Traditionally, many conditions labeled under the umbrella of 'mental illness' were summed up solely as genetic or biochemical imbalances. Modern advances in psychiatric medicine have found causation to be more and more integrated to lifestyle and environmental factors, often finding the fundamental cause to be multi-factorial.
While millions practice yoga daily because they claim to experience tangible health benefits from it, skeptic holdouts claim only scientific evidence can separate out the placebo effect from reality. So, what does the Science say?
What if the simple act of being present to your body and mind could heal your diseased heart?
Charles Bens, PhD explores causes, risks, and prevention of cancer in this presentation from the Complimentary and Alternative Cancer Therapies Conference.
Recent research shows basic anatomy that has eluded scientists and clinicians up until this point: the brain has a lymphatic system, one of the primary purposes of which is to connect it to the immune system.
What does food have to yoga? Quite a lot!
Fibromyalgia, a condition characterized by chronic, body-wide pain, can be remedied with very simple dietary changes, and natural supportive remedies that have been clinically proven to have value.
Peri-menopause can be a stressful time of life, but certain practices can help keep symptoms manageable.
Learn more about how meditation is one of the most powerful tools for your health and wellbeing.
Do you want to do yoga with courage, precision and intention? Follow this flow of seven standing poses that cultivate mindfulness with a series of precise foot transitions.
Modern brain imaging shows that Kundalini Yoga causes a shift in cerebral blood flow to the part of your brain responsible for feelings of joy, happiness and compassion
Natural medicine doesn't just involve "nutraceuticals," but extends to modalities like yoga and acupuncture that an increasing body of peer-reviewed research shows can be superior to drugs.
Imagine you could harness, at will, the mind-body connection responsible for the heightened mental states giving rise to creative genius, inspiration, bliss, mystical experiences, and possibly even enlightenment?
About 25 million Americans suffer from urinary incontinence. Most are women. Medications can cause concerning side effects. Now researchers find yoga classes can reduce episodes of incontinence by 70%.
How living things get to be what they are is a question that has occupied philosophers and scientists for a very long time. In the past two or three hundred years, the focus has been on what Gregor Mendel has called units of heredity, or the physical elements that are transmitted from parents to offspring. These are now called genes, and have become an integral part of the conversation about human beings and their health.
Recent research finds it boosts the body's levels of antioxidants, lowers blood pressure in hypertensive people and lowers the risk of diabetes by improving blood sugar control
More than 40% of dementia diagnoses have been shown to be wrong. Here's what may really be going on.
Kundalini yoga shows promising effects for those suffering with PTSD.
There are many things that drive cancer. Poor diet, chemical and radiation exposures, and certain infections, figure prominently in the process. Stress, however, is a major contributing factor that is often ignored.
New research, however, sheds light on how stress hormones make cancer cell resistant to multiple treatments.
As we age, we lose resiliency, and, of course, the stiffer the body, the stiffer the spirit. The forward fold demands flexibility in surprising ways.
Downward-facing dog is the most ubiquitous pose in yoga.
This popular yoga pose is the one we see in advertisements and movies, on yoga DVDs, and the covers of health and fitness magazines. Downward-facing dog is taught in beginner yoga classes and returned to again and again by the most advanced yoga practitioners.
Yoga's longevity promoting effects have been the subject of legend for millennia, but increasingly modern science confirms this ancient technology for spiritual and physical well-being actually can slow aging and stimulate our regenerative potential.
Centuries ago, we started a trajectory that brought us far yang. Now, we are on a trajectory to reclaim the feminine.
The mind-body connection is undeniable. Can healing your heart and your emotional wounds reduce your risk of breast cancer?