This week's post is an interview with the creators of the Overcome Pain with Gentle Yoga video series- Neil Pearson and Shelly Prosko. Learn more about a gentle and effective way to manage pain and the minds behind this excellent video series. Why did you create these pain care yoga videos and what makes them unique from others? Pain impacts every aspect of our existence; and currently there … [Read more...] about Overcome Pain with Gentle Yoga-Interview with the Creators
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Today's guest post is a three part blog by Tianna Meriage-Reiter, PT, DPT, PYT. Read more about Tianna. Food, lifestyle and medicine have a large effect on chronic inflammation but very little information is out there to help navigate the country of reactive medicine. We ultimately take medicine to get a result, right?–decreased pain, decreased inflammation, improve digestion because we’re … [Read more...] about Is Your Lifestyle Causing Chronic Inflammation? How to Take Back Control.
Medical Therapeutic Yoga for Achilles Tendon Rupture: The Missing Link Todays guest post is by Shelly Prosko, a Physical Therapist, Professional Yoga Therapist, Certified Pilates Instructor. Read more about Shelly. As a Physical Therapist and Yoga Therapist for over 16 years, I am aware of the benefits and use of yoga therapy and some of the limitations of our current healthcare system. … [Read more...] about Medical Therapeutic Yoga for Achilles Tendon Rupture: The Missing Link in Rehabilitation
A New Simplicity An Excerpt from Nurturing the Soul of Your Family Many of us feel called to simplify our lives and do less. Not a fluffy, it-would-be-nice-to-have-clean-closets simplicity, but a new way of being. This new simplicity is about purging and streamlining our thinking, our doing, our giving and receiving, and, of course, our stuff. We crave more time to just be — so we can … [Read more...] about A New Simplicity
Can Yoga Be Used as Medicine, Part Two This is the second part in a two part series that discusses how you can talk with your doctor or therapist about yoga as medicine. Year after year, I hear the same story when new patients come to me: “I got hurt doing yoga at a studio or at home." The other phrase I commonly hear is "my doctor/therapist told me not to do yoga.” I have even had … [Read more...] about Can Yoga Be Used as Medicine (Part Two)
Can Yoga Be Used as Medicine? The short answer is yes. The reality is yoga is not usually used as medicine. Using yoga as medicine can be tedious and laborious (trust me), requiring constant review of the scientific literature in order to make it safe and effective. More often than not yoga is seen as a way to lose weight, compete for the trimmest bum or the buffest handstand, claim exalted … [Read more...] about Can Yoga Be Used As Medicine?
This month's issue, September 2012, of Yang-Sheng magazine featured my article, The Happiness Inventory. Read a snippet below and get the post here. The Happiness Inventory Are you happy? The Pursuit of Happiness in today’s hyperactive, super-stimulated, and over-medicated society seems to be subtitled with the phrase “Immediate Gratification” or “If it feels good do it.” However, if we … [Read more...] about Happiness Inventory: Are you happy? How You Can Tell
As a mom of three, I empathize with mothers everywhere who long to get fit. It is not easy, but it is (very) achievable with a few insider tips. Read how I manage to get (and stay) fit, year after year, in my interview on the popular blog for women, SheKnows. Get (and stay) Fit This Year The "Yoga of Getting Fit," I believe, means we must care take of our whole body - physical, emotional, … [Read more...] about Setting Realistic Fitness Goals: The Yoga of Getting Fit
Today's blog is my first - with my children playing by my side. To blog, I usually wake at 5 am or wait until my work day begins. But today is different.PerspectiveToday, in their high pitched, little boy voices - my sons peep "beep beep" as they back up their trucks in their increasingly self directed, imaginative play. My youngest, 2 1/2, looks up to say "yook mom, it (truck) cwashed" and … [Read more...] about Is Your Life In Perspective?
Citing My Weaknesses 2008 - Conjoining motherhood with being a business owner is hard. I would maybe insert an expletive adjective prior to "hard" - truth be known. However, this site is rated "G." Yesterday morning I could have preempted disaster if I could have cited (aka admitted and controlled) my usual weaknesses. The Backstory However, here is how the morning unfolded: Before 7 … [Read more...] about Citing My Weaknesses
A friend of mine recently confided to me what she truly wanted to pursue in her life - which was not her current job she had since she graduated from college. She was not sure if she could yet be "good" at her true passion, but she was sure she loved it and wanted to pursue it.This is my advice to her:You will never know how good you will be at anything you try. But you are sure to have regret … [Read more...] about Facing New Challenges Without Fear
The day that I took the boys to the beach, about two weeks ago, was a day I will never forget.A typical hot, humid, perfect beach day on the island, I managed to get the boys and myself down to the beach, find a perfect place in the sand, set up the SPF 30 tent, and hand out the boys' sand toys to get them started playing. As a walked down to the shore, and watched the boys squealing with … [Read more...] about Are you Living The Life You Want?