Research puts yoga at the heart of health

Research puts yoga at the heart of health

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide—AND the leading cause of morbidity (illness) and disability, according to the World Health Organization. Although many remarkable surgeries and pharmaceuticals can save and extend the lives of people with...
How yoga therapy works: Part 1

How yoga therapy works: Part 1

Yoga therapy is an emerging profession in the West, so perhaps the most common question yoga therapists receive is, “What IS yoga therapy, anyway?” (yogatherapy.health has a section devoted to the answers.) Put simply, yoga therapy is the specific application of yoga...
Yoga breathing research shows promise for dementia

Yoga breathing research shows promise for dementia

Research shows that yoga can significantly improve cognitive functioning in people with dementia. These studies primarily used yoga as a movement practice. New research on yoga breathing practices (pranayama) shows that specific breathing patterns can affect...