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Yoga language: myth-busting twists and inversions

Amy Matthews is the co-author of Yoga Anatomy, the co-director of The Breathing Project’s Advanced Studies Program in New York City and has been teaching anatomy and kinesiology for over 15 years. Matthews did some yoga myth-busting for yoga.about.com that I think everyone should know… (http://yoga.about.com/od/anatomy/a/Yoga-Anatomy-Myths.htm) (adapted) First, “Twists” Q: Do twists really “wring out” and cleanse the internal organs? Is that even… Read more »

3 things to know about frailty and Parkinson’s: I. Quality of Life

This week I’m going to share some information from my PhD work on frailty and Parkinson’s disease. Frailty is considered highly prevalent in older adults and increases vulnerability to adverse outcomes (falls, disability, hospitalization, and mortality). Popular scientific definitions operationalized frailty as a phenotype or an accumulation of deficits. However, the concurrence of frailty and Parkinson’s is interesting because they… Read more »