Improve Memory with Yoga Nostril Breathing Techniques

Improve Memory with Yoga Nostril Breathing Techniques   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.” – Sanskrit Proverb   Yoga practice is becoming increasingly popular in the west, for good reason. It has documented benefits for the individual’s psychological and […]

Increase Metabolism with Yogic Breathing Practices

Increase Metabolism with Yogic Breathing Practices   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “different yoga postures and breathing practices, which involve the control of respiratory rate and retention periods, may produce markedly different metabolic effects.” – Anupama Tyagi   Breathing is essential for life and generally occurs automatically. It’s easy to take for granted as it’s been there our entire […]

Manage Symptoms in Cancer Survivors with Yoga

Manage Symptoms in Cancer Survivors with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “when it’s used alongside conventional medical treatment, yoga may help relieve some of the symptoms linked to cancer.” – American Cancer Society   Because of great advances in treatment, many patients today are surviving cancer. But cancer survivors frequently suffer from anxiety, depression, […]

Reduce Inflammatory Responses and Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms with Yoga

Reduce Inflammatory Responses and Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “yoga practice significantly decreases the severity of physical and psychological symptoms in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis.” – Science Daily   Arthritis is a chronic disease that most commonly affects the joints. Depending on the type of […]

Improve Executive Control in Thinking with Yoga

Improve Executive Control in Thinking with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “yoga can be a cognitive enhancement or brain fitness exercise that can confer similar or even more extensive cognitive resilience than memory training-the gold standard-in older adults.” – Helen Lavretsky   Mindfulness training has been shown to be effective in improving […]