By Amy Elizabeth Mareno, M.T.S., RYT-200 The Ramayana as Retold by Krishna Dharma – Historical Epic One of the greatest ancient Sanskrit epic poems of all times tells of the cosmic battle between good and evil abounds with timeless wisdom, heroic feats, and loveable characters. Attributed to the sage Valmiki (circa 500 BCE), the events are said to have taken
by Lindsey Rozmes Its about this time every year that we start to hear the buzz of New Year’s resolutions. We start to feel the pressure to make a change in our lives, quit that bad habit, drop those extra pounds, but research says that only 8% of people actually follow through and achieve our resolutions. Ouch! Why even bother?!
by Karen Mandell E-500 RYT Spring signals the renewal of the Earth as the temperature warms and the rain falls and plants begin to bloom again and animals come out of hibernation after the long cold dry winter months. Spring is celebrated in many cultures as a rebirth, it’s our fertile season, a season of growth, of possibility. We experience
by Erin Kumpf, L.Ac “The Compassionate Sage acts on that aspect of our lives that is distinctly human. It affects what the Chinese call “Shen” or Spirit. The Spirit is what is outgoing, advancing, and connects to life; it centers us and allows us to reach out. It allows affinity and clarity, and when it’s not nourished properly we can become scattered and
This month at Yoga in the Heights we are focusing on the Thyroid. In a previous post, Erin Kumpf, our in-house acupuncturist, shared with us common disorders of the Thyroid and how Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, certain foods, and lifestyle changes can correct Hypo and Hyperthyroidism. Even if you do not have a Thyroid disorder, stimulation of the Thyroid Gland, regulates
by Erin Kumpf The Thyroid: What the heck is it?? The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland situated in front of neck and contains numerous sac-like structures called follicles responsible for the production of thyroid hormone. What it does The thyroid is an intricate part of the endocrine system: the complex interplay of various glands that secrete hormones responsible for
by Karen Mandell Winter officially begins on Dec. 21, the date of the December solstice, or what we north of the equator refer to as the Winter Solstice. On this day the Earth is at its farthest distance from the sun in our hemisphere, which for us means we experience this day as the shortest of the year. As the