Category Archives: Stress Relief

gentle yoga session

I had a gentle yoga session today. I’m still not risking plank (i.e. push-up) pose but I can do the rest of my routine, including hula-hooping. I’m doing my best to be gentle with the injured toe. I’m hoping my toenail doesn’t fall off, maybe it can heal? The dark area has been slowly expanding over the past two weeks but seems to have stalled, and it almost seems as if it’s getting lighter in the center. Is that a good sign? Or do I have to resign myself to losing the nail? #namaste

Evening meditation time

Evening meditation time. I’m in a sunflower art show at the Booklovers’ Gourmet in Webster (mine is the right photo) and it’s so wonderful seeing everyone’s styles. Bob had his sunflower featured in both the Smart Shopper and the Yankee Express – the square photo at the top. The show runs through Aug 31. What are you grateful for tonight? #namaste

Evening meditation time

Evening meditation time. Women with obesity who meditated just 6 weeks saw a significant decrease in fasting blood sugar levels (study from Obesity journal). It’s amazing how meditation can improve one’s health – and it’s free. Just sit and close your eyes. I’m sure it works for men, too :). #namaste

great yoga session

I had a great yoga session today. Did you know that yoga helps buffer against DNA mutations? Some practitioners remain healthy despite having genetic abnormalities. The Icahn Institute did a large study where they tested people for genetic issues. They found quite a number of people who seemed perfectly healthy but it turns out they had DNA mutations. It appears their yoga routine and healthy eating buffered them against their mutations “activating” and causing the disease. #namaste

Yoga reminds us to be mindful

I tried rolling cat-cow for first time since my toe injury. My toe did ok! Yoga reminds us to be mindful and compassionate to ourselves. Every day is a blessing, just to be here. If my toe never learns to curl again, that’s all right. I’m just grateful it’s healing as best it can. What are you grateful for today? #namaste

great yoga session

I enjoyed a great yoga session this morning. Yoga provides a WEALTH of free health benefits. Find a way to get yoga into your daily routine! #namaste With all the uncertainty going on with our health care, it’s wise for each of us to do the very best we can to ensure our own health, especially if it’s wholly free to do so. Have you done any stretches today? Try some simple head rotations!

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