Psychology & Psychiatry

More reasons why you must manage your stress

If you've ever experienced an immobilizing sense of panic when faced with a difficult or threatening situation, you're not alone. It turns out that the well-documented fight-or-flight instinct for self-preservation isn't ...

Health

Study: Yoga breathing and relaxation lower blood pressure

Yoga practice that emphasizes mental relaxation and breathing techniques can have as much of a beneficial impact on high blood pressure as aerobic exercise, according to research by a postdoctoral fellow in the Department ...

Health

New exercises help athletes manage dangerous breathing disorder

A novel set of breathing techniques developed at National Jewish Health help athletes overcome vocal cord dysfunction and improve performance during high-intensity exercise. Vocal cord dysfunction, now also referred to as ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Yogic breathing helps fight major depression, study shows

A breathing-based meditation practice known as Sudarshan Kriya yoga helped alleviate severe depression in people who did not fully respond to antidepressant treatments, reports a new study published today in the Journal of ...

Pediatrics

Blow the pain away: breathing tips to help children relax

In times of stress, anxiety or frustration, you've probably been told to "relax, take a deep breath and calm down." Have you tried it? Really tried it? Many meditation practices use breathing techniques to promote a state ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Yoga practice beneficial to patients with COPD

An estimated 24 million Americans may have COPD, which includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Patients with COPD have trouble pushing used air out of their lungs, making it difficult to take in healthy new air. ...

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