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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Yoga Gets Official #in #fb

Yoga Makes A Splash at Integrated Healthcare Conference Since last year’s conference (which is what this article refers to), Yoga has made huge strides into officially being included in the language of integrative health care. First, the Integrative Healthcare Symposium had its first presentation on therapeutic yoga a few weeks ago. Secondly, it is included, […]

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Yoga At Bethesda: Our Best Defense #in

International Association of Yoga Therapists led its magazine Yoga Therapy Today with my article about putting a Yoga Therapist on staff, full time. Our Best Defense  

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On February 22nd, 2012, posted in: Published Articles by

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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really living with chronic pain

this blogger’s pain spurs creativity & expression that inspires in a very grounded way. http://www.everydayhealth.com/blog/life-with-chronic-pain/johnny-cash-and-the-energizer-bunny/?xid=nl_EverydayHealthLivingWithChronicPain_20120209

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On February 9th, 2012, posted in: Articles, chronic pain, mind-body by Tags: ,

Having Eyes to See

This video is worth the 10 minutes! Bring gratitude to your day, everyday!

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On February 8th, 2012, posted in: Articles, Meditation by Tags: , , , ,