Every Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention? Leave a comment and let me know.

The Healing Power of Mindfulness
Mindfulness may not be able to lead you to a diagnosis, but it can help you cope with many painful chronic symptoms. 

Yoga For Older Adults: 5 Health Benefits of the Practice for Post50s
You’re never too old to begin practicing yoga! In fact, the practice can have major health benefits as your age increases.

How Mindfulness Training Could Help People with PTSD Symptoms
Breathing, stretching and other mindfulness practices can have very positive effects on those suffering from, or at risk of, post traumatic stress disorder. 

Teaching Healing Through Altruism
Marilyn Campbell explores research that reveals that if a person goes outside themselves to help others, it can have therapeutic results. 

It’s Official: Meditation Reduces Stress!
Becky Striepe explains that yoga and meditation can eliminate much of life’s stress. Consequently, it an also reduce many health problems caused by stress such as heart disease and diabetes. 

Change Your Mind and Change the World
In this article, Ida Jo explores the relationship between happiness and health. By living altruistically, we are happier and can increase our overall well-being.