In Your Own Hands – Manage Your Stress Before Your Stress Manages You

Woman in yoga lotus meditation at seasideEvery Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention? Leave a comment and let me know.

Helpful Things TO Say to Someone in Chronic Pain
Last week I features a post from Tracy Rydzy about things people with chronic pain may not want to hear. This week, she has followed up with things you should say!

Alternative Disciplines, Real Results: Yoga, Tai Chi for lower back pain
Medication is often recommended as a first line of defense for chronic pain. But recent studies have shown that multidisciplinary pain management, combining gentle stretching and yoga, can actually improve your pain and quality of life much more.

Meditation Health Benefits: What the Practice Does to Your Body
Research has shown that meditation can reduce pressure, pain and stress. Meredith Melnick provides a really great infographic on what meditation is actually doing to your body when providing these benefits.

A World of Hurt: Why You Need More Than Painkillers to Feel Better
Fran Kritz writes of one woman’s journey to manage her chronic pain. After trying to use medication to treat her pain, this woman quickly realized she needed to turn to yoga and other alternative practices.

Manage Your Stress Before Your Stress Manages You
Controlling stress is critical to reducing pain and certain health risks. Lorenzo Cohen explains that mind-body practices, such as yoga, tai chi and qigong, can do wonders for stress.

Chronic Pain: Managing it, Living With it
Believing in the power of pain self-management, this woman got her pain under control the natural way. Great story by Erin McPhee!



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