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Yoga for heartburn

Heartburn or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) means acid indigestion. This occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and the stomach contents reflux or return into the esophagus. This may create a burning sensation in the chest or throat when the refluxed stomach acid touches the lining of the esophagus. The burning sensation […]

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Yoga for Kids: A Walk Through the Garden

“Frogs!”“Butterflies!”“Caterpillars!”My daughter’s preschool classmates were all eager to answer after I asked them what we might see in a garden. I visited their classroom recently to read my garden yoga book as part of their study of the garden and nature. The teachers have done a fantastic job of integrating science, language arts, art, music, […]

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Classroom yoga for kids may relieve anxiety

Participating in yoga and mindfulness activities at school may help anxious third-graders improve their well-being and emotional health, according to a small study. Researchers worked with a public school in New Orleans to add mindfulness and yoga to the school’s existing empathy-based programming for students needing extra support. Researchers randomly assigned third graders screened for […]

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