By: Fred Busch
The most commonly practiced form of yoga is Hatha yoga. A physical form, Hatha yoga incorporates a series of poses called Asanas, while relying on a breathing technique, referred to as Pranayama. By adopting very basic and sometimes very complex body postures and breathing techniques, the goal of yoga is to provide the practitioner a number of physical and mental benefits.
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Yoga for Women With Hyperkyphosis: Results of a Pilot Study
Gail A. Greendale, MD, Anna McDivit, BS, Annie Carpenter, MS, Leanne Seeger, MD and Mei-Hua Huang, DrPH
The authors are with the School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles.
Correspondence: Requests for reprints should be sent to Gail A. Greendale, MD, UCLA School of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, 10945 Le Conte Ave, Suite 2339, Lo Read More
UC Berkeley is currently developing a new treatment for the negative symptoms of schizophrenia. The negative symptoms include things like a diminished outward expression of feelings, diminished positive feelings, diminished interest in close relationships with others, and diminished motivation.
The treatment is based on principles from a meditation called Loving Kindness Meditation. This type of meditation aims to Read More
Kundalini MahaYoga:A Path of Transformation and Liberation
This ancient practice awakens and expands the flow of creative energy called kundalini. Kundalini is the energy of the Divine as it is experienced in the individual. As we learn to stay attuned to this vital force within, we experience a profound growth that leads to the maturing of love and fulfillment in our lives.
Kundalini binds us when we project its Read More
By William J. Cromie Gazette Staff Read the Full Article Here
In a monastery in northern India, thinly clad Tibetan monks sat quietly in a room where the temperature was a chilly 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a yoga technique known as g Tum-mo, they entered a state of deep meditation. Other monks soaked 3-by-6-foot sheets in cold water (49 degrees) and placed them over the meditators’ shoulders. For untr Read More