Being Well in the Digital Age: Therapeutic Yoga

Yoga therapeutics relates the the good effect on the mind-body and well-being promoted by yoga. However, there is also medical therapeutics involving the treatment or healing of diseases of the body. More and more people are looking to Eastern medicine for a more holistic approach to wellness.Western medicine heavily relies upon logic and scientific studies where Eastern medicine focuses more on mind-body observations, energy lines in the body, and intuition. Both approaches have valid purposes and it is their fusion that hleaf 4olds greatpotential for our future well-being. We need more scientific data to fully understand all the therapeutic benefits of yoga. At this point we know there are a myriad of health benefits.  decreases therisk of heart disease, chronic back and neck pain, blood pressure, stress, and blood sugar. It increases flexibility, brain function, balance,  and, bone and muscle strength. Studies have found it increases self-regulation in children and adolescents. One of my favorite studies is a 12 minute yoga practice that was shown to reverse bone loss AND increase bone density in spine, hips, and femur. You can read the study here.