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2014-05-02 23:01:46

Silver Age Yoga brings a gentle yoga practice to seniors who may have thought that they are not the ideal candidate for the practice. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 Silver Age Yoga offers health-enhancing, life-enriching yoga to underserved seniors. Understanding that seniors have unique health challenges, they provide a unique style of yoga based on geriatric science and research which was created to meet those challenges. Silver Age Yoga is designed to reach the entire bell curve of...

2009-09-04 12:46:00

MORGANTON, W.Va., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People with chronic low-back problems who do yoga also do better at overcoming pain and depression than people treated conventionally for back pain, a West Virginia University study funded by the National Institutes of Health shows. The three-year, $400,000 study, published in the September issue of the journal Spine, showed lifted mood, less pain and improved function in the group that did yoga postures compared with a control group who...

2008-09-23 03:00:06

By Evelyn Barge When Linda Taubenreuther suffered an acute attack of labyrinthitis - an inner-ear balance disorder - 12 years ago, her whole world was sent into the spin cycle. But it wasn't long after the Monrovia resident enrolled in yoga classes at the city's community center that her condition began to improve, she said. Soon, even vrksasana - the one-legged tree pose - was within her reach. "With every class, it got a little bit better," said Taubenreuther, 60. "Now I can stand...

2008-08-21 21:00:34

The Mentone Senior Center is at 1331 Opal Ave., Mentone. Information: (909) 794-5280 Senior breakfast: 7:30 to 8 a.m. Tuesdays, in conjunction with the We Fit program. Start the day with food and friends at the center. Reservations recommended. We Can program: 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays. Join the latest trend in exercise using the Wii interactive media system. Activities include tennis, bowling, pingpong and other virtual reality games. Free. DAAS: Department of Adult and Aging Services...

2008-07-31 18:00:00

By MICHELLE RUSHTON What does a career in yoga teaching involve? Yoga teachers instruct people on the various positions involved in yoga, and also teach controlled breathing, meditation and visualisation. They teach yoga either as a form of exercise, to increase physical fitness and suppleness, or as a therapy to combat or control health problems and are usually based in sports and leisure centres or health studios. In the UK the most widely taught style of yoga is Hatha, which...

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2008-01-22 09:00:00

He's the Primrose Hill set's favourite yogi. So when Simon Low introduces a new way to practise the ancient art, you know it'll be the next big thing. Susie Rushton takes a masterclass Standing with six other women in a room lit only by candles, with my feet bare and arms loosely hanging down, I begin twisting my torso from side to side, letting my arms swing out with each turn. I feel like I'm six again, pretending to be a wind-blown tree. "Now, you should focus your awareness on the...

2005-12-20 09:00:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People plagued by chronic lower backaches may find some relief in yoga class, researchers reported Monday. Their study of 101 adults with persistent low back pain found that a gentle yoga class seemed to be a better alternative to either general exercise or a self-help book. Though people in the exercise class eventually improved to a similar degree as their yoga-practicing counterparts, yoga class brought quicker results. It's possible that yoga's...

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2005-12-20 00:50:00

By Amy Norton NEW YORK -- People plagued by chronic lower backaches may find some relief in yoga class, researchers reported Monday. Their study of 101 adults with persistent low back pain found that a gentle yoga class seemed to be a better alternative to either general exercise or a self-help book. Though people in the exercise class eventually improved to a similar degree as their yoga-practicing counterparts, yoga class brought quicker results. It's possible that yoga's benefits for both...


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