BOOK REVIEW: Mindfulness & Grief, by Heather Stang

BOOK REVIEW: Mindfulness & Grief, by Heather Stang

Review by Karla Helbert The second edition of Heather Stang’s Mindfulness & Grief is a beautiful companion for those who may wish to test the capacity for the practices of mindfulness to cultivate solace. The introduction tells us what mindfulness is and what it...
Body awareness as pain management

Body awareness as pain management

By Neil Pearson We don’t know why, but sometimes when pain persists—becomes chronic—helping people feel the sensations of their bodies and spending time each day doing so can help to decrease that pain. The experience of persisting pain is often paired with...
Yoga therapy: A sweet spot in diabetes control

Yoga therapy: A sweet spot in diabetes control

By Robyn Tiger Did you ever stop to wonder how the cells in your body get their energy? Just like you, your cells need food—for them, that comes in the form of a sugar called glucose. Insulin, a hormone released by the pancreas, acts like a key that lets glucose into...
Yoga therapy comes to the clinic

Yoga therapy comes to the clinic

This beautifully written account explains how the pranayama of “bee breath” is used in one hospital. “Despite feeling dizzy, you listen to [the] teacher’s instructions and you bring your fingers to touch your sense organs. Thumbs gently press on your...