Work Smarter Not Harder in the Shoulder…Use Yoga If you practice yoga or know much about it, you'll have seen the yoga pose "chaturanga dandasana" or four limbed staff pose (see photo). You will also know it is not an easy pose to do. It requires significant global strength and motor control (aka finesse and body awareness). What many do not realize though, is how equally effective AND … [Read more...] about Work Smarter Not Harder in the Shoulder…Use Yoga
Post-Graduate Professional Yoga Therapist Certification for Licensed Medical Professionals The Professional Yoga Therapy Certification is a post-graduate international program which certifies licensed health care professionals. Approximately six trainings are held annually on Emerald Isle, NC to provide the Professional Yoga Therapist Certification to licensed medical providers who want to … [Read more...] about Post-Graduate Professional Yoga Therapist Certification for Licensed Medical Professionals
The Minimalist Physical Therapist: Using Yoga as Medicine? A minimalist pares away all unnecessary things "in order to expose the essence or identity of a subject." Twelve years ago I decided to try that path. I had been raised with a "Depression Era" ethic, that is, collect and keep everything you can, because you "just never know what may happen." Instead of clinging to things … [Read more...] about The Minimalist Physical Therapist: Using Yoga as Medicine?
Lady Gaga’s Hip Labral Tear: Are You At Risk for One? Also see the full post featured on Modern Mom Lady Gaga's tour operators, Live Nation, announced February 14, 2013 that she would be cancelling the remainder of her tour due to a hip injury. You may not know one single song that Lady Gaga sings (I don't), so why, you are thinking, should I be interested in this news? As a physical … [Read more...] about Lady Gaga’s Hip Labral Tear: Are You At Risk for One?
Energy Anatomy & Physiology in Medicine Energy anatomy and physiology encompasses the integrative physical therapy practices of yogic meditation, light and chromotherapy, Ayurvedic and yoga “lock” practices. Women’s health and orthopaedic function, specifically lumbopelvic, shoulder complex, hip, and cervical spine yoga postures will be taught for improving musculoskeletal function. … [Read more...] about Energy Anatomy and Physiology in Medicine: Continuing Education (2 hours) Coursework
This week I am in Lexington, Kentucky at Barefoot Works Yoga Studio, teaching a fantastic group of health care professionals about the medical yoga therapy method that is Professional Yoga Therapy Studies. Evidence based, PYT looks at healing the body and being through a "east meets west" method.The students this week are motivated, intelligent, and determined take what PYT provides, the best of … [Read more...] about Teaching Kentucky
I am writing from location in St. John this week, where I am teaching a Professional Yoga Therapy combination yoga therapist intensive training. This photo was taken yesterday at sunset from our villa balcony, Sunday, May 3. It is like living in a tree house, high above the tropical forest. Today's weather is a stark contrast. It is the most blustery rainy day I have experienced in a long … [Read more...] about Teaching PYT I/II combo in St. John, USVI
This week I am working with a great group of health care professionals who are experts in their respective fields. They have come together to study the inclusion of Ayurveda, music therapy, and neuromuscular yoga therapy within the context of Professional Yoga Therapy. An 8 day extravaganza, these students are troopers - showing up at 6:30 am for their first session in meditation and sometimes … [Read more...] about Teaching PYT IV Course Module
Welcome to my blog - the beginning of what I hope will be a great and long journey, discussing all the wonderful and not so wonderful merits of Breathing In This Life. I am returning from Los Angeles as I write, stuck in Las Vegas for a 3 hour layover - that could be considered one of the "not too wonderful" things about Breathing - however, I am using the time to work and catch up on my … [Read more...] about In Los Angeles for SYTAR meetings