I'm catching up after a long weekend away, so I've got a yoga buffet rather than a gourmet meal today...
Yoga: The Path to Being a Better Listener?
I heard someone once say that we have one mouth and two ears so we should do twice as much listening as speaking. I most definitely agree with this statement. Yes, there was a time when I rushed to fill the silence (and interrupted and thought about what I was going to say while the other person was talking), whereas now I let the quiet be there. I don't know about you, but I've definitely been on the other end of a one-sided conversation with the person talking at you rather than with you (not fun, by the way). Was it the yoga that slowed me down and made me a better listener? Maybe...
This blog post suggests that yoga and meditation help you listen better. What do y'all think? Has yoga and/or meditation transformed you from a talker to a listener? Or perhaps you've found your voice because of yoga and/or meditation?
Yoga Eases Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Although this recent study was a small one, its findings were encouraging -- those suffering from fibromyalgia found that their symptoms improved with weekly yoga classes. Click here to read all the details.
Yoga Dudes Unite!
Okay, I'm guilty. I do tend to skew this blog a bit too much towards women. Shame on me, since plenty of men practice yoga as well. While I still don't see as many men in yoga classes as I do women, men are present and accounted for. About a month ago, I read an excerpt of Neal Pollack's recently released book, Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude.
Pollack packs the book with male humor -- yes, there are fart jokes -- and reminds us that sometimes the unlikely among us become yoga enthusiasts. Read more about Neal and his take on the world of yoga as well as a link to a recent interview here.
What to Do When You Overdid It
My poor stomach is crying UNCLE! My long weekend to Cape Cod offered up lots of fun -- and some gastric distress. Yep, I overdid it on the junk food. Here's what I've been doing -- in just 10 minutes a day -- to get my stomach back on track:
If you'd like another suggestion, check out this perfectly timed (the holiday season is upon us) series on yoga poses for improved digestion.
Okay, back to catching up on things at the homestead.