April 2010

Morning mysore in schools

April 29, 2010

“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” ~John Cage  Roosevelt high school in Wyoming starts the day with a workout (and not just students… teachers join in as well). 15-20 minutes of sweat breaking exercise, then off to work (no time to shower). Since starting this morning exercise routine, […]

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Another drink? Mind your telomeres!

April 28, 2010

Drinking a glass of red wine a day may help prevent aging, but this study (discussed on NPR here) finds that heavy alcohol drinking may “severely” shorten your telomeres.  The reason? Alcohol (just as with smoking, obesity, chronic psychological stress, and others we have identified yet) causes oxidative stress and inflammation, damaging and shortening these important pieces of […]

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The price of practice

April 26, 2010

Yoga classes, monthly passes, workshops, teacher trainings, yoga clothes… translates to a lot of $$$$. Yoga is expensive. But one reason I am so drawn to the practice is because it has the potential to be accessible to everyone. It is simple, it requires minimal equipment, and it is something that can be practiced daily […]

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