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Yoga for Osteoporosis

For anyone with a pre-existing condition, a slow pace in a gentle Yoga class are the way to go. Yoga for osteoporosis is a viable...

Modified Yoga Poses for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

There are several Yoga poses that help to relieve nerve and joint compression thereby relieving pain and increasing flexibility. Yoga...

Yoga After Knee Replacement

By Michael Gleason What should teachers and students know about Yoga after a knee replacement? Making the time to exercise, as well as being present, in our fast-paced culture can prove challenging.  And sometimes we get lucky and have a good exercise routine supplemented with the right mix of yoga and meditation down to a [...]

The Effect of Yoga on Spinal Health

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, a part of the US Department of Health and Human Sciences, states that research studies have showcased that yoga can be beneficial for people with low-back pain. In 2009, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), again a part of the US Department of Health and Human Sciences, funded research activities to examine the impact of Iyengar yoga, a form of Hatha yoga, on chronic low-back pain. Research studies revealed that yoga reduced functional disability, depression, as well as pain in people (research participants) suffering from chronic low-back pain.