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Newsletter November, 2010

21-day Yoga Challenge, November 2010

Yes, the 21-day yoga challenge is currently underway in full swing.

  • When: Sunday, October 31- Saturday, November 20, 2010
  • Time: 6:00 – 7:30 AM
  • Location: Kalasrishti - 3000 Bearcat Way, Suite 112, Morrisville, NC 27513 (off Aviation Parkway)
  • Fee: $105

If you would like to get more information or would like to participate in a future 21-day program, please contact me.

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How does the mind function?

 Picture this scenario:

You walk into the kitchen and perceive a smell. The smell leads you to the refrigerator. You open the refrigerator and notice that the smell is coming from a piece of cake. The mind, at this point, is receiving input from the sense of smell, the sense of sight; you touch the cake to find its texture. You even take a small sample and put it in your mouth to get a taste of it. Here is how the decision-making process proceeds.

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My Cholesterol Story

About ten years ago, after a routine annual checkup, my doctor called me to discuss my blood-work report. What he told me came as a big shock to me.  He told me that both my total cholesterol and the LDL numbers this time  were alarmingly high and that he would like to put me on cholesterol-lowering medication. In previous tests, my numbers were always on the higher side but never too high to cause concern. Here are the numbers from that report (10/30/2000):

  • LDL: 168
  • HDL: 45
  • Triglyceride: 168
  • total cholesterol: 247

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Yoga in the News

Medicare approves Dean Ornish's holistic program

Dean Ornish was in his second year of medical school in Houston when he asked his supervisor for referrals to heart patients. It was 1977, and Ornish wanted to launch a study looking at the effects of yoga and a vegetarian diet on patients with heart disease.

[Note: Dean Ornish got his yoga training at the Sacchidananda Ashram in VA (the same place where I got my yoga certification)]

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Meditation Gives Brain a Charge

[Note: this is a 2005 article. I am including it as I found the research very interesting]

Brain research is beginning to produce concrete evidence for something that Buddhist practitioners of meditation have maintained for centuries: Mental discipline and meditative practice can change the workings of the brain and allow people to achieve different levels of awareness.

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Have a question?

If you have a yoga-related question, please write to me and I would do my best to provide an answer in a timely manner.

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