In more news regarding nonpharmaceutical ways to reduce hypertension, preliminary evidence shows a significant reduction in high blood pressure with consistent yoga practice, according to early study findings presented at the Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension in May 2013 in San Francisco.
People with fibromyalgia may want to try meditation to help them cope with challenging symptoms like pain and depression, suggests a study published in Current Pain and Headache Reports (2012; 16: 383–87; doi: 10.1007/s11916-012-0285-8).
Encouraging Iyengar yoga students to continue attending class at least once weekly may make a significant difference in their stress levels and in their quality of life, according to study findings published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2012; doi: 10.1155/2012/408727).
Burlington, Vermont, like San Francisco and Dallas, has joined the number of cities now offering airport yoga. The Burlington International Airport yoga and meditation practice facility consists of a small, light and airy space with mossy-green walls, bamboo flooring and yoga mats, according to Lisa Rathke of the Associated Press.
Evolution Physical Therapy & Yoga, in Burlington, Vermont, sponsors the space.
Maintaining a consistent twice-weekly yoga practice helped people with cardiac arrhythmia improve symptoms and reduce anxiety, noted a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2013; doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2012.11.060).
I have heard so many great things about yoga, and I would like to try it, but I am confused about what type I should take. I know I should start with a beginner class, but there seem to be so many different styles. Can you provide me with some guidance?
Yoga, which originated in India more than 5,000 years ago, is deriv...
If you are enthusiastic about yoga and have seen its transformative effect in your own life, it’s natural to want to share that with others. And if you are comfortable in front of a group but also know how to connect one-on-one, teaching yoga may be a perfect fit.
Many yoga teachers learn that it takes special skill and expertise to teach beginners. Intermediate and advanced students are more familiar with asanas and cues, so they generally respond well to transitions, which makes it easier to create a successful sequence. At the Yoga Journal Conference in San Diego this summer, Cyndi Lee, founder of Om Yoga, New York City, shared the following advice on how to teach novices:
An adaptive group yoga program for stroke survivors has the potential to improve balance, reduce fear of falling and improve quality of life, according to a new study.
Chronic stroke patients are those who survive a stroke for more than 6 months. Studies show that 83% of people who have had a stroke will experience balance problems and 73% are likely to experience a fall. Current clinical practice guidelines from 2005 recommend balance training for people with poststroke balance impairment; however, no specific balance training recommendations are available.