December 2009

Moon day, New Year’s Eve, and habits for 2010

December 31, 2009

It’s a beautiful and snowy moon day and New Year’s Eve. I’m working on my 2010 new year’s resolutions and trying something new this year: writing down the habits I want to develop, habits I can practice every day so that I don’t have to think about them anymore. So, the 6 habits I want […]

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Asana

December 30, 2009

It is an amazing feeling to be able to practice with no pain. I have a new appreciation for my body and I will be much more careful with it from now on! I love what Iyengar writes about asanas, the 3rd limb of Ashtanga: “Asanas have been evolved over the centuries so as to […]

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A good reason to cut out sugar

December 29, 2009

A study recently came out looking at the effect of sugar (glucose) on human cells. They found that glucose changes the activity of telomerase (the enzyme we’re looking at in our study). Telomerase keeps chromosomes long and helps cells live indefinitely, which we want in healthy cells, but do NOT want in cancer cells. The study […]

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