Love that happy feel, where the world looks pretty? Attitude is the first step, a sense of seeing the half glass full. Here are some foods that can help as well:
• Dark Chocolate or even better, raw cacao nibs; Cacao is rich in magnesium, which helps relax and enjoy a nice quiet mood.
• Sprouts – can give you some high. They are so alive and waiting to burst out into full form, that when you take in some of that crunch, you get the extra power of potential (rich in folic acid… Continue
Added by Doron Hanoch on June 26, 2009 at 2:55pm —
Hello Yoga Bears,
We are gearing up for tomorrow's big event: YOGAPALOOZA! This is my favorite day of the year, and I hope you can join us for yoga, community, and fun! You can reserve your spot here
. Please bring family and friends, beginners are welcome and classes will be geared towards all levels. This event is co-sponsored by GAIAM, provider of information, goods… Continue
Added by Halle T on June 26, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Hola Kelly! I was just waiting to hear about an organization such as yours...I am a bilingual 5th grade teacher, a yogi, and a breast cancer survivor...2 years...and recently got certified to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga...I have been a dancer my whole life and have been practicing yoga for 7ish years...I would love to teach yoga to other survivors....let me know how to make that possible....
Added by Karen Myra Fleishman on June 26, 2009 at 8:17am —
Hello Yoga Bear friends,
Great weather this couple of days- optimistic for a lovely weekend as well :-)
Great news this week for Yoga Bear! We reached 2,000 followers on Twitter and 1,000 fans on Facebook! Thank you all for your support and for being our friends everywhere :-)
Here are some of the interesting topics from Yoga Bear’s week:
1. What do you think about the great suggestions for a name to Yoga Bear’s project of working with hospitals to bring… Continue
Added by Moran Serr Hirsch on June 19, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Roberta did a great job providing detailed instructions for practicing Bhramari Breath.
Benefits: It is the most healing of Pranayama and is used as therapy for most ailments... The practice of Bhramari calms the mind, reduces stress, cerebral tensions, anger, anxiety, insomnia; blood pressure is also lowered.
This Pranayama is very effective in speeding up the healing of body tissues and may be practiced after surgeries. It has a calming effect on entire nervous… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on June 19, 2009 at 8:34am —
There are hundreds and thousands of people who swear by the power of yoga. This ancient practice that was initially meant to hasten and help the quest of enlightenment and spirituality later gained popularity the world over for its therapeutic effects and health benefits. While all of us know that yoga allows us to control our emotions and manage our mental health, not many of us associate it as being able to help athletes and other sports performance. Besides helping improve flexibility, yoga… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on June 17, 2009 at 11:48am —
Experienced yogis, cancer survivors, and LA residents came together for the first ever Southern California Yoga Bear Community Benefit Class "DO YOGA DO GOOD."
The Southern California Chapter partnered up with LYFE Yoga Center in Hermosa Beach for the feel-good yoga class to spread the word about the chapter and the healing benefits of yoga. Yoga bear instructors Jennifer Pastiloff and… Continue
Added by Caryn Roth on June 15, 2009 at 11:06am —
Hi Yoga Bear friends,
Hope you had a lovely week! Here are some of the interesting topics from Yoga Bear’s week:
1. Yoga Bear won
the Zemanta’s “Blogging for a Cause” Competition along with 4 other organizations and will share the 6K prize!
2. Discussions and Suggestions for Chemo’s side effect of darkened… Continue
Added by Moran Serr Hirsch on June 12, 2009 at 2:27pm —
I found a lump in November of 06 an was sent to get a Mamogram and Sonogram by my health care provider. About a week later, I received a letter from the Mamography Center telling me that I had an infection. I had a Doctors appointment and she told me not to worry, to thank God that I only had an infection. I tried to explain to her that after getting the mammogram, I felt something pop and then my breast turned black and blue. The Doctor never gave me chance to speak and walked out the… Continue
Added by Maria Isabel Bevier on June 11, 2009 at 7:30pm —
This morning I had to go get a ct scan and they shot dye into my veins. The whole thing was cold (machines included) and I feel like it's an assalt on my body and soul. This afternoon I did 1.5 hours of restorative yoga with Lynn Bushnell in laguna beach at yoga works. It was like a warm and fuzzy blanket over me for the entire time. I feel like I can breathe now and definitely more peaceful than I have been all week. I am so thankful I found this class.
Added by Beth Griffith on June 10, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Representation for non-sex-specific cancers better in government-funded studies
Women are underrepresented as patients in clinical studies of non-sex-specific cancers, though representation is better in government-funded studies, according to a report published online June 8 in Cancer
Reshma Jagsi, M.D., and colleagues from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor examined the… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on June 9, 2009 at 1:06pm —
I recently stopped teaching school for the summer break and bound and determined to get back to the mat, for real, ran into a few maintenance issues. I was suffering from acidic build up in the body. I really had not planned on six sinus infections this year, being a die hard yogi. By “die-hard” I mean I do all of the workshops, the back to backs, sub, and clean the bathrooms in the "home" studio an hour from home. I live another half hour from where I worked. I was spending so much time on the… Continue
Added by C. Rankin on June 8, 2009 at 10:45pm —
Just a week ago, I wrote a post
about YogaBear in order to help them win Zemanta’s Blogging for a Cause competition
. It seems all the rallying and blogging from the yoga community paid off because they won that contest, along with a few others.
The winners of Zemanta’s “Blogging for a Cause” Competition… Continue
Added by Jiggaroo on June 8, 2009 at 9:16am —
Although never personally affected by cancer, my family members and one very close childhood friend of mine have been. A friend since kindergarten, Erika and her family have been a part of my life for 20 years. Erika was diagnosed on her 23 birthday with cancer--approximately six months after her father, who was in his 50s, died of cancer less than two months after his diagnosis. Erika suffered both mentally, spiritually and emotionally as she simultaneously fought cancer and mourned her… Continue
Added by Caitlin Tridle on June 7, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Hi Yoga Bear friends,
We want to start a new tradition and give you a brief weekly recap of things from Yoga Bear life- the YogaLetter:
1. Last day to blog on Yoga Bear
– Please help us raise the money and ask everyone you know to blog about us… Saturday morning is the last time to blog!
2. Check… Continue
Added by Moran Serr Hirsch on June 5, 2009 at 11:00pm —
For those of you looking for something more than BBQ and Fireworks over the July 4th weekend, you may want to check out a really interesting Yoga and Healing event in Dallas, TX.
The Symphony of Yoga is a symposium and retreat focused on integrating complementary medicine, traditional medicine, yoga, meditation and music. The forum, which takes place from July 4-6th, brings together doctors, practitioners, spiritual masters, music therapists, artists teachers, researchers,… Continue
Added by Kelly on June 5, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Who doesn't want to have great posture? Standing tall makes you look taller and more confident. But unfortunately many of us have lousy posture (probably from sitting in front of a computer all day).
I've been focusing my practice on a few poses that are supposed to counteract the tendency to slouch. My favorite of these poses is "half wheel" or "Setu Bandha Sarvangasana". Not only is this a great heart and chest opener, but it's a… Continue
Added by Halle T on June 4, 2009 at 9:20pm —
Hari Om. My name is Gigi Jagadamba. I am a Yoga teacher and the owner of Rising Sun Yoga. I would like to invite Cancer survivors in our neighborhood to come out and take class for free at our studio. We offer free yoga class on Tuesday evening at 5pm. Please look at our website www. risingsunyoga00.com (those are zero's at the end of risingsunyoga).)
Please feel free to call me at my number 502-533-8514, if you have any questions. I know that yoga will help give you back the… Continue
Added by Gigi Jagadma Berning on June 4, 2009 at 5:23am —
Researcher have found that acupuncture before or during surgery can reduce post-operative pain. Patients who received the nontraditional treatment reported less pain after various surgeries, needed less pain medication and suffered fewer side effects from the medication they took, according to 15 clinical studies reviewed by the team. "The use of acupuncture is still very under-appreciated," said the lead researcher.
Researchers at Duke… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on June 3, 2009 at 7:30pm —
went to the restorative yoga class today taught by Lynn Bushnell in Laguna Beach. It was very relaxing and I really needed it. When I left I felt peaceful... it's been awhile for me to say that. I also felt like I did something positive for my body. I feel like my body has been 'assaulted' over the past year with surgeries, chemo, radiation... it felt nourishing to relax, breathe, and just 'be' with each pose. definitely will go back.
Added by Beth Griffith on June 3, 2009 at 6:30pm —