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Yoga for Back Pain? Maybe

Last month The New York Times posted an article about yoga and stretching for “chronic low back pain”. It was based on a 26 week study of over 200 sufferers (the mean age was late 40s). The study concluded that a regular practice of yoga (3 or more times a week) or stretching improved the participants’ condition in over half of the population. While this is certainly fantastic news, and we believe that studies like this are essential in order to educate the general population about the infinite benefits of physical activity, there are a lot of generalizations here that Read more…

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Great Stress Reliever…Books

I found myself on the busy and noisy streets of New York, which usually I love, but not today.  Usually, I’m pretty good at just letting the noise and intensity wash over me.  Today, though, was more of a challenge.  In the midst of the external cacophony and my internal mounting chaos I walked by a bookstore.  Didn’t have to think twice before I just ducked right in. The smell, the quiet, and the piles of books allowed me to let go and instantly calmed my overstimulated nerves.  I must have spent 40 minutes inside.  Without buying a thing I walked out Read more…

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The Look of Relief

After a long weekend of wearing heels (I was not at Fused! I was at my best friends wedding) this is what I needed: You can believe I was doing weird foot exercises while waiting for the train.

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Can You Do Nothing or Will You Fail?

We all talk about the importance of relaxation, stress reduction, and the ability to take a break from the craziness of our worlds.  So now, put your *time* where your mouth is.  Try doing nothing for 2 minutes; see how it goes.

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