Mind-Body

Practice Mindfulness & Relaxation

August 8, 2019

Reprinted from Springboard: Beyond Cancer Cancer and its treatment can be stressful—for you and your caregivers. Practicing mindfulness and relaxation can help calm your mind, reduce stress, and sharpen your ability to focus. Mindfulness and relaxation are ways you can reduce stress and feel more peaceful. Mindfulness Overview Mindfulness is slowing down to pay attention […]

10 Things You May Not Know About Laughter

August 7, 2019

By: Peterson, James A., Ph.D., FACSM WHAT IS IT? Laughter, typically, the response to humor, is a physical reaction in humans, consisting, as a rule, of rhythmical, often audible, contractions of the diaphragm and other parts of the respiratory system. As such, laughter is part of human behavior regulated by the brain, helping individuals clarify […]

What is QiGong

June 22, 2019

  The word “qi” in Chinese means “energy.” According to traditional Chinese philosophy, qi is a form of fundamental life energy that is found throughout the universe and is responsible for health and vitality. “Gong,” meanwhile, means “skill.” Qigong (the skill of attracting energy) is an ancient system of healing that combines postures, exercises (also known as “movements”), breathing […]

Cat Cow Pose

December 20, 2018

Cat/Cow Pose This is such a relaxing and releasing combination of postures if done properly. Keep your eyes closed to focus on connecting each movement to your breath. Come onto all fours with your hands below shoulders and your knees below your hip bones, keeping your back straight in a neutral position. Inhale, lower your belly, draw your shoulder […]

What Type of Meditation is Best for You?

July 12, 2018

What Type of Meditation Is Best for You? One of the most in-depth meditation studies to date shows that different practices have different benefits. By Tania Singer | July 2, 2018 As citizens of the 21st century, we face many problems that come with an industrialized and globalized world. We’re confronting climate change and poverty […]

Benefits of Yoga and Meditation for Patients with Cancer

June 26, 2018

Yoga is a complementary mind–body therapy that may help people manage cancer symptoms or adverse effects of treatments and improve their quality of life. The summary of research from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health on mind–body interventions suggests that yoga may help with anxiety, depression, distress, and stress in people with cancer.1 […]

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