Understanding Depression

Understanding Depression

Another tragic suicide of a celebrity, chief Anthony Bourdain, once again leaves many people perplexed about why someone with a successful career and exciting life would chose to end his life. How can depression lead someone to self-destruction and what can we do about it? Depression is one of the leading causes of disability (World… Continue Reading

Yoga Myths and Facts

Yoga Myths and Facts

As Yoga’s popularity rapidly expands, it’s more important than ever to separate the facts from myths, so it’s real benefits are not obscured by misinformation. The myriad styles of yoga that have become popular are based on classical and hatha yoga. Although meditation and lifestyle are also part of yoga, mainstream yoga emphasizes physical and… Continue Reading

The Globalization of Yoga

The Globalization of Yoga

When I first began practicing yoga in the mid-1970s, it was considered an exotic practice from India, associated with Eastern religions and the ’60s counter-culture. It was just starting to find its way into mainstream Western cultures, with not a lot of places to learn it. There were a few popular yoga books and television… Continue Reading

Encountering Death

Encountering Death

I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering: what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness? – Mary Oliver Death is a sleep where individuality is forgotten – Arthur Schopenhauer Death is utterly acceptable to consciousness and life. There has been endless time of numberless deaths, but neither consciousness… Continue Reading

The Spectrum Of Bodywork

The Spectrum Of Bodywork

Most of us have heard of massage, physical therapy and chiropractors, but not other therapeutic methods such as others like Cranial-sacral, Structural therapy. Massage comes in many different styles, from well-known Swedish, Sports and Thai massage to lesser known systems like neuromuscular. Osteopathy and Chiropractic are similar in many ways. Chiropractor generally works on the… Continue Reading

To Supplement, or not to Supplement?

To Supplement, or not to Supplement?

Yes, in some cases, but in many cases, no. There is no definitive answer, because each person is different with different needs. In general, clinical evidence shows that it’s best to get your nutritional needs from the food you eat. Health and nutritional supplements have skyrocketed in popularity. The variety of available products and contradictory… Continue Reading