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The Checkup Archive: Yoga

Do you have a happy place?

One of my yoga friends asked the rest of us over for dinner the other night where our "happy place" was. Having been in therapy before, I knew the term, but it was new to others around the table. (Joel Page/Associated Press) Your "happy place," as its woo-woo name suggests,...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  August 19, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Psychology , Yoga  
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Take up yoga, give up meat?

I have been practicing yoga seriously for many years alongside a core group of fellow practitioners at a small neighborhood studio. I know these people's kids' names and what cars they drive. But I couldn't begin to tell you which of them, if any, is a vegetarian. Ours is admittedly...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  May 11, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Nutrition and Fitness , Vegetarianism , Yoga  
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Is that right? Coconut water is "nature's sports drink"?

Is coconut water really such a great "sports drink"? I've been doing some Bikram yoga lately -- the "hot" yoga that's practiced for 90 minutes in a room heated to 105 degrees. One thing you want to be sure of when you do Bikram is to be well hydrated before...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  May 7, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Is That Right? , Nutrition and Fitness , Yoga  
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Amid holiday stress, take a minute to stretch

Vicky Hallett, one of the Post's MisFit columnists, is The Checkup's guest blogger today. 'Fess up: The only time you broke a sweat in the last few weeks involved rushing toward a buffet table. But while it's understandable that your holiday schedule has kept you from focusing on fitness, that...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  December 15, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Guest Blogger , Nutrition and Fitness , Stress , Yoga  
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Do neti pots promote sinus health?

Ever since Dr. Oz showed Oprah how to use a neti pot in 2007, the devices have been the darlings of the nasal-irrigation world. Used for eons by practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine, neti pots are small, teapot-shaped vessels from which one empties saline solution (warm water with a bit of...

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  |  December 11, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Alternative and Complementary Medicine , General Health , Is That Right? , Popular Procedures , Yoga  
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Alternative Medicine Spending Soars

The amount of money that Americans are shelling out for herbal supplements, meditation, acupuncture and other forms of "alternative" medical care is continuing to skyrocket, according to a new government data out today. Americans spent $33.9 billion out-of-pocket on "complementary and alternative" or CAM therapies in 2007, according to the...

By Rob Stein  |  July 30, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Alternative and Complementary Medicine , Family Health , General Health , Health Policy , Yoga  
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