The spiritual part of us

The spiritual part of us

Yoga, often seen as supporting mental and physical health, is perhaps the best practice for delivering a spiritual dimension to health care. And a number of studies link spirituality to better health outcomes. According to the Harvard School of Public Health,...
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...