Chair Yoga Safety For Seniors With Falls

A pilot study conducted in New Jersey tested the safety and feasibility of modified chair-yoga on functional outcome among elderly at risk for falls. Eligible participants, over 65, were from an assisted living community. All had a fall in the past six months. The staff identified them as having an increased fear of falling and... Continue Reading →

Interconnection of Pain, Anxiety, Depression

The September 6, 2011 issue of Harvard Healthbeat states that "as researchers have learned more about how the brain works, and how the nervous system interacts with other parts of the body, they have discovered that pain shares some biological mechanisms with anxiety and depression." The confluence of anxiety, depression, and pain is specially noted... Continue Reading →

Fibromyalgia Study:Yoga Reduces Stress and Pain

York University of Canada announced on July 27, 2011, that in a study their researchers found that practicing hatha yoga reduced the physical and psychological symptoms of pain in women suffering from fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is believed to predominantly affect women. It is characterized by chronic pain and fatigue; common symptoms include muscle stiffness, sleep disturbances,... Continue Reading →

Yoga Asanas for Anxiety and Stress

For people who are unrestricted in their movements, the following combination of dynamic and passive may be helpful for anxiety and stress: Asana: surya namaskar (sun salutations), shavasana (corpse), vipareeta karni (inverted pose) or sarvangasana (shoulder stand), shavasana, matsyasana (fish), bhujangasana (cobra), ardha shalabhasana (half locust), shalabhasana (locust), dhanurasana (bow), ardha matsyendra (half spinal twist),... Continue Reading →

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