What Style of Yoga is “Best” for Your Health?

What type of yoga should you try? A new 2016 study published in the Complementary Therapies in Medicine shows that as long as you are showing up to your mat, you’ll reaping the benefits. Researchers looked at over 300 research trials on yoga and found that, of the 52 styles of yoga studied, more than…

10 Ways to Fight Job Burnout

Chronic work-related stress over time can lead to job burnout. Job-related psychological stress was first termed “burnout” in 1975 and is defined as a “prolonged response to chronic emotional and interpersonal job stressors.” Burnout is measured by symptoms in three areas: emotional exhaustion or feeling depleted, cynicism or a sense of detachment from others, and…

5 Ways to Use Yoga for Better Sleep

Yoga is a gentle and restorative way to wind down your day. A national survey found that over 55% of people who did yoga found that it helped them get better sleep. Over 85% said yoga helped reduce stress. You can use supportive props like bolsters, blankets, and blocks to make poses comfortable so that…

Is Yoga the Next New ‘Antioxidant’?

  Most people do yoga for flexibility and strength, but there is a lot more that yoga can do for your body and mind– even at a biochemical level. A new study shows that 12 weeks of yoga boosts your natural antioxidants and defends you from the damage from free radicals. Read more here on…

Why Do People Do Yoga?

After my last weekend of yoga teacher training, a friend asked me over dinner, “Why do you do yoga? So you can learn to do what… headstands?” Why do people do yoga? More than 90 percent of people come to yoga for flexibility, stress relief, health, and physical fitness. But, for most people, their primary…

Build Resilience with a Loving Kindness Meditation

Having trouble being kind to yourself? Try extending compassion to others first, and you might be surprised. Find out how to do a loving-kindness meditation here on my article on Psychology Today. Copyright Marlynn H. Wei, MD, PLLC © 2015

Do Yoga at Your Work Desk

Don’t let being at work stop you from doing some yoga during the day. Even a few minutes of office yoga gives you to a break from your day and release of tension in your body. For those with a desk job working at a computer, studies have shown that sitting for long periods of…