Yoga & Fitness Resources

Ayurveda Resources

  • The Ayurvedic Institute

    The Ayurvedic Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that teaches the principles and practices of Ayurveda, the ancient science of life. We provide authentic education in a supportive environment that encourages the integration of Ayurveda by individuals into their daily living and by health care professionals into their clinical practices. -- From the Ayurvedic Institutes's Mission Statement

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  • Joyful Belly

    Joyful Belly explores Ayurvedic medicine with the intent to make Ayurvedic nutrition understandable and easy to manage. The site also offers on line courses for those who are interested in attaining professional Ayurvedic certification.

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  • Banyan Botanicals

    Founded in 1996 by Scott Cote and Kevin Casey, Banyan Botanicals is an herbal company dedicated to offering superior, environmentally friendly and ethically considered herbs and products related to Ayurvedic medicine and tradition. The goal is to "help people achieve and maintain optimal health and well-being."

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Yoga Resources for Special Conditions

  • Arthritis

    Yoga Benefits for Arthritis - This article by Susan Berstein offers insights and details on how yoga can "reduce pain, increase flexibility, improve function and lower stress in people with arthritis."

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  • Breast Cancer

    Yoga and Breast Cancer - This page from breastcancer.org follows the research concerning the possible benefits of yoga for breast cancer patients, such as the reduction of physical fatigue and emotional stress, the improvement of sleep and general physical energy, and a better quality of life.

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  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Yoga and MS - From The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, this Web page presents an overview of what yoga is, and explains how yoga can help manage the complications of multiple sclerosis.

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  • Parkinson's

    Yoga Visibly Reduces Tremors and Improves the Steadiness of Gait - This article by Renee Le Verrier, RYT describes how Yoga is one of the best alternative therapies for handling the stress of Parkinson's Disease. For example, yoga breathing techniques, in particular, are especially helpful in calming anxiety.

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    Benefits of Yoga for Parkinson's Disease - From the Parkinson's Foundation, this Web page describes the research concerning the benefits of yoga for movement disorders, including "improved strength, flexibility, balancer, overall fitness and quality of life."

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  • Rheumatology

    This Web site offers extensive information on some of the most common medications and therapies used to treat rheumatic disease.

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  • Special Needs

    The Integral Yoga Institute offers courses for certification specifically related to "Yoga for the Special Child" and is an approved Continuing Education provider for AOTA, IAYT, and Yoga Alliance.

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  • Yoga for Caregivers

    Yoga for Caregivers is dedicated to offering medical and therapeutic caregivers the resources on how to restore and maintain personal health and wellbeing.

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Yoga Credentialing and Oversight

  • The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)

    IAYT supports research and education in yoga and serves as a professional organization for yoga teachers and yoga therapists worldwide. Our mission is to establish yoga as a recognized and respected therapy. -- From IAYT's Mission Statement.

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  • Yoga International

    Yoga International is an organization with over 300,000 members that offers various types of multimedia content for learning and practicing yoga. Online courses are offered by over 500 professional teachers.

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  • Yoga Alliance

    Yoga Alliance® is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Our mission is to promote and support the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga. -- From Yoga Alliance's Mission Statement

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