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Yoga: 7 Poses To Relieve Sciatic Pain

Oh dear! I can’t move! Every single little movement feels like hell!

Woke up with a sharp pain and cannot move?

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sciatic

This has happened to me at least 3 times in my life.

Chances are the sciatic nerve is involved.

Because it is the LARGEST single nerve in the human body and,

It runs from each side of the lower spine (the lumbar and sacrum) through deep into the buttocks and then into the back of the thigh… And… then into the leg and foot muscles.

Sciatic Nerve

Sciatic Nerve

What Causes Sciatic and Leg Pain?

If a nerve is compressed and it touches the sciatic nerve you will feel it.… Read the rest

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Yoga: Let’s Talk About “Enemas” Shall We?

This post came to me as I was going through part II of what I write here.  I promise, it will all make sense in less than 4 minutes.

James tells, me is a double entendre.  I just learned some French.

What is an ENEMA?

It is a bag in which you put warm purified water, or warm coffee (as I learned in Yoga-Teacher-Training in Thailand in 2009).

And then, through a tube that comes out of the bag you insert it into your anus and let the water, or the coffee with warm water go in. Not a sweet topic of conversation, I know, but it is important.Read the rest

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Yoga: How I lost 30 Pounds-Never Saw Them Again

In January of 2008 I set off for a long trip to India to study in Mysore, when I returned in late February I was 30 pounds lighter and I have kept that weight off ever since. It’s been 7 years!

A friend who knew me “before” and then “after”, recently asked how did this happened. Exploring her question led me to understand that it was not just because of the yoga, or the food, and certainly not because I was mean or deprecating to myself.

Here is what I learned and the new healthy habits I implemented to allow the release to happen.

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How To Get Any Job You Want: Guaranteed

When someone says “guaranteed” I get a neg-gut reaction, you probably do too,  so let me say it right off the start: this woman is doing it. She is getting the job she wants. TODAY.

She may or may not get the “company” she wants, true, but she is talking to the CEO of Airbnb TODAY, right here in San Francisco, where I am blessed to be.

How many resume senders get that opportunity?

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There is a way out of the Alcatraz of the Mind

So it works…  And you can listen to James and I deconstruct exactly what she did right here.Read the rest

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Yoga And Weight Loss: Where Science Gets It Wrong

Overweight person with fries

Overweight person with fries

People ask me if yoga can help with weigh-loss and the answer is yes of course, but the more pressing question is: can we look at it in an integrative way?

Because nothing happens in 7 days, or in 4 hours, let’s get real.  You and I both know that there is no such thing as get fit in 10′-a-day and in one week…

WHY?

 

Because the emotional body cannot catch up to the physical in an abrupt change like that…
So any plan of that sort will fail.

Nevertheless, I am very human and I have fallen for those fake promise many times in my life, especially when younger, because I was believing what I wanted to believe.… Read the rest

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