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Yoga: Serving Immigrants In Prenatal Classes

Rob Schware | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Rebecca Bedford, whose first yoga teacher training was at The Integral Yoga Institute NYC in 1995. She now teaches prenatal ...

Yoga: How We Serve Those in Homeless Shelters

Rob Schware | Posted 06.02.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

his is an interview with Lisa Gabriella Mehos, a certified yoga instructor and nutritional coach.

Learning to Grieve On Your Own Terms

Kristi Hugstad | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristi Hugstad

However, it wasn't as if I worked through five stages, graduated from the school of grief, and was free from heartache forever. I spent a great deal of time facing my grief, and I still do feel sorrow, but I own my life again.

Yoga And Dance Programs For Incarcerated Women And Refugees In Sweden

Rob Schware | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Josefin Wikstrom, who has been practicing yoga for the past 24 years. She has been dancing since she was a teenager, and teaching yoga the past 10 years in Sweden and internationally.

To The Little One Who Lost Her Mother To Adddiction

Pia Artesona | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
Pia Artesona

Becoming a mother has really opened my heart. Besides being with family, I notice the compassion most when I am teaching yoga. One of my favorite plac...

Yoga Hope for Addiction

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

The sad news of rockstar Prince's death was followed by reports that prescription opioids were found at the scene. The latest news reports Prince was ...

Yoga Service within a College Community

Rob Schware | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

I first met Lynne Boucher in 2014 at the Yoga Service Conference at Omega Institute. She had a flock of Nazareth College (Rochester, NY) students who ...

Community Yoga for Positive Change

Rob Schware | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

A yoga teacher and marketing director for the nonprofit Yoga 4 Change, a 501c3 supported in partnership with Meriden's Women and Families Center, Aidee teaches yoga at the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Jacksonville, FL.

Combat Veterans Giving Back: The Gift of Yoga

Rob Schware | Posted 04.13.2016 | Black Voices
Rob Schware

This is an interview with John Gillard, who explored yoga for several years while he was active duty military. He now teaches at a studio in Warren, R...

Sympathy Pains: Are You Feeling Your Partner's Depression?

Kristi Hugstad | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristi Hugstad

Looking back, I wish I had understood that my sympathy pains reflected the seriousness of the situation. I hope that sharing these signs will help you identify a loved one's depression, and get both of you the help you need to end the cycle of sadness.

Yoga: How We Serve UN Workers And International Aid Communities

Rob Schware | Posted 04.04.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Samara Andrade, who recently returned to the U.S. from Afghanistan, where she was working for the United Nations and teaching yoga classes in the compound where she lived for UN staff, military reservists/military contractors, private sector aid contractors, and European Union civilian and police staff.

Expanding the Practice of Yoga and Mindfulness to Prisons

Rob Schware | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Michael Lear, whom I met at the Yoga Service Conference at the Omega Institute last May. I learned that we both had former l...

5 Reasons Friends Can Make Exercise Better

U.S. News & World Report | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living

A few weeks ago, I worked out with a buddy for the first time in nearly two years. This is a rare occurrence because I often find comfort in the solit...

A Healthy BMI Doesn't Mean You Don't Have To Lose Weight

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living

If you have a healthy BMI, you don't have to worry about your weight, right? Not necessarily. In reality, the area of your body where you store your ...

These 5 Illustrated Gifs Capture The Reality Of Sleep Struggles

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living

Sleep disorders are common, but they can also be incredibly different and difficult to describe. Enter artist Petra Švajger and illustrator Maja Polj...

ICYMI: A Southern Doctor's 'Liberating' Work And Guns In Hospitals

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.14.2016 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we spent a considerable amount of time with two disturbing reports about violence in Am...

Witnessing The Positive Impact Of Yoga On Veterans

Rob Schware | Posted 02.11.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas, a Marine veteran and public health researcher who is interested in finding ways to promote mental...

Millennials See Themselves As Narcissistic, Too (And It Bothers Them)

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living

Millennials, roughly defined as the generation born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, often hear that they're the most narcissistic, entitl...

Bringing Yoga to Veterans Treatment Court

Rob Schware | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

Jennifer Wright offers Mindful Yoga Therapy (MYT) training to Veterans and their families. She started with eight Veterans. One of those Vets introduced her to The Joseph House, a treatment-based shelter for Veterans in transition where she has worked the last two years.

CDC Warns Of Severe Flu Cases In Young Adults

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living

Flu season has started, and although so far it has not been as bad as last year's, there have been reports of some young and middle-age adults develop...

ICYMI: Mapping Zika And Why Some People Can't Let Breakups Go

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.30.2016 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, as news about Brazil's Zika virus dominated our social media feeds, our graphics editor...

5 New Things You Need To Know About Zika Virus

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

As Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, continues to dominate the headlines, personal stories are coming to the forefront. One m...

Drug Resistance To Popular HIV Treatment Could Spell Trouble

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Resistance to a key HIV drug is common worldwide and could mean trouble for treating and preventing the virus that causes AIDS, acc...

Babies Born To Obese Mothers Have Nearly Twice The Risk Of Autism

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Mothers who are obese during pregnancy have almost twice the odds of having a child with autism as women who weigh less, a U.S. stu...

Understanding Addiction's 3 Stages Could Help Us Treat The Disease

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living

Experts who research addiction have long argued that it is a disease of the brain. Now, in a new paper, they present a model of addiction, broken down...