Warriors at Ease Teachers Magazine

By Warriors at Ease | This magazine contains articles, research and other scientific studies related to the health benefits of yoga and meditation. If you ever need to "refer to the research" this is going to be a great place for you to start!

New Research Suggests Yoga Can Help Parkinson's Disease

Yoga can reduce fall risk in people with Parkinson's disease.<p>A recent study published in E<i>vidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine</i> …

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New study shows Transcendental Meditation reduces psychological distress in the workplace

New research shows enhanced brain functioning and decreased psychological distress through Transcendental Meditation in the workplace<p><b>Psychological</b> …

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The Wounds of the Drone Warrior

<b>I</b>n the spring of 2006, Christopher Aaron started working 12-hour shifts in a windowless room at the Counterterrorism Airborne Analysis Center in Langley, Va. He sat before a wall of flat-screen monitors that beamed live, classified video feeds from drones hovering in distant war zones. On some …

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Boston curbs firefighter injuries through new focus on health, safety

The Boston Fire Department has seen reductions in the number of firefighters hurt on the job, a trend the department’s commissioner says has been …

Evidence-Based Nonpharmacologic Strategies for Comprehensive Pain Care - Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing

How to Take Care of Others Without Burning Out

In our over-stressed world, many health care providers, social workers and caregivers are suffering from slow yet painful burnout. Many of the rest …

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Yoga for Military Veterans with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Chronic low back pain (cLBP) is prevalent, especially among military veterans. Many cLBP treatment options have limited benefits and are accompanied …

2014 Scientific Poster Abstracts

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Yoga versus education for Veterans with chronic low back pain: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Study design<p>The trial is a single-blinded 24-week RCT and is divided into two phases: an initial 12-week intervention period followed by a 12-week …

Study: Yoga helps back pain among Veterans

A San Diego VA study among Veterans with chronic low back pain found that those who completed a 12-week yoga program had better scores on a …

Effortless Meditation for Restless Minds

Photo Courtesy of Tobias Hutzler / Trunk Archive<p>Speculative but Promising<p>Toggle description<p>There’s momentum behind this concept, though it needs more …

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Literature Review of Research on Chronic Pain and Yoga in Military Populations

1. Clancy C. Statement of Dr. Carolyn Clancy, M.D. Interim Under Secretary for Health Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Department of Veterans …

TRR’s Warrior Camp: An Intensive Treatment Program for Combat Trauma in Active Military and Veterans of All Eras | Military Medicine

Effective treatments for combat trauma in military service members exist, but barriers to care abound, including poor access, stigma, and dropout. …

Massage for Veterans Resources

Military veterans can face a host of health concerns upon returning from service, from chronic read more...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

What is post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD?<p>PTSD is a disorder that some people develop after experiencing a shocking, scary, or dangerous …

Heart rate variability: A new way to track well-being

Information is knowledge, and big tech companies know how important it is to collect and track data. When it comes to your health, it is now easy to …

Slow yogic breathing through right and left nostril influences sympathovagal balance, heart rate variability, and cardiovascular risks in young adu... - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>Specific nostril breathing is known to influence autonomic functions.<p>AIM:<p>The study was to assess the effects of right nostril breathing …

Four Steps for Staying Present in Sessions

Being a therapist is hard work that requires an incredible amount of mindfulness, whether you have a formal practice or not. We are trained to be …

Mindfulness could help to stave off dementia, research suggests

Mindfulness and meditation could stave off dementia, research suggests. Analysis of research involving 30,000 people found that those who suffered moderate to severe anxiety in mid-life were more likely to develop dementia years later.<p>Researchers said responses to stress may speed up brain cell …

The Difference Between Healing and Fixing in the Practice of Mindfulness

The psychological community has wholeheartedly embraced mindfulness in response to the many mental health benefits that are reported by individuals …

VA Announces Whole Health Flagship Sites: Personalized Plan Puts Veterans in Control of their Health Care

VA Announces Whole Health Flagship Sites: Personalized Plan Puts Veterans in Control of their Health Care<p>May 15, 2018, 09:59:00 AM<p>VA Announces Whole …

Rhythm of Breathing Affects Memory and Fear

<i>Summary: A new study reports the rhythm of your breathing can influence neural activity that enhances memory recall and emotional judgement.</i><p>Source: …

Meditation and Breathing Exercises Can Sharpen Your Mind

Trinity College Dublin researchers report controlled breathing, a key element of meditation, directly affects noradrenaline levels in the brain. The …

The Yogi masters were right -- meditation and breathing exercises can sharpen your mind: New research explains link between breath-focused meditation and attention and brain health

New research explains link between breath-focused meditation and attention and brain health<p>It has long been claimed by Yogis and Buddhists that …

How Deep Breathing Can Reduce Stress

You may have heard that deep breathing exercises can relieve stress. Unlike some stress-relieving techniques, solid research shows that breathing …

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Loving-Kindness Meditation for Veterans With PTSD | Omega

Self-criticism, rumination, and thought suppression are frequently associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD; Bennett & Wells, 2010), as is …

Mindfulness meditation: A promising tool to help reduce chronic pain and opioid use - VAntage Point

<i>This month, Optum is a proud partner and supporter of the VA’s Brain Trust: Pathways to InnoVAtion event in Boston, where new solutions to improve</i> …

Trauma-sensitive yoga as an adjunct mental health treatment in group therapy for survivors of domestic violence: A feasibility study

1. Black MC, Basile KC, Breiding MJ, Smith SG, Walters ML, Merrick MT, et al. National intimate partner and sexual violence survey: 2010 summary …