Can Surya Namaskar Help GERD?

The short and quick answer is often "no". First it is important to determine what is causing GERD. If it is hiatal hernia, surya namaskar (also known as sun salutations) may not be helpful at all and may even be contraindicated. This comes under yoga therapy and expert guidance is essential as every one is... Continue Reading →

Hip Yoga Injuries In Women

It is a fact that yoga can cause injuries. We can debate the reasons--from inadequate teaching to over zealous students. But that conversation can only begin with an acknowledgement of this basic fact that we personally know. It is a conversation I have had online with Alison Eastland, a yoga teacher and blogger, in Australia.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Surya Namaskara

So many readers come to this blog searching for answers on surya namaskar. There is a whole book, a small one, devoted to this series of poses. Surya namaskar, or sun salutations, is one of the most popular flows of yoga asana. There are perhaps as many variations as there are teachers. Many questions come up... Continue Reading →

Autumn Surya Namaskar

As the days get cooler, it is time to resume the practice of surya namaskar (sun salutations) which may been stopped for hot summers. It is also a good time to review the sequence and move into deeper aspects. A good number of visitors to this website come through the search on this sequence of 12... Continue Reading →

Yoga For Obesity And Diabetes 2

Obesity is now considered to be a medical condition. A huge population in the US is obese or overweight according to the June 2013 issue of the National Institute Health newsletter--more than two-third of adults and a third of the children. A scientific survey was done on the effectiveness and dangers of various complementary treatments.... Continue Reading →

Yoga As Self-Care For Arthritis

In a recent study "A pilot study of yoga as self-care for arthritis in minority communities" published in Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, April 2, 2013, arthritis is cited as the most common cause of disability in US.  Fifty million people are diagnosed with arthritis.  The point of this government-funded study is to measure... Continue Reading →

Spring Into New Beginning

  Irises by Vincent van Gogh  Source: Google Images It is that time of the year! Time to renew and refresh the body and mind and reset both. Clearing them both out creates space for the birth of positive, virtuous cycles as we discard negative ones. There are many ways to do this and readers are referred... Continue Reading →

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