Category: Yoga

Mind-Body Medicine – Mind–Body Approaches

There are four main mind-body approaches in Western medicine: meditation and relaxation, guided imagery, clinical biofeedback and hypnosis. In addition, there are a number of other therapies recommended throughout the ailment section of this...

Benefits of yoga for physical fitness and overall wellness

A few years ago, researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, found that a brief yoga session allowed high school track athletes to improve their time for a one-mile run by an average margin of one second.

Not a particularly earth-shattering result—especially when you realize the same researchers also found that 20 minutes of motivational shouting (“You’re the definition of speed!”) improved performance by five seconds.