Essential Yoga Stretches for Lower Back Pain

By Ann Pizer | Article Featured on Verywellfit

If you have occasional or chronic pain in your lower back, you’re not alone. Low back pain is very common, especially as you age. Having a job where you sit most of the day exacerbates the problem. Taking the time to establish a regular stretching routine can make a big difference in your back pain prognosis.

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12 Yoga Myths to Stop Believing

By Laura Williams, MSEd, ASCM-CEP | Article Featured on Verywellfit

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How Adding Yoga to Your Life Can Bring Many Health Benefits

By Ann Pizer | Verywellfit

You’ve probably heard by now that yoga is good for you. Maybe you’ve even tried it and discovered that it makes you feel better. A consistent practice offers all kinds of mental and physical health benefits. Some, like improved flexibility, are clearly evident. Others, including mental clarity and stress reduction, may be more subtle but are just as powerful. When putting together, all the benefits below contribute to an increased feeling of well-being, which helps explain why so many people find yoga so addictive.

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Pilates and Exercise for Osteoporosis

Article By Marguerite Ogle | Featured on VeryWell

Exercise for osteoporosis is a confusing subject. There are exercises for prevention, exercises for rehab, and safety concerns for exercise if you have osteoporosis. Pilates is a form of exercise that is often mentioned with regard to osteoporosis. But in Pilates, there are definite parameters as far as what exercises are appropriate for osteoporosis.

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How Yoga Changes Your Brain

By Zuzu Perkal | Article Featured on Wanderlust.com

The things we think and the things we do have a dynamic impact on our brain, our attitudes, and ultimately our reality. My father always reminded me of the power of positive thinking and the philosophy of creating my own reality. He taught me that it all starts with the things we tell ourselves and the way we handle situations. Yoga has helped embed this mindset into my daily practice and life.

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The 5 Best Yoga Poses for Injured Runners

Article by Jake Panasevich | Featured on US News

Whether you’re sidelined by IT band syndrome or runner’s knee, yoga can help.

RUNNING IS ONE OF THE most effective, affordable and convenient ways to work out. But it can also take a brutal toll on the body. Runners often show up to yoga suffering from injuries and pain. Some can be so tight that it takes months – and, in extreme cases, even years – to develop a normal range of flexibility.

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AHA News: Is Yoga Heart-Healthy? It's No Stretch to See Benefits, Science Suggests

Article Featured on US News

For years, aerobic exercise has been touted for its numerous health benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, better mood, increased energy, and stronger bones and muscles. But there’s another form of physical activity that’s grabbing headlines — yoga.

Some studies suggest the mind-body practice may be good for heart health, from reducing blood pressure and cholesterol to lowering stress and body mass index.

While yoga often is associated with images of limber practitioners, it is more than just stretching and handstands. Originated in India, yoga includes physical poses (asana), breathwork (pranayama) and meditation. There are […]

How To Apply Yoga And Meditation Practices To Your Everyday Life

by Sasha Nelson | Article Featured on Be Well

We all have our favorite rituals, practices, and activities that connect us to ourselves — and, as a result, connect us to one another. Whether stemming from culture, family traditions, or learned behavior from surroundings, it is safe to say that everyone has some type of mindful activity that helps them feel tapped in.

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Yoga and meditation are on the rise in the U.S.

Article By Sallie Jimenez | Article Featured on Nurse.com

As mindfulness and complementary health techniques become more mainstream, more Americans are adding yoga and meditation to their wellness routines.

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Can Yoga Treat Depression?

Article Featured on US News | By Jake Panasevich

KACEY DEGUARDIA WAS only 15 years old when her mother died. The teenager sunk into a deep depression and became suicidal. “I was in a pretty dark place,” says DeGuardia, now a 24-year-old in Philadelphia. “I was on several medications and had gone to multiple doctors to try to find the right ‘cocktail’ of pharmaceuticals that would fix me.”

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