Join us for a FREE Healing Warrior Yoga Therapy Introductory session on March 20, 2010 12-1pm at Lifestretch Yoga studio – Fremont, CA. Meet the teachers, learn about the benefits of the 6-week workshop, experience a short yoga practice and ask questions prior to
signing up for the…
Dr. Oz had a segment on his show Wednesday evening about preventing cancer through a healthy lifestyle: staying active (which we promote with yoga), as well as a balanced diet. He named off some of the best foods to prevent 1/3 cancers.
FIGHTING 5: 5 servings of fruits & vegetables. For example…
Nina started teaching cancer patients in October of last year as a volunteer for Yoga Bear. She is not only interested in helping survivors, but getting the community involved in the program and gaining support. Nina says its been a little frustrating to garner support, but the benefits she sees in her students helps her to press on. She has asked that if others have had success in getting community support, could they share… Continue
I remember the first time I got adjusted in yoga class: firm hands pressing my pelvis up and back in Down Dog (Ado Mukha Svanasana). It was a revelation to me. As in, "oh this is what she means by 'elongate the spine towards the upper back corner of the room.'" Call it a mental block, but I just wasn't ready to hear it, though I was prepared to feel it.
Our culture is not a touchy-feely one. We value our personal space. And in a place like New York City, where I live, we spend so much… Continue
Added by Liz Lawler on February 22, 2010 at 11:16am —
Wow this year is already flying by! Let's make sure that 2010 is a year of positive thinking. Negative emotions such as fear and anger can have adverse effects on our physical and emotional well-being. So let's replace these emotions with feelings of gratitude and love for…
When I started doing yoga, to the tune of Rodney Yee videos (yes, VHS! this was a while ago...) I largely ignored the occasional sprinkling of Sanskrit terminology. Mostly, Yee used English translations of the asanas (poses). But as I started to get more involved with yoga, I realized that I had to start talking the talk.
Good teachers don't use Sanskrit names to confuse or impress. They use it because it is the language of yoga, in the way that French is the language of ballet. While… Continue
On Friday the annual Hair Massacure was held at West Edmonton Mall. The Hair Massacure is designed to recognize the urgency of the decline in health of our youth, in particular to raise funds for the Stollery Children's Hospital and children's cancer research.
This year two of my daughters were participating. One sporting bright pink highlights to raise awareness, the other cutting 12 inches of beautiful hair off to donate…
Curious about how other survivors are using their yoga practice, I asked some YB yogi's about their yoga practice. Susan, a five year breast cancer survivor, has been actively engaged in reaching out to other woman. Not only has Susan practiced yoga for twenty years, she has become a registered yoga teacher (RYT). She teaches yoga to breast cancer patients and says, "My yoga work has been with breast cancer patients who have had… Continue
We've all heard of the various studies showing that restorative yoga helps during cancer treatment and recovery. But obviously, it's not always easy to get to class. I was looking over my giant pile of yoga props and wondering: what would I really need to build a simple home restorative practice?
So, here are my humble suggestions. Feel free to chime in with your own!
1) wall space. Everyone at least has this! You can use the wall for Legs up the Wall (viparita karani) and a… Continue
Added by Liz Lawler on February 8, 2010 at 9:47am —
The Love/Avon Army of Women is recruting for the below study.
Breast cancer survivors can have a lot of post-treatment problems, such as fatigue, depression, and a decrease in physical function. It is possible that physical activities, like yoga, could help ease these symptoms. This is a study about how yoga affects fatigue, immune function, and mood of women treated for breast cancer.
Wednesday, February 4, 2010 is World Cancer Day. Led by the UICC (International Union Against Cancer), today is the day to raise awareness of the big C, and encourage prevention, detection and treatment.
The campaign started in 2005, and each year focuses on a different issue. This year, the theme is learn about vaccines against viruses that cause cancer. There are 2 FDA approved vaccines that can help prevent cancer: the HPV vaccine, which fights the human… Continue
Added by Briana Ford on February 4, 2010 at 11:45am —