When a waking dream is sufficiently clear, and potent -- if not magical -- it's good to pay attention. After all, it's a message to yourself and something you can share.
Like responses to chemo, everyone's experiences are different. Of course, these are my experiences; but I believe they contain universal truths.
This is an interview with Yael Calhoun, who started teaching yoga about 10 years ago. With her three elementary school-aged sons, she started a summer...
When we get to the end of our careers, or our lives for that matter, we expect to see our friends and colleagues there to honor us. But what a pleasant surprise it would be to see our rivals cheering us on as well.
Visualize completing goals you are working to accomplish just before you fall asleep. Allowing your subconscious to work for you while you sleep can give you that extra advantage you've been dreaming of for years!
We do indeed have stunning potential control over our health, and should make better use of it. Our feet and forks are, or should be, the master levers of medical destiny. But even the best application of skill-power will not turn weight into a behavior. Weight is not a choice, and we should all choose to recognize that.
This is an interview with Katy Jones, who teaches several types of yoga and is an attorney in Oklahoma City. She recently started a nonprofit, Root to...
We thank each other all the time -- for holding doors, minor favors and common services. But when is the last time you thanked yourself?
What's become increasingly clear to me is how appreciative and excited students, parents and teachers are to have someone care enough to provide exercise equipment to help their kids get on the path to a healthy future.
We need to allow ourselves to focus on our breath. The breath is the most immediate and the most intimate way of engaging with the world. You inhale the world. You exhale your experience of it.
I never in a millions years thought I would thank my mom's cancer, but I am grateful for the perspective it's enabled me to gain. My life will never be the same because I'll be happier appreciating the blessings in my life -- like my mom.
Without the right skill set, health is elusive. You can't get there from here. The relevant skills are yours for the taking, and with them, you and those you love truly can be to an astonishing degree, disease-proof.
I can totally identify with the fact that when you find a formula that makes you feel really great, you want to share it with others, shout it from the rooftops. Where it gets dangerous though, is when we start to demonize foods or become negative toward opposing approaches.
I try to look at it all as material for this column, and not let a few nasty side effects get me down. It's a fascinating science experiment, just too bad that it's me in the petri dish.
My definition of yoga has always had service at its core, but now I believe that as I teach yoga I am serving the communities that I teach in and the populations I teach.
When on cycle two, day two, I told my nurse she was joining my angels here on earth, she told me that one of her previous patients had claimed coming into the infusion room was like going to hell -- now I have a Hell's Angel by my side.
A false sense of security from a "normal" mammogram in a woman with dense breast tissue is just the kind of trouble we want to avoid. And while mammograms save lives, they have limitations- and the best screening programs account for them.
If you can make healthy anti-inflammatory lifestyle changes along with having an astute integrative practitioner guiding you while you are being safely monitored by your regular doctor, you'll probably be happy with your bone health results in the next few years.
On the first day of spring, Harlan and I finally took the little white holiday lights down from the bushes in front of our house. They looked magical when we put them up at Christmas. After we got the cancer diagnosis in January, I couldn't bear to take them down.
Obesity is a cultural problem and requires a cultural solution we have the knowledge and means to administer. That we fail to apply those means bespeaks our ambivalence at best, our profit-driven hypocrisies at worst.