Meditating during the Transition to Menopause: The power of the Necklace of Meditation (Japa Mala)

Menopause is a personal transition period that can be difficult, but it also should be considered a time for personal reflection. It is a phase where the benchmarks and values adopted so far may undergo changes. Adopting a clear attitude that allows us to discern between what works and what no longer works, can provide ease in this process, and help us to avoid quality of life changes.

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12 Minutes of Yoga a Day: Your Medicine for Osteoporosis

Did you know that 12 minutes of yoga a day can be more effective than any drug to increase bone density? Professor Loren M Fishman, a physician at Columbia University has spent years gathering evidence on the impact of Yoga on bone health. She determined that: “Yoga is safe, even for people who have suffered a loss of important bone mass […] Yoga puts more pressure on the bones than gravity and by opposing one group of muscles against others, it stimulates the osteocytes, the cells that make up the bones.”

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Yoga or Yoga Therapy

When I started my path as a Yoga teacher 5 years ago, I found motivation in sharing with others what had given me so much peace and knowledge about myself. However, I always thought my vocation had come late. Being a Yoga teacher has become something so ubiquitous it was hard to see what I could contribute to my students. What was my mission or Dharma? But then I discovered the difference between Yoga and Yoga Therapy.