Publishers Clearing House

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Last week I taught a chair yoga class at Publishers Clearing House in Chelsea as part of their corporate wellness day. Dues to space (and time) limitations we ended up doing two 30-minute sessions. Although not easy to interrupt deskwork fever to do a mindful yoga practice in the middle of the day, the participants […]

Read More Posted on September 25, 2013 by Laura

Professional Integrative Yoga Therapist Program

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I decided to bite the bullet the last weeks of August and begin my study of Integrative Yoga Therapy at Kripalu Mass. Integrative Yoga Therapy was started by Joseph and Lillian LePage and is based on a multi limbed approach to yoga therapy integrating asana, pranayama, mudra, Yoga Nidra, mantra, and meditation into a unifying […]

Read More Posted on September 11, 2013 by Laura

Barrier Free Living

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I taught a chair based yoga class for people with disabilities at Barrier Free Living on the lower east side. The students were enthusiastic, focused and participatory – what more could a yoga teacher want? Read more

Read More Posted on August 9, 2013 by Laura

Baby Om

Check out Sarah and I on Veria Living TV!

Read More Posted on July 31, 2013 by Laura

What are Cervical Stenosis and Myelopathy?

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Cervical Stenosis: Is when the spinal canal is too small for the spinal cord. A normal canal diameter is approximately 13-15mm and a narrowing of the canal of less than 10mm diameter is associated with cervical stenosis. A canal of below 13mm is considered at risk for stenosis. Symptoms of cervical stenosis include neck pain […]

Read More Posted on July 17, 2013 by Laura

Lists

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Lists are straightforward and make educated choices accessible. Here are a few commendable lists from Harvard Women’s Health Watch Newsletters: October 2012 (volume 20, #2) 5 of the best exercises you’ll ever do: Swimming: The perfect workout as the buoyancy of the water takes strain off joints. Good for individuals with osteoarthritis. Tai Chi: Moving […]

Read More Posted on June 27, 2013 by Laura

Herniated Discs, Sciatica & Spinal Stenosis

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Dr Loren Fishman, a back-pain and rehabilitative medicine specialist who has long incorporated yoga into patient care and studies Iyengar Yoga, published an article in the New York Times on 5/8/13 called Advice on Practicing Yoga in Middle age. Responding to questions about practicing yoga with herniated disc Dr. Fishman made the following statements: – […]

Read More Posted on June 13, 2013 by Laura

Playtime

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Brene Brown, in her CD series called The Power of Vulnerability, discusses 10 guideposts for what she calls “wholehearted” living; cultivating authenticity, cultivating self compassion, cultivating a resilient spirit, cultivating gratitude and joy, cultivating intuition and trusting faith, cultivating creativity, cultivating play and rest, cultivating calm and stillness, cultivating meaningful work and cultivating laughter song […]

Read More Posted on June 5, 2013 by Laura

Dad’s First Yoga Class

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My 74 year-old father was in town for Memorial Day weekend and I made him take a yoga class. Though fit from years of tennis, gardening, and ballroom dancing, his basic stance on yoga is not atypical of his generation; one of dismissal and moderate disdain. He had his head in his laptop until 2 […]

Read More Posted on May 29, 2013 by Laura

Yoga City Feature

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Laura was recently featured on Yoga City. Read the entire article below about a visit to Jennifer Brilliant’s studio for Laura’s Yoga Therapeutics class. From Yoga City: On a sunny winter afternoon, Sleuth expanded her horizons, entering a therapeutics yoga class for the first time. Not knowing what to expect, I placed my mat in […]

Read More Posted on May 9, 2013 by Laura
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