PURE Action, Inc., an Austin-based nonprofit committed to researching the physical and mental benefits of yoga on populations worldwide, kicks off 2016 with One Posture at a Time – Austin Chapter, a 90-minute Bikram yoga class supporting the addiction and recovery community in Austin. The class is held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Saturday at PURE Bikram Yoga, in downtown Austin.
by Lawrence Hoberman
There are trillions of good bacteria in our bodies that help fight against diseases and viruses. Cold and flu season is here, and with it come additional stresses such as of lack of sleep, germs and fluctuating outside temperatures that can wreak havoc on our immune systems. This can offset the balance of good versus bad bacteria that affects overall health.
The average woman can throw away approximately 300 pounds of disposable menstrual products over a lifetime. However, a small Wisconsin company is working to counter that by making a product called Party In My Pants— high quality, reusable cloth pads, helping to keep thousands of disposables out of the landfill. This year, they will launch The Ladybug Project to help distribute pads to young people.
by Kate Barnidge
Craniosacral therapy is a form of bodywork first recognized in the early 1900s by Dr. William Sutherland, an osteopathic physician. He observed that the bones of the human body were in fact moving very subtly. This led to inquire as to what is moving the bones. Sutherland finally attributed what he was observing to the production and absorption of the cerebrospinal fluid.
Some of yoga’s leading experts and instructors will discuss the health benefits of yoga, meditation and breathing techniques during the seventh annual Texas Yoga and Music Conference, February 19 to 21, at India House, in Houston. Participants can experience yoga classes of all levels, for both adults and youth. Attendees can also enjoy musical concerts while networking and gaining knowledge of yoga through educational talks, materials and exhibitor demonstrations. Vendors will also be site, selling homemade jewelry and handbags.