Posted July 30, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Pigeon Pose

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Have you noticed how popular yoga has become? Yoga is always in the media. Just a few recent articles extolling the benefits:

Do Yoga to Treat Depression

Got Back Pain Try Yoga or Massage Before Reaching for the Pills

How to Do Pigeon Pose to Stretch Tight Hips

Pigeon pose is […]

Posted July 29, 2017 in Sacred Stories

Yoga Space

Sacred Stories

Looking through some journal entries from a few years ago, she came across this one:

I want to create a space for yoga. It has good light and good energy.

She had given conscious thought to that entry since she wrote those words toward the end of 2013 or early in […]

Posted November 6, 2016 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Goals and Wellness

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“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”

~Henry Ford

Goals are an interesting thing. We do best when we have a goal. With wellness, having a goal is important, that is for sure. When I did an online search for […]

Posted July 24, 2016 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Yoga

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In a recent article, Huffington Post listed ten reasons to do yoga as undeniable. While I agree with all ten, I would also suggest there are some important dont’s, as well as do’s, about your developing a yoga practice.

For example, it is really tempting to look at other people in […]

Posted March 20, 2016 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Joints in Motion

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Most people know the importance of cardiovascular training and strength building exercises, but as people age, joints really need flexibility exercises. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, flexibility training is often overlooked.

The best flexibility training includes stretches that are held for 10-30 seconds, such as in yoga or pilates.

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Posted February 7, 2016 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Downside to Multitasking

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Humans take pride in our ability to multitask, but neuroscience is showing that our brains are not as good at this as we might think. In fact, multitasking has been shown to depresses the brain’s memory and analytical functions.

In an article titled: Here’s Why You Ignore Everyone When You’re Texting, Dr. […]

Posted January 3, 2016 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Brand New Start

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A new year often presents itself with wonderful opportunity to invite life changes. If you have not yet found favorite exercise forms, consider making a commitment to try a new one every quarter this year. For example, sign up for a yoga class now; check out Tai Chi in the spring; join […]

Posted July 5, 2015 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Easing Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common complaints made to doctors. Fortunately, according to the NIH Low Back Pain Fact Sheet, low back pain is rarely related to serious underlying conditions, but when these conditions do occur, they require immediate medical attention. Serious underlying conditions include:

• Infections are not a common […]