Atmanshanti demonstrates advanced variations of Bhadrasana, the Yoga Butterfly. Bhadrasana helps to open up the hips. Bhadrasana enables you to do Padmasana, the lotus posture, more easily. You should be an advanced student of Yoga before attempting these Asanas. More Infos on Bhadrasana…
I was just interviewed by Mel Mejoros of Empower Radio about my book, "Your Brain After Chemo: A Practical Guide to Lifting the Fog and Getting Back Your Focus." (I coauthored the book with Dr. Dan Silverman at UCLA.)
I've been interviewed several times but
this was probably the most fun conversation of all. Mel has a great
sense of humor and she is a very warm and inviting radio host.
After years of serving as volunteer, by the side of cancer survivors to heal their wounds through positive reiteration therapy, there remains in me, a determination to pursue on a mission to raise awareness and compassion for a cause that is dear to all of our hearts.
a teenager, I saw my maternal grandmother suffer from cancer. Grandma was the first one in our family to succumb to the disease and we worried about her having to undergo…Continue
As summer cools down and leaves ready themselves to change to autumn tones of red, yellow, oranges, we are reminded of the challenge and beauty of change. While seasons are routine, their transfer from one to the next seem to always surprise. Where did summer go? Why does time move so quickly? The same can be said for life.
As September approaches this next week, challenge yourself to be more aware of subtle changes. Notice if the air feels a bit… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on August 26, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Maybe it's because summer came late to California, but there's a frantic swirl of activity which has lead to many opportunities to substitute for other yoga teachers. Today, three classes, back-to-back and no one knew their teacher would be out. Students may never have taken yoga with me and some people are new t…Continue
Check out the article in BayStateParent at my web link provided here http://www.exclusiveyoga.com/pdf/baystate_parent.pdf. The author interviews three of my survivor-clients who've come to Exclusive Yoga classes for some time. The "featured" client, Jacy Watson, is on the magazine cover. In the article, there is great coverage about the virtual void in the medical world when…
Inner peace is the most valuable gift you can give to yourself. To achieve this, one has to accept the reality of life. We must challenge ourselves to be better than we were yesterday, live in the moment, and show unparalleled compassion. Living with and beyond cancer can present a huge speed-bump on the path to enlightenment. But we must remember our true north on the journey to inner peace. Here are 10 tips to finding… Continue
Hannah is a two year old Corgie who flops over on her back to rest , just about whenever she had enough of what's going on, it's her built in 'time out'. Buddy, our 12 year old Golden, loves Hannah and respects her time in "Savasana" by giving her space. Not only are Buddy and Hannah a good reminder of staying in the moment, but their unconditional love for life is contagious. So, last week, when… Continue
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a fascinating form of complementary medicine that combines memory and affirmations with acupuncture points, in order to alleviate a psychological challenge. Listen to Kris Car, of Crazy Sexy Life, talk about using EFT before getting her… Continue
As you probably noticed, our website got a face lift over the weekend! The design is a bit different and we've moved a few things around for what we hope is better usability. If you have problems finding anything, just let one of us know.
You can now easily post anything you write on Yoga Bear to Facebook or Twitter (if you choose to). We're also hosting a contest for a… Continue
The government just announced the Recovery Act, which means a few things for preventative medicine. First, starting in January, anyone on Medicare will receive no-cost preventive services including breast cancer screenings. Second, the Act will support preventive medicine residency programs in med school, with $9M given to schools of public health and medicine.
So what is preventive medicine? Preventive… Continue
Reflecting on life and what is most important is essentially the heart yoga and a cancer diagnosis. Dyan, one of my friend's, used her cancer experience to remind me about what she found most joyful in living. We had long conversations about her family, her childhood, and her… Continue
I have a favor to ask which I think is also a great opportunity for Yoga Bear. Please ask question at Elephant interview with Stefanie Syman http://bit.ly/cD0Zbs .
I suggest that your question be about whether she talks about the growing Yoga Therapy movement in her book. (She doesn't. I've read it.) Then see if you can generate a dialog that will highlight the great work you are doing for the Elephant Yoga… Continue
I'm teaching Yoga for Cancer on Mondays at 4:00 pm and Wednesdays at 10:00 am at my office in San Anselmo (292 Redhill Ave, San Anselmo, CA 94960). Classes are open to all those personally touched by Cancer (with a diagnoses) and all levels. The group is great, and works as a support group while not having those things of a support group nobody likes... Join us!
Starting over, even with blog posts, as I lost the first version, takes commitment and patience. The irony is that I was blogging about starting over and over with exercise, but resiliency is important in other aspects of life, too. Recovering from cancer requires many skills, some of which we have use before and others that we develop. The advantages of exercise are commonsense, but with the… Continue