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,...
Stress-fest

Stress-fest

Back in the 1930s, endocrinologist Hans Selye first used the term stress as we know it today—basically to indicate the way the body-mind system responds to any challenge. Since then, the pressures most of us face every day have changed dramatically. Our understanding...
Support for a yoga journey

Support for a yoga journey

Yoga therapists are a prolific bunch, partly because we often have been so changed by the practices ourselves that we want to find ways to share them with as many people as possible. These recent texts offer guidance for those wishing to incorporate yogic wisdom into...
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...