Raising awareness for World Mental Health Day

Raising awareness for World Mental Health Day

The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) designates October 10 as World Mental Health Day. In honor of efforts like these to raise awareness, promote access to care, and de-stigmatize issues around mental health we’ve put together a quick overview of yoga...
Back off! Yoga therapy and scoliosis: Part 2

Back off! Yoga therapy and scoliosis: Part 2

By Gabriella Barnstone During a class I was teaching on scoliosis, one of the students—a vital, stylish woman in her 80s—mentioned that her friend was constantly pestering her about her posture. “Tell her to back off!” I said. Let me explain. This woman was in...
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 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...