- October 20th, 2011
In the late 1960s, the renowned French physician Alfred Tomatis was summoned to a Benedictine monastery in the south of France to investigate a mysterious illness that had flattened the unfortunate brothers. “Seventy of the 90 monks were slumping in their cells like wet dishrags,” he later wrote. The cause of their lethargy?Joseph Hooper
- October 5th, 2011
A recent trend in relaxation borders the hilarious; it’s laughter meditation, and it’s rising in popularity.
- October 1st, 2011
Toning up your body can be easier than you think. You don’t have to settle for flabby upper arms and thighs, a slowly drooping buttocks, or that extra roundness in the middle. Nor do we have to commit to an hour in the gym everyday, although that may be fun for some.A few minutes, several times a day, is all you need to build beautiful muscle tone.By Blythe Metz
- July 28th, 2011Trauma-sensitive yoga helps survivors trust themselves again.By David Emerson, Elizabeth Hopper, PHD
- July 1st, 2011
You may have heard of t’ai chi, or at least get a picture in your head of people standing in a slightly crouched position, feet set apart, moving their outstretched arms slowly, and gazing into the air.
The act of meditating may seem like some far-flung Eastern practice that only shaman and lamas can practice with success. Nothing could be further from the truth. Yes, there are many benefits from meditating that spiritual leaders have enjoyed for thousands of years.
We talk about our heart on two levels: the heart as a physical organ, and our metaphysical or ethereal heart. When you say your “heart is broken,” people understand that it isn’t the actual organ that’s broken, but that you’re in great emotional pain.
- March 1st, 2011
Meditation is often something thought of as a practice reserved for monks or the spiritual elite. Happily, this is far from the truth.
Learn to quiet the monkey mind and reap the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual benefits meditation has to offer.by Jill Englund
- February 1st, 2011
Iyengar Yoga was founded by B. K. S. Iyengar of India and focuses on body alignment and is known for its use of props to accommodate students of all abilities, promote deeper understanding of poses and allow for longer holds in poses for restorative work.Try these Yoga poses to help your circulation and support your heart health.