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March 2, 2018

Have you ever been told when you’re stressed to stop worrying and just relax? That it’s all in your head? It would be nice if it were that simple. But it’s not.

Physiology research shows that the stress response memory lives in your nervous system. Take for example exposure to a stressful event. One in which you felt helpless, hopeless, and lacked control. In this case your autonomic nervous system (ANS) is engaged. This is the...

December 13, 2017

Have you always wanted to try yoga but never quite had the confidence to start? Maybe you've been away from the mat for a while and are looking for a little motivation to recommit to your practice. Or perhaps you're considering adapting your existing fitness-oriented yoga practice so that it can have more of a holistic health and healing focus.

Yoga is the practice of creating unity between mind and body. When there's a disconn...

December 5, 2017

Everyone knows it’s important to get some down time.

But if your primary relaxation strategy is Netflix and/or alcohol, you may need an upgrade. Here are four reasons why kicking back with a bottle to binge watch Parks and Recreation is not cutting it.

1. Cool your Jets

Inflammation is the new smoking. Scientists use to warn about the harmful effects of smoking and trans-fat on your heart, but now they fret over inflammation, too...

October 20, 2017

The following is an excerpt from Michael Rhadeya Plasha’s memoir, The Amazing Adventures of a Yogi in America. In it, he attempts to find the most accurate definitions of traditional Yoga, shares his personal journey of teaching Yoga,  and describes his experience of Yoga’s healing power.  It resonated so strongly that I felt compelled to share some of his words:

What is Yoga? I discovered many different definiti...

October 14, 2017

From a very young age, we are all introduced to the multidimensional experiences of being hurt - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  Unfortunately, from a very young age, we are also acquainted with a myriad ways to harbor that pain and stuff it deep inside our bodies, instead of constructively expressing and releasing the corresponding emotion in the moment. 

We live in a culture where stoicism is valued,...

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