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Karen Sothers

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KAREN SOTHERS, MEd, RYT earned a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences from Kansas State University and a Masters of Education in Health and Exercise Science from Vanderbilt University.  She is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and a Registered Yoga Teacher (R.Y.T.) with over 20 years of experience teaching stress mastery, mindfulness, yoga, and meditation to more than 5000 people. 
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Master Teacher

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Yoga - A Beginner's Guide

Yoga - A Beginner's Guide | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
   It is believed that all yoga paths lead to spiritual enlightenment.
  
   Around the second century, Patanjali sought to define and standardize yoga.
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Yoga with Karen Sothers (Scripps La Jolla)

Yoga with Karen Sothers (Scripps La Jolla) | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Yoga & Meditation for Vibrant Health & Conscious Living
    

Whether you are new to yoga and meditation, returning to it, or want to enhance an ongoing practice, each class will be an essential companion on your journey. You will learn how to use yoga and meditation as tools for awakening the creative, life-affirming potential within you. Experience the health benefits of yoga by exploring methods for promoting skeletal alignment, balancing the nervous system, strengthening cardiovascular and respiratory functions, and improving digestion and elimination. You will be encouraged to listen deeply inside to your own authentic way of moving, breathing, and living as a way of cultivating life's deepest experience of vitality, ease, and grace.. 

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Wonderful class. Easy Drop in.  Inexpensive. 

 

Change your life one breath at a time.

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The Limitations of Empathy: A Response to Matthew Remski

The Limitations of Empathy: A Response to Matthew Remski | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
by: Be Scofield on November 22nd, 2012 | 14 Comments »
Over the last year I’ve written several articles and a book chapter trying to demonstrate the moral ambiguity of spiritual practices like yoga and meditation. In other words, I’ve argued that these practices won’t lead one to be aware of or challenge the injustices in their surrounding culture. They are ethically and politically neutral. Furthermore, the increased presence, clarity and focus gained from these practices can and has been used to support war, killing and racial hierarchies.
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School Yoga Program In Southern California Offends Parents, Who Say It Violates Religious Freedom

School Yoga Program In Southern California Offends Parents, Who Say It Violates Religious Freedom | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Parents of Encinitas Union School District in southern California have slammed the district’s twice-a-week yoga program, accusing it of religious indoctrination, the North County Times reports.


Hmm, what a concept: give children tools to deal with stress and anxiety.  Hats off to the far sighted educators in Encinitas who started this program.  Stick by your values!  Don't deny kids the chance at better lives because of the knee jerk paronoia of a few misguided parents! ~ Dennis O'Connor

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DailyOM Self-Paced Online Course - 21 Day Yoga Body! by Sadie Nardini

DailyOM Self-Paced Online Course - 21 Day Yoga Body! by Sadie Nardini | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

This is a 21 day on-line course available from DailyOM and Sadie Nardini. We will email you when your new lesson is available and you will be able to login and read each lesson on-line or print as they become available and click to listen to the guided audio meditations. Your first lesson will be available immediately after you enroll.


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This course allows you to name your own payment.  Interesting and generous approach! ~ Dennis

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National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

Turning discovery into health.

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Yoga better for your brain than exercise, study finds - Telegraph

Yoga better for your brain than exercise, study finds - Telegraph | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Twenty minutes of yoga is better for boosting brain activity than vigorous exercise for the same amount of time, a study has found.
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Recommended by Maggie Roumain.  That's all the advice I need! 

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All you need is a 20-minute progression of seated, standing and supine yoga postures that included contraction and relaxation of different muscle groups and regulated breathing in order to improve your memory.

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Genetic Evidence of Yoga’s Impact on the Immune System -

Genetic Evidence of Yoga’s Impact on the Immune System - | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Newly published research from Norway suggests that a comprehensive yoga programrapidly produces internal changes on a genetic level. The results help explain the well-documented health benefits of this ancient practice.

Via noellyons.com
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Encinitas Classroom Yoga Conflict: A Precursor to Litigation?

Encinitas Classroom Yoga Conflict: A Precursor to Litigation? | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
Every parent at Tuesday's Encinitas school board meeting — those who want to maintain a grant-funded yoga program and those who want it removed from their schools — showed up for one reason: They want what’s best for their children.

Via Mike Eis
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No good idea goes unpunished.  A small group of reactionary parents sees teaching yoga and stress reduction to children as an insidious plot to indoctrinate kids into eastern religion. 

 

2016 Update: The program is growing.  The case is still in litigation.  I'm still breathing! 

 

Ah.  Just breathe.  

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yogatailor

yogatailor | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
YogaTailor is an online resource for Custom DVD-quality Yoga Videos and Yoga Exercise Downloads. YogaTailor creates custom yoga sessions based on user's time available and ability. The videos adapt based on user' progress.
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5 Secrets of Yoga

5 Secrets of Yoga | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it
These five secrets of yoga are hidden for many, but once they’re accessed their power is transformational.
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Inner-city youth in Baltimore get a dose of ‘Namaste’ | Intent Blog

Inner-city youth in Baltimore get a dose of ‘Namaste’ | Intent Blog | Integrative Medicine | Scoop.it

by Intent on SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 in CAUSES, VIDEO OF THE DAY, YOGA


“When someone wants to fight me, I just start to do deep breathing. I just start breathing so I can calm myself down.”

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