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Yoga Improves the Quality of Life and Physiological Changes Associated with Radiotherapy for Women with Breast Cancer by Jennifer Hillyer

Yogawoman - Tuesday, August 05, 2014
If you’ve already experienced the joy of being wrapped in the warm embrace of yoga, then without a doubt, you know of the many benefits it can bring women. Yoga and pranayama have been used to curb everything from symptoms of depression to the fear and anxiety caused by cancer ( .....Read On...

Yoga for High Blood Pressure By Marla Apt

Yogawoman - Friday, July 27, 2012
Keeping High Blood Pressure in Check Chances are at least one person in your life – a family member, someone you work with, or a good friend – has high blood pressure and takes one or more pills a day to bring it under control. Why so likely? Because high blood pressure – what doctors call hypertension – affects on .....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...

When Deep Breathing Causes Panic

Yogawoman - Wednesday, November 16, 2011
When Deep Breathing Causes Panic by Sarah Powers I have trouble with my breathing when I'm asked to calm my breath or to observe it. My mind registers exactly the opposite and I start to suffocate. I suffer from panic attacks, and I understand that proper breathing is at the heart of the practice. How do I rid myself of this menta .....Read On...

Lasater to the Rescue

Yogawoman - Monday, March 14, 2011
Yoga teacher, Katherine Rae blogged from Yoga Journal Conference : While I am certainly not about to complain of too much yoga, sometimes these conferences can be a tad bit overstimulating. We're stretching, breathing, meditating, chanting, and moving pranic energy around from sunrise to sunset, and it can really wipe a yogi out. So come my fin .....Read On...