Wring in 2016

Wring in 2016

Have you ever felt you started the new year with a hang over from last year? Have you ever felt you start a new day with enduring sadness? Rueful regret? Is finding a fresh new now challenging? grrr. Choose a new past, create a new present! Imagining the future can be fun! Stop over-looping, second guessing […]

Fast Food and Diet Soda

Fast Food and Diet Soda

Did you know about 80% of the American population will experience back pain? Did you know getting a diagnosis to cause is a frustrating stress-filled experience? Have you noticed that the majority of health professionals prefer to treat symptoms rather than investigate? According to 2011 report from the Institute of Medicine, more than 100 million Americans suffer […]

Lead, follow, get out of the way

Lead, follow, get out of the way

Ancient yoga is a “Switzerland” of philosophies. Patanjali’s sutras advise not-taking-sides. In contradistinction the old Testament counsels an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. The American penal system metes punishment not rehab. The U.S. (ware)houses 22 percent of the world’s prisoners. Radical pacifism, “turn the other cheek,” forgiveness, and  rebirth is proffered […]

The point is getting well

The point is getting well

Unfortunately I can’t just drag an addict to a yoga class and expect it to “work” Yoga is a wonderful tool for the people who are interested in getting to know themselves. Oops, they have to be interested. There’s the catch. Yoga is an inside job. Addicts who are sent to yoga classes by well-meaning friends, […]

The Big Flap?

The Big Flap?

What distinguishes those of us at the starting line from those of us on the couch is that we learn through running to take what the days gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate.  JOHN “THE PENGUIN” BINGHAM I’m not a doctor. Not a physical therapist. Not a […]