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Yoga as Therapy

Yoga for Back Pain: Enhancing Body Awareness to Facilitate Healing

Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Eva Norlyk Smith, Ph.D.

In this interview, Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall discuss two new review studies on the effects of yoga for back pain and other chronic pain issues and explore ways in which yoga facilitates self-healing.

Yoga: Connecting Community and Caring

Rob Schware | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

"I'm a survivor of domestic violence. My tools for transitioning from victim to survivor have been traditional therapy, peer support, creative pursuits, and yoga. Yoga has been vital in managing my PTSD symptoms and in moving internally from surviving to living."

Yoga: How We Serve People With Disabilities and Physical Limitations

Rob Schware | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

"The only assumption I operate with now is that suffering is something we all share. I have also come to trust that few of us really want to be identified with our limitations or the story of our pain, so we might go to great lengths to prove that we are something else."

Yoga: Helping Survivors of Sexual Trauma to Heal

Rob Schware | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

Zabie Khorakiwala has managed UC Irvine's violence prevention programs for the past two years and became dedicated to providing survivors of sexual trauma with tangible ways to heal.

Therapeutic Yoga: It's Not What You Think It Is

Dar Dowling | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Dar Dowling

For the next 2.5 hours, which passed way too quickly, Cheri and Arturo Peal, her teaching partner, took us through a series of poses accompanied by energy work, meditation and breath work. I left feeling so good -- relaxed, restored, and maybe just a little drunk on yoga.