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Yoga Research

Healing and the Power of Yoga

Kripalu | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

I am grateful to be part of this ever-unfolding ancient healing path, and pleased to see these tools being incorporated into contemporary medical thought. Like two wings of a bird, these old and new approaches balance and support us in achieving the health and well-being we seek.

Is Yoga The New Phys Ed?

Kripalu | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Through learning breathing practices, yoga postures, deep relaxation, and meditation, this younger generation is experiencing the connection between mind and body at an early age.

Why You Should Try Loving-Kindness Meditation

Kripalu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

As meditation research has become more prevalent, science has become interested in the effects of loving-kindness practice on the mind and the body. As it turns out, LKM offers unique benefits that are subtly different from other kinds of meditation.

How Relaxing Affects Your Genes

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living

Recent research showed that yoga is able to change the expression of genes involved in immune functioning, and now a new study shows that relaxation i...

Why Yoga Is Good For Your Health

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Studies have shown yoga to be beneficial for both physical and mental health, but the biological mechanisms for why have been poorly understood -- unt...

How Yoga Helped Me Have The Best Night's Sleep In Weeks

Amanda L. Chan | Posted 03.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda L. Chan

Lo and behold, the night after that yoga session with Elena Brower, I learned firsthand yet another benefit of yoga: a good night's sleep.

Why Yoga Works

Kripalu | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

With the ever-growing amount of scientific studies conducted in the field of yoga research, it's no surprise that we're starting to get answers to the question: Why, exactly, does yoga work?

The 'Science' of Yoga Marches On: Are Yogis Even Listening?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Stewart J. Lawrence

So far, the work of NCCAM hasn't attracted much media attention. But expect all that to change as more and more studies come online, and the research begins to challenge -- as well as support -- other long-standing yoga health claims.

Teens Get Psychological Boost From Yoga, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living

Considering yoga's stress-busting effects, one would think that high-schoolers might benefit from the practice. And now, a study shows that yoga d...

Danger Zone To Om Zone: How Yoga Is Invading Our Military

Aditi Nerurkar, MD | Posted 02.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Aditi Nerurkar, MD

If yoga can help teach the life skills of resiliency and emotional regulation to our soldiers, as well as our children, who's to say it won't benefit the rest of us? After all, isn't life sometimes a playground, and other times, a battlefield?

Shoulder Pain? Try This Natural Technique

Loren Fishman, MD | Posted 11.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Loren Fishman, MD

Those who improved in my clinical trial of the new, conservative treatment had results equal to or exceeding outcomes for participants in published international surgical, arthroscopic and conservative treatment studies.