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Yoga and neuroplasticity

yoga and neuroplasticity

Have you ever seen a picture of Homunculus man? He’s a visual representation of our bodies based on how much of our brain is dedicated to processing information from those individual body parts.  So our mouth, and our hands take up almost all of our brain’s processing power, while our arms and legs only get […]

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Friday Resource Roundup

resource roundup

I thought I’d try something a little different this month and do a weekly resource roundup. I curate a lot of content every week and this is a recap of the best. Happy reading! Resource Roundup Week #1 How to distinguish the appropriate water workout for yourself. 4 water workouts for health   One patient’s […]

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Beginner’s Mind and Neuroplasticity

beginner's mind

Which posture is better for your brain, Eagle Pose or Extended Mountain Pose?  The answer is of course, it depends.  Like any other organ in our body, our brain responds to our environment and the activities we engage in.  When we repeat tasks we’ve done before, we strengthen existing neural networks.  When we try new […]

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MCTD and Yoga

mctd and yoga

If you’re one of my yoga students, I might have mentioned that I have arthritis or lupus.  That’s usually how I explain my health status in the interest of time.  My current diagnosis is actually Mixed Connective Tissue Disease which is a rare combination connective tissue disease. I’m very open about the fact the I […]

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My experience in 300 hr yoga teacher training

300 hr yoga teacher training

  Of course, any 300 hr yoga teacher training covers the anatomy, concepts and practical elements of teaching asana.   The Yoga Etc. program used the Yogaanatomy.net as the basis for anatomy studies which we explored from there.  My favorite section dealt with feet unsurprisingly.  Each week we explored the history of, and how to teach […]

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Yoga for Rheumatoid Arthritis Published

An article I wrote for Everyday Health, the online health journal, was published, Yoga For Rheumatoid Arthritis: 8 Tips From An Instructor With Arthritis.   “As a person living with arthritis and a certified Yoga for Arthritis instructor, I understand the physical and emotional challenges that accompany rheumatic disease. I know firsthand that regular visits to […]

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How to Choose a Yoga Class with Chronic Illness

yoga for lupus

How to Choose a Yoga Class with Chronic Illness, my second guest post for the lupus blog, Despite Lupus,  was published today. Here’s two excerpts, “Maybe you’ve been wanting to try yoga and you’re a bit intimidated by the language you don’t recognize, or incense and sitar music. Just like any field – knitting, sky […]

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