This is an interview with Ena Burrud, E-RYT500, a certified yoga therapist working with veterans in Colorado and Wyoming. Herself diagnosed with PTS...
The hope is that, in the future, cancer patients may be able to take a resveratrol-derived drug to help their bodies become more sensitive to chemotherapy -- and help those drugs destroy those cancer cells once and for all.
I allowed the time off and the consequential stillness of my present to no longer hinder my progress, but transform into the very thing that could guide me to a life that would serve me. What I had done in the past had not worked. Yoga gave me an alternative.
This is a question that is posed to me quite regularly, and I can see the skepticism in people's eyes -- the fear of meditation, and the preconceived ...
So in a world that is getting quite complex, thankless and violent, yoga exercises can help to pull things back into shape. One of its interesting benefits is that it helps to boost your gratitude meter.
There was a revolution during my warm and gentle yoga class for beginners today. It was my third warm class after 14 months off from yoga following 35 years of regular practice.
A recent Idaho winter lasted about three years, so I packed my hide-all black swimsuit, new black sandals, and glue-on fake toenails and headed south to a spa near the ocean.
Yoga and working out are both physical, of course, but the biggest thing that takes yoga to that next level is your intention. If you're consumed with the idea of "working out," burning calories and getting skinny, you're sacrificing your mind for your body. Why not engage both?
I am overwhelmed with gratitude because as I begin this journey into motherhood, into becoming a goddess of giving and devotion to others, my yoga practice nurtures me.
In January I started training to become a yoga instructor. I thought I would share my transformative journey as it unfolds. For fellow yogis -- my stories will remind you of why you practice. For non-yogis -- come along for the ride -- maybe I'll entice you to try a class or two.
The recent "Egg Crack Challenge" has gone viral to raise money and awareness for juvenile diabetes research. Another way to help prevent and reduce diabetes symptoms is to practice yoga and meditation.
People often ask which yoga style is the best for reducing stress and improving quality of life. The answer is the one they will do every day and make a part of their life. Yoga techniques are many and varied. The key is to find a yoga practice that works for you and to practice it daily.
I now know that we all have the capacity to turn our shadows and struggles into our greatest light. In fact, I believe that's what we're meant to do. It's my hope that we can ALL turn our struggles into our gift back to the world, because if each of us did that.
I met Mike Huggins a year ago at the Sedona Yoga Festival, over dinner, and heard some of his story; you will read the rest below. He started practicing yoga 12 years ago to help deal with chronic back pain.
Yoga isn't a panacea, but it is one real step you can take today to take back control of your life again and step away from your iPhone. Your yoga practice might be your only hour of your day, or week, when you are able to find quiet.
I watched my mom suffer with medical issues resulting from diabetes, and I am determined to turn the tide. She died too young at age 81, and I want to be around when my son and his wife have kids (hopefully in a few years). I want to enjoy them and have a connection with them.