Ancient and modern approaches to whole-person health

Ancient and modern approaches to whole-person health

Has your doctor mentioned whole health to you yet?  The movement toward whole health, or whole-person health, is being led in the United States by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the Veterans Administration (VA). Other...
Yoga for people living with dementia

Yoga for people living with dementia

By Robyn Lewis For more than 8 years I have provided group seated yoga practices in residential elder-care and day-respite as well as younger-onset dementia-care settings. Although dementia begins with deterioration of mental functions, the condition has clear effects...
Back off! Yoga therapy and posture: Part 1

Back off! Yoga therapy and posture: Part 1

By Gabriella Barnstone Whenever I tell someone I am a yoga therapist I usually get one of several responses. “What is that?” “I need to do more yoga/get back to my yoga practice.” Or, often, “I need to fix my posture!” Although the true purpose of yoga (to calm the...
Yoga: Therapy for lifestyle diseases

Yoga: Therapy for lifestyle diseases

By Santiago Buompadre Lifestyle is now the main driver of mortality and morbidity in the world. In other words, our habits, activities, and how we treat ourselves have become the primary reasons for early death and chronic illness. Yoga offers a wide variety of...
How might yoga therapy promote neurogenesis?

How might yoga therapy promote neurogenesis?

By Evi Dimitriadou Neurogenesis is the formation of new brain cells (neurons), an important process that continues throughout our entire lives and is part of the maintenance of our central nervous systems. Although it might sound unbelievable, we can influence this...