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Wednesday, November 27, there will not be Slow Flow Yoga at Serenity Yoga in South Hadley. I’ll return to teach Wednesday, December 4th. Take a break from Black Friday shopping & come to yoga with Susan Valentine this Friday, Nov 29. Gentle Yoga Remedies at Hadley Yoga Studio Fridays 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Gentle postures designed […]
Before you get on the road, here’s a simple suggestion to take the headaches out of driving, at least the physical ones: hold your hands lower on the wheel. Learn more in my Problem Solving Stretches column, in the Health section of yesterday’s Daily Hampshire Gazette. Look for me in the Gazette’s Health section every […]
Series: Yoga Solutions for Painless Living begins November 7 at Serenity Yoga in South Hadley 6 class series Thursdays 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. November 7 – December 19. 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 […]
Yes, that’s me squeezing a roll of toilet paper between my thighs on the front page of the Health section of yesterday’s Daily Hampshire Gazette. You’re welcome Look for me in the Gazette’s Health section every month.
Series: Yoga Solutions for Painless Living begins November 7 at Serenity Yoga in South Hadley 6 class series Thursdays 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. Nov 7 – Dec 19. 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 […]
“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 […]
“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 […]