This was written by one of our advisors, Kelly McGonigal.
A Practice for Change in the New Year
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… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on January 3, 2011 at 12:00pm —
A bit of Yoga Bear fun! Watch yoga poses for Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and of course--… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on December 21, 2010 at 8:00pm —
Thank you to everyone who participated in CinemAsana, our generous donors/sponsors, and especially our volunteer Abbe Yale for running this very special film festival!
We are impressed and thrilled at the quality of videos that have been submitted, and hope that you all will continue to help us create and publish yoga videos for the Yoga Bear community.
Okay, and now for the winners. Drum roll, please!…
Added by Yoga Bear on December 14, 2010 at 8:30pm —
Nevada City, CA (Vocus) November 24, 2010
The California College of Ayurveda announces a complete program in Ayurvedic… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on November 30, 2010 at 9:03am —
By Karen Bossick of Times-News
It’s one workout where you can’t scowl.
After all, you can’t do laughing exercises with a frown on your face.
The workout is known as laughter yoga. And it’s got a number of Wood River Valley residents waving their arms as if they were elephant trunks, flitting from one corner of the room to… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on November 15, 2010 at 11:39am —
As part of our Healing Yoga Project
, Yoga Bear classes at Maimonidies Cancer Center in New York City will begin on January 6th. If you are a patient there and would like to join, please contact Michelle.Robbins@yogabear.org
. About the Instructor: Elyse Sparkes
Elyse’s interest in human… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on November 10, 2010 at 6:30pm —
Strong back muscles can help prevent back pain. They support the positioning of the spine, absorb the stress of movement, and ease pressure on the spine itself. These exercises are designed to help you stand strong:PELVIC TILTS
Lie on your back and tighten your abs. Imagine bringing your belly button to your spine. Lift your butt until your body is in a straight line. Do… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on November 7, 2010 at 9:57am —
A new study reports that yoga can reduce the stress of cancer diagnosis and treatment experienced by childhood cancer patients and their parents. The findings were published in the September/October 2010 edition of Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, published by the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON).
“Parents and adolescents showed… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on October 10, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Check out Cemile from our SF chapter and Jennifer from our SoCal… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on September 17, 2010 at 12:01pm —
Tomorrow is September 11th, a day that had no significant meaning before that dreadful day in 2001. The recent controversy surrounding the Park 51 Community Center in New York City is evidence that both Muslims and non-Muslims have not done enough to heal the nation. What was necessary then and what is necessary now is an ethics of forgiveness.
Love, faith and forgiveness are beyond the capacity or the function of the government.
Forgiveness is… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on September 10, 2010 at 3:30pm —
It has been our goal from Day 1 to find and source free yoga for our members. We know how expensive cancer treatments can be, and that many survivors pass up 'luxury' items like yoga due to outrageous medical bills. Here are a FOUR ways to get your yoga on, at no cost.
1. It's National Yoga Month
meaning you can get a free week-long membership to over 1,200 studios.
If you're new to yoga, this is a great way to test out some of… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on September 3, 2010 at 11:08am —
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 —
We hope you're enjoying some of the changes we made to the website. To get an overview of what's happened, and what to look forward to, read Halle's update here
. This week on
- 10 Ways to Find… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on August 19, 2010 at 4:02pm —
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
Added by Yoga Bear on August 16, 2010 at 10:00pm —
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?
Added by Yoga Bear on August 12, 2010 at 10:15am —
Ah, we've arrived at August. The hot summer days are cooling off; and warm apple cider and calming fall leaves are right around the corner.
This week brought us new friends and supporters, and two new groups: The Welcome Committee
and the Om Teacher Training Group
. Check out all
our sub-groups to get deeper into the… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on August 6, 2010 at 1:28pm —
One of the greatest things about this community is the open, caring dialogue that happens every day. Regardless of location, connections are made between people passionate about healing yoga. Whether you're new to yoga and exploring your options or a seasoned yogi, you can help strengthen the community by asking and answering questions posed in the forum.
This week was painted with personal and deep questions and conversations. Take a… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on July 29, 2010 at 9:26pm —
Have you ever thought of teaching yoga to people with cancer? Before you pick a yoga teacher training program, you might want to read this
discussion on the topic.
Questions you should ask yourself: Continue
• What is your biggest concern about teaching yoga to cancer survivors?
• What do you think cancer survivors would expect from you as a yoga teacher?
• What ideas do you…
Added by Yoga Bear on July 22, 2010 at 12:12pm —
Why is it so hard for humans to forgive? Forgiveness of others and especially oneself seem to one of the great challenges in life. For as much as is written to tell us that we should forgive, little has been handed down through the ages to tell us how to forgive. This begs the question: can yoga play a role in forgiveness?
Forgiveness, much like yoga, encourages a positive attitude in all facets of life. Also like yoga, research has shown… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on July 16, 2010 at 10:30am —
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken. Take the summer as an opportunity to let the sun's rays of energy slow you down. Take time to enjoy nature at full abundance. Soak in the colors of this glorious season. Just don't forget your sunscreen.
The YOGABEAR way to embrace… Continue
Added by Yoga Bear on July 9, 2010 at 9:00am —