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World Gym Dover
(603) 750-4100
51 Washington St
Dover, NH
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Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor

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Yoga Newington
(603) 498-1278
161 Little Bay Rd
Newington, NH
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Yoga Instructor

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Ocean Spirit Yoga
(603) 766-0979
147 Congress St
Portsmouth, NH
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Yoga Instructor

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O 2 Yoga
(603) 427-0772
63 Market St
Portsmouth, NH
Industry
Yoga Instructor

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Elsie Cebulla
(207) 651-3171
PO Box 323
Shapleigh, ME
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Water & Stone Yoga
(603) 520-2897
25 West Main Street
Conway, NH

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Portsmouth Center For Yoga and the Arts
(603) 431-4755
95 Albany St
Portsmouth, NH
Industry
Yoga Instructor

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Yoga East
(603) 422-9642
163 Deer St
Portsmouth, NH
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Yoga Instructor

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Diane Crosser
(603) 332-8980
13 St. James Terrace
Rochester, NH
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Awakening Touch
(603) 498-6170
1 Waldron Court
Dover, NH
Specialty
Herbalist, Massage, Cert. Traumatologist
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F
Education
BS
Professional Memberships
American Herbalist Guild

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Specific Yoga Type Improves Back Pain, Treats Depression and Increases Mobility

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People with chronic low-back problems who do yoga also do betteriyvenga_yoga at overcoming pain and depression than people treated conventionally for back pain, a West Virginia University study funded by the National Institutes of Health shows.

The three-year, $400,000 study, published in the September issue of the journal Spine, showed lifted mood, less pain and improved function in the group that did yoga postures compared with a control group who received standard medical therapy.

The 90 study subjects, who experienced mild to moderate functional disability, were randomly assigned to the yoga group or the group that received conventional medical therapy. Yoga participants took 90-minute classes twice a week for 24 weeks, doing postures targeted to relieve chronic low-back pain. Follow up continued for six months after the end of classes or therapy. 

The yoga group had less pain, less functional disability and less depression compared with the control group,” said Kimberly Williams, Ph.D., research assistant professor in the Department of Community Medicine. “These were statistically significant and clinically important changes that were maintained six months after the intervention.”

The yoga classes were taught by certified Iyengar yoga instructors. Iyengar yoga is a populariyengar_yogaform of yoga in the United States, that uses props such as belts, blocks, cushions, benches, etc. as aids in perfoming asanas (postures). These aids allow beginners to experience asana easier and fully than might otherwise be possible without several years of practice. A form of Hatha yoga , Iyengar yoga is based on the traditional eight limbs of yoga, emphasizing the development of strength, stamina, flexibility and balance, as well as concentration ( Dharana ) and meditation ( Dhyana ). Iyengar yoga characterized by great attention to detail and precise focus on body alignment. Derivative forms of Iyengar yoga include Sivananda Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

There have been many studies performed on the effects of Iyengar yoga on patients with physical problems. In general, Iyengar yoga is useful in physical therapy because it assists in the manipulation of inflexible or injured areas.

Proponents of yoga have long described the health benefits of yoga , especially in reducing back pain,” Williams said. “But not everybody was convinced. This is a mu...

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