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BRW_Stretching the CEO by Jessica Gardner Jessica Gardner from Business Review Weekly interviews some top CEO's on how Yoga benefits them

Self-Care in Ayurveda by Rama Prasad Ayurvedic doctor, Rama Prasad explains the benefits to your health of an Ayurvedic daily routine.

Annette Loudon gives a guided relaxation for women who have or have had breast cancer Yoga therapist and breast cancer researcher, Annette Loudon, takes you through a wonderful relaxation practice that can be used by women from the time of diagnosis, during treatment and after treatment

Annette Loudon speaks on Yoga and Disability Annette Loudon has taught yoga for the disabled for many years. Here she talks about how specific yoga practices have assisted her students with their disabilities

Ayurvedic Healing of Irritable Bowel Syndrome - A Case Study by Dr Shaun Matthews Ayurvedic expert and medical doctor, Shaun Matthews, describes the case of a women who used yoga, meditation and Ayurveda to resolve her digestive problems

Beginning to See Beyond the Mat by Judith Lasater Judith Lasater tells the story of her life long love affair with yoga and her elusive search for samadhi (bliss)

Blissful Body Therapies - Ayurveda natural healing by Carolline Robertson Ayurvedic practitioner and Naturopathic Doctor, Caroline Robertson, describes some Ayurvedic body work therapies and their benefits.

Breath of God The breathing practices of pranayama by Judith Hanson Lasater Judith Lasater explains breathing practices known as pranayama. She describes the benefits as well as the physiology of pranayama.

Breath Of Life by Michael de Manincor Yoga therapist and psychologist, Michael de Manincor, writes about the benefits of being conscious about how we breathe

Chakra balancing relaxation Annette Loudon shares a relaxation to purify the chakras - chakra shuddhi. This practice is aimed at balancing and purifying the chakras, which results in a smoother flow of the life force, prana, through the chakras. The physical benefits include calming effect on the nervous system, increased awareness, energy, and concentration and reduced mental tension.

Darts by Annette Loudon Annette Loudon taught Yoga to people with physical disabilities for many years. Her account of her DARTS class is inspiring and deeply touching

Don't Worry Be Happy Article by Eva Norlyk Smith Eva Norlyk Smith interviews Amy Weintraub, Yoga and depression expert, on how Yoga can combat depression

Embodying the Body People with eating disorders often have a fragmented sense of self where the body and mind are perceived as two separate, conflicting entities. Psychologist and yoga teacher Janet Lowndes helps clients to mindfully inhabit their bodies.

Nurturing the Soul's Journey - Ayurvedic and Yogic Psychology by Dr Shaun Matthews Dr. Shaun Matthews outlines the central tenets of the Ayurvedic and Yogic approaches to living a full and satisfying life

Painful Knees and all such things by James Bone Physio, yoga therapist and Bowen therapist, James Bone, suggests some practical methods for dealing with knee pain.

Practicing Mindfulness meditation by Dr Craig Hassed Dr. Craig Hassed describes a simple mindfulness meditation practice

Relaxation Audio by Trina Bawden-Smith Enjoy this unique deep relaxation, which uses vibration to deepen your relaxation experience

Research Validation of Meditative States by Amy Weintraub This article summarises research by Dr. Shirley Tellesm which compares what happens in the brain during the yogic practices of dharana and dhyana

Research Yoga helps breast cancer patients with mood, immune response and fatigue by Amy Weintraub Amy Weintraub summarises three research studies which have shown to help breast cancer patients with anxiety, depression, fatigue, stress.

Research Yoga nidra reduces anxiety in women with menstrual disorders by Amy Weintraub Amy Weintraub outlines a study which shows in women with menstrual disorders and mild to moderate anxiety and depressive symptoms, yoga nidra significantly reduced their anxiety and depression

Ritucharya - Seasonal Routines of health in Ayurveda by Dr Shaun Matthews Dr. Shaun Matthews describes seasonal routines for the different doshas / body types

Stages of Yoga by Eve Grzybowski Acclaimed yoga teacher, Eve Grzybowski, describes which yoga practices are suitable for different stages of life and different ages

Using the Chakras during Breast Cancer Treatment Annette Loudon, breast cancer researcher and Yoga therapist, gives a practice that uses the chakras to expand prana or life force, which in yoga philosophy is believed to promote healing

Viniyoga by Michael de Manincor Michael de Manincor teaches yoga in the tradition of TKV Desikachar. Here he explains what viniyoga is and is not

Women's Health interview with Dr Claudia Welch Dr. Claudia Welch is a medical doctor and specialist in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has specialised in women's health with a focus on hormonal balance. In this article she discusses how to restore hormonal balance, the cause of women's disorders and her book on women's health

Yoga and Mental Health in Children by Dr. Shirley Telles Dr. Shirley Telles is a neurophysiologist and internationally acclaimed Yoga researcher. In this article she outlines Yoga's diverse applications in improving mental health in children. Topics includes ADHD, stress, self-esteem, eating disorders, diabetes, concentration and more.

Yoga for people with physical limitations by Annette Loudon Annette Loudon details her experiences teaching Yoga to those with conditions, including cerebral palsy, MS, and quadriplegia