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Not Just Any Yoga Class: Three Steps to Safe Practice

September 27th, 2017

By Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT As a yoga therapist, I wasn’t surprised to see recent headlines asserting that “Yoga Can Help Back Pain.”  I’ve taught many people with back pain and other health challenges—such as heart disease, insomnia, and arthritis--how to use yoga breathing, movement, and meditation techniques to find ease in body and mind. This

Easing into Sleep: Guided Imagery Exercise

September 20th, 2017

By Linda Smith, PA, MS Description of Mindfulness Guided imagery, or visualization, encompasses a number of techniques meant to explore our beliefs and attitudes about ourselves and the world around us by tapping into our subconscious mind. This exploration is intended to impact our physical and mental well-being, bringing about positive changes such as relaxation, better focus and ...

Is your Smartphone a Sleep Thief?

September 13th, 2017

By Elizabeth Bechard, BA, RYT There are times in life when you discover things about yourself that you’d rather other people not know about you: the week I used an app to track my smartphone use for the first time, I discovered one of these things. I envisioned myself as a mindful, moderate user of my iPhone, ...

Mind-Body Techniques: Chair Yoga – Part Two

September 6th, 2017

By Jocelyn Weiss, PhD, MPH Last week we posted six chair yoga poses that you could perform to break up sedentary behavior during your day at work. Now, we would like to share six more poses that you could incorporate into a daily routine. These short exercises provide you with an opportunity to take a mental break, stretch your ...

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