From time to time articles on yoga appear in the press, or findings of research are published. It is hard to keep up with all that is published, and even harder to discern what is bogus and what is founded on the scientific method. We try to identify scientific research and anecdotal findings that maybe of interest and value to the student and to the teacher. Given below are links to some of this literature.
"Is yoga right for you? It is if you want to fight stress, get fit and stay healthy" Read more to learn and understand yoga, http://mayocl.in/2riwrvw.
"The goal of any mindfulness technique is to achieve a state of alert, focused relaxation by deliberately paying attention to thoughts and sensations without judgment. This can help you refocus on the present moment." Read more about methods to find mindfulness, http://bit.ly/2qaqvYd
Do you ever find yourself having difficulty falling asleep? The use of technology could be effecting your sleep. Along with limiting the use of technology before sleep, another suggestion is yoga! Read more here from The Sleep Judge, http://www.thesleepjudge.com/different-ways-technology-affects-sleep-quality/
Yoga promotes physical health in multiple different ways. Some of them derive from better stress management. Others come more directly from the physical movements and postures in yoga, which help promote flexibility and reduce joint pain. You can read more here, http://www.health.harvard.edu/exercise-and-fitness/physical-benefits-of-yoga?utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WR20161230-Sleep&utm_id=350318&dlv-ga-memberid=24403310&mid=24403310&ml=350318
Meditation has been found to provide many benefits. Among those benefits, is the ability to help keep the brain in "good shape". Read more to learn the benefits of brain "exercise", http://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/a-workout-for-your-brain?utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GB20160921-Memory&utm_id=257346&dlv-ga-memberid=24403310&mid=24403310&ml=257346.
While we are enjoying many of the benefits of our modern technology, the blue light emitted from our gadgets may not be good for us. According to the Harvard Health Publications, "Exposure to blue light at night, emitted by electronics and energy-efficient lightbulbs, harmful to your health." You can read more here, http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/blue-light-has-a-dark-side?utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GB20160907-Sleep&utm_id=245360&dlv-ga-memberid=24403310&mid=24403310&ml=245360
Newsweek has a special edition focused on yoga. According to Newsweek, "Practicing yoga is a surefire means of clearing your mind, rebuilding your body and soothing your soul." Newsweek, August 28
See more here, http://www.newsweek.com/topic/yoga-0
"Did you know research shows that up to 90% of doctor visits are linked to stress-related problems? That’s why yoga is such a perfect remedy. It’s the one tool that simultaneously releases stress while improving strength, balance, flexibility, and overall health. No pill has the power to improve so many areas of your life at one time." Read more on yoga's benefits from the Harvard Health Publication at, http://www.health.harvard.edu/alternative-and-complementary-medicine/introduction-to-yoga.
Prenatal Yoga can be a great way to prepare for birth! See what the Mayo Clinic says about Prenatal Yoga, http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/prenatal-yoga/art-20047193
The Mayo Clinic shares The Many Benefits of Yoga. According to the Mayo Clinic, yoga can fight stress and help you find serenity
Is yoga right for you? It is if you want to fight stress, get fit and stay healthy. Find the rest of the article here,
The Yoga Health Foundation published an article that laid out the health related benefits of a yoga practice. It is considered to relieve and manage several common ailments such as back pain, diabetes, cancer pain. Often, when yoga is introduced as an adjunct to a normal medical regimen it augments the beneficial effects and reduces unpleasant side-effects. Please click on the link below to read the full article.
Harvard University study shows how meditation affects the brain. Study found by clicking link below.
The Mayo Clinic endorses the use of relaxation techniques to combat stress and anxiety. For the full article click on link below.
We offer yoga nidra, which is an effective meditation and relaxation method. We will start a pranayamas which is another recognized practice for healthy living. Stay tuned for more programs.
Stress relievers: Tips to tame stress
Stress getting to you? Try some of these tips for stress relief.
By Mayo Clinic Staff
Is stress making you frustrated and irritable? Stress relievers can help restore calm and serenity to your chaotic life. You don't have to invest a lot of time or thought into stress relievers. If your stress is getting out of control and you need quick relief, try one of these tips.