Author: Alice Dommert

Musings on wholebeing@work
When Your Mind Makes You Face-Plant

When Your Mind Makes You Face-Plant

Today, while teaching one of my great groups of yogis, I got to see observe one of the students have a very tangible, funny, and all too familiar encounter with the wonderful mind. The theme of class was focusing on establishing steadiness and cultivating a deeper focus on the navel center. The...

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A LAUGH A DAY: The healing power of humor

A LAUGH A DAY: The healing power of humor

Pain When we laugh our brain produces endorphins, which are up to 500 times more effective at eliminating pain than morphine. In one study, a group of college kids who watched a comedy before an experiment were able to keep their hands submerged in freezing cold ice water 40 per cent longer than...

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Learning to Laugh

Learning to Laugh

When was the last time you had a good laugh? You know, the kind where you laugh so hard you need to take a moment to catch your breath! April is National Humor Month and in my research on the benefits of laughter, I found them strikingly similar to the touted benefits of yoga (for example: soothing...

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Life is a Bowl

Life is a Bowl

As a busy yogini and a nutrition junkie, I am always looking for easy and quick meals to keep my energy up and my stomach and taste buds satisfied. Lately, I have been chowing down on recipes that incorporate necessary and tasty proteins, veggies and grains all mixed together. This cuts down on...

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Let Your Food Be Your Medicine

Let Your Food Be Your Medicine

Before I began my yoga practice, I never thought about the importance of my internal organs or a digestive system that works optimally. I learned that the system of yoga, along with it’s sister science Ayurveda [this word translates to “life knowledge”] offer very practical ways to bring...

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Read and Be Well: Younger Next Year for Women

Read and Be Well: Younger Next Year for Women

Younger Next Year for Women: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond Co-written by one of the country's most prominent internists, Dr. Henry "Harry" Lodge, and his star patient, the 73-year-old Chris Crowley, Younger Next Year for Women is a book of hope, a guide to aging...

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Yoga May Help With Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

Yoga May Help With Common Heart Rhythm Disorder

Small study found it reduced episodes of dizziness, shortness of breath for patients with atrial fibrillation January 30, 2013 By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- People with a common heart rhythm problem may be able to decrease their symptoms by adding gentle...

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How To Run A Walking Meeting

How To Run A Walking Meeting

“Walking is good for solving problems, it’s like the feet are little psychiatrists” - Pepper Giardino Many people assume that serious conversations must take place within the confines of four walls. In reality, the most creative moments take place outside them. Call a walking meeting and...

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