Take a Deep Breath!

Take a Deep Breath!

Meera's new book 2020 is going to go down in history as the worst year ever! The Corona 19 virus is devastating countries all around the globe, but especially here in the good old US of A. Have we done the best we could do to NOT spread the virus? I don't think so,...

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Take a Deep Breath

Take a Deep Breath

After several months of patiently waiting for the printing company to open back up (closed due to Covid) and the publishing company getting their act back together, (also because of Covid). our new book is finally available! Co-written with Dr. Sandra McLanahan, it's...

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Laughter For Lungs

Laughter For Lungs

From our new book-- Laughing can be a kind of nutrient in its own right. Have a five-minute hearty laugh break, taking a longer class or internet session, choosing comedies, or whatever makes you laugh regularly can help you take a deep breath! It can be an important...

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The Yoga Cure for Hiccups

The Yoga Cure for Hiccups

This is the time of year we are more likely to overeat, which can bring on the hiccups. And once they start--even if we can stop them, they often come back shortly. It's caused by an involuntary contraction of the diaphragm that repeats several times a minute. It can...

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The Pillars of Big Yoga: Pranayama

The Pillars of Big Yoga: Pranayama

Prana--the life force of the universe. In the far east, they say "chi". Hawaiians call it "ki". And, Yoda calls it "The Force". We are all born with a finite supply of chi which gets depleted over time through aging, overexertion, bad habits. But there is an infinite...

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2016 Here We Come!

The idea for Stretch and Sing came to me in the fall of 2015.  As usual in my creative endeavours, I pulled it out of thin air.  I didn't really have a firm plan.  It seemed to me that seniors --now that I am one-- need more opportunities to move and...

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The Skinny on Skin

During the summer, we worry about getting too much sun exposure, but what about this time of year?  We probably don't get enough to synthesize vitamin D through exposure to UV light.  That's why they put vitamin D in our milk.  but if you can get out there and soak up...

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Too Darn Hot!

One of my favorite recordings is Ella Fitzgerald singing Cole Porter's "Too Darn Hot!".  The first time I heard it , I was in junior high, and my best friend 's mom had the anthology of Ella singing all of the Cole Porter songs, with orchestral arrangements by Nelson...

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