Delights of Thai yoga massage

Today I was fortunate to experience the delights of a Thai yoga massage for the first time. Friend and fellow yoga teacher Regina is training to be a qualified Thai yoga massage therapist, and even though I've never had one before, I can say that it felt to me that she is very good already! … Continue reading Delights of Thai yoga massage

Transforming your life through yoga – especially for men or tough guys

I came across this video recently of a disabled American war veteran Arthur Boorman who was determined not to give up on his life despite being told he'd never walk again. One yoga teacher shared his belief and together they turned his life around. Worth a watch to feel inspired. I decided to look into … Continue reading Transforming your life through yoga – especially for men or tough guys

American study finds yoga helps back pain

Another study has found that yoga is helpful for those suffering from lower back pain. The blog post on Yoga Basics blog reported that an American study has found that the yoga group participants showed 80% reduced usage of pain medications and one-third less pain than those in the non-yoga group. The study, completed in … Continue reading American study finds yoga helps back pain

Yoga proven to help with chronic back pain

Although many yoga teachers will have anecdotal evidence from their students about how their back pain has been helped or improved through yoga, there is now real evidence to back (!) this up. The world's largest ever scientific yoga study, research by the universities of York and Manchester, has found that people who were given … Continue reading Yoga proven to help with chronic back pain

Yoga therapy

New research by Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis has found that practicing yoga after a stroke may help rebuild balance and prevent potentially disabling falls among the elderly. The new study shows stroke survivors who participated in a specialised post-stroke yoga class improved their balance by up to 34%. Researchers say the participants also experienced a … Continue reading Yoga therapy