Teaching Sunday @ 4:15pm Yoga Health Center, post Thanksgiving Holiday, one of my favorite holidays. It’s a holiday about being present instead of worrying about giving the right present. Being present for someone is the right present – it’s the most special true gift. I know that many are thinking “cardio”, caloric burn but it’s the rising cortisol, your stress hormones and adrenal and psychic fatigue that also contribute to weight gains so with that in mind, let’s have a balanced practice. Whenever I have a “YANG” sweaty cardio practice of just walking briskly and/running or dancing, I offset with “YIN” the slower internally focused softer side of yoga… for heart health. Working hard and pumping and burning is good to a certain point … then, find radical relaxation to calm your mind and heart – a recharge, a rejuvenation – also beneficial. It’s a fine balancing act that changes over time.
“Yet almost all of these techniques ultimately derive from yoga. It’s a testimony to the power of these techniques that entire careers have been built around different aspects of yoga, sometimes even renamed after the person who rediscovered that practice.”
― Dean Ornish, Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease:
The Only System Scientifically Proven to Reverse Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery