Category Archives : Yoga

the parasympathetic: experiencing a mild paralysis

 It is Interesting that early researchers into our physiology should have called and named the stress inducing aspect of our nervous system “sympathetic” which usually has a positive connotation in our language.  It is the strong emotional side to our functioning; what is usually referred to as “the fight or flight response”.  It is the […]

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Parasympathetic Rebound

How often do you hear anybody mention the parasympathetic nervous system on TV and then in a drama.  It happened last night on a British mystery show on PBS , “Midsomer’s Murders”, where right at the end of the show the pathologist explains that the deceased, he just examined, apparently died from a parasympathetic rebound.  He explained this as […]

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Recline Supine Relaxation Meditation

Apex pharmacy here in Hamden is a drug store and surgical supply shop not far from where I live. I was there a couple of days ago to pick up some medicine and noticed they had greatly expanded their display of lift recliners. These are the type of recliners that will aid in lifting you […]

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SPINEFULLNESS

My wife, Jan, discovered a word the other day in a magazine, “Spinefullness”, and I thought it was an interesting new word that actually could mean a few things. In the magazine it meant something like avoiding getting stuck with the spines from some plants when you go out walking or bike riding. But I […]

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Floored. Your Back’s Best Friend.

We come to think the floor belongs to our pets and our animals. Dogs and cats like to lie there or roll around on their backs there and even to sleep on the floor. Most of us stay off the floor, and as we age we find it ever more difficult to get down on […]

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