- contributed by Ray Long, MD, FRCSC
The benefits of yoga are being taken advantage of by more and more people these days. The chance to find mediation, stretch the muscles and decrease pain and fatigue is helping to make yoga one of the most popular options for exercising right now. Many are unaware that yoga is being used by patients with cancer and other illnesses as a major complementary option in the treatment process.
Author: Suzanne Morrison
Yoga is becoming a more and more popular activity in the Western world today. The number of places holding Yoga classes is on the increase and there is a plethora of different types of Yoga. With a choice of Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Power Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and many more it can be easy to get confused
This article will help you to understand the difference between the most popular types of Yoga so you can choose which type is right for you.
Yoga and Cancer Therapy
Yoga is one of the most widely used complementary and alternative medicine therapies to manage illness. The amount of research that is going into studying the beneficial effects for those living with cancer is simply overwhelming. From reducing nausea due to chemotherapy to lowering cortisol levels to improving quality of life, yoga has been proven to be an effective approach to cancer therapy.
Discovering Daily Downward Dog
I wander the internet from time to time, curious about all the great yoga-related things that are happening. On the odd occasion I find something that really strikes my fancy... something that piques my interest enough to want to stay and have a look around.
That’s what happened when I found dailydownwarddog.com.
Many of us find ourselves spending too much time sitting in a chair, staring into a computer screen. This posture itself is hard on the body, since it keeps your legs in a semi contracted state, your body in a still position for long periods of time and your mind intensely focused on one task.
The Psoas muscle, low back pain and stress are all intimately connected. This article explains how the psoas can create lower back pain, and how to prevent or heal the issue before, or when it arises.
Years ago, I discovered the enormous usefulness of an out-of-print Richard Hittleman book, Weight Control Through Yoga. It had handy adaptations for helping teach just about anyone with serious weight, frailty or other issues that were preventing the person from even beginning to perform basic yoga stretches.