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Healing with art

Gripping a cane to stabilize his stride, Bradley Books walked past the Firehouse Arts Center in Longmont, promising himself that one day his paintings and drawings would hang on the white walls. Now four years later, the 37-year-old is inside … Continue reading

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Yoga may boost your brain power

Yogis may be enjoying a surprising benefit when they unroll their mats and strike a pose. A new study finds that just 20 minutes of hatha yoga stimulates brain function. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign enlisted 30 … Continue reading

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Self-Affirmation Improves Problem-Solving

It’s no secret that stress increases your susceptibility to health problems, and it also impacts your ability to solve problems and be creative. But methods to prevent associated risks and effects have been less clear – until now. Published in … Continue reading

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How art aided Andrew Marr’s recovery

“When I started to recover in hospital, one of my early frustrations was that I found I wanted to draw. Drawing does for me what others find in meditation, prayer or gardening. It is my way of connecting to the … Continue reading

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Food Pyramid

A food pyramid is a graphical pyramid shaped nutrition guide, divided into sections. Each section represents a specific food group and shows the recommended intake for each food group. The pyramid shape graphic, illustrates a higher daily intake of foods … Continue reading

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Evidence based Yoga

Yoga is a mind and body practice in complementary medicine with origins in ancient Indian philosophy. The various styles of yoga that people use for health purposes typically combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. There are numerous … Continue reading

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Asanas that chase away the blues

Nice article from the Times of India, citing research using Yoga Asanas: Among the many clinical researches being conducted at Nimhans , one involved patients of an old-age home who were exposed to six months of yoga therapy. MRI scans … Continue reading

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