Blogs about Body-Mind-Spirit

Friday, January 01, 2016 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
In a couple of minutes I am leaving for Kripalu. For those who aren't familiar with it it is a yoga training center in the Berkshires. That is a pretty bare bones description for a place that offers some of the best training programs for teachers and students alike, as well as acres of natural beauty, wonderful yoga classes, fabulous food, and quiet spaces to sit and read or meditate.
Thursday, October 29, 2015 • PALO CEDRO, CA 96073-9740
Jami's Fit for Life Blog
Thinking healthy leads to being healthy.  ~Michael R. Mantell, PhD, Behavioral Psychologist Most of us know that losing weight and feeling great are two of the benefits of leading an active lifestyle, but did you know that exercise is amazingly good for the brain? Research findings continue to suggest that physical activity, even in small amounts, may delay or slow cognitive decline in older adults. This is great news to those of who wish to remain independent as we age.
Sunday, September 13, 2015 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
We often talk about yoga as a 'mind/body' exercise, or about the practice of 'mindfulness', as though it was a simple dichotomy: Here is a mind and here is a body and I will put them together and be mindful. I think this is all very interesting, but a lot more nuanced and complex in practice. I've been teaching introductory mindfulness techniques in daily life for a while, and my sense is that it is helpful to have a theoretical framework in place that captures some of this nuance. 
Monday, August 17, 2015 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
When we first met my husband used to joke about how I cooked multi course dinners with just a fork. This is hyperbole, but it is true I didn't have a microwave or a blender or a food processor or a mandolin or a meat thermometer, or.... well, you get the idea. It isn't that I didn't cook. I rarely ate out and baked bread weekly for a long time, and even made dozens of boxes of chocolates at Christmas time. I just never saw the sense of having more kitchen ware than I needed, and was happy to do things like kneeding dough by hand.
Sunday, August 09, 2015 • Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Owen Johnston's Mind-Body Fitness Blog
One of the worst diseases is a self inflicted victim mentality. The key is to work on your thought life and emotional health as hard as you would anything else.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Healthy Mind, Healthy Body
Does your mind affect your health? (Excerpt from the psychology documentary "Health Mind Behaviour" with Philip Zimbardo)
Monday, June 15, 2015 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
Yoga studios tend to have a certain look. Part of this has to do with the practical needs of doing yoga. For example, a carpeted floor tends to hold more dust, and is less desireable for a practice where your face is regularly close to the floor. Part has to do with the rather long and highly fluid history of the practice of yoga.
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 • San Mateo, CA 94404
Monique Molino's Pilates, TRX Suspension Trainer, and Dance Blog
“Blink!... Blink!” ordered my ophthalmologist.  Two ophthalmologists checked my eyes for nearsightedness, complete with the eternal question, “Which is better? One? Or two?” Turns out I needed a daily dose of eye drops, especially working in windy Foster City. Otherwise I could see perfectly fine.
Sunday, January 18, 2015 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
A bicep curl is a movement where a muscle called the biceps brachii shortens to pull the forearm up into flexion. 
Sunday, December 14, 2014 • Barrington, RI 02806-4750
Ariadne Greenberg/ Transformations in yoga
While I'm not sure that I will be able to give you anything as good as last year's holiday/end of year 'zombie twinkie' blog ( http://blog.ideafit.com/blogs/ariadne-greenberg/the-requisite-holiday-survival-guide-because-of-course-we-will-be-running-from-hordes-of-zombie-twinkies ) I found a couple of handout s(while I was doing some end of year cleaning)