Strength Training and Cancer

One of the most difficult things about living with cancer and its treatments is fatigue. Most patients experience fatigue that goes beyond normal tiredness. It is an overwhelming feeling that prevents a person from even wanting to get out of bed. With fatigue, everything about life is more difficult, from the necessary things like going…

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Ayurvedic Monday

Vata Dosha Vata carries the traits of air and space. As the wind is cold, dry, light, rough and mobile, so too is vata. As space is subtle and all-pervading, vata is as well. Vata’s primary quality is movement. The other two doshas are incapable of movement without vata; so, any movement in the body…

Benefits of Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a low-impact, slow-motion exercise that was created in China centuries ago. It’s a martial art that is often referred to as “meditation in motion” because of its power to relax and rejuvenate both the mind and body. Literally translated, Tai Chi means “supreme ultimate fist.” Although those sound like fighting words, Tai…

Ayurvedic Monday

Pitta Dosha Pitta carries the traits of fire and water. It is primarily fire-like, but contains within it the lubricating qualities of water. Like fire, pitta is hot, light and sharp. And like water, pitta is unctuous, viscous, fluid and liquid. Pitta’s primary action is transformation. Just as a fire transforms wood to ash, the…

Walking and cancer

A growing number of research studies internationally have shown how regular exercise, as long as it increases someone’s heart rate, can help prevent cancer, or lower the risk of it returning. Many forms of exercise can put harmful stress on the body, especially if you are elderly or have previous or chronic injuries. Low-impact workouts…

Ayurvedic Monday

Today I will be discussing one of the three Dosha’s. Stay tuned for the following Monday’s this month as I will be sharing more information. Kapha, or Kapha Dosha, determines the structure and lubrication of the body and mind. It is the principle that governs the formation of the tissues in the body, which include…

Pilates and Cancer

Pilates exercise accompanying treatment for cancer is steadily gaining acceptance in the fitness community. Safe and supportive programs are improving the quality of life for survivors. The physical and psychological benefits of Pilate can aid in the rehabilitation and recovery. Cancer survivors often present with muscle weakness, limitation of movement, and pain. Pilates exercises lie…

Ayurvedic Monday

Ayurveda teaches that each person is a blend of three doshas, or vital energies within the body–Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each person is born with an optimal balance and a unique harmony among the three doshas. Later in life, negative health may arise from an imbalance in the three doshas – and the science of…