Entries by dwmcclure2014

How Toning the Vagus Nerve Heals Pain

This article was originally published here. A few simple practices that everyone can do, could be the secret to relieving pain and inflammation. In her article Hacking the Nervous System, Gaia Vince, science journalist and editor of New Scientist, describes how a woman suffering from debilitating rheumatoid arthritis was successfully treated with a device that […]

How to Feel More Calm and Connected Right Now

Originally published here on Yogalicious Namaste, To connect and check-in with my students, I have long opened my yoga classes offering the general question,  “How are you today?” Most often, as one student shares an answer, many others agree that they too feel similarly.  With the news reports of the past few weeks, it is no […]

One class and one jog

Just one yoga class and one jogging session a week can HALVE your risk of heart disease Researchers from HG SMS Hospital in Jaipur, India, studied how a combination of yoga and aerobic exercise can impact the health  They tested 750 patients who already had cardiovascular disease  The combination of yoga and aerobic exercise lowered […]

Unlocking the Hidden Power of Yoga

If you think Downward Dog is a canine training command, perhaps it’s time for a basic primer on yoga — and its many health benefits. For centuries yoga has been used to increase strength and flexibility, as well as improve mind/body alignment and reduce stress. Solid benefits all, but they’re just a sampling of how […]

Ennegram Workshop – October 27-28

Join Sandra Smith, M.Div., and Annie Wills, Ed.D, for a two day workshop starting Friday October 27th at 1:00 – 4:00 PM and continuing on Saturday, October 28th, 9:00AM – 4:30PM. Breakfast and lunch provided on Saturday. $75.00 per participant. The workshop will be held at Bridgewater Place, 205 Bridgewater Road, Knoxville, TN 37923. To […]

Pilates with paws: Core exercises mix with adorable, adoptable kittens

http://www.knoxnews.com/story/entertainment/2017/06/15/pilates-paws-core-exercises-mix-adorable-adoptable-kittens/387859001/ Holding the proper pose for a plank in Pilates gets tough when a 2-month-old calico kitten named Blondi races under your arms. Proper breath control easily dissolves into giggles when a pair of gray and white kittens called Angela and Pam race across a yoga studio floor. This is Pilates with kittens at Breezeway Studios […]