“At its core, pain is just something that hurts or makes you say ouch,” says Karen Davis, a senior scientist at the Krembil Brain Institute in Toronto. “Everything else is the outcome of the pain, how it then impacts your emotions, your feelings, your behaviors.” Jon Hamilton, NPR Correspondent www.npr.org/sections/health-shots This NPR Health Shots report looks […]
Join me on the mat this week at Hadley Yoga Studio on Route 9. Tuesday, Oct 15, 10:00 – 11:30 Gentle/Restorative Yoga NEW TIME! Wednesday, Oct 16 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Gentle/Restorative Yoga Friday, Oct 18 10:00 – 11:30 Yoga Remedies Hadley Yoga Studio at Hadley Health Center 234 Russell St 2nd Fl. (Rte 9 in Hadley, across from […]
What a joy to train new Reiki practitioners!
“Pain-trait encompasses the traditional factors that scientists already believe increase the severity of chronic pain, such as catastrophizing about pain and fear of pain. Individuals with this dimension were more likely to report worse pain. “Emote-trait, however, appeared to be protective; this dimension includes optimism, lower levels of neuroticism, and a capacity for mindfulness. “According to […]
This article on Mindful.org summarizes nicely the work of Dr Feidel Zeidan and others about how well mindfulness works for pain relief.
May this poem offer solace as it did eighteen years ago. ODE TO KEEPING QUIET Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still. This one time upon the earth, let’s not speak any language, let’s stop for one second, and not move our arms so much. It would be a delicious […]
Series: Yoga Solutions for Painless Living begins September 12 at Serenity Yoga in South Hadley 6 class series Thursdays 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. September 12 – October 17. Do you struggle with recurring pain? Are you simply tired of daily aches and pains? In this 6 week series, we will: Practice specific yoga sequences for low […]
“I genuinely felt great after each session, lighter, relaxed and with more energy and clarity of thought. Until now I’ve been skeptical about these kinds of therapies.” ROSIE FITZMAURICE for the Evening Standard What happened when I tried a course of reiki I don’t use sounds the way the practitioner in this article does. Even so, […]
Back to school & back to the studio! Drop in Wednesday and Friday mornings, join a series yoga class or a weekend Reiki training. Here’s where I’ll be teaching this month: Wednesday, September 4 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. Yoga Basics at Serenity Yoga South Hadley. Drop in students welcome. Wednesday, September 4 7:30 – 8:45 […]
I’m teaching twice today! Drop in at 11:30 for Slow Flow or 7:30 p.m. for Mindful Yoga for Women, both at Serenity Yoga in South Hadley Village Common.