Laugh Your Way To Health With Laughter Yoga

Just what is laughter yoga anyway? It’s very popular and quite a distinction from the usual physical and meditative endeavors most yoga practitioners practice. It’s marvelously restorative and becoming increasingly popular. Here writer Debbie Friend MSc. gives her perspective at Yahoo Shine. Laugh Your Way To Health With Laughter Yoga We’ve all heard that laughter […]

Is The Best Yoga Diet Vegan?

The question “Is the best yoga diet vegan?” is probably pretty loaded. If you’re not vegan, you’re not practicing true yoga, is the implication. I view the question as one of degree. Meaning, we get there when we get there. If you happen to be a meat eater at this moment in your life, don’t […]

Yoga Meditation Benefits For Heart Health

Are you just a little bit middle-aged? Do you ever worry about your heart health? Recent studies have suggested that yoga meditation benefits for your heart health may improve parameters like blood pressure and some of the ill effects related to chronic stress and poor lifestyle. A recent article by Kelli Cooper at Medical Daily […]

Yoga Meditation Benefits Back Pain Sufferers — Huffington Post

Among those who regularly receive yoga meditation benefits, it would seem that now those suffering from chronic back pain are now being added to the list. In a recent post by Amanda L. Chan at the Huffington Post, studies identifying the costs related to treatment and absenteeism involving those suffering from chronic back pain are […]

Yoga Meditation Benefits Brain Neuroplasticity

There are many yoga meditation benefits to our bodies and our spirits, but our minds and, in particular, our brains also benefit. In this Huffington Post interview, writer and interviewer Dr. Eva Norlyk Smith interviews author Dr. Timothy McCall on the ins and outs of your brain’s wiring and how it affects what you do […]

Top Four Most Common Yoga Meditation Excuses Debunked

Let’s face it, there are plenty of excuses not to try yoga meditation. In fact, there are plenty of excuses not to do anything that’s good for you but isn’t easy. Here’s an article I ran across that takes what are probably the four most commonly heard excuses not to start a yoga routine and […]

Yoga Meditation Techniques Can Reduce Depression In Pregnancy

Several yoga meditation techniques have the ability to improve our mental well being. Yoga meditation, particularly mindfulness meditation focused yoga, can benefit our mental health in general. These techniques help us to ward off chronic stress related illnesses because they help us to dissipate daily stress in a very healthy way. Without regular yoga, however, […]

Improve Your Life With Yoga Meditation Techniques — Huffington Post

Life is all about making ourselves better each day. At least that’s what I think. A recent Huffington Post article actually described seven ways that yoga meditation techniques can improve us. Originally written by Cassandra Sadek for Random House of Canada, Cassandra excerpted some material from Tara Stiles’ book Yoga Cures. There are also some […]

Merging Mindfulness Meditation And Movement

Incorporating mindfulness meditation with movement is an active meditation option that I’m convinced many of you would find appealing. There are so many different ways to meditate. While it’s easy to think of meditation as a sedentary activity, you’re not limited to sitting still. I know personally that meditating while running is extremely relaxing and […]

The Best Yoga Diet For Health And Happiness

There’s always that nagging question when it comes to just what constitutes the best yoga diet: What should I be eating so that I can be consistent with my yoga meditation? My answer is consistently that you should move first toward a more vegetable focused diet, then toward a vegetarian diet, and ultimately a vegan […]

Unexpected Yoga Meditation Benefits By Yogi Joschi Schwarz

While you might be aware of several of the more well known yoga meditation benefits, there happen to be a surprising number of lesser known yet significant health and wellness benefits to be had. Featured in a recent press release, Joschi Schwarz, the owner of a yoga club in New York City, has come forward […]

Yoga Health Benefits Unite Both Mind And Body

There are an increasing number of yoga health benefits documented through studies and personal experiences from individual yoga practitioners. There seem to be improvements relating to weight loss, strength enhancement, improvements in cardiovascular and endocrine functioning, and diminished stress and related mental health issues. So my question (as a doctor) is why aren’t we prescribing […]

Improve Your Health With Yoga Exercises – In Just 20 Minutes A Day

Yoga exercises have very powerful effects on both mind and body. How much time do you really need to spend doing it each day to get sustained benefits from it? Well Nina Zolotow tells us that any exercise for as little as 20 minutes a day is enough. Any activity that gets us out of […]

Proper Yoga Breathing Techniques Improve Health

One form of yoga called pranayama yoga puts great emphasis on proper yoga breathing techniques. A recent post at Energize.Com describes several specific health benefits you might expect from regularly practicing proper yoga breathing. Proper Yoga Breathing Techniques Improve Health Pranayama yoga is a type of yoga that is centered on breath control.  Although breathing […]

Feed Your Body And Soul With A Proper Yoga Diet

A proper yoga diet will help nourish your body as well as your soul. You’ve probably heard that a lot if you have been doing yoga for any length of time, but what’s important often bears repeating. The typical Western diet is just plain bad, what with all of those overly processed starches and sugars. […]

Yoga Meditation Alters Your Brain

Yoga meditation can have the power to changes lives, and not just metaphorically. I remember when I was in college, all those many years ago, and how stressful it could be. Preparing for exams was particularly grueling and would require many nights of short or even no sleep. For many undergraduates, there’s severe insomnia as […]

Yoga Meditation Benefits the Prepared Body

While yoga meditation benefits your health and well being and much documentation and research exists to substantiate that,  I’ve also encountered some articles recently, in which concerns over the safety and potential dangers to health from yoga were raised. Some caution would, at the very least, be prudent for the novice yoga practitioner before attempting […]

Yoga Meditation Benefits Male Celebrities

You might be surprised to learn that quite a few very well known male celebrities are experiencing yoga meditation benefits by practicing the art of yoga and meditation. In fact, several very famous male actors, musicians and political figures have been achieving long term benefits through many years of consistent yoga meditation. Men, particularly those […]

Tara Stiles Tells How to Heal a Broken Heart With Yoga Meditation

Tara Stiles’ new book describes the many common ailments that can be addressed using yoga meditation. She even talks about treating what’s known as “broken heart syndrome. There is actually a medical term for it that’s long and scary (stress cardiomyopathy), but I find it pleasantly reassuring that one of her simple yoga techniques can […]