Releasing Tension in the Psoas Muscles

Posted from Yoga International: Release Tension in the Psoas BY Sandra Anderson ON December 8, 2014   Remember a morning when curling up into a ball and pulling the covers over your head seemed the only reasonable response to the upcoming day? Contraction into the fetal position may seem like one of the less debilitating responses to stress, but it’s rarely an option—at least not one with a satisfactory result. Nevertheless, part of the stress response hardwired into our nervous system is the contraction of the major flexors of the torso—somewhat like the response of a caterpillar if you poke it with a twig. A verbal jab from a co-worker, the close call on the freeway, a long-standing argument with your spouse, free-floating anxiety—all of these elicit a...

How Can Turmeric Improve My Health? by Eric McMullen C.N.C, M.Ed.

How Can Turmeric Improve My Health? When I think of herbs that God has given us as allies for health, turmeric is at the top of my list!  It’s been used as food and medicine for centuries, but with the ongoing assault on our health stemming from our modern lifestyle, we need healing plants like this more than ever!  With powerhouse anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it’s an herb worth taking in supplement form and incorporating into your diet. For this article, I’m happy to be joined by my friend Anisha Anand, Wellness Chef at He”art”ful Earth Cuisine, who is going to give you some wonderful and practical recipes and tips for how you can get turmeric into your daily life.  But first… Turmeric, Curcuma longa, is a flowering perennial that is closely...

Crucible of Relationship by Eric McMullen C.N.C, M.Ed.

Crucible of Relationship: Keys for Healthy Living   I know I’ve yet to post an article on here about herbs or physiology.  Those will come shortly, but there are a few things in life even more crucial to our health.  I often speak with people whose diets are pristine and who workout 5 times a week, but whose health is falling apart because of their relationships.  You just can’t eat good enough, or live clean enough to be healthy without healthy relationships. Our lives are defined by relationships: Our relationship with the earth as its caregiver and our own dependency on it Our relationship with our body and our ability to listen and respond to our own body language Our relationship with our own heart and mind through thoughts and emotions Above all our...