Managing Stress With Yoga Buddies—Sangha
Isolation is a tragedy of modern life. We’re so often on our computers, the only people we connect wiare our barista, the check-out guy, and our car mechanic. This social isolation impairs immune function and causes inflammation in the body—think arthritis, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
Yoga and Body Image
Yoga and Body Image is a collection of essays written by yoga teachers and practicioners, compiled by Yoga teacher, Anna Guest-Jelley, creator of Curvy Yoga, and her pal, Melanie Klein, a professor of Sociology and Women's Studies. The stories they have collected are personal. They are honest and brave. They are about loving your body, even when your body doesn't look like the teacher's body, or a model's body, or some ideal of a woman's body that doesn't have curves, or lumps, or bosoms. I am loving this book and feel tremendous respect for the sometimes heartbreaking, often revealing, and always insightful stories.
How Yoga Transforms Your Body
The mind-body practice is frequently touted for its ability to reduce stress and boost well-being, but it also offers wide-ranging physical health benefits that rival other forms of exercise. While the scientific research on yoga's health benefits is still young, here's what we know so far about its potential effects on the body. (Click on the image for an enlarged version).
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