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Surfing helps veterans cope with PTSD

Talking therapy for people with post-traumatic stress disorder is one suggestion. A new study finds that surfing may be beneficial too.
Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love, the film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling yoga memoir. Sony Pictures

The difficult position of yoga fiction

Yoga fiction is a burgeoning genre of books that tell tales of spiritual enlightenment through an ancient Indian practice. But what happens when such practices are severed from their cultural roots?
The physical and mental health benefits associated with moving, being active and mindful are not just limited to yoga. Robert Kneschke/Shutterstock

Yoga may be the missing link to stroke survivors’ rehabilitation

One in six Australians will have a stroke in their lifetime. That’s about 51,000 strokes per year, or one every ten minutes.
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Yoga helps war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder

It’s no secret that yoga can aid mental well-being. What is more, it can help soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to new research. Some of the most damaging consequences of…
Yoga probably results in a number of health benefits and has a few potential risks. Julie Blaustein

Can yoga really wreck your body?

A recent article in the New York Times Magazine, How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body, sparked considerable controversy about the risks of yoga. The article gave numerous examples of the damage yoga practice can…

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