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Yoga helps in cancer recovery

July 15th, 2010 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Yoga helps in cancer recovery)

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Nicole Culos-Reed’s research shows that yoga is helpful to the survivors of breast cancer

Recent research has found that the practice of hatha yoga has had a positive impact on the psychological health of women who have survived breast cancer. The 2005 study [opens to PDF] was conducted by researchers associated with the University of Calgary.

Since that time, YogaThrive, a community-based program created specifically for cancer survivors, has become more available across Canada and the U.S. The intent is to translate successful research into community programs. (more…)

Yoga for youth at risk

June 24th, 2010 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Yoga for youth at risk)

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Yoga approach provides alternative tools for physical, emotional and mental wellness to at-risk youth

A ‘Yoga Connect Project,’ offered at Nanaimo District Secondary School, has offered teens in an alternate program the opportunity to use yoga for its many physical and mental health benefits.

Instructor Regis (Durgadas) Chapman, of Silent Motion Yoga, told The Nanaimo News Bulletin that students minds crave silence from emotionality and electronic overload, but that sometimes it can be difficult to obtain that experience.

The project was inspired by a program in New York called The Lineage Project, which provides yoga and meditation for physical, emotional and mental wellness to at-risk and incarcerated youth ages 10 to 21. (more…)

Yoga talk: More than just exercise

December 4th, 2008 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Yoga talk: More than just exercise)

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picture 030Yoga’s physical and mental practices and disciplines are increasingly popular and being adopted by many. We speak with yoga teachers Kim Leduc and Kelly Murphy about yoga and its potential benefit and/or therapeutic use in helping with addiction or mental health problems. (more…)