Prana to yogis is vitality, energy. You may hear this word used in yoga classes frequently. Anything that is alive — or moves has prana in it Prana is a sanskrit word that when literally translated means “moving always”. Continue reading
Polyvagal Theory and a new Evolutionary Response to Stress I love the “new science” supporting what the yogis have said for millennia… The polyvagal theory states that we can train our vagus nerve to not just go from 100% PNS … Continue reading
Different brain waves are associated with different functions in the body. When our brain waves are slower we have more of a tendency to be creative and productive along with increased ability to rebuild through lengthening telomeres and increased stem … Continue reading
Community, real yoga, – and what is Led Mysore? Home Practice vs. Group Practice Group practice is where the community and friendships happen Home practice is where the magic happens Community is an important part of our health. Longevity studies … Continue reading
Personalizing Your Anti-Inflammatory Diet – and what you can learn from genetics and microbiome testing What did I learn from all the testing? Complete Comprehensive blood panel, urine, hair, microbiome and genetics tests? The genetics and microbiome tests were by … Continue reading
How can foods make you react with sinus drainage, fatigue, skin issues, foggy brain, and reduce or increase inflammation and pain? Many foods that cause problems are mostly due to our processing of foods and/or our pesticide use. Foods heavily … Continue reading
I got the results of my DNA testing … It was not good! After taking 24 hours to feel sorry for myself, I realized I am much healthier than my genes 😉 And thank goodness to the study of epigenetics and how we can turn on or off our genes. I have turned off a lot of genes in my lifetime. Continue reading
I just returned from my 2017 teaching tour around the world. My workshops were ashtanga yoga in the mornings and health coaching, women on ashtanga yoga, food as medicine, plus so much more in the afternoon sessions. It was great to see everyone and so fun to share my passions, thanks to all of you who attended allowing me the opportunity to educate the world about the power of food and herbs and yoga 🙂 Continue reading
As I am traveling and teaching ashtanga workshops all over the world this month I could not choose if this months topic should be ashtanga yoga for real people or asthanga yoga for women … two popular workshops … instead of basing this topic off either of these workshops I want to share what ashtanga yoga would look like in an ideal situation 🙂 Utopia or Shambala or Hakuna Matata. Continue reading
With rising cost of health care, and its ineffectiveness — we need to take responsibility for our own health. As We have learned more about the human body the last couple years, very important game-changing information … many doctors are slow to adopt it — for one reason or another. Continue reading
Last month the founder of my school did an interview with Kelly McGonigal on stress. She is a Stanford University psychologist and a leader in the growing field of “science-help.” Through books, articles, courses and workshops, McGonigal works to help us understand and implement the latest scientific findings in psychology, neuroscience and medicine.
She also has one of the most watched ted talks. Continue reading
Mind body medicine has been around since the ancient times — especially in indigenous societies. Modern allopathic medicine has only been around for about a hundred years . . . As our health care system is failing miserably it is time we revisit the ancient methods that supported our health. And that is happening! Mind Body Medicine is being more researched than ever before and is receiving scientific approval these days.
We even have some new scientific words to describe them. Continue reading