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Gratitude for health


Today I filled out some paperwork for my left rotator cuff repair surgery upcoming next week. Answering “no” to a long list of medical conditions and medications, I feel really grateful for clean living. This is the result of thirty years of eating well, nine years of yoga, and about five years of a renewed understanding of healthy eating and other daily practices. A mindful life that is truly thoroughgoing has its rewards. Continue reading

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Survey says…


The Eastern practice of yoga has become a modern-day symbol of peace, serenity and well-being in the West. More than 20 million Americans practice yoga, according to the 2012 Yoga in America study, with practitioners spending more than $10 billion a year on yoga-related products and classes.

The mind-body practice is frequently touted for its ability to reduce stress and boost well-being, but it also offers wide-ranging physical health benefits that rival other forms of exercise. While the scientific research on yoga’s health benefits is still young, here’s what we know so far about its potential effects on the body. Continue reading

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Ayurveda Guidelines for Summer


Your strategy for summer is simple. Eat obscene amounts of what Nature is giving. This is green, green, and more green. And lots of sweet fruits and veggies. Continue reading

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Fragile


I end this day with two thoughts about the bombings at today’s Boston Marathon. We are incredibly fragile. It is a perfect time for our yoga, on and off the mat. Continue reading

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Timing of meals may be key to weight loss | Health – WCVB Home


Our results indicate that late eaters displayed a slower weight-loss rate and lost significantly less weight than early eaters, suggesting that the timing of large meals could be an important factor in a weight loss program. Frank Scheer, PhD, MSc, … Continue reading

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Yoga Could Decrease Costs, Sick Days For People With Chronic Back Pain


It’s a small study, but it has an experimental design. It’s good to see Western science beginning, in fitful ways, to assess the health claims of yoga and other alternative modalities. People with chronic low back pain may want to … Continue reading

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Yoga’s ability to improve mood and lessen anxiety is linked to increased levels of a critical brain chemical, research finds


  What some have intuited, and clinicians surely recommend, is now suggested by a study in a peer-reviewed journal. ScienceDaily (Nov. 12, 2010) — Yoga has a greater positive effect on a person’s mood and anxiety level than walking and … Continue reading

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