7 Pain Meds for You To Try

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“What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to something that already is?”~Eckhart Tolle If you read my last blog you’ll know that I’ve had a bout of back pain that’s been going on for a few months. It tightens progressively through the night, often requiring me to wake and use ice or heat. Movement helps …

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 …

The Treasure Seeker

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I rolled out my mat at 5:30 this morning. It had been over a week since I had done so due to travel and an out of town guest which made me think about my motivation for getting back on the mat. For sure, it’s a part of my job. I learned in training that you can’t teach what you …

CrossFit in Your 90s?

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Recently I was speaking to the owner of the Telluride Yoga Center, Kristin Taylor, exploring workshop ideas. She said what people want to know is how can they can keep “playing hard.” I recently moved to Durango and feel as though I’ve moved from a fit city (Denver) to a city that’s even more fit, particularly among those 50 and …

Showing Up For Yourself Through Ritual

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Yoga, contrary to popular belief, is not a religion. Yet when I was trained on ritual, an aspect of the integrated practices of Yoga, images of religious ceremonies came to mind. Ritual is a universal feature of human social existence that has been practiced by our ancestors for millennia; as such it resonates deep in our bones says Francis Weller, …

Alchemy of Grief

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“As we heal, it offers each of us an opportunity to consider what is most precious in our lives, release attachment and identification to what is not, re-examine our choices, and set a direction for our future that truly reflects our heart’s deepest wish.” ~ Gary Kraftsow, Founder, American Viniyoga Institute After the death of my mom in 2007 I …

Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery Support with Yoga Therapy and The Colorado Cancer Coalition

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In the midst of a cancer diagnosis, treatment, or recovery? Learn more about how Yoga Therapy can help by clicking the image below. You might also consider attending the Colorado Cancer Coalition’s annual symposium where you’ll learn about cancer trends, screening guidelines, treatment updates, symptom management, and much more.