Is Anxiety Or Stress Causing Your Back Pain?

“I do expressive writing to get rid of my back pain,” stated Anna simply sipping on her fresh cup of tea. “I smoke to get rid of my asthma,” I follow cracking a smile.  Anna looked at me like something was completely wrong with me. I stopped smiling and slipped into confusion. “Aren’t we playing…

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Bhramari Breathing for stress, anxiety and improved focus

One of the most guarded secrets of the authentic yoga circle is pranayama – or breathing exercises. Yoga, the way most us know it is about poses and bending like a pretzel. Well, authentic yoga, therapeutic yoga – the one that is used in yoga hospitals in India and around the world – uses poses…

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Yoga & Traning Your Stress Response

We’ve been bombarded by the media telling us we are stressed, just in case we didn’t figure it out for ourselves! If you still can’t figure out for yourself, just look around at all the receding hairline heads around you … or “bald by choice” studs. Yep! I’m gonna call it! Stress! PROBLEM The amygdala…

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Yoga, Power Poses & Confidence

Only 2 minutes of Power Posing can increase confidence and positive outcome! You’ve probably heard it before “Fake it until you make it!” or “Dress for success!” or other positive affirmation doodles and noodles that you’ve most likely said “Yeah, sure!” to. Well, Amy Cuddy , a researcher at Harvard University, speaks pretty eloquently on…

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Serotonin, Yoga & Anxiety

The word ‘serotonin’ is not too foreign to any of us. You know it’s good for you and you should have plenty of it, but do you know why? And How? And where can we get it from?   “serotonin is the molecule of will power, of delaying gratification. Decreased serotonin activity can lead to…

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Gaba & Yoga

What does GABA has to do with Yoga? Or Anxiety? Or Depression? Or Stress and Overwhelm? A lot! “GABA is the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian nervous system. It cools things off and chills things out.” explains Emily Deans MD in Evolutionary Psychiatry and Psychology Today” Simply put, we have neurotransmitters which excite us,…

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Yoga vs. CBT

Yoga : one of the most popular ways of staying strong and healthy in our 21st century. From big execs who look for the perfect way of strengthening their body and create body muscle to the Hollywood image conscious to the rest of us who are health driven. Yoga has become a trend of healthy…

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Anxiety over Dry Skin?

Winter with its holidays and bundled up days in front of the fire with a good book and a hot cup of tea are soul soothing but also bring along cold and dry weather which is a common cause of dry skin. White, scaly, rough skin is not comfortable, good looking, nor is it healthy.…

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What anxiety drugs do to you!

Have you ever wondered what those anxiety pills do to you? Physically, emotionally and mentally? Why do they work or not work? Any side effects that you never thought of before ? I always wanted to know … so I did my research… as usual 🙂 When you tell your doctor you feel anxious what…

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Gunning down my anxiety … with a 1884 riffle

Have you ever had a 130 year old killing machine in your hands with a stupid smile on your face even if you had no clue what you were doing? Maybe, if you’re an uneducated thug or a trigger happy redneck! … and then there’s me! 🙂 Last Sunday, the sweetest old man ever put…

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