For years, yoga has been hailed as a cure for just about every ailment under the sun, to the extent that some skeptics view yoga’s claims of holistic healing as New Age quackery. The fact is, however, while yoga’s benefits are not supernatural, it’s fairly hard to exaggerate the pervasiveness of its positive effects. And at universities from New Haven to New Delhi, the scientific community is coming forth with peer-reviewed numbers to back up the “ancient wisdom.” Here is just a cross-section of the ways that regular yoga practice can benefit your total well-being:
Amy Prager, transgendered scientista, shares her story
Originally Posted April 19, 2012 By Kelsey Cruz
As scientists, we explore and experiment. We organize and predict. We are intellects and earth shakers, commandeering the why’s and making them what’s. Although we don’t know everything, we trust that every new discovery is just a lab hour away. But what happens when the problem is harder to solve – more difficult than any mathematic formula or radioactive experiment? As a scientist, what do you do when you’re unhappy as yourself, in your own body? You change it, of course.
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