YOGA

How My Desire to Serve, Started My Wellness Journey

What makes someone start pursuing the path to Wellness? For some, it is a close encounter, for themselves or for a loved one, with a serious illness. For some, it could be an influence from their role models. For Dr. Hitesh Pandya, the reason for his path to wellness was his calling: his passion to join the United States Army. I caught up with Dr. Pandya one evening to find out what makes him tick. We talked about a little bit of everything, which I’d like to share with you.

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Yoga Offers New Hope for Victims of Trauma and Sexual Abuse

Yoga appears to be particularly beneficial when it comes to mental health, with studies showing it helps improve psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and schizophrenia. Some of these studies suggest yoga can actually have an effect similar to that of antidepressants and psychotherapy.

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Yoga to Balance Vata Dosha (by Dr. Jayaraj Alappat)

In one of my yoga classes recently I mentioned doshas - the Ayurveda path to define characters, imbalances and diseases. Doshas are the physiological constitution of an individual controlled by the contribution of universal elements - earth, water, fire, air and ether...

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Mindfulness and Kindness (by Dr. Jayaraj Alappat)

I have written and talked about mindfulness extensively in the past. Today, I had a different experience on the subject when I read a quote from mindfulness researcher Lisa Flook of the University of Wisconsin: “This is the way of nurturing the seeds of kindness in...

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Yoga To Ease Lower Back Pain

As the population ages, many of us end up with unexpected aches and pains. Stresses and strain sometimes create pain in the younger back. Often these occur in the lower back and prevent us from doing necessary chores or fun activities.

Some find a few simple turns and stretches go a long way to ease and sometimes eliminate back pain.

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