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The Heart is a Spiral

The Heart is a Spiral

The Gordian knot of anatomy has been the architectural arrangement of the heart. Spanish cardiologist Francisco Torrent-Guasp identified the heart is one muscle band, wrapped to create the spiral contraction sending life giving blood through our...

Lorimer Moseley – why things hurt

Lorimer Moseley – why things hurt

Why do we hurt? Do we actually experience pain, or is it merely illusion? In this video, Lorimer Moseley explores these questions, and position the pain that we feel as our bodies' way of protecting us from damaging tissues further. He also looks...

pain revolution target concepts

pain revolution target concepts

"If you're educating yourself and the people around you about pain, and retraining your protective nervous system, there's some target concepts that are important to understand. They're not always easy to grasp, but they're gateways to new...

the drug cabinet in the brain

the drug cabinet in the brain

David Butler from the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute talking about the wonders of exogenous (external) versus endogenously (internally) produced pain relieving chemicals. This video,  taken from the NOIjam blog  is designed to educate patients and...

yoga therapy and polyvagal theory

yoga therapy and polyvagal theory

Marlysa Sullivan and her co-authors have published this fantastic paper about the convergence of traditional wisdom and contemporary neuroscience for self-regulation and resilience.    Yoga Therapy and Polyvagal TheoryDownload

homemade props for your home practice

homemade props for your home practice

There are many creative ways you can make your own yoga props for home practice. In this two page PDF I offer just some of the many ideas you can explore. Use things you do not regularly need for other purposes as once you have some props that work...