rethinking how we deal with back pain

Rethinking How We Deal With Back Pain

According to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010*, back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In Western Europe, 15% of people suffer from back pain, while in the USA it’s thought that as much as 80% of the population experiences at least…

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Yoga for Stress and Anxiety in Children with Autism

By Nicole Schnakenberg  “Love every child without condition, listen with an open heart, get to know who they are, what they love, and follow more often than you lead.” – Adele Devine Very recently, an increasing number of educational and mental health professionals have started to…

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Mindfulness for Dermatological Conditions

by Nicole Schnackenberg https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27169607 The psychological/emotional underpinnings and ramifications of suffering from various skin conditions have only recently been given serious consideration in the scientific literature. This is despite the fact that emotional correlations with dermatological conditions such as eczema and psoriasis were made more…

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The ancient art of Ayurveda and its place in modern medicine

Ayurveda is India’s traditional, natural system of medicine that has been practiced for more than 5,000 years. Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word and literally translated it means “Science of life” or “practices of longevity”. As the translation may suggest, it emphasizes extension of life span,…

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Interoceptive Awareness and Attachment in Early Infancy

By Nicole Schnackenberg https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12959491 Interoceptive awareness describes a lived sense of our bodies from the inside. It includes an awareness of our internal, physiological processes including heartrate, respiration (breathing) rate, body temperature, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, feelings of malaise and so on. Interoceptive awareness…

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Mindfulness for Suicidality

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27592123 Suicide is the intentional ending of one’s own life. It is a serious and growing problem. The highest suicide rate in the UK is for men aged 45-49. Whilst male suicide rates have decreased slightly in the past couple of years, female suicide rates…

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Big UK Yoga Survey Now Live!

We have wonderfully exciting news to share with you! The Big UK Yoga Survey is now live…and eagerly awaiting your unique participation. A survey such as this is long overdue in the UK. Similar such surveys have been carried out in the United States and…

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Yoga for Refugees, Ourmala Event, Tues 21st June 2016

According to the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, a refugee is “a person who owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the…

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Yoga Therapy for Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic, lifelong condition. There are 2.5 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK alone with over 500,000 people suffering from the condition without even knowing it. The hormone insulin, produced by the pancreas, is used by the body to stimulate cells…

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Schizophrenia, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and Embodied Healing

We appear to  have gone wrong somewhere in Western society in our treatment of people diagnosed with schizophrenia, which is characterised in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) by hallucinations, delusions, disorganised thinking (speech), significantly disorganised or abnormal…

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