“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 […]
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, […]
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.
I love teaching people about our bodies – the mechanics of how our muscles work together, how to read the signals our bodies send and how to use movement, breath and relaxation to bring our bodies back to balance. Integrated Positional Therapy (IPT) is one tool for this, as are yoga and mindfulness. Reiki is […]
My kiddo helps me demonstrate School Bus Stop Sign Arms, & two other simple posture exercises. Check out this month’s Problem Solving Stretches column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.Your shoulders will thank you. Your mom will be proud, too. Look for me in the Gazette’s Health section the second Tuesday of every month.
Sharing Katherine Martinko ‘s post on TreeHugger about the benefits of even just a few minutes of daily yoga. Give it a try! What 7 Minutes of Daily Yoga Can Do For You