28 08, 2013

Mental Balance: Daily Yoga Practice (II)

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Ever feel out of mental balance is out of sorts? Stressed? Anxious?  You wouldn’t be human if you haven’t. What happens? Heart races, stomach tightens up, perspiration, shallow breath. Suddenly you’re in the thralls of a physiological “stress response” regulated by the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic in this case). If you remember

8 06, 2013

Yoga for Physical Balance

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Yoga for Physical Balance In my physical therapy practice I often get referrals for balance disorders. Difficulty in balance usually stem from a combination of sources. Some patients come in with vestibular (inner ear) dysfunction, Parkinson's or Parkinson-like features, cerebellar insults, post-traumatic accidents such as motor vehicle accidents or falls, post-chemotherapy

2 12, 2012

Headache Relief Without Medication

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Headache Relief Without Medication ⇒ Headaches can come from many different sources.  Some things that influence headaches are: dietary contributions, stress and anxiety leading to tension, and musculoskeletal issues. Musculoskeletal Sources of Headache: Cervicogenic (cervical instability or stiffness): usually pertains to the upper cervical region Thoracic (upper back) stiffness Myofascial

20 11, 2012

Holiday De-stress: Your Mind & Body will Thank You!

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Holiday De-stress: Take the time to PAUSE, your Mind & Body will thank you As much as we try to stay balanced and breath through it....we just can't deny that this time of year brings added stress. A little inkling of stress and your mind-body knows just what to do: