Birke Baehr video.
You may find it interesting that those with a bird's eye view of Western medical practice are now seeking out alternative health care practices at a rate higher than the general population. Could it be that they see first-hand the limited effectiveness of pills and surgical procedures in the treatment of chronic dis-ease? Read more here.
Words of wisdom from Malabika. If you know her you will love this; if you haven't met her- don't miss this opportunity to hear her message of optimism and peace for 2012. Words of wisdom from the Heartland!
The research stacks up- yet another study reveals the science behind the ancient practice... - suppresses the stress response - stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system to calm the body - boosts immune function - reduces the inflammatory response to rebalance and heal the body. Now read part two of the article, "The Psychology of Yoga." And ponder this quote from the article: "To people who are on the fence about trying it out for the first time, Brower offers this: “Know that it may take some time to find the teacher who really speaks to YOU in a way that you can hear, but once you do, be prepared to feel stronger, more secure, and, in many cases, ridiculously fortunate and thrilled to know the strength in your body that comes with a consistent practice.” Visit our website to locate a class that fits your busy schedule and drop in to visit the yoga lounge.
Emmy Award-winning actor Martin Sheen (The West Wing) lends his distinguished voice to this stirring call to move beyond religion for the guidance to improve human life on individual, community, and global levels, including a guided meditation practice for cultivating key human values. Ten years ago, in his best-selling Ethics for a New Millennium, His Holiness the Dalai Lama first proposed an approach to ethics based on universal rather than religious principles. Now, in Beyond Religion, the Dalai Lama, at his most compassionate and outspoken, elaborates and deepens his vision for the nonreligious way.
Download NOW Transcending the mere "religion wars", he outlines a system of secular ethics that gives tolerant respect to religion, but, with the highest level of spiritual and intellectual authority, makes a claim for what the Dalai Lama calls a third way. This is a universal code of ethics that transcends religion boundaries, that recognizes our common humanity and advocates for a global human community based on understanding and mutual respect. Beyond Religion is an essential statement from the Dalai Lama, a blueprint for all those who yearn for a life fulfilled and a better world. Audible’s production of Beyond Religion is available free through December 20.
Beyond Religion by the Dailai Lama (coreonnewenergyenglish.wordpress.com)
WATCH: Martin Sheen On Being The Voice Of The Dalai Lama (huffingtonpost.com)
Self-control. Who doesn't wish they had more. Knowing the right thing to do is so much easier than actually doing it! Studies suggest that the relationship between awareness, caring, and action is not straightforward. Read Kelly McGonigal's blog about the secrets of self control without suffering. Kelly is the editor in chief of the journal of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and health psychologist at Stanford University.
The Science of Willpower (kellymcgonigal.com)
Americans and caffeinated beverages have a long love affair...but our children are following in our footsteps and how much caffeine is TOO much for teens? Do children as young as 8-10 years need an energy drink for peak sports performance? USA Today provides a nice chart sharing the milligrams of caffeine in soda and energy drinks, along with some eye-opening dialogue on caffeine consumption by teens. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Image via Wikipedia"][/caption]
Energy drinks a public health problem? (junkscience.com)
Caffeinated Alcoholic Drinks & the Law (just in time for the Holidays?) (lawprofessors.typepad.com)
Energy Drinks Send Thousands to the ER Each Year (webmd.com)