Yoga Breathing in Chemotherapy Patients

Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy experience fatigue, sleep disturbances, anxiety, stress, and depression. Drugs to treat these symptoms can be expensive, ineffective, and have undesirable side-effects. A 2008 study approved by the University of California San Francisco tested the feasibility of the yogic breathing practices of pranayama and measured the effects on the quality of life... Continue Reading →

Reviews: Guided Meditation CD Being In Flow

The Ridgewood, NJ, Whole Body Whole Foods has fully endorsed and backed the guided meditation CD, Being in Flow: Meditations for Peace, Insight, Clarity, and Focus. It is available in the yoga section of Whole Body. All profits go to Sivananda Math, the charitable trust associated with the Bihar School of Yoga. The trust feeds, educates,... Continue Reading →

Resources For Breast Cancer Week

As I look around my friends, so many women I know have had breast cancer. Almost all have had successful treatments. As they share their experiences, journeys, and resources, women are unfailing in their support toward each other. That support is so important for emotional well being. To support all women in their struggle with... Continue Reading →

Balanced Paced Breathing For Calmness

Once the foundation is laid and the body prepared with the practices listed in the previous two posts, the next step is balanced breathing where the breath is comfortably paced. This breath is also called equal inhalation and exhalation and samavritti pranayama. It calms the mind, making it quiet. The breath will gradually become deeper... Continue Reading →

Breathing For Awareness And Hypertension Videos

Mahasri Yoga is now on You Tube. Certain breathing practices help significantly with hypertension. It is hoped that the following two audio tracks in English and Gujarati recently uploaded on You Tube will be helpful and enjoyable: Mahasri Yoga: Pranayama-Body Stillness (English) Mahasri Yoga: Pranayama-Body Stillness (Gujarati) Dealing with hypertension in its early stages, using... Continue Reading →

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