A good night sleep is the secret to a happy productive next day. It is the time our body takes to restore and rejuvenate. Our night depends on the day we had, and the next day depends on how well our previous night was.
• Go to sleep when you feel sleepy.
• If you do not fall asleep within 30 min, get up, do something that will induce sleep and then return to bed.
• Create a routine: Go to bed and wake up at the same time.
• Go to bed before 10:30 p.m. According to… Continue
Added by Doron Hanoch on August 28, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Good weekend Yoga Bear friends,
We need your help voting for Halle and Yoga Bear
! Yoga Bear can win $10,000 grant from Nau- and it's up to voters to decide! The proceeds from this grant will go towards funding our new Healing Yoga Project, which brings yoga instructors into hospitals across the US. Only few days left to vote - Voting is till 8.31.09 and we need more votes!
Added by Moran Serr Hirsch on August 28, 2009 at 9:47am —
Yesterday, I had the honor of initiating a new member into my class. Joanne is new to yoga and she is also very new to being a cancer patient. Joanne is so new, she doesn't yet have her diagnosis and is still waiting for the insurance to approve her visit to the oncologist. She was told she had cancer, so she came to "Yoga for Cancer Survivors" class to learn how yoga could help her deal with the stress of cancer.
After class, Joanne had that 'yoga glow' and said she felt like she had had… Continue
Added by Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 on August 25, 2009 at 4:30am —
I’ve been slowly reading the Bhagavad Gita, taking my time to soak in this ancient text’s wisdom and offerings. This sacred scripture, which details a conversation on a battlefield between a warrior named Arjuna and the deity Krishna, is often quoted in yoga classes, but I’ve never taken the time to sit with its words until now. One passage has stuck with me this summer, especially during times when I’ve felt particularly frustrated, attached, and stuck. From… Continue
Added by Kate on August 24, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Next, instead of compression, as for a sprain, let's talk compassion for you. Take note of your self talk, listening without judgement, just noticing...and let it go drifting off like clouds. Now with more deep breathing, recite a Lovingkindness meditation for yourself. "May I be safe and secure, may I be healthy, may I be happy, may I live with ease", as Sharon Saltzberg says in her book on Lovingkindness. You've been through alot, have lots of healing ahead, and deserve/need some TLC. Start… Continue
Added by Beth Goulding on August 24, 2009 at 9:00am —
Hi to all Yoga Bear friends,
Busy week at the Yoga Bear’s world :)
This Wednesday, hundreds of people joined Yoga Bear at Citrine Lounge in New York City for the KARMA PARTY fundraiser. We raised $3,000 through admissions fees and our silent auction. Some of our guests posted pictures on the Facebook page
, check them out!
The money will be used to help expand our work in the… Continue
Added by Moran Serr Hirsch on August 21, 2009 at 10:15am —
Brian Nelson, a former actor and writer, wrote a piece for the New York Times today that stopped me in my tracks. His article, "When Cancer Changes Your Appearance
," documents his long fight with cancer and the many side-effects of treatment. His latest: a very swollen "moon" face. From a cable technician in his home to friends and neighbors, people stare at him, rudely ask if he's… Continue
Added by Kristin Harrison on August 20, 2009 at 9:22am —
While the US is divided on how to get it done, polls show that we all agree the healthcare system needs a fixin'.
Health insurance is a multi-billion dollar industry, while almost 50 million Americans remain uninsured, and even more are underinsured. The CEOs of these companies are making $3 Million salaries (see Forbes 2009 CEO Compensation list
Added by Halle T on August 18, 2009 at 9:28pm —
Supporting our bodies during cancer treatment leads most of us to ask the question: what can I eat? You can ask your doctor for a referral to a nutritionist, this is generally covered by insurance, as first. As common sense dictates, now is not the time for an extreme change, but we do want to add as many healthful foods as possible.
Make one simple change a week. Changing to Agave Nectar from using sugar is painlessly simple. If you want some recipes that come with more cancer tips, pick… Continue
Added by Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 on August 18, 2009 at 6:30am —
I had one of those days last week in which so many things happened that I was hardly able to process them. My husband and I got great news; a friend suffered a tragic loss; another experienced heartache; work moved at a rapid pace; and my family traversed the ups and downs of caring for elderly loved ones. As I rushed through these things, I realized I didn’t want to pause and experience these moments, especially the more difficult ones.
Yoga and meditation encourage us to be open to… Continue
Added by Kate on August 17, 2009 at 7:55pm —
Sponsored by The Libby Ross Foundation and Swarovski North America
When: October 25th – October 27th, 2009
Where: Wild Dunes Resort - Isle of Palms, SC
Time: The retreat will begin at 3:00 PM Sunday, October 25th and end at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, October 27th
Join us for this unique healing opportunity that will include gentle and restorative yoga classes taught by specially trained yoga instructors, panel discussions with knowledgeable speakers,… Continue
Added by Michelle on August 17, 2009 at 9:13am —
You walk out after a yoga class feeling that “after bliss.” Here’s how to retain that feeling and be ready for your next practice.
• Hydrate with fresh water.
• Drink juice or a smoothie made of kale, bok choy, parsley, celery mixed with some apple juice, red grapes and frozen mangos or pineapple. Yum! Check out ”Good Morning Greens Smoothie
” at… Continue
Added by Doron Hanoch on August 14, 2009 at 10:00am —
Hello Yoga Bear friends,
Hope your week is going well. Here are Some news from this week’s Yoga Bear world:
We were nominated for a $10,000 grant from Nau
- and it's up to voters to decide!
Please help us win this grant by voting for Halle and Yoga Bear. The proceeds from this grant will go towards funding our new Healing Yoga Project, which brings yoga instructors into… Continue
Added by Moran Serr Hirsch on August 14, 2009 at 9:49am —
Those of us who practice yoga regularly know that it can be a tremendously helpful way to reduce stress. And now, scientists have confirmed it. Researchers at Ohio State University
conducted a study of sedentary office workers to see if simple yoga poses and breathing exercises could reduce stress. Participants performed 20 minutes of guided meditation and yoga at their desks daily and took part in a weekly one-hour… Continue
Added by Kristin Harrison on August 13, 2009 at 9:32am —
Sundays I leave open for me to practice and not to teach. It helps me rinse out the previous week and recharge my batteries for the following week. I reserve this day for me to be in my student mind, however today I am subbing two classes and won’t be able to make my own Sunday morning class. I will have to find my practice inside the teacher’s mind.
I look around at the class which is a mixture of beginners, intermediates, and dancers all whom I have never taught before. The trick is how… Continue
Added by Sarah B on August 12, 2009 at 11:31am —
Today, thousands of people will find out they have cancer. If you are newly diagnosed or have considered a support group, the on line communities
are a good starting point. Some on line communities are specific around a type of cancer, while others focus on a spiritual
community, like Christian based "Survivor Celebration"
started by A.J. Ali . There's the ever popular… Continue
Added by Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 on August 11, 2009 at 6:00am —
I came across an article
in the L.A. Times
this week, which claimed that yogis are often on the slim side because we are so in tune with our bodies, that we naturally just practice mindful eating. Kinda neat, huh? Karen Kaplan writes, “Mindful eating helps people to stop eating once they are full, even if delicious food remains on their plates. They try not to let… Continue
Added by Kate on August 10, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Hello Yoga Bear friends,
Hope you have a beautiful -full of inner peace- week, Here are some interesting topics from our Blog:
Help Challen with some good recommendations for inspirational books
. To start with, Kate recommended a book about mantra chanting
Read Sarah’s… Continue
Added by Moran Serr Hirsch on August 7, 2009 at 10:10am —
Getting on the plane last week I had no expectations. I have learned that when I am going into a new situation it is best to view it with fresh eyes and an open mind. I started planning this trip at the end of my radiation sessions in November. Searching the web I found a kayaking camp in Colorado. I thought this type of trip would be perfect. I have never been to Colorado and I have never been kayaking. This would be my opportunity to step outside my comfort zone and practice my yoga off the… Continue
Added by Sarah B on August 7, 2009 at 7:00am —
Three years ago, a study conducted by the Pine Street Foundation announced something many found surprising: Dogs could determine if humans had cancer simply by smelling their breath, particularly for those suffering from breast and lung cancer. Trained to sit when they smelled cancer in samples, the dogs accurately identified the… Continue
Added by Kristin Harrison on August 6, 2009 at 8:00am —