I Broke My Hand & May Never Do Downward Dog Again- But I Will Survive!

These past 2 weeks I have been learning a great deal about pain and fear from direct experience and exploring how yoga and mind-body medicine can really help with both. Two weeks ago, I had an accident while out jogging. I was hit by a motor bike and broke the small scaphoid bone in my…

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Resiliency And The Brain Protein That Helps You Bounce Back From Stress

   I often get asked why some people are more resilient and handle stress more easily and readily than other people do.  Many people know that one friend that seems to be able to take on the world, scrimp on sleep and seems to bounce back instantly from a stressful event like my favorite character in…

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Why Giving Less Of A F*ck Is Good For Your Brain

  We all know that the list of things that can give us cancer, make us sad and cause every medical symptom you can think of is growing all the time. And sometimes it’s just not possible or healthy to worry about all of it. In fact, sometimes the healthiest thing to do is try…

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Why Yoga At Home Is Better For Your Health Than Studio Yoga – Latest Research

If you think that you have to spend years doing yoga or go to a led yoga class 5 days a week to get all the benefits of yoga think again!  The latest research tells us that developing a simple home yoga routine is the biggest yoga-related predictor of better health and all of these benefits are FREE.       In…

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The Brain Benefits of Holotropic Breathwork, Transformational Breathing and Rebirthing Therapy

Breathwork and something called pranayama, or yogic control over the prana or energy in the breath, is a key part of the traditional system of yoga and even if you don’t do yoga, breath work by itself is one of the most practical and quickest ways to tap into parts of your brain nervous system that are…

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Karma Yoga: The Brain Science of Yoga for Happiness

So when most people think about yoga, they think about sweating it out in short shorts in an urban yoga studio. But the traditional system of yoga that was created in Ancient India was an entire system of living designed to keep people mentally and physically fit and prevent illness of the brain and the body because…

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Short Deep Relaxation Guided Meditation

This classic Guided Meditation will lull you into Deep Relaxation. You may use this whenever you have time, day or night. Make yourself comfortable and relax to this amazing meditation by The Honest Guy’s Youtube Channel.

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How To Relax Your Mind When You Feel Stressed

The number one reaction I get when I first tell someone learning how to relax the mind is the secret key to beating stress and overhwhem is that they’ve already tried meditation and it didn’t work for them or they couldn’t do it, or it took too long, or it just didn’t help them to relax.    So…

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How much Of Our Brains Do We Use | Yoga & Meditation Can Help You Use It Better

After the movie “Lucy” came out, many more people are asking the question, how much of our brains DO we really use?  Is it a myth that we only use 10%?  And the answer is YES!  It is a total myth.    Many neuroscientists have been interviewed recently about this issue and as Dr. Barry Gordon,…

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How to Stop Negative Thoughts & the Negativity Bias: Getting ‘Unstuck’ from Negative Thinking

  Have you ever wondered why it  is harder to ‘shake off’ a failure or getting bad news even if you have good stuff happen to you on the same day? And if why you’re having an awesome day and then one bad thing happens that things tend to look a lot less rosy all…

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