In honor of National Yoga Month, Laura Dorsett, MTS, demonstrates a few yoga poses that help to relieve tension in the neck, back and hips, and will leave you feeling revitalized. These gentle stretches are a wonderful introduction to yoga for beginners! National Yoga Month was created by the Department of Health & Human Services [...]
Meditation can not only have positive and rapid changes in the brain, we find that our patients who meditate typically sleep better, have less pain, less anxiety and depression, and a better general sense of well-being. But there also has been plenty research over the last decade demonstrating that meditation helps reduce stress and [...]
We are at a crossroads in the applications of yoga for modern medicine. Traditionally, yoga was designed to promote harmony within the body and with the natural world. Modern medicine is now acknowledging that this ancient approach of breath practices, movement, and meditation is proving beneficial for an issue that plagues many Americans: back pain. [...]
Sraddha Laura Elizabeth Dorsett has always been fascinated by the relationship between inner life and physical health. At the Kaplan Center, Laura sees patients for Private Meditation & Yoga Therapy Healing Sessions, teaches several meditation & yoga classes, and leads a free Weekly Drop-in Community Meditation Class.
When I speak about health, I speak about connection. I speak about love. There is a now famous story told by Dr. Dean Ornish, the integrative medicine pioneer, in which he asked an Indian spiritual master what the difference was between illness and wellness. The sage wrote both words up on a blackboard, circled the [...]