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Yoga Therapy Final Essay

Author: Kyle McDonald Kyle McDonald C-IAYT 2017 Yoga Therapist/ Healing Arts Instructor Children’s Integrative Therapies, Pain Management & Supportive Care Department / Hasbro Children’s Hospital Rhode Island Hospital Cancer Institute Reflecting on my own journey of healing, I know that … Continue reading

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Winter Restorative Yoga Pose

Winter is a time for comfort, staying warm, and withdrawing from outer activity. Unlike the other seasons, winter gives us the opportunity to stay indoors and take notice of the changes that are needed to create better balance in our … Continue reading

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Yoga Alliance’s New Policy on Yoga Therapy

The Bhagavad Gita teaches us that Life is a Battlefield, so we shouldn’t really be surprised when two of our national yoga organizations seem to be engaged in turf battles. However, on closer examination of the reactions to Yoga Alliance’s … Continue reading

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Autumn Restorative Yoga Pose

Autumn is a time of change: the leaves fall from the trees and the weather signals a time of transformation for nature, animals, and people. With the energetic activity of summer behind us, there is now an opportunity—with encourage from … Continue reading

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A Restorative Yoga Pose for the Summer

 Supported Bridge Pose “I offer every thought as a bridge to divine grace.” This pose will give you an experience of slowing, cooling, and introspection. It is an antidote for living in an age, which manipulates our brains and nervous systems … Continue reading

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My Healing Experience with Ananda Yoga Therapy

I recently discovered the enormous power of Ananda Yoga Therapy to change consciousness (specifically, my consciousness!). For almost a year, I had been dealing with chronic pain in my neck and upper back. When one day my chiropractor said with … Continue reading

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Teaching Yoga to Seniors & People with Osteoporosis

A Report from the Trenches by Susan Hayes, E-RYT 500, Mountain Top Yoga, Auburn, CA For fifteen years, I’ve been teaching yoga. In December of 2012, I did something that changed the direction of my yoga teaching in a very … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Improving Posture during Pregnancy

Posture awareness practiced regularly during pregnancy can help reduce many physical discomforts. The female body, in a very short time frame, will undergo drastic changes in every bodily system. Our bodies have the incredible capability of adapting to these changes … Continue reading

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Keeping on Track with Knees

Have you ever heard Raffi’s rousing rendition of the children’s song “Knees Up Mother Brown”? It goes something like this: Knees up Mother Brown, Knees up Mother Brown, Knees up, knees up, never let the breeze up, Knees up, Mother … Continue reading

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The Great Knee Quiz

Quiz answers are at the bottom of this page. Hyperextension When the leg is straight, the knee is said to be in extension. When the leg bends at the knee it is said to be in flexion. When the knee … Continue reading

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