Yoga & Lyme – 5 Ways It Helps

We’ll be experiencing some of these practices Sunday, Jan. 13 @Integral Yoga Institute at the Yoga for Lyme and Chronic Lyme workshop. Link to info is at the end. If you’re in the NYC area, join me! 1. Deep Relaxation/The Power of Intention– Learning how to relax reduces stress and allows all the body’s systems […]

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Yoga for #Lyme & #ChronicLyme — Top 5 Ways Yoga Can Help

1. #Yoga encourages us to meet ourselves where we are. If we are in pain, we are in pain. We bring ourselves compassion. We accept the fact of that pain. Ignoring it usually doesn’t make it go away anyway. We gently breathe in, bringing ourselves acceptance and compassion. We breathe out with an intention that […]

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Yoga Brings the Floor Up to More and More of Us #in

   It’s so simple. We sit in a chair. We may have a “bad” back, or really sore shoulders. We may have just had knee or hip surgery, chemo. Or perhaps it’s the chronic pain of Lyme Disease or Rheumatoid Arthritis. Next thing we know, we are graceful dancers in mid-air, grounded on our folding […]

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too exciting #in

@Integral Yoga Institute NYC is launching a health initiative in the fall, bringing weekly Yoga for Arthritis & Chronic Pain classes, Yoga for Cancer and Yoga for MS classes. More details to come, but I am thrilled to be partnering with IYI and three incredible teachers for the arthritis and chronic pain portion. i believe […]

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Why Elders Love Yoga … #in #fb

“Reaching the depths of the soul requires that we age.” James Hillman said it. Our brains change. Neurons get pruned, leaving ever-strengthening branches  for, as it turns out, contemplative pursuits like meditation and introspection.  That’s why elders take to yoga like … forgive me … ducks to water. The compassionate movement, the focus and awareness, […]

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Serving Elders with Yoga #in #fb

Really looking forward to being with the Bronx Regional Interagency Council on Aging tomorrow. They’re on the front lines of elder care — a real battlefront always, but particularly fraught these days — and we’ll be doing some de-stressing, some #Tonglen (gratitude to Pema Chodron), some deep relaxing. And we’ll also be talking about bringing […]

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Meditation series @ Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC #in

    This hospital — on the forefront of integrating mind-body practices and a #patient-centered approach for so long — offers great yoga programming — for #arthrtis, for #elders, etc. So I’m thrilled to be doing a Meditation & Movement to Ease Chronic Pain series there beginning in April. We’ll be doing safe, gentle restorative yoga […]

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Five Top Ways Yoga Can Help with Pain #in

  Here’s how: 1. Safe, Supported, Conscious Movement: Using bolsters, blocks, neck rolls, eye pillows to make ourselves as comfortable as possible, we’re able to move safely and mindfully, helping to nourish and cleanse the body and ease stiffness. 2. Deep Relaxation, or Yoga Nidra: The “Relaxation Response” allowed by this practice can free the […]

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Bed Yoga for Chronic Pain #fb #in

(No, not that kind of bed yoga, but keep reading … ) Bed yoga always gets such a welcome in my therapeutic yoga classes and workskhops. When you come to yoga for pain and discover that benefit is to be had — in spades — from arranging pillows and blankets and bolsters and neck rolls […]

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Looking For Safe Yoga for Arthritis, Chronic Pain?

For those living with medical challenges, safe yoga is absolutely key, but it can be hard to find. In the NY area, where I live, hospitals, clinics and senior centers as well as yoga studios are often resources for excellent therapeutically-oriented, experienced teachers. But for many other areas of the country (and the globe), more […]

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