Here is a recap of this week's Yoga Bear world:
Don’t forget the Un-cooking party in Santa Monica - on Feb 6th at 6pm join us for cleansing yoga and an un-cooking party (learn to cook raw food) at YogaCo in Santa Monica. Survivors are free, $20 donations (for YogaBear) for others!
Do you guys know of a Short Term Health Insurance plan that would pick up additional therapy not covered by Temporary Insurance? I hear that there are often plans that will bridge the gap in unusual situations. Sometimes there are optional treatments that will greatly benefit the… Continue
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. " Helen Keller Watching a red-breasted sparrow at the bird feeder, a survivor of heavy winter storms, H. Keller's quote came to mind. Battling cancer means enduring and overcoming suffering. What does the bird say? Being hungry for more life, the bird found a way to survive the onset of hail,… Continue
Strengthen your back muscles with this variation of Purvotthasana - Yoga inclined plane. Instead of supporting your weight on the hands as in the basic Yoga posture, you put your weight on your forearms. This strengthens your back muscles to a high degree. Especially recommended if you can't do backward bends or can't put weight on your wrists. Camera/speaker: Sukadev Bretz, model: Mahashakti, yoga teacher and yoga therapist. More infos on Yoga…
This week in Yoga Bear world:
Join us on Feb 6th at 6pm for cleansing yoga and an un-cooking party (learn to cook raw food) at YogaCo in Santa Monica. Survivors are free, $20 donations (for YogaBear) for others!
Sitting at one of my favorite coffee spots, computer in hand and Yoga Bear blog post in mind, two woman took a seat on the couch next to mine. One of the woman started talking about her recent cancer diagnosis, while her friend listened. My ears are particularly attuned to the word cancer. Talking to our friends is a way in which we can help ourselves manage the stress of a cancer diagnosis. My friend joined me, her ex-husband is… Continue
Researchers, from Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA) and Bangalore Institute of Oncology (BIO), tested yoga relaxation techniques on those suffering from breast cancer in second and third stage and found that the exercises were not only successful in fighting the side effects of the ailment, but also helped maintain immunity levels to fight the disease.
“When a person is diagnosed with cancer, he or she goes into a denial mode and seeks diagnosis from other… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on January 18, 2010 at 12:20pm —
I'm the Program Director for Team Survivor California. One of our yoga instructors is going on vacation so we're looking for a sub for her regular class Thurs, Feb. 11 and Thurs, Feb 18 from 6-7pm in Redondo Beach. The class is for cancer survivors in any stage from diagnosis through recovery and beyond and approximately 10-12 people attend each week. If you or anyone you know is qualified and interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks! Jodi
Added by Jodi Brown on January 13, 2010 at 10:00am —
Greeting new members of Yoga Bear gives me some anecdotal information about new yogis. Roughly a third of YB members are new to yoga and looking for classes that are 'right for them'. Common sense tells us that starting a new physical activity requires caution; especially those of us who are starting after surgery or during chemotherapy. This can be challenging… Continue
I hope 2010 started good, with strength and inner health.
From Yoga Bear’s world…
*Moving Omward retreat is Next week! This Yoga Retreat for Cancer Survivors and their Caregivers being organized by the Arizona chapter is happening on January 15 – 17, 2010 in Christopher Creek Lodge, Payson, Arizona. If you hadn’t, hurry up and register…Continue
Reflecting and processing change is part of my chosen path. Will it lead me to Enlightenment? What part does yoga have in this choice? All good questions. Scouring the internet for retreats, workshops and yoga training finds a dizzying cornucopia of offerings in 2010. I rely on suggestions of other yogis, friend and mentor, Diane Ambrosini. I look at what others have to say about yoga and watched… Continue