Yoga and Chronic Breathing Disorders: How Yoga and Nutrition Can Help!

By Michele Schmidt; Yoga Therapy Student of Holistic Yoga Therapy Institute. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that block airflow as you exhale and make it increasingly difficult for you to breathe. Emphysema and chronic asthmatic bronchitis are the two main conditions that make up COPD. Many people with COPD have both. In all cases, damage to your airways eventually interferes with the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your lungs.

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Yoga Nidra: How Guided Meditation Can Improve Our Lives

By Johnna Langlo, Student of Holistic Yoga Therapy Institute. At this moment, how many thoughts are racing through your head? Go ahead, stop reading, close your eyes and think about it. Can the thought patterns be counted? Is impatience taking over causing a desire to stop reading this article because it is moving too slowly? Would it be easier to skip to the end? Shall I get to the point? How often do you turn off your mind? Stop the chatter? Silence the monkey mind? For most of us, the answer is rarely.

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First Do No Harm: An MD on Asana Related Injuries written by Matthew Remski

Doctors and yoga teachers have the same first principle: Do No Harm. If we do things blindly, and if we don’t mine data, we won’t fulfill that principle. — Dr. Raza Awan

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Epilepsy and Yoga Available Research and a Yogic Treatment Plan

By Bettie Shea, RYT 200, 500 HR Student of Holistic Yoga Therapy Institute. Uncontrolled epilepsy is particularly personal to me, so I decided to explore how yoga might be used to help an epileptic person like my Mother, whom drugs never fully helped.

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Menopause and the Benefits of Yoga Practice

By Susan Dulin, 500 RYT, 800 HR Student of Holistic Yoga Therapy Institute. "Yoga has important elements for all phases of a woman’s life,” says Louann Brizendine, a neuropsychiatrist at the University of CA at San Francisco. "During times of radical hormonal changes, women feel least inclined to practice yoga, but that’s when we need it the most.”

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