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Here’s How Popular Yoga and Meditation Really Are | Time

Yoga Popularity There may no better sign of the shift in consumer healthcare than yoga popularity. The number of Americans who have practiced yoga continues to rise and so does the money they put into lessons and equipment. Yoga and meditation have not reached all parts of American society equally, but that will continue to …

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This Mind-Body Technique Is France’s Best-Kept Secret For Reducing Stress

Sophrology Sophrology seems to be a growing mindfulness practice in many parts of Europe. It is even making a start in the US. Mindfulness practices are wonderful additions to our healthcare. Whether for prevention, balance, or even treatment these millennia-old practices still work. Sophrology is only a few decades old, by comparison, but has capture …

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The One Thing That Actually Helped With My Anxiety

Yoga Helped Anxiety “Just breathe”… probably some of the best advice for those who are moving into anxiety. Breathing can help focus the mind as well as brings a steady supply of oxygen into the body. For some, going an additional step with yoga helped anxiety. My mother always looked for natural alternatives to cure …

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Yoga for Pain | NCCIH

Yoga For Pain The US National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) conducts reviews and research on complementary therapies like yoga for pain management. In a recent analysis, NCCIH found that yoga was helpful for some types of pain but not all. Yoga may help relieve low-back pain and neck pain, …

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VA Expands Holistic Health Programs | Military.com

VA Expands Holistic Health Programs Good news for those vets who need a more holistic approach to their health problems. The VA is expanding its holistic health programs! The VA seems to be leading the way in holistic health approaches that knit together multiple facets of health: mind, body, spirit, and environment. The programs embrace …

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Meditation 101: Practices, Postures, and Everything In Between

Meditation 101 Meditation is supposed to be simple, even relaxing. For many, however, it can be confusing and cause tension. Fitness Goat provides us with a Meditation 101 guide that lists many types of meditation and reassures us that it takes time. “I am incapable of meditating,” admitted a friend of mine just the other …

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Mind Body Approaches Help Substance Use Disorders

Mind Body Approaches Help Substance Use Disorders At a time when the US faces a crisis of opioid abuse, it is refreshing to see that mind body approaches help substance disorders. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has pulled together research specific to a number of mind body approaches. Mindfulness-based approaches have …

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Science Supports Meditation: In Depth | NCCIH

Science Supports Meditation Meditation, mindfulness, etc. have generated much interest recently. For thousands of years humanity has recognized the importance of mind – body practices like meditation, yoga, Taichi, Qigong, and more. Increasingly, conventional science supports meditation as this recent article from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health highlights. What Is Meditation? Meditation is …

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Can lifestyle medicine reverse heart disease’s progression?

Reverse Heart Disease There is hope for those who wish to reverse heart disease. Conventional medicine has many life-saving therapies available. However, integrating a Lifestyle approach can offer not just preventative but curative benefits. We were taught in medical school that heart disease is a progressive disease by nature, and medications and interventions could only slow …

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How ghee, turmeric and aloe vera became India’s new instruments of soft power

Soft Power Revolution It is not often that world leaders try to assert the value of traditional medicine but it may well be a sign of the times. Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has launched a soft power revolution to establish the “Indianness” of ayurveda, its ancient system of medicine. India’s prime minister is planning a …

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