Research Articles on Yoga Relaxation Meditation

The Harvard Researcher Herbert Benson of The Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine did the following research into relaxation and mind-body medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, USA. Mind-body medicine is not a complementary or alternative treatment as it is part of the present-day holistic systems of orthodox medicine. It works well with and supports all […]

Yoga Therapy Explained

Article Updated April 21st, 2016 Yoga therapy is the application of yogic methods, including yoga postures, breathing, and purification techniques, and meditation, to treat illness and to re-establish harmony and balance in the body-mind and spirit.  This article discusses: 1. Yoga’s approach to health and disease 2. Aim of yoga therapy – self-awareness and self-regulation […]

Relaxation is a Natural Skill

Relaxation is a natural skill that you can improve through simple relaxation and meditation techniques. With practice, you can remain relaxed during both the good times and the bad. If you do not practice relaxation tension builds up. Ongoing tension and anxiety create a negative spiral of increasing distress and illness, making it harder and […]

Definitions of Yoga

Sanskrit definition of yoga Yoga means ‘union’ or ‘connection’. In Sanskrit, the word ‘yoga’ is used to signify any form of connection. Yoga is both a state of connection and a body of techniques that allow us to connect to anything. Conscious connection to something allows us to feel and experience that thing, person, or […]