Taking a 12-week yoga class and practicing at home was linked to less insomnia—but not to fewer or less bothersome hot flashes or night sweats. The link between yoga and better sleep was the only statistically significant finding in this MsFLASH (Menopause Strategies: Finding Lasting Answers for Symptoms and Health) Network randomized controlled trial. “Many…
Practising yoga – an ancient Indian meditative practice – just once a week may be enough to provide lower back pain relief and reduce the need for pain medication, a new study has found. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found that a weekly yoga class provided…
Two studies report that exercise and yoga can help maintain and in some cases improve quality of life in women with early-stage breast cancer. The first study found that resistance and aerobic exercise improved physical fitness, self-esteem and body composition, and that resistance exercise improved chemotherapy completion rates. The second study demonstrated that yoga was particularly beneficial for women who were not receiving chemotherapy during the study period. Both studies will be published online September 4 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO).
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and McLean Hospital have found that practicing yoga may elevate brain gamma-aminobutyric (GABA) levels, the brain?s primary inhibitory neurotransmitter.
Breast cancer is the most prevalent type of invasive cancer attacking women in the United States. Last year alone some 213,000 women were diagnosed with the disease. The good news is that two million women have survived. Many women with breast cancer seek complementary interventions that will enhance their quality of life. Yet research is lacking whether these programs such as yoga, also benefit immune function.
Yoga guru Ramdev, whose claim that yoga could treat cancer and AIDS has triggered a countrywide controversy, today claimed that the World Health Organisation (WHO) would recognise the utility of yoga ‘very soon’.
The essence of optimal health is a healthy mind in a health body. Yoga, which has been practiced for more than 5,000 years, is a way to achieve both.
According to Naturopaths the energy needed for digestion if diverted to elimination can benefit those affected with dengue. “A dengue affected person is put on complete liquid diet. The affected person may be given fruit juice, vegetable soups but no solid diet, neither solid fruit. Thus the energy required for digestion is diverted towards elimination,” Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy Assistant Director Dr Rajiv Rastogi said.
Would you like to know how to meditate better? How to be more effective when addressing an important personage? How to change a mood or feeling? How to be in rhythm with the universe through the day? Well, believe it or not, the answer lies in the breath. And swara yoga is the science that helps you to understand how to maximise your potential by manipulating your breath.
Swara yoga is an ancient science that correlates the breath with the sun, moon and the five elements, helping us to control moods, heal ailments and be attuned to the cosmic rhythm.