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June 28, 2020

In yoga philosophy we have the image of a guru, someone or something that leads one from the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge, according to my (limited) understanding. Lately I’ve been asking myself if the coronavirus pandemic is acting as a guru. The ca...

June 1, 2020

Excerpt from CANCER + YOGA by Lorien Neargarder, copywrite 2019:

Study after study provides evidence that a regular yoga practice offers psycho-social support, relief from fatigue and sleep issues as well as a reduction in chronic pain. When we study our thoughts, emoti...

April 16, 2020

When in doubt, I walk.

I grew up walking everywhere because we only had one driver in the house until I was a teen. I took public transportation and by the time I was eight I had mastered the bus schedules between cities, but I still needed to get to the bus stops. So I...

February 3, 2020

Most days I wake up and I'm excited to get my day started: I feel gratitude for my life and my passions, my family and friends... But there are those few mornings when I wake up and this isn't the case. It doesn't happen often, but when it hits it feels like a wave has...

January 1, 2020

Excerpt from CANCER + YOGA by Lorien Neargarder, copywrite 2019:

The first time I was asked to teach yoga to people with cancer, I declined. At the time I associated cancer with the death of my grandmother. She was a larger-than-life figure in my family and was always r...

October 29, 2019

More and more we are presented with evidence of how important it is to t

urn away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and sit quietly. There are even claims that meditation is the fountain of youth for the brain!

Most people tell me that they are unable to sit st...

August 6, 2019

I have this one shirt. It's a favorite shirt, worn out in all the right places, but even when it was new I found a piece of thread dangling from the hem. I hesitated to pull or cut it because I feared it would damage the integrity of the shirt. Now when I feel the tick...

April 9, 2019

A 2015 study published in the Journal of American College of Radiation found that "Listening to guided meditation significantly lowered biopsy pain during imaging-guided breast biopsy; meditation and music reduced patient anxiety and fatigue without compromising radiol...

April 4, 2019

Today I am looking for that perfect blend of sweet and sour, but it has nothing to do with food. I'm looking for that balance in myself. 

I know I can be sweet: calm, supportive and kind.

I know I can be sour: fierce, combative and sharp.

But can I walk the edge betw...

January 21, 2019

"Start by visualizing your perfect day," Cathy instructed us. It was the most unusual staff meeting I had ever participated in. She offered us a luxurious restorative yoga practice, complete with soothing manual adjustments that felt at times like a massage. At the end...

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