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Research: yoga & arthritis

RESOURCES BOOKS The Principles and Practice of Yoga and Healthcare ~ Sat Bir Singh Khalsa Yoga as Medicine ~Timothy McCall MD   STUDIES Cheung C. et al. Yoga for managing knee osteoarthritis in older women: a pilot RTC. BMC Compl & Alt Med. 2014. 14:160 Chyu MC et al. Complementary and Alternative Exercises for Management of Osteoarthritis. Arthritis. 2011. doi:10.1155/2011/364319 […]

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Research: Yoga & depression

Results suggest participation in a comprehensive Yoga program, designed specifically to address mood, can lead to decreased symptoms of depression & associated physical or mood states. (Bennett) Participants who practiced yoga and meditation weekly experienced improvements in depression as well as physical and emotional functioning. (Waelde) A study compared effects of twice weekly yoga practice on mildly depressed adults with a wait-list. At the […]

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yoga & mental health

Hatha yoga had positive effects on mental health & well-being in sedentary adults. (Taspinar 2014).  Yoga improved the dimensions fatigue, self-esteem & quality of life (QoL). Exercise improved body image. Yoga & exercise reduced depression symptoms.  Other studies show: ….findings suggest yoga effectively reduces distress, improves related psychological & physical outcomes (Michelson 2010) 3 months of […]

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What is Yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra is meditative practice of self-inquiry derived from ancient yoga teachings meaning yogic sleep. Despite the name, the practitioner maintains full consciousness while sinking into a deep state of relaxation to a near sleep-like state. As the practitioner rests in a comfortable position, they are guided on a journey through their body & mind by bringing […]

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Yoga: friend with benefits

a guide to the benefits of yoga Based on the result of the 2016 Yoga in America Study, more Americans are practicing yoga today, ~37 million, up 20 million since the last survey in 2012. Yoga is broadly seen as a positive activity for physical & mental health. Not only are more Americans practicing yoga today […]

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Antidepressants

MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors) MAIOs block the enzyme monoamine oxidase which leads to increased levels of key neurotransmitters: serotonin, norepinephrine & dopamine thought to play a role in mood. Drugs in this class were first used to treat depression in the early 1950s. MAOIs have shown to be effective in treating patients with depression but also have […]