Yoga Remedies – An 8 Part Series
Stay tuned for an 8 part weekly blog series on how to do yoga postures for common health problems. Let’s address the following:
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Computer Vision Syndrome
• Common Cold
• Back Pain
Yoga, which means “union,” helps join body and mind in a way that reconnects us with our needs and fosters total wellness. In addition, numerous studies have shown that yoga measurably affects the nervous, musculoskeletal, circulatory and endocrine systems of the body. Using specific postures, we can take charge of our well-being, tapping into our body’s wisdom to heal what ails us. Yoga also builds strength, flexibility, and balance without the risk of injury common to high impact sports and fitness activities.
Yoga’s influence on our health in garnering increased recognition in mainstream medicine circles. Studies by Herbert Benson, M.D., at Harvard Medical School and Jon Kabat-Zinn, M.D. at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, have conclusively shown that yoga and meditation boost immunity and reduce stress, an underlying factor in many chronic illnesses, including heart disease and cancer.
Prestigious hospitals such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Columbia Presbyterian in New York City, and HMOs, such as Kaiser Permanente, now offer yoga classes to their patients – powerful proof that yoga works.
Whether you are new to yoga or looking for ways to expand your practice, I hope that these tips give you the tools you need to say well! Enjoy them in good health.
Information source = The Editors of Yoga Journal