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Yet Another Official Endorsement of Yoga

Health magazine’s, June issue provided a list of the top 10 things you can do to improve your health.  And yes, Yoga made it on the list.  We all  know  how good yoga is for us, but every now and then it is nice to see the greater health community taking note.  And the more “clinical” studies that are conducted, the greater likelihood that yoga will move from the list of alternative therapies to the list of accepted and, dare I say it, medically approved therapies, even ones that are covered by insurance.  Perhaps I am dreaming, but I fully believe that the therapeutic benefits of yoga are so pervasive, that yoga should be covered by everyone’s insurance.

“When your back hurts, jackknifing into downward dog is probably the last thing you want to.  But a study in the journal “Spine” found that patients with chronic low-back pain who took two 90 minute Iyengar yoga classes a week for six months experienced less pain and depression, and were able to do more than those who followed conventional treatments.”  Health , June 2010.

Have a Great Day,

Shalom & Namaste

Diana Bonyhadi

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