Therapeutic Yoga, Yoga Postures

Assessing and Correcting Posture

Yogananda often said, “A bent spine is the enemy of Self-realization.” Patanjali stated in his Yoga Sutras, “The fruit of right poise is the strength to resist the shocks of infatuation or sorrow.” In The Art and Science of Raja Yoga, Swami Kriyananda wrote, “Right posture is vitally important to the yogi.” And one of the first known written books on Hatha Yoga, … Read More

Therapeutic Yoga, Yoga Postures

Therapeutic Yoga for the Lower Back

Picture this: You are about to begin teaching your Thursday evening yoga class when in walks a new student: a middle-aged man, slightly overweight, wearing glasses and a smile on his face. In making your usual introductions, you learn that his name is Randy. You ask him, “Do you have any injuries, or anything else that I should know about?” … Read More

Therapeutic Yoga, Yoga Postures

Yoga Asanas and Stretches for The Lower Back

Hey, guess what? We are going to pretend that Randy — you remember Randy from the last therapeutic yoga article, whom we almost sent to the hospital because he had so many complications with his back problem — has responded well to a conservative yoga therapy program. Can you guess what has been his favorite part of his yoga program? Well, … Read More

Therapeutic Yoga, Yoga Postures

Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis

Yoga Practices Help Manage the Effects of MS Ananda Yoga® for Multiple Sclerosis, A Research Study Completed in May 2008 With approximately 400,000 people in the US affected by Multiple Sclerosis, it is little wonder that many of us find our lives being touched by this disease of the nervous system through personal experience, family or friends. In early 2008, … Read More