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100-Year-Olds Exercise Most Days

submitted by: admin on 04/21/2015
A new survey of boomers and centenarians showed that more than half of the 100 year olds exercised nearly every day through yoga, bike riding, jogging, muscle strengthening, and even active sports such as soccer and tennis. They also maintained their social relationships and sense of humor. They ate better than boomers and got more sleep. Both groups believed...

Moving Through Losses Through Yoga

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Feelings of loss can lead to withdrawal and moving through yoga helps this. Our body can stimulate emotions just as emotions stimulate the body. Yoga poses take advantage of this relationship. Breathing also helps.            

One Session of the Relaxation Response Alters Gene Expression

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  According to an article published in the May 2013 issue of PLoS ONE, a single session of the relaxation response produced immediate changes in gene expression of immunity, energy metabolism, and insulin secretion. Investigators from Harvard analyzed the expression of more than 22,000 genes and found that the relaxation response alleviates symptoms...

Physicians Are Prescribing Non-traditional Medicines More Often

submitted by: admin on 04/22/2024
More than a third of Americans are now using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and about one in thirty physicians is making a referral for CAM services. Generally, mind-body therapies are recommended, but only after conventional therapies have been exhausted. Yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises are being prescribed most frequently. Thirty four...

Placebo is as effective as drugs to prevent migranes in kids

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  According to an article published in the January issue of the journal, Pediatrics, placebo is as effective as drugs in preventing migraine headaches in children. Only two drugs, Topamax and trazadone, worked better than placebo, and the very minimal benefits were not worth the risks from side effects.  The benefit of placebo was a reduction...

Taking Charge of Your Life with Francesco Garri Garripoli

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
Personal empowerment is all about taking charge of our lives, yet "taking charge" is not really about taking control.  Many times it's about letting go, releasing ourselves of the impossible task to control everything.  At the core of this process is trust.  To build that trust is to learn about where our real power lies.  This...

The Power of Chi (Qi) with Francesco Garri Garripoli

submitted by: admin on 04/22/2024
Chi (Qi) is something that does not exist in this dimension. The quantum physicists are beginning to understand aspects of Qi as their current research is concurring with what the ancient sages in China and elsewhere have always held to be true. Qi is what we work with in health and healing practices such as Qigong (chi gung) and tai chi is the energy, the force...

Therapeutic Yoga with Bonnie Maeda, RN

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Yoga can be used to treat medical conditions such as cancer or fibromyalgia. Restorative yoga is more passive and receptive. Combining poses that are supported with breathing techniques a deep relaxation state is achieved.            

Traumatic Stress Linked to Elevated Inflammation in Heart Patients

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
Greater lifetime exposure to the stress of traumatic events is linked to higher levels of inflammatory markers in a study of about 1000 patients with heart disease. Heart disease patients with higher levels of inflammation tended to have worse outcomes. Traumatic stress can have a longterm negative effect even if PTSD is not apparent. People with a history of...

Yoga as a Tool for Emphysema with Vijaya Sharma

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
Breathlessness leads to the avoidance of exercise because symptoms exacerbate. Movement, especially through Yoga, is powerful tool to increase the exchange of gases in the lung. Rhythmical, smooth breathing can reduce the feeling of breathlessness. Lengthening expiration helps reduce the hyperinflation of the lungs and relieve breathlessness. Learning to use...

Yoga Facelifts with Marie Veronique Nadeau

submitted by: admin on 04/22/2024
Exercise those muscles that will not cause wrinkles while you’re exercising; this addresses sagging. Inversion is an approach that addresses sagging skin. Marie and Vicki describe exercises you can try.

Yoga For the Eyes with Meir Schneider, CMT, PhD

submitted by: admin on 04/22/2024
Through his own experience with near blindness, Meir created a system of exercising to restore vision that is remarkable. He feels that glasses impair vision, which discourages the need to do eye exercises.

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