By Laura Araujo

November 29, 2021

Whether you’re gifting in the traditional way or not this year, I hope that you’re taking the time to revel in the simple beauty of the season.

I suspect you’re in the midst of your holiday shopping, so I thought it was a good time to share with you some ideas on gifts you can give to yourself (although they’ll also make great gifts for that tough-to-buy-for special person!

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By Dr. Lucy Connor, MBChB

November 12, 2021

There is an impressive and ever-growing body of evidence that regular yoga practice confers numerous health benefits. I, like many practitioners, need little convincing of its psychological benefits. But when it comes to some of the medical claims made about yoga made by practitioners, teachers, and self-proclaimed gurus, you’d be right to find them suspect.

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By Laura Araujo

October 11, 2021

Have you ever felt as though you perceived certain sensations in your body? This could translate to breathing, the beating of your heart, the need to go to the bathroom (yes, number one or two), sexual arousal, or even butterflies. These sensations, very different from our other five senses, were once fondly referred to as Gemeingefül, or “common sensation” by early German physiologists.

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By Laura Araujo

October 3, 2021

At the end of the day we have to make a choice. Do we engage in an activity that is going to temporarily make us feel relaxed, but ultimately is exacerbating our strained nervous system’s inclination to function sympathetically – or do we choose an activity that will help our nervous system to truly restore, and recharge. At the end of a long day, we desire to feel rested – and so choosing carefully is important.

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