The power of connection

The power of connection

“[G]roup support is one of four key components of the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease. The other three components are diet, exercise, and stress management.” Yoga is the “stress management” component of the Ornish Program,...
Life skills training with yoga in schools

Life skills training with yoga in schools

Researchers believe that improved self-regulation is one of the reasons people experience a wide range of health and well-being benefits from yogic practices. Children need to learn these skills, too, as part of growing up and to help manage behavioral health issues....
Giving thanks

Giving thanks

This season is an opportune time to pause and be grateful, whether it’s for friends, family, shelter, or some other facet of our lives. Tempted to write off gratitude journaling, meditation, and purposefully counting your blessings as new-age hooey? Reconsider:...
Yoga and integrative medicine

Yoga and integrative medicine

Holistic medicine, alternative medicine, complementary health…What these fields encompass has shifted over time along with the terms used to describe them. Today, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) favor “complementary and integrative...
Feeling overwhelmed?

Feeling overwhelmed?

By Jennie Lee Just about everyone I know is feeling stressed and overwhelmed—too much on their plates, too many crises to contend with, too much frightening news to bear, and too much concern for their futures. And yet we’re also likely to proclaim ourselves “crazy...
Breathing through grief

Breathing through grief

By Gina De Roma My mother passed away recently. The loss brought back many memories, including that of my very first experience with grief and the therapeutic benefits of yoga. I was 7 years old when my maternal grandmother passed away. To help us deal with feelings...