A reindeer calf scratches its head with its hoof. Their ability to move their bodies into extreme positions was one of the reasons owner Jane Atkinson thought that reindeer would be a good fit for a yoga class.
New research finds that a yoga class designed specifically for back pain can be as effective as physical therapy in relieving pain. The yoga protocol includes gentle poses and avoids more difficult ones.
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The SmartMat is a responsive yoga mat that seeks to improve one's yoga practice. Microsensors embedded in the mat record and provide adjustments to the user in real time.
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If it weren't for B.K.S. Iyengar, yoga wouldn't be quite as popular in the West. This photo of the yogi, who died this week at 95, was taken in Karnataka, India on May 3, 2005.