We often consider the frailty and disability associated with osteoporosis and osteopenia (bone loss that is not as severe as osteoporosis) as a normal part of aging. Medical research shows, however, that it’s not aging, but inactivity that causes bones to weaken and easily break. Although medications may be necessary to treat severe osteoporotic conditions, [...]
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Q: How is yoga different from stretching or other kinds of fitness? Why does yoga pay particular attention to the spine? Dr. Lisa: Yoga is more than just movement. It is a complex philosophy that has been around for thousands of years, and involves breathing and meditation. Yoga & Spinal Movement One of yoga's emphasis [...]
By Julia Westbrook Improve your brain to stop the pain. Protect your body from pain by beefing up your mind with yoga, according to research from the American Pain Society. The research found that the areas of the brain that are torn down by chronic pain are built up by yoga, likely due to the [...]
We are at a crossroads in the applications of yoga for modern medicine. Traditionally, yoga was designed to promote harmony within the body and with the natural world. Modern medicine is now acknowledging that this ancient approach of breath practices, movement, and meditation is proving beneficial for an issue that plagues many Americans: back pain. [...]
In honor of National Yoga Month, Laura Dorsett, MTS, demonstrates a few yoga poses that help to relieve tension in the neck, back and hips, and will leave you feeling revitalized. These gentle stretches are a wonderful introduction to yoga for beginners! National Yoga Month was created by the Department of Health & Human Services [...]
Education: M.T.S., Hindu/Buddhist Studies and Contemplative Health, Harvard Divinity School, 2009 Graduate, Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, 2004 Teacher Training, Flow Yoga Center Certification, Authentic Pilates Method by Romana Kryzanowska 500-hr Integrative Yoga Therapy Certification, 2016 Laura Elizabeth Dorsett, M.T.S., RYT-500, is an [...]
Life is stressful, especially in the hustle and bustle of an East Coast metropolitan area. Stress is an inevitable part of life and will always be there, so our response to stress is a key factor in maintaining good health. I plan to explore healthy ways to live with stress, by focusing on breathing techniques [...]
Attention yogis! You may think that the airport is the last place you could find a moment of tranquility, but in an effort to make airline traveling a less stressful experience for its customers, a handful of airports are trying to change that perception. In 2012, San Francisco International Airport made history by being the [...]
If you have chronic pain, there is now an important reason to add a regular yoga or mindfulness practice to your daily routine. Chronic pain causes inflammation in the brain and can lead to a loss of gray matter. The areas of the brain that control self-awareness, emotions, memory and learning can all suffer when [...]
The new year is a blank slate and the perfect opportunity to contemplate and implement positive changes in your life. Because most resolutions require lifestyle changes, it's smart to focus on just one at a time to increase the odds of achieving your goals. In case you haven't thought about your New Year's resolutions yet, several of [...]