing power, but not many realize it facilitates weight loss.  In fact, a recent study found that yoga devotees have a lower body mass index (BMI) than other exercisersContinue reading “Get Twisted with Yoga!”

New Reasons to do Yoga

As if we need any more, but here it is, from the latest MORE magazine body&mind section. New Reasons To Do Yoga A report in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine suggests that regular yoga practice can reduce blood levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), a chemical that increases in reaction to stress and is part of the inflammatoryContinue reading “New Reasons to do Yoga”

Oh, Your Achin’ Back! (Yoga Helps!)

Oh, Your Achin’ Back Sad to say, most of us will have back pain at some point in our lives, but the best cures are surprising low-tech, says Luke Madigan, MD, a spine specialist at Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic in Tennessee. Some easy yet effective options: Do next to nothing. In a review of more thanContinue reading “Oh, Your Achin’ Back! (Yoga Helps!)”

Stiff Neck, Achy Back…Sewing Yoga is for you!

On SewNews January 2007 issue, they described the Yoga for Sewers series. Now in looking at the poses that Kat presents, you could use these poses to help you in the office environment too! Here is a little snippit from the SewNews site: YOGA MEANS “UNION” IN SANSKRIT. When yoga is practiced, movement and breathContinue reading “Stiff Neck, Achy Back…Sewing Yoga is for you!”