Category Archives: Healing

The Mind Body Connection And Stress

We’ve all heard that yoga helps beat stress. Yet yoga is a relatively new phenomenon in the western world. You can find yoga classes that look more like aerobics classes, and you can find ones that look more like mystical rituals. With all the variety in types of yoga, why is it so uniformly sold…
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Can Visualising Help Rehabilitation For Chronic Disorders?

When I was really ill, there were many days I could barely get out of bed. My workouts included getting dressed and microwaving a meal. I hadn’t discovered yoga yet, though it had been recommended to me. The classes I saw at my local studio were way beyond my limits. So I stayed in bed…
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4 Yoga Poses For Chronic Pain

Yoga can help relieve symptoms of chronic pain and Fibromyalgia. But doing yoga that is too strenuous can make your pain worse! Finding yoga poses for chronic pain that help you rather than harm you can help you improve your wellbeing. In addition to pain, people living with chronic pain usually also suffer from poor…
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New Study Finds That Yoga Has Lasting, Positive Effect On Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

At the end of last year, researchers at Kyushu University studied the effects of yoga for chronic fatigue syndrome. Patients who participated in the study had fatigue that lasted more than 6 months and did not respond to conventional medical treatment(CBT, GET, Medication, etc.). When researchers added yoga therapy to conventional treatments, patients reported having…
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Why We Struggle To Sleep And How To Get More Snooze Time

Sleep helps us heal. We all know that. Rest is prescribed for any ailment from a cold to cancer. But even for healthy people, getting a crap night’s sleep is never fun. Just this morning I snapped at my flatmate, neglected to clean up my dishes, and put off writing this blog post for as…
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Yoga for Chronic Fatigue: Child’s Pose

I've posted before about some of my favourite yoga poses, and after getting especially deep into my practice over the holidays I'd like to share more! Child's pose, or Warrior's pose, is one of my favourite, most relaxing, and stimulating poses. There are several variations on the pose, but my favourite is to put your…
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Does Location Affect Your Health

Does where you live affect your chances at living a long and healthy life? Scientists are beginning to see evidence that yes, it does. There is an island in Greece where inhabitants are known to live well into their 90's, and Eric Weiner's Geography of Bliss explores the subject in an entertaining travel memoir. What…
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Amritapuri Ashram

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View from the Amritapuri Ashram in India, birthplace of the "hugging saint". Wonderful place for Yoga and Mediation (with views like this, it's hard not to!)

Yoga for Chronic Illness: Corpse Pose

I only bought it because I was desperate. “Power Yoga for Happiness” was only $14.99, and I had just wasted almost $300 on a cleanse that did absolutely nothing except leave trails of strange protein mixes all over my kitchen. Yoga seemed like a better investment in bringing back some of my energy. I tried…
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