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Live Whole Health #93 – Yoga Stretch

Do you feel discomfort, pain or stiffness from sitting or being in one position for too long? We spend a lot of time using computers or handheld devices, driving or cooking with our hands and arms in front of us, and our heads bent forward in a slouched position. Being aware of our posture – and stretching to ease tight muscles – with yoga stretch can help restore balance. 

By |October 18th, 2021|#LiveWholeHealth|3 Comments

Live Whole Health #70: Chair yoga

When it comes to yoga, we hear these often: “I can’t do yoga, I’m not flexible,” or “I don’t know what all the fuss is about yoga,” or “My daughter does yoga, but she’s young and fit,” and “You won’t catch me in yoga pants!” But what about chair yoga?

By |May 3rd, 2021|#LiveWholeHealth|Comments Off on Live Whole Health #70: Chair yoga

Live Whole Health #66: Lower body chair yoga practice

You may think of yoga as a practice only done by the young and flexible, but all of us can do it. After a recent knee surgery, I was unable to get around without crutches, but I was still able to do breathing practices, meditate, and even do some yoga postures in a chair.

By |April 5th, 2021|#LiveWholeHealth|Comments Off on Live Whole Health #66: Lower body chair yoga practice

VA nurses empower Veterans with yoga and guided meditation

Whole health programs at Roseburg VA are centered around what matters to you, not what is the matter with you. Facing your fears can be difficult but this nurse guarantees the process is worth it.

By |August 26th, 2020|Health|Comments Off on VA nurses empower Veterans with yoga and guided meditation

Veterans Yoga Project offers daily resources to support recovery and well-being

Veterans Yoga Project partners with VA facilities, Veteran centers, service organizations, and universities throughout the U.S. to provide Mindful Resilience classes. In these sessions, tools are offered to complement other forms of treatment for PTS(D) and mental/emotional challenges.

By |July 22nd, 2020|Guest Posts|8 Comments

Live Whole Health: Self-care episode #10 – Chair Yoga

Want to see how yoga is for everybody? How it can help you to become flexible, balanced and calm? Join yoga instructor (and health and wellness program manager) Mandie Johnson from Central Arkansas VAMC for this 9-minute chair yoga practice.

By |April 22nd, 2020|#LiveWholeHealth|3 Comments

For Veterans with Parkinson’s disease: The benefits of yoga

Yoga is very popular and is cited as a favorite non-medical therapy by many people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD). People are often fearful of getting started in a yoga class since there is often an incorrect portrayal of yoga in the media as being only for flexible, skinny ballet dancers. Yoga, on the contrary, is a very adaptable practice, with both functional and psychosocial benefits, that can be suited to a wide variety of abilities.

By |April 20th, 2017|Health|1 Comment
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