I recently suffered my 2nd episode of vertigo - more specifically BPPV. Benign (not life-threatening), Paroxysmal (it comes in sudden, brief spells), Positional (it gets triggered by certain head positions or movements) Vertigo (a false sense of rotational movement). Several people have asked me about it - How do you treat it? Prevent it? And so, I thought I would write a blog post explaining my own experience with BPPV. First, let's look at the allopathic definition of What
How can yoga therapy help folks with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, or who have had hip and knee replacements?
In this blog, I am going to focus specifically on osteoarthritis of the knee. I have worked with several clients now with different degrees of osteoarthritis in one or both knees from mild to pretty severe (doctor recommends knee replacement). I have also worked with clients who have had hip replacements - but that's a post for another day.
Osteoarthritis is co
There are many ways to meditate, guided by many different spiritual traditions. For me, the simplest is to focus on the breath. However, I have recently began experimenting with incorporating mantra into my meditation.
I recently attended a celebration of yoga at the Sri Siva Vishnu Hindu temple in Lanham, MD. During the afternoon, Vasu Murthy led a heartfulness meditation. We sat in a comfortable meditation posture for 20 minutes. Mr. Murthy began by bringing our attention