De we ever really lose our memories?
That's what a research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology wanted to know. And so to begin, they genetically engineered some mice to develop Alzheimer's disease-like symptoms. The mice quickly forgot what had taken them several weeks to learn (one task was navigating a water maze).
The next phase involved sensory stimulation. Would it make a
difference in memory retrieval? To find… Continue
Strengthen your shoulders and arms as preparation vor Shirshasana, Yoga Headstand. You need to strengthen your muscles in shoulders and arms to be able to do headstand - in headstand most weight should be on your elbows. In Yoga Vidya we teach that you should be able to do 8-12 times this dolhin exercise before attempting this headstand. And even if you can't do headstand, you can still get lots of benefits by practicing dolphin. More infos on Yoga on…
The very generous Michele Paiva is helping us fundraise for the new year and there's a gift for you too, so read on.
The story: Michele lost two parents to cancer, and won't stop fighting. She says, "They gave a valiant battle and I'll continue; their deaths were not in vain and their lives were not in naught. They taught me to survive, to… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on December 28, 2009 at 2:17pm —
Holiday seasons are filled with stories of miracles, why not cancer miracles? They do happen. Many patients have been told they were going to die, but have sought out treatment and share their success stories with others. These snippets of video are spread holiday cheer within the cancer community. We can seek out the stories that move our hope in a… Continue
It’s time for New Year’s Resolutions – those passionate, determined, optimistic, and sometimes desperate pledges we make to change ourselves. How do we get from where we are to where we want to be, without giving up in frustration? Consider skipping the resolutions this year. In… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on December 26, 2009 at 11:21am —
Hope you had a great week, full of love and family.
From Yoga Bear world…
*Moving Omward retreat is getting closer! This Yoga Retreat for Cancer Survivors and their Caregivers being organized by the Arizona chapter is happening on January 15 – 17, 2010 in Christopher Creek Lodge, Payson, Arizona. Hurry up and register… Continue
the following quote was sent to me by a great friend and mentor:
"Here's a great technique that originated with Matt Oechsli, a therapeutic hypnotist: First, identify the thought that is bothering you. Most likely, it is a fear of something. Is it failure? Rejection? Incompetence? Could it be illness or catastrophe? Secondly, interrupt it by visualizing a candle flame and taking a long, deep breath. You can't think two opposing thoughts at the same time, so you'll find your fear… Continue
The word inspiration literally means to be 'of spirit'. For me, it is a reminder that forces beyond my understanding are at work in life. When a new challenge or decision is facing me, I look to this force for inspiration to help me move forward. Often, I read quotes and reflect on their wisdom. I carry slips of paper with quotes that point out a direction to which I aspire to follow. My computer serves as a source… Continue
*Don’t forget Moving Omward retreat is happening soon! The Arizona Chapter of Yoga Bear is organizing Moving Omward: a Yoga Retreat for Cancer Survivors and their Caregivers. The retreat’s dates are January 15 – 17, 2010 in Christopher Creek Lodge, Payson, Arizona. Hurry up and register here.
*We are looking for a dynamic, compassionate volunteer who… Continue
Everybody's Yoga located in Lagrangeville, NY is offering 3 classes for $30. If interested in continuing, we are offering a 10% discount on a 10 or 20 class card. Please call us at 845-592-4110 or visit our website at www.everybody's yoga.org.
Everybody's Yoga is a co-op of 8 teachers who share the same intention - to share the life-changing gift of Yoga and have the student feel nurtured and loved as they participate in a practice that is beneficial… Continue
Added by Anne Roberts on December 16, 2009 at 5:12pm —
Yoga mat preference can be as personal as a thumbprint. When we attend our first class, many studios either rent the mats for a nominal fee or have them available for use. But one day, we decide to buy our own mat! We are becoming yogis! Mats can be thin and fairly inexpensive or… Continue
We have a friend who was diagnosed with colon cancer last year. We are concerned that her Health Insurance may expire. We are wondering if it would even be possible to get some sort of supplement, even perhaps International Health Insurance, at this point. We are not sure, however, if she would qualify for any of these.
For those… Continue
Added by Cindy Fallsen on December 14, 2009 at 7:15pm —
* I wanted to remind you that Moving Omward retreat is happening soon! The Arizona Chapter of Yoga Bear is organizing Moving Omward: a Yoga Retreat for Cancer Survivors and their Caregivers. The retreat’s dates are January 15 – 17, 2010 in Christopher Creek Lodge, Payson, Arizona. Hurry up and register here.
When I sat down to write this blog I first went to check my e-mail. Seeing someone had responded to me through my blogs I was curious as to what I would find. When I opened the letter I was surprised to realize, I knew who it was. Ana my best friend from 8 years ago had found me and wanted to connect.
After finding out it was Ana I stopped reading, I wanted to reach back into my memory bank and revisit our time together before her words would draw me back to the present moment. I saw… Continue
Added by Sarah B on December 9, 2009 at 11:57am —
After the initial shock of hearing that you have cancer, a parade of thoughts swirl in endless loops of wanderings. One of them is: Is anyone else out there have my cancer? We wonder if there are others who have walked this road and can give us some tips, specific to our types of cancer. PatientsLikeMe is an attempt to provide that kind of support: connecting patient to patient, with like diagnosis. We find our way in a maze of what… Continue
Hi Yoga Bear friends,
Hope your week was peaceful and relaxed!
I wanted to remind you the option to join your local online group and connect with other Yoga Bears in your area, if you haven't done so. This is a great place to learn about the community near you and share.
Moving Omward is getting closer - the Arizona Chapter of YOGABEAR is organizing Moving Omward: a… Continue
Some powerful people (including Madonna) are behind Project Air, bringing yoga to to HIV+ rape survivors and their children in Rwanda. The organization has positively impacted thousands of women and children and was the first yoga initiative to receive formal UN endorsement. Check out this CNN video to learn… Continue
Added by Halle T on December 1, 2009 at 4:08pm —
Yesterday, a new student started in my Yoga for Cancer Survivors class. After a mastectomy and reconstruction, she tried another yoga class but her body was not ready. She had been very active before cancer and didn't know how to return to start over. Other students validated her feelings by sharing their own journeys with… Continue