Hibernate To Live Longer

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Last week I joined Durango Nature Studies for a full moon hike. While the theme was animal hibernation, of course the plant kingdom has its own version. As the trees are dropping their leaves they are preparing for winter dormancy. So I wondered, should humans be practicing some version of it themselves? Scientists at the Institute for Wildlife Ecology in …

Depression as a Gateway

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I decided to delve further into the subject of depression after reading that it is the leading cause of disability among Americans aged 15-44.3 and affects 15 million Americans (6.7% of the population) 18 and older in a given year (1). It’s no surprise that I come across it regularly in my practice. Let me preface by saying that I …

The Energetics of Menstruation & Why it Matters

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The subject of this month’s blog had its genesis 15 years ago when I began my practice of yoga. Over the years, I have heard some teachers advise against inversions (downward facing dog, bridge, plow, wheel, shoulder/hand/head stands, etc.) during menstruation yet others never mention it. I thought I would seek some philosophical principles and professional opinions on the matter …