Hello Yoga Bear friends,
Hope your week was lovely and full of Yoga.
Some interesting topics from this week in Yoga Bear:
A team of Yoga Bear leaders met in Austin, Texas for a weekend of brainstorming the future of Yoga Bear. Check out their video from visiting
the Lance Armstrong Foundation, and… Continue
Added by Moran Serr Hirsch on July 31, 2009 at 3:50pm —
I keep hearing that eating healthy is for the rich. But, eating well allows us to stay healthy and clear minded, saving costs to the doctor and for medications. And it’s not impossible to go healthy on a budget.
Here are a few tips on buying healthy for less:
• Buy what’s in season. Some of the health boosters now in season are blueberries, cherries, broccoli, asparagus, beets and watermelon. Check out… Continue
Added by Doron Hanoch on July 31, 2009 at 10:00am —
Healthcare is in the news
a lot these days, and for cancer patients, this debate hits home particularly hard. Even with good insurance, the cost of cancer care can be overwhelming. A study performed by the Kaiser Family Foundation
and the American Cancer Society in 2009 found that cancer patients with employer-based insurance… Continue
Added by Kristin Harrison on July 30, 2009 at 4:30am —
You may have had a hunch that laying in a capsule emitting ultraviolet radiation wasn't exactly good for you. But now we have the data to prove it. Millions of tanners, many of them teenagers in the US, will be shocked to find the strong link between tanning beds and cancer.
The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer
(IARC) announced that it has moved UV tanning beds to its highest cancer risk category… Continue
Added by Halle T on July 29, 2009 at 9:00am —
You might expect a title like "Cure"
magazine to be about fighting cancer and winning.
And, it is! But in this month's featured online article, Kathy Latour speaks to what is
in all of our hearts in "Beyond Cured," the difference between being cured and being healed.
Healing is a state of mind and it can happen whether or not we are cured of disease. In early stages of diagnosis and treatment, we all tend to want to… Continue
Added by Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 on July 29, 2009 at 6:38am —
Here in the Big Apple, celebrity sightings at yoga studios are commonplace. I’ve ended up doing partner work with Parker Posey and brushed buff shoulders with Nicole Kidman. But my favorite celeb-yogi sighting was coming face-to-face (or should I say, mat-to-mat) in a vinyasa class with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons
. The Def Jam founder is a devout yogi, and he greeted me with a jovial “hello” as we bent forward in Prasarita… Continue
Added by Kate on July 27, 2009 at 6:02pm —
Hello Yoga Bear friends,
Wishing you a lovely weekend and bringing you some interesting topics from this week:
We are very excited to announce a new partner Dr. Anand Dhruva
, Integrative Medicine Physician and Professor at UCSF, will be leading our research on yoga for cancer. This is a long-term study and Yoga Bear hopes to use the findings to evaluate the current program, raise awareness in the community about… Continue
Added by Moran Serr Hirsch on July 24, 2009 at 12:30pm —
In 1982 when biathlon athlete Kimberly Fowler set out to complete the Bud Light Race Series in Farmer’s Branch, Texas, the last thing she expected was an accident. But as Fowler neared the race finish, she was hit by a car that was trying to cut through the course. After a difficult recovery from the accident, during a class at South Texas College of Law, Fowler suffered a seizure that landed her in the hospital once again in 1983. After rounds of tests, her doctor discovered something much… Continue
Added by Evelyn Suyen on July 23, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Coping with a cancer diagnosis demands a lot of decision-making skills. It also requires some organizational ones: like what to bring to treatment? You will be making lots of trips to the doctor's office, hospital or treatment center. Get prepared by bringing a notebook to keep copies of important information. Pens, sticky notes and a good book on tape. Having some portable music can help sooth jangled nerves while waiting.Put all your things in a light-weight washable bag. Don't forget to… Continue
Added by Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 on July 22, 2009 at 3:00pm —
In yoga we often talk of deepening our practice, whether it be by incorporating pranayama, mantra, meditation, or a juicier asana practice into our daily lives. But how about deepening it digitally?
One of my favorite wellness sites on the web is CrazySexyLife.com
, which was founded by author and filmmaker Kris Carr
, who was diagnosed with a rare sarcoma at 31… Continue
Added by Kate on July 20, 2009 at 4:30pm —
Hi Yoga Bear friends,
Hope you had a good week – and hope you have an even better weekend! Many interesting topics this week in Yoga Bear:
Chad started a great discussion about Music suggestions for Yoga practice – join the discussion and tell us about your favorite Yoga Music
Become a Yoga instructor/therapist even with health issues? An inspiration through "… Continue
Added by Moran Serr Hirsch on July 17, 2009 at 12:56pm —
• Buy Local. The food did not need to be transported and so there is a better chance it was picked ripe, that it has less waxing and coatings, and less energy was wasted in bringing it to you. Check the sticker on the fruit to see where it’s from.
• Buy organic. Get it the way nature planned. The sticker on the fruits and vegetables has an identifying number. If it starts with a 9, you’re good to go as that means… Continue
Added by Doron Hanoch on July 17, 2009 at 10:30am —
Receiving treatment for cancer isn't an event, it's a long hard journey. During six months of weekly chemotherapy for stage III colon cancer, I made a commitment to find joy where I could. I celebrated weekly milestones and the "half-way done" point, and I threw a final party to thank my team of supporters. YogaBear participant Andra Young did something similar when she put a henna design on her bald head during a ceremony she had with close friends. My mentor and friend, Suzanne Lindley,… Continue
Added by Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 on July 16, 2009 at 4:56pm —
Yoga Bear volunteer Nicoleigh Gamble began her yoga studies by accident in 1999. This was shortly after going through an identity crisis, caused by an injury that ended her ballet career. She was transitioning into scientific research, a seemingly 180 degree turn. And through yoga, she developed a deeper understanding of herself, the world, and a belief that yoga brings a peaceful and truthful existence to any individual.
When Nicoleigh teachers, she brings warmth, compassion, and… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on July 15, 2009 at 7:44pm —
Feeling a bit out of balance this summer? Exploring pranayama can be a great way to reconnect with yourself, alleviate stress, and reset the systems of the body. Nadi Shodhana
, or alternate nostril breathing, is a simple breathing exercise that awakens the energy of the body and guides it back into balance.
Find a comfortable seat, and make a fist with the fingers of the right hand. Gently press the thumb to the… Continue
Added by Kate on July 13, 2009 at 3:16pm —
When I first was diagnosed with cancer, I felt that once again, the universe was giving me a smack upside the head. Having become a caretaker fror my ill husband, a widow and then a cancer 'survivor' in less than four years (and before I turned 40!) has taken a major toll on my physical and emotional well being. What I didn't realize with my cancer diagnosis that beautiful things would also come my way. Yoga Bear being one of those things.
Back in May of this year, a local yoga… Continue
Added by Dawn Marie on July 12, 2009 at 7:00pm —
First off, my bio in brief: I was a chiropractor for 27 yrs, Director of Sunrise Wellness Center, fit, active and adamantly integrating nutrition, chiropractic, acupuncture and a healthy lifestyle for myself, family and patients...the poster girl for healthy living! So it was a shock to get that dreaded diagnosis. It sent ripples of fear through my community, "If she gets it, what defense do I have?!" I could feel their terror when I shared the news. What I found over the months ahead was that… Continue
Added by Beth Goulding on July 10, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Hi Yoga Bear friends,
The main thing that happened this week was that we had a day of celebration and contribution - see Yoga Bear’s Yogapalooza review
Also, Halle is moving to Boston for a year! Check out our new Yoga Bear team members
and another… Continue
Added by Moran Serr Hirsch on July 10, 2009 at 11:15am —
photo by Jesse Di-Carlo Wagner
Do-good yogis around the country got together for a day of yoga, healing, friendship, and community. Yogapalooza raised $2,704 for 6 chapter. And most importantly, we were able to come together in the mission of providing more opportunities of health and wellness to the cancer community. A HUGE thank you to all of our volunteers, chapter directors, and instructors for making this day… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on July 8, 2009 at 12:22pm —
Hi Yoga Bear friends,
Hope you had a lovely week!
Here are some of the interesting topics from Yoga Bear’s week:
1. Cancer and Yoga features on Channel 7
2. Cleveland YogaPalooza
recap – looks like such a fun day!
3. Jean is summarizing… Continue
Added by Moran Serr Hirsch on July 5, 2009 at 12:46am —