Tag: yoga

A Spring Like None Before

It was hard to know what to say my April 2020 newsletter, especially since this morning I brought in 1/2 of the groceries I ordered wearing a mask I usually reserve for spraying oven cleaner. As a person in a high-risk category, I haven’t dared go to a store in many weeks. I have alternated…
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The Mind is a Powerful Force When it Comes to Pain

Last time I discussed how stress “feeds” migraines / headaches, and shared something you could do about it. As you might expect, the stress-pain loop also applies to other types of pain, such as back pain. Dennis was a former supply manager who was on disability due to his chronic bad back. He’d experienced multiple…
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How Stress Feeds Migraines: & Something You Can Do About It

The American Migraine Foundation1 states that “stress is a trigger for migraine in almost 70% of people, and one study revealed that 50-70% of people had a significant association between their daily stress level and their daily migraine activity.” Whether you suffer from headaches, backaches, joint/muscle aches or something else, chronic pain has a way…
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How to fall out of the self-improvement trap

I love words that seem to sing what they’re about. I often find these words in other languages, including Sanskrit, the language of yoga. One of my favorite Sanskrit words is svādhyāya. Svādhyāya is translated into “self-study”, or “self-inquiry”. Perhaps I like this word because I ROCK at self-improvement. One of my former company’s core…
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What You Need to Know About Bone Health

Guest blogger:  Dr. Angela Wicker-Ramos PT, DPT, CLT-LANA. Angela is the owner and lead physical therapist at Cancer Rehab Austin. A person’s bone mass peaks during the third decade of life. But do not let this information get you down, because there are ways to strengthen your bones at any age. Bones become stronger with…
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When your health routines get disrupted

Traveling naturally disrupts one’s routines. In fact, that’s one of the great parts of traveling–to experience something new, outside the ordinary. However, it’s also sometimes important for physical, mental, and/or emotional health to maintain some routines you know help you, even when everything else around you might be different. During my recent trip to Prague,…
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Confessions of a Multi-tasker

“Let go of what is no longer serving you.” This is something I hear (and say) in yoga classes all the time. Recently I’ve re-discovered that multi-tasking isn’t something that serves me anymore. Here’s what it typically looks like: I make a To Do list, or put things on my calendar to do at a…
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Just for today, do not worry…

Although I haven’t had my own Reiki session in awhile, this Reiki ideal came into my mind during my morning yoga practice. After skipping my practice yesterday I got back onto my mat this morning, despite a fitful night of sleep killing zombies (no joke). While I was practicing, my mind was racing. In fact,…
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Reiki, Meditation & Yoga: Integrative Support for Mind-Body Nutrition

In this 10 minute video, I describe some ways that Reiki, meditation, and yoga can help you achieve your nutrition and weight loss goals. You can also read more about Reiki Sessions and scheduling here. Reiki sessions are conducted either my Waltham office or at the Watertown Center for Healing Arts in Watertown Square. (Please…
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Reiki in the First Degree

It’s been a busy weekend for me–Friday night I taught my Introduction to Ayurveda workshop at Breathe Wellness in Marlboro, and then again on Saturday morning at JoLynn Fitness and Wellness in Dracut. Then, off to teach my regular Saturday afternoon class at Earthsong Yoga in Marlboro. Today I spent the day with the lovely…
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