Less Ouch, More Om

Lauren Tepper at YogaCity NYC really caught the heart of our weekly Yoga For Arthritis and Chronic Pain classes at Integral Yoga. Check it out! Less Ouch, More Om

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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 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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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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