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The word yoga is Sanskrit for "union" and refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines that originated in India. Originating over four thousand years ago, it was first introduced to the West in the19th century and has become popular around the world.

What is yoga?

In practice, yoga is an applied science of the mind and body. It comes from the Hindu vedas (scriptures). Practice and study of it help to bring about a natural balance of body and mind in which the state of health can manifest itself. Yoga itself does not create health; rather, it creates an internal environment that allows the individual to come to his own state of dynamic balance, or health. Basically, yoga teaches that a healthy person is a harmoniously integrated unit of body, mind and spirit. Therefore, good health requires a simple, natural diet, exercise in fresh air, a serene and untroubled mind and the awareness that main's deepest and highest self is identical with the spirit of God. As a result, to many devotees, yoga becomes a philosophy that offers instruction and insight into every aspect of life: the spiritual, the mental and the physical. Of course, because it is all-encompassing, people who want to pick and choose from its smorgasbord can do so without being disappointed. Yoga is equally satisfying as a physical therapy alone. [1]

 The Latest Yoga Research - By Lee Lipton MA PA-C -  This is an interesting article on the history of yoga research and the results of the health benefits associated with different types of diseases and health concerns..MORE..

Yoga for Scleroderma

Kathy Randolph of the Yoga Center in Reno has been doing amazing work using yoga to help people suffering from scleroderma. A seasoned instructor, she was approached by the Scleroderma Foundation in 2002 to lead a program on yoga at the Foundation's National Conference that same year. Kathy agreed and researched scleroderma to determine the best programs for the symptoms expressed by the disease. It was so well received by the conference participants that the Foundation asked her to produce a video as well.

Kathy's enthusiastic response to this request has produced videos to help people with scleroderma enjoy the health benefits of yoga. The programs in the video are also designed to address individuals with limited mobility.

The information listed below is from the Yoga Center of Reno web site;

Yoga for Scleroderma DVD

Kathy Randolph has created this wonderful video for the sufferers of scleroderma everywhere. This practice consists of a sequence of floor exercises, standing poses, inverted postures, and breathing and relaxation techniques. All are performed with modifications for physical limitations associated with scleroderma and all can be done while sitting on the edge of or lying on a bed. Only $20 with free shipping! You can purchase this video at www.scleroderma.org/store/store-video.shtm look for the order form on the right above the video. For more info call 1-800-722- HOPE (4673) email

[1] http://www.holisticonline.com/

The information listed on this page is for informational purposes only. It does not guarantee any type of result. Please consult a qualified health care professional before making any changes or additions to your health care protocol. Scleroderma is very diverse in how it effects individuals and should be treated as such. 

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