The Psoas Muscle

July 10, 2009 by  
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psoas-muscle

What if I told you that this muscle you’ve probably never heard of could be the key to releasing your knee pain, your ankle pain, your shoulder pain and your neck pain? It may be hard to believe, but by the end of this article you will understand why releasing this muscle can relieve pain and tightness from our feet to our heads. Releasing the psoas can be the key to opening up the body and allowing it to expand and relax.

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Recent 2009 Yoga Articles in NY Times

March 16, 2009 by  
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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/10/world/asia/10bali.html?scp=2&sq=yoga&st=cse

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/05/fashion/05fitness-01.html?scp=4&sq=yoga&st=cse

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/29/fashion/29CODES.html?scp=6&sq=yoga&st=cse

Mind Body Medicine – An Overview

December 19, 2008 by  
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“Mind-Body Medicine: An Overview” is one of five background papers on the major areas of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The series was prepared as part of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine’s (NCCAM’s) strategic planning efforts for the years 2005 to 2009. These brief reports should not be viewed as comprehensive or definitive reviews. Rather, they are intended to provide a sense of the overarching research challenges and opportunities in particular CAM approaches. To find out more about topics and resources mentioned in this fact sheet, see “For More Information.”

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Healing Yoga Comes to America

December 19, 2008 by  
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by Anna Dubrovsky

by Anna Dubrovsky

Sundar Das disappeared for a couple of years. He told his yoga teacher, Kate Holcombe, that he was visiting his native India, and he didn’t call again until a few weeks ago. Now he’s sitting at a Middle Eastern café at the end of her block, dunking a tea bag in hot water. The two were supposed to meet at her azure home near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, but the steps to her front door might as well be mountains. Das is partially paralyzed on his left side.

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What is Yoga Therapy?

December 19, 2008 by  
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by Matthew J. Taylor
by Matthew J. Taylor

Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the philosophy and practice of Yoga.

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Is Yoga Medicine?

December 19, 2008 by  
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by Julie Deife

by Julie Deife

The battleground is the healthcare industry, an industry that represents nearly 20% of our gross national product and doesn’t pay cash on the barrelhead for talking to patients about spirit and ego and transcendence. But it does like cost-effective treatments for asthma, stress and lower back pain.

 

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Yoga Clothes

December 15, 2008 by  
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Supplies

November 12, 2008 by  
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Yoga supplies for your personal practice at home, in the studio, at work or while traveling

Relax, Restore, Rejuvenate, Play

November 12, 2008 by  
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Meditation, restorative yoga, revitalize, vinyasa, inversions and arm balances, twists and savasana

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Yoga in the Workplace

November 12, 2008 by  
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Is it possible to maintain a healthy body despite being on the road traveling for business or behind a desk all day ? It is the long hours of immobility, sitting, waiting around in an airport, oversees travel adjusting to time zone changes, or in an office at the same desk and computer all day that define the modern business/office work environment that can put considerable strain on your mental and phyical health, and on the body, head, neck, spine, and back, elbows, wrists, legs and hips. It is vital to keep the body as active as possible despite these conditions so that circulation, metabolism and other bodily functions keep operating as they should, and hopefully prevent any serious medical conditions like nervous system stress related problems, high blood pressure, personality changes, depression, carpal tunnel syndrome from developing. A few simple stretches throughout the day could make a vast improvement in your physical and mental well-being.

There are many stretching exercises that will help your body continue to operate at optimum effectiveness throughout the day and most can be performed easily while sitting at your desk. Office or cubicle yoga for the body may help relieve tension in your shoulders, spine and neck, hamstrings and more. We can also particpate in relaxing meditation breathing techniques silently and quietly while at your desk in your cubicle or office to help you keep stress under control. These yoga positions are a perfect low impact way to improve your work day.

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