Yoga Therapy

How Meditation Can Help your Back Pain

I teach yoga and meditation for a living … so I cannot claim my opinion to be objective. But meditation is helpful in many varied ways. My “non-scientific” thoughts toward meditation are simple: that the mind has great power over the body. If we consciously use it to...

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The Dangers of Tylenol (Acetaminophen)

Acetaminophen, the best known brand being Tylenol, even though there are others. Known by many as a “super safe” drug. This is partly due to advertising campaigns that have sought to convince us of its safety. But the truth is that it is actually one of the most...

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Symptoms of a Herniated Disc

It is important to start by noting that not all doctors are in agreement on the relationship between herniated discs and their symptoms. Here, I will touch on just one of the possible explanations for herniated disc pain. We must also bear in mind that there are times...

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What is Ashtanga Yoga?

The following article is controversial and may not appeal to everyone … but I think it is important to call things by their name.

Some people think Ashtanga Yoga is a modern, athletic style of yoga that links postures with breathing. This is a misunderstanding…

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How Yoga Helps With Depression

According to the World Health Organisation more than 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression worldwide. There are ranges of intensity of depression, someone could be suffering from a mild case without knowing it if… You don’t get any sun. If you work all...

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Between Pleasure and Pain

My mother told me that one of the things that made me the most happy when I was a baby was gliding through the house in my walker (which is like giving wheels, speed and liberty to an infant that can’t walk yet). 7 years later, when I went to New York for the first...

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Breathing and Meditation

Mejora tu práctica con Ujjay

En yoga utilizamos muchos tipos de respiraciones... Pero hay una en particular que usamos casi a lo largo de toda la sesión de yoga: la respiración Ujjay. Esta respiración tiene muchísimos beneficios, como por ejemplo nos ayuda a que nuestras inhalaciones...

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The Myth of 8 Hours of Sleep

For several years, every time I would start my research about sleep, the only thing I came across were articles of experts recommending between 7 and 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Perhaps this sounds familiar to you? While it is true that waking up many times...

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U.S. Elections: a Yogic perspective

Many people believe that Yoga and Politics shouldn’t mix. After all, Yoga is about personal enlightenment, not about the power of free markets, or the need for regulation, or the value of immigration… And although this particular lesson could apply to any political...

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