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Osteoporosis Drugs: The Good, The Bad, The Natural Alternatives

Loren Fishman, MD | Posted 06.25.2011 | Home
Loren Fishman, MD

Drugs aren't the only answer. Medication or no medication, drinking alcohol and carbonated beverages and smoking aren't recommended, and a diet rich in calcium and Vitamin D is beneficial.

Don't Worry, Be Happy: How Yoga Helps Combat Depression

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

One of the leading proponents of yoga for depression has long been Amy Weintraub, founder of LifeForce Yoga and author of "Yoga for Depression." I recently caught up with Amy and talked to her about her work.

Yoga May Help People With Irregular Heartbeat

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Rigorous practice of yoga can help reduce episodes of irregular heartbeat and improve the symptoms of anxiety and depression often associated with atr...

Memo To Moms: It's Eat, Pray, Sleep

Karen Brody | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

There is no formula for happiness, but what 43 years on this planet has taught me is that life is a circle. Good can turn to bad, and bad back to good -- sometimes instantaneously.

What Most People Don't Know About Yoga

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Yoga is not just about standing on our head or bending in all sorts of contorted positions. It is the uniting of body, mind, and spirit.

'Go Deeper': Another Yoga Cliché

Erica Heinz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erica Heinz

In yoga class, you'll often be told to "go deeper" while you're holding a pose. It's a yoga cliché, a lesson that's lost its power. It can be taken literally but that's not always the best idea. So what exactly does it mean?

Life Lessons I Learned From My Yoga Teacher

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

I come out of my new yoga teacher's class feeling like I've taken a drug. In addition to the stretching, here are five things I've learned about yoga -- and life! -- from working with her.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Yoga But Were Afraid to Ask (VIDEO)

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

You may be guided through ways of practicing by a teacher, but you are ultimately your own and most important teacher. The universe is within you, and you are the universe.

Yoga: The Quiet Revolution

Andrew Harvey and Karuna Erickson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Harvey and Karuna Erickson

We intend that our vision inspires those seekers who have been discouraged by a purely physical vision of yoga to experience the vast spaciousness and all-embracing perspective of yoga.

Yoga for Foodies: A Most Excellent Combination

Ashley Koff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ashley Koff

A new friend, David Romanelli, led us through yoga poses aimed to slow us down in preparation to enjoy the culinary delights.

Yoga for Your Moon Time (Video)

Sara Avant Stover | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Avant Stover

Here's a mini yoga practice that any woman can do during her moon time. I've chosen the two essential postures that will help you to rest and ensure a healthy menstrual flow.

Total Energy Makeover: Free Yoga in NYC Tech Startups

Marissa Campise | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marissa Campise

Thinking out-side-the-box, I've decided to use my yoga teacher certification and experience gained through my makeover as an opportunity to give back to the entrepreneurs I work with each day.

Getting Real About Yoga and Weight Loss

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

There are people who intensely clutch an idea that yoga is a higher system, not to be lowered to the weight loss or even fitness category. But if yoga was a person, it would have no superior air.

Music in Yoga Class: Harmful or Beneficial?

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

I'm convinced that playing loud pop music during a yoga class is potentially harmful. In this letter to all my past and future teachers, I'll enumerate the reasons why.

When In Doubt -- Breathe

Kathryn Budig | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Budig

I realize yoga still carries stereotypes such as granola-loving, uber flexible chant-till-you-drop fanatics, but I'm here to prove those people wrong.

4 Ways Yoga Relieves Low Back Pain | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Yoga is one of the nondrug, nonsurgical therapies that has been shown to benefit back pain. In 2005 a study published in the Annals of Internal Medi...

Yoga Health: 25 Reasons to Do Yoga

Erica Rodefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erica Rodefer

If you're going to procrastinate anyway, you might as well do it with yoga. Yoga is WAY more fun than ironing your pants, cleaning up the kitchen and other afternoon chores.

Bent on Learning: Why Increased Accessibility to Yoga Is a Vital Endeavor

Eddie Stern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eddie Stern

That spirit of consumerism has helped to make yoga a household word, and that's not an entirely bad thing. I believe that increased accessibility to yoga is a positive result of yoga's modernization.

Man Sheds 365 Pounds Through Yoga (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A Detroit man, Larry Sherman, was able to shed an incredible 365 pounds over the last four years. His secret? Yoga. The formerly 540-pound Sherman a...

5 Tips on Avoiding a Nervous Breakdown

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

I'm not having a nervous break down ... yet. But if I let things continue in a speedy way without observation, falling into a million pieces would be inevitable.

Staying Grounded: Not Just Another Yoga Cliche

Erica Heinz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erica Heinz

Yoga teachers often use the word grounded. But what does that really mean? It's a yoga cliche, a phrase that's used so often it's lost some of its punch. And most of us didn't know the definition to begin with.

Yoga Energy: Mind Body Spirit Balance For Health

Sadhguru | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

When you feel like a complete human being in your body, mind and spirit -- when you feel total -- that's when you are healthy.

Too Old to Start Yoga? My Grandma Started Yesterday -- She's 90

Jason Wachob | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Wachob

I feel tremendously better from returning to the yoga mat for just a few months, and now my 90-year-old grandma feels better after one hour of yoga. What can yoga do for everyone else?

The Global Impact of Yoga

Max Strom | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Max Strom

Yoga is sweeping across the globe at a dazzling speed, as millions turn to yoga not only to exercise, but as an alternative to a spiritual gathering they cannot find in a church, synagogue, mosque or Web site.

Power Yoga: When You're Fit, Life is Sweat

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Consider this your lucky day. I'm going to let you in on something that can ease stress, heal old injuries, protect you from new ones, burn lots of...