The Healing Power of Pranayama

Over ten years ago, a yogi friend went hiking up a steep mountain. She was wearing good shoes and enjoying the challenge, as well as the stunning view upon reaching the peak. Soon after she began her descent, she slipped and badly twisted her ankle. Immediately, she...

Yoga & My Chronic Pain Journey

One year ago I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a disorder that affects the way my brain/nervous system processes pain. It all started in 2020, while I was finishing my Intermediate Integral Yoga Teacher Training online. Over the course of several months, the pain...

Yoga as “Lifestyle Medicine”

I first came across the teachings of Swami Satchidananda (Sri Gurudev) in a transcript from a talk he gave in which he said, “We have a natural state of ease and when we lose it we get disease.” I was in medical school at the time, and nobody was really addressing the...

How Yoga Can Help Back Pain, Osteoporosis and More

In this podcast/webinar, Avi Gordon (director of Integral Yoga Teachers Association) talks with Dr. Loren M. Fishman about how Yoga can help with various health challenges like back pain, osteoporosis and injuries. Dr. Fishman is Medical Director of Manhattan Physical...