Yoga for Heart Failure

I feel beautiful.  Participant feedback after an 8-week Yoga course for CHF Almost six million people in the U.S. have congestive heart failure, and its the most common reason for those over the age of 65 to be hospitalized. Often a pattern develops of frequent hospitalizations, a revolving door in and out. Many factors contribute to worsening function that requires a trip back to the wards. Stress, depression, and a […]

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Yoga for Arthritis

A recent message: Is it wise to work an arthritic hip with yoga? I have the beginnings of arthritis in my hip. This is a common concern that maybe we should rest arthritic joints to avoid more wear and tear. From a mechanics perspective, it makes sense. Using a mechanical part too much decreases its life span. But joints arent inanimate. Theyre part of us, of our living structure. Just […]

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Suryanamaskar and Sacroiliac Pain

A question from a reader: There is a condition called sacroiliitis which I am told is common among women who have delivered babies. I was enjoying my suryanamaskaar after such a long time and now it has been suspended on advice. I am not sure that is entirely correct. Please tell me, can yoga stretches be detrimental now? Sacroiliitis is an inflammation of the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) located just below […]

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How Does Neti Work

Nasal irrigation with neti works by: · Mechanically flushing out bacteria, viruses, dust, and allergens · Thinning remaining mucus so that sinuses and ostia don’t clog · Decreasing swelling of the nasal mucosa · Removing histamine, leukotrienes, and other inflammatory substances · Increasing frequency that cilia beat to remove mucus, crusts and debris Is There Clinical Proof That Neti Works? Yes, there’s scientific evidence that flushing with salt water works to decrease the symptoms of […]

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