Yoga therapy: A sweet spot in diabetes control

Yoga therapy: A sweet spot in diabetes control

By Robyn Tiger Did you ever stop to wonder how the cells in your body get their energy? Just like you, your cells need food—for them, that comes in the form of a sugar called glucose. Insulin, a hormone released by the pancreas, acts like a key that lets glucose into...
Yoga therapy comes to the clinic

Yoga therapy comes to the clinic

This beautifully written account explains how the pranayama of “bee breath” is used in one hospital. “Despite feeling dizzy, you listen to [the] teacher’s instructions and you bring your fingers to touch your sense organs. Thumbs gently press on your...
When your new hip won’t talk to you

When your new hip won’t talk to you

Yoga therapy encourages listening deeply to the body—its complaints, requests, wisdom…Fine-tuning the ability to receive these messages, and to integrate their inseparable effects on our mental processes and our experiences, is a skill yoga therapists both teach...
Top 5 benefits of yoga therapy for cancer care

Top 5 benefits of yoga therapy for cancer care

By Laura Kupperman Ample scientific literature supports the benefits of yoga for cancer care, pointing toward improvements in quality of life, well-being, sleep, strength, and energy. Studies also show diminished anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD symptoms, heart rate,...