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Making Babies: How Yoga Poses may help with infertility

Yogawoman - Thursday, December 15, 2011
By Judith Hansen Lasater ( Ten years ago at the end of a yoga class, a young woman walked slowly to the front. She was a little tentative at first, but finally asked if we could talk privately. Even before she spoke, tears welled in her eyes. She wanted to know if there were any poses which could he .....Read On...

Arthritis and Yoga – A personal insight

Yogawoman - Monday, December 12, 2011
by Fiona Anderson I had my first arthritis episode in my early 30s. Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints, and it can also affect the tissue surrounding the joints. There are multiple types of arthritis, and it seems there are multiple contributing factors rather than a single ‘cause’. I have spondyloarthritis. ‘Spon .....Read On...

Do I Look Fat In This?

Yogawoman - Saturday, December 10, 2011
By Beth Berila, Ph. D “My breasts aren’t big enough. My butt is too big. I don’t like my stomach. Do I look fat in this outfit?” How many women have criticized ourselves like this at some point in our lives? Probably many of us, particularly if we live in Western societies. Here, cultural messages about women’s .....Read On...

From the Inside / Yogagirls becoming Yogawomen

Yogawoman - Thursday, December 01, 2011
By Mary Lynn Fitton. Founder, The Art of Yoga Project It was the day before Thanksgiving at San Mateo County’s Camp Kemp Juvenile detention facility. Holidays are always an especially rough time for girls locked up away from family and friends. At The Art of Yoga Project (AYP), we not only hold yoga and art classes on holidays, we .....Read On...