Reduce Depression After Stillbirth with Yoga

Reduce Depression After Stillbirth with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Bereaved mothers with stillbirth (death at >20 weeks of gestation) have more than a 6-fold higher risk for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) compared to mothers after live birth. . . . Non-pharmacological approaches, such as yoga, may be an alternative […]

Improve the Quality of Life of Multiple Sclerosis Patients with Mindfulness

Improve the Quality of Life of Multiple Sclerosis Patients with Mindfulness   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “mindfulness can improve quality of life and help people cope better with their MS. Various studies found that mindfulness decreased pain, stress, anxiety and depression.” – MS Trust   Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a progressive demyelinating disease which attacks the coating […]

Reduce Aggressiveness in Militant Extremists with Yoga

Reduce Aggressiveness in Militant Extremists with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “yoga helps to improve symptoms of anxiety and depression in prisoners, and crucially, decreases impulsivity—a known factor in much prison violence.” – Georgia Pike   As Mahatma Gandhi has recognized “Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is […]

Improve Chronic Low Back Pain with Yoga

Improve Chronic Low Back Pain with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Yoga is great for working on flexibility and core stability, correcting posture, and breathing—all of which are necessary for a healthy back.” – Sasha Cyrelson   Low Back Pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and affects between 6% to […]