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Man Barely Able to Stand on his Own Does the Unthinkable - Amazing

This is why I love being a medical yoga provider! Please watch if you need any inspiration.

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Yoga by prescription

Yoga by prescription | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
With clinical trials now backing up many uses of yoga as therapy, physicians and other mainstream health professionals are giving serious consideration to the 5,000-year-old practice.
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While her pain, fatigue and other symptoms are far from cured, meditation has changed her response.

"Yoga teaches you to work through it or allow it to take place rather than resist it," she says. "That experience was very foreign to me. It felt like years of pressure being removed from my body.

"It's taken the power of pain away."

 
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In our post today, Shari Ser explains what is... - Yoga for Healthy Aging

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Neutral Spine, and breathe.

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When a Stressful Hospital Stay Makes You Sick

When a Stressful Hospital Stay Makes You Sick | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
It’s long been known that hospitals can be the source of illness. But post-hospital syndrome is something different and more ominous.
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My case for planned home births with a licensed midwife. If you are already healthy and going through a normal, elective, life-giving procedure, why risk post-hospital syndrome? This article notes: “The result is that hospitalized patients are often deconditioned, in pain, malnourished, stressed, with circadian disruptions,” he said. “And we ask why patients return to the hospital? Maybe it’s what we’ve done to them.”

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Health Officials Call for More Fish in Diets of Children and Pregnant Women - NYTimes.com

Health Officials Call for More Fish in Diets of Children and Pregnant Women - NYTimes.com | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
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Fishy?

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Early Puberty Epidemic - Healthy Holistic Living

Early Puberty Epidemic - Healthy Holistic Living | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
Flashback to 1984. All the girls in middle school were getting their periods one by one. The average age was around 12-14 years old, as is what is a natural biological age. In recent years...
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We have to take care of our own bodies and do what we can to prevent passing on obesogens to our children. We can successfully do so by eating organic, limiting our exposure to chemicals by using all-natural soaps, lotions and cosmetics and by using all-natural cleaning agents. Additionally we can protect ourselves and our family by not consuming meat that has been fed GM feed and treated with growth hormones. We can stop the cycle but it begins with US.

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Depressed patients' mood significantly improved after eight weeks of Iyengar yoga, a study said

Depressed patients' mood significantly improved after eight weeks of Iyengar yoga, a study said | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
Can hanging upside down really relieve back pain, improve circulation and combat stress?
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The Verdict: Recent studies have shown spending time upside down can help with relaxation and help patients avoid back surgery. However, the studies are too small to be conclusive, scientists say, adding that inverting may be risky in people who have glaucoma or uncontrolled hypertension since it raises blood and eye pressure.

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The Yoga Couch, Part 2 - GingerGarner.com

The Yoga Couch, Part 2 - GingerGarner.com | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
How to fold a Yoga Couch in 6 easy steps. Medical Therapeutic Yoga Three Tier Approach for restorative and adaptive yoga.
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Guest post on GingerGarner.com. 

Enjoy #YogaCouch!

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7 Scientific Examples Of When Yoga Is The Best Medicine

7 Scientific Examples Of When Yoga Is The Best Medicine | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
One of the greatest challenges of health care is how to bring yoga to those in greatest need yet unable to afford or access it. Bridging the gap are an increasing number of nonprofit yoga service
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I offer a low cost yoga class every Wednesday night. PM me if you would like to join. That means you caregivers, adults with cancer,  and the others mentioned in this article about the growing evidence for yoga as therapeutic intervention.

Thanks for sharing @gingergarner!

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Five Great Ways to Release Fatigue, Exhaustion and Stiffness

Five Great Ways to Release Fatigue, Exhaustion and Stiffness | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
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use self massage to relieve stress

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Treating Chronic Pain With Meditation

Treating Chronic Pain With Meditation | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
In some cases, the holistic practice could replace narcotics. Integrating meditation into regular treatment could significantly cut healthcare costs.
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 Meditation. Not Medication.

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How To Deal With Burnout When You Work In Wellness

How To Deal With Burnout When You Work In Wellness | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
You started taking on clients because you care. You want to help people. Whether your area of passion is yoga, coaching, nutrition, Pilates, massage, EFT or tantra, your heart led you into this
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we have to take care of ourselves to help others

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Good Health, Naturally: Bikram Yoga - A Critique and Guide

Good Health, Naturally: Bikram Yoga - A Critique and Guide | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
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Well-written. I agree with this analysis of Bikram and Hot Yoga...and please don't lock your knees! (Unless you want to see me for years of Physical and Yoga Therapy).

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This Is Our Youth

This Is Our Youth | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
Young Americans are becoming less aerobically fit with every year, with only 42 percent of 12- to 15-year-olds in a new study making it into the “healthy fitness zone.”
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“Inactivity is a family issue,” Dr. Blackburn said. “If parents aren’t active, kids won’t be.”

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Minna Life's kGoal device raises ethical questions

Minna Life's kGoal device raises ethical questions | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
[...] crowdsourcing takes you away from tough questions investors would be asking, and into a more hype-y world that somebody on the Internet might just jump into. Since Minna started its campaign last week, 300 donors have contributed to the kGoal, an egg-shaped device inserted into the body for Kegel exercises. "Pelvic floor muscles are a critical part of a healthy body and can affect health and happiness in many ways," Minna says on Kickstarter, where it seeks to raise $90,000 by Aug. 4 to help cover manufacturing costs. For "incontinence caused by stress, post-partum effects, aging or other factors," for example, "strong pelvic floor muscles can prevent or resolve many of these problems without the complications of surgery." The page includes an endorsement from UCSF physical therapist Liz Miracle, who runs a pelvic floor physical therapy practice: "kGoal is truly breaking down barriers to pelvic floor strengthening, helping women feel empowered." Kickstarter prohibits any project that is "heavily regulated" and "any item claiming to cure, treat, or prevent an illness or condition (whether via a device, app, book, nutritional supplement, or other means)." The agency defines a medical device as "an instrument, apparatus, implement, machine" or similar object that is "intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, in man or other animals" or "intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals."
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It's like a fitbit for your pelvic floor!

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Do you hunch your shoulders when checking your phone? Why you need to think posture all the time

Do you hunch your shoulders when checking your phone? Why you need to think posture all the time | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
Good posture means aligning ears over the shoulders, shoulders over hips, and hips over the knees and ankles
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Older Than the Rolling Stones

Older Than the Rolling Stones | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
A project aimed at recapturing the soundtrack of history suggests that the rocks at Stonehenge were chosen, and hauled from a long distance, for their ability to produce hollow, bell-like noises.
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Could it be that Stonehenge was actually a prehistoric glockenspiel?!?!

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WAWADIA Update #5 /// "First Do No Harm": an M.D. on Asana-Related Injuries

WAWADIA Update #5 /// "First Do No Harm": an M.D. on Asana-Related Injuries | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
How do I report to the yoga world I'm so invested in, to which I owe my livelihood, and that I spent over a decade teaching in, that several basic staples of asana practice might be definitively un...
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Is it not enough to tell yoga students to practice "ahimsa' or non-violence to our bodies??

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Sleep's memory role discovered

Sleep's memory role discovered | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
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The team in China and the US used advanced microscopy to witness new connections between brain cells - synapses - forming during sleep.

Their study, published in the journal Science, showed even intense training could not make up for lost sleep.

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GingerGarner.com - MPT, ATC — Healing through the Universal Language of Healing Arts Music, Movement, & Meditation

GingerGarner.com - MPT, ATC — Healing through the Universal Language of Healing Arts Music, Movement, & Meditation | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
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New resource! Enjoy!

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Why I left yoga (and why I think a helluva lot of people are being duped)

Why I left yoga (and why I think a helluva lot of people are being duped) | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
Like millions of Westerners out there, I too joined the yoga bandwagon about eight years ago after trying out my first Bikram class, moving on to Moksha and then settled at a hot yoga studio which ...
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I agree with the author. This is why I teach non-dogmatic yoga for health. Clients come to the Body Temple to heal physically. When they want to heal their whole body, we incorporate wellness concepts from  Yoga as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine, Strength and Conditioning research, and Evidence-based Physical Therapy.

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You Were Born with Biofeedback Equipment

You Were Born with Biofeedback Equipment | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
Over fifty years ago the Indian adept Swami Rama changed the history of medical education ... or at least should have. He was invited to the Menninger Institute in the 1960's to assess the influenc...
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An invitation to notice and breathe.

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Spinal cord work is unexpected shocker: 'This is a breakthrough'

Spinal cord work is unexpected shocker: 'This is a breakthrough' | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
Electrical stimulation directly to the spinal cord could offer paralyzed people hope, researcher at the University of Louisville finds in her study.
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Neat-o!

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Heal Your Pelvic Floor Dysfunction by Aligning Your Pelvis - YouTube

Use correct pelvis positioning to help heal pelvic floor dysfunction.
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"Use correct pelvis positioning to help heal pelvic floor dysfunction"...and low back issues!

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espnW -- Female athletic trainers making strides

espnW -- Female athletic trainers making strides | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- When she was in school studying to be an athletic trainer, Alyssa Alpert took a trip to Germany. There, she spent the day with FC Bayern Munich, and met with an athletic trainer working wi
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"There weren't many opportunities 20 years ago for female athletic trainers to ascend to positions of leadership in professional sports and especially in professional sports for men," That's why I went to PT school Glad to hear there are more opportunities for women!

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Top 5 Favorite Quotes From The Integrative Nutrition Conference - ElizabethRider.com

Top 5 Favorite Quotes From The Integrative Nutrition Conference - ElizabethRider.com | Body Temple PT | Scoop.it
Clockwise from top left: me, Deepak Chopra, MD, Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, Christiane Northrup, MD, Walter Willet, MD and Chair of the Harvard Nutrition Dept., Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post (middle). A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 Institute For Integrative Nutrition (IIN) Conference in...

 

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Via Roxana Marachi, PhD
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Yes.

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