Monthly Archives: April 2011

Yoga helps paralyzed teenager regain her voice

Yoga helps paralyzed teenager regain her voice

Unlike many other forms of exercise, yoga can be done at any age and with any level of experience. The program encourages enthusiasts to breathe deeply, meditate and perform gentle poses that serve to enhance their overall well-being. People from all over the world have achieved personal growth through this calming regimen, which has also enabled chronically ill individuals to better cope with their condition.

The Toronto Sun reports that a 16-year-old girl, who was completely paralyzed as a result of being born with a rare liver disease, successfully reduced her pain and stress through the practice of yoga. The program in which she participated encouraged her to laugh, which helped her exercise her lungs and vocal muscles. The teenager also regained some motion.

“Three years ago, we weren’t sure we’d get to bring her home,” her mother, Judith, told the news source. “[Yoga] helped her express her voice again, it helped her feel a lot better – more playful and less stressed.”

She added that the doctors and nurses took care of the girl’s physical health, while yoga strengthened her spiritual well-being.

The program will help people advance their nursing knowledge

Degree program helps in personal development of nurses

Dahn Yoga teaches individuals the importance of having a healthy mind and body. While practices can help strengthen our inner core, it's crucial that individuals challenge themselves in a variety of ways.

One way that people can enrich their minds is through pursuing higher education. This can even be for people who already have a career but are looking to push their knowledge further. Walden University announced that it will offer an online doctorate of nursing practice (DNP), as the industry's requirements are growing more competitive.

School officials noted the importance of building one's knowledge in the healthcare industry, as regulations are constantly changing.

"Our healthcare system is changing rapidly, and now more than ever, we need expert nurse leaders to advocate for changes in the healthcare system," said Sara Torres, associate dean of Walden's School of Nursing.

The goal is to ensure that all nurses in the field are prepared to provide their patients with the best care possible, as a high knowledge of the industry is crucial for helping those being treated.

Sanibel Island

For a relaxing getaway, head to Sanibel Island

Yoga enthusiasts who have participated in Dahn Yoga's Shim Sung workshops may want to head to the beach on their next vacation. On a journey of self-exploration, there is no better place to practice meditative techniques than on a beautiful stretch of sand with no sound but the chirping of sea birds heard in the distance.

Travelers should head to Sanibel Island in Florida to find inner peace. With more than 15 miles of coastal land open to the public, visitors are sure to find a quiet spot to practice tai chi, yoga or another form of meditation. From white sand that is soft to the touch to the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, this area is the perfect spot for a relaxing getaway.

Those who want to be do a little exploring while in town can check out the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, where they can see fascinating bald eagles, as well as 300 different types of birds, reptiles and mammals. Another option is to take a day trip to the Florida Everglades for a safari excursion to see the Floridian wildlife roam in their natural habitat.

The Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin

Tour the most famous churches in Dublin

When going on a vacation in Ireland, one may be interested in visiting Dublin’s churches to aid their personal development, as getting in touch with international cultures is a great way to enhance your mind. Christ Church and St. Patrick’s Cathedrals are important structures in the capital city’s history and are fascinating to tour while on holiday.

The Christ Church Cathedral was the town centerpiece during medieval times. While it is now surrounded by many modern buildings, visitors will learn about how it once stood tall above the “dual carriage-way building scheme” that was a part of the original street pattern in the Middle Ages, according to the Irish Tourism Department. Those who stand upon the banks of the River Laffey have an excellent view of the church in the distance.

St. Patricks Cathedral, located nearby, is one of the oldest churches in Dublin. It is also the largest church in the country, built in the late 12th century. Its beautiful Gothic-style architecture is quite an intriguing sight, as are the resting places of notable Irish clergymen.

See the land sculptures at Heligan in England.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are resurrected in England

One of the benefits of yoga is that it teaches participants to savor the moment and become one with the earth, and a great place to do this is at The Lost Gardens of Heligan in England.

The botanical garden was created in the late 19th century, spanning more than 1,000 acres and offering a relaxing place for visitors to enjoy. However, it was not properly maintained and thus ivy and bramble eventually covered the land for several decades. In 1990, a massive hurricane struck the area and nearly destroyed what was once a vast expanse of beautiful green scenery.

Luckily, residents were loathe to see a place with such wonderful potential continue to be neglected, and facility owners have been working hard to restore its natural beauty over the last two decades. More than 200 acres have been transformed back into their original glory, making Heligan a perfect place for travelers to visit during their quest for inner peace.

One of the most famous sights in the garden is the Mud Maid, which is a fascinating land sculpture in the shape of a sleeping woman that was created by Susan Hill.

A degree now may be more attainable for some students

Those looking for personal growth could find programs of interest at Trident University

As more people seek to earn advanced degrees in an effort to facilitate personal growth, many schools have had to increase their academic offerings in order to meet the growing demand.

Trident University International (TUI), which focuses in online education, announced that it would be expanding its curriculum with new bachelor’s and master’s degree programs as part of its “Degrees that Make a Difference” campaign.

Students will now have the opportunity to enroll in a bachelor’s degree in human resource management program as well as master’s degree programs in health administration, emergency and disaster management and human resource management.

“We are very excited to offer these new opportunities to our students,” said Kenneth Sobaski, president and CEO of Trident University. “Each new program furthers Trident’s vision to set the standard for academic excellence, unparalleled access and compassionate student support for all members of the military family. These degree programs forge a path to career success and advancement for our students.”

Students will learn how to achieve mind-and-body connection

Dahn Yoga Cares for the Earth looks to educate others in protecting the environment

Education is important for individuals who are looking to achieve a sense of life balance. In an effort to help, Dahn Yoga is offering free classes as part of its “Reach for the Earth!” celebration on Earth Day.

On this holiday, all Dahn Yoga classes will be available to the public at no charge, to educate them on how they can better their community and environment. Not only will these programs help individuals continue to nurture their bodies, but they will also be able to establish a body-and-mind connection that offers an educational experience unlike any other.

In addition to Dahn Yoga community events creating interpersonal connections, they can also help participants educate themselves on to do good things for their environment.

The message of Dahn Yoga is to connect individuals with their world and demonstrate the importance of this self-healing practice. Although it’s always important to enrich one’s own life, helping the environment allows for all living things to reach full life potential.

Yoga has an array of benefits for the mind and body

Yoga has an array of benefits for the mind and body

Engaging in a restful routine such as yoga has helped people all over the world achieve good health. A meditative system that promotes tranquility, relaxation and mindfulness can reforge the connection between the mind and the body, enabling individuals to strive for optimal holistic well-being.

Researchers at the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine have found that practicing yoga can improve people’s moods and help them sleep better at night, according to the U.S. News and World Report.

Additionally, mindfulness meditation can be a great way to enhance concentration and relieve stress. The regimen has been shown to alleviate the symptoms of mental illnesses such as depression, and may ease tension and anxiety among overworked people.

Yoga has significant benefits for one’s physical health as well, since many scientists have observed its positive effects on enthusiasts’ heart rate, blood pressure and lung capacity. The gentle postures and stretches of the program can improve flexibility, and also result in more relaxed muscles and healthier body composition.

These are some of the benefits that yoga enthusiasts may enjoy when they choose to incorporate the exercise into their daily lifestyles.

Yoga promotes many simple poses that can be performed at any skill level

Yoga promotes many simple poses that can be performed at any skill level

Dahn Yoga exercises have enabled tens of thousands of Americans to reconnect with their inner selves. The regimen, which promotes a stronger bond between the mental and physical aspects of an individual, is based on soothing postures and deep breathing. People of all backgrounds and skill levels have benefited from the improved mindfulness and relaxation that comes with practicing the Korean exercise.

Although many individuals mistakenly believe that yoga is only for the fittest and most flexible enthusiasts, there are a wealth of gentle poses that can suit practitioners of any level of experience. For example, the downward-facing dog is a relatively simple technique that can lead to other postures in the future, according to Opposing Views.

Performing this pose can be a great way to warm up and relax, as well as to orient oneself before engaging in yoga.

“Practicing [the downward-facing dog] helps to strengthen and lengthen the body, as well as stretch and open the backs of the legs and torso,” said one practitioner, according to the news source.

Such exercises may help yoga enthusiasts simultaneously enhance their physical and mental well-being.

Online learning can help protect the environment

Professional Development Resources looks to help people achieve personal change with environmental understanding

Many people who practice Dahn Yoga want to increase their life wisdom in order to achieve a full sense of fulfillment. Those who want to improve their surroundings should also take time and study the powers of going green.

As the environmental movement continues to grow, due to more people becoming eco-conscious, there is an increasing need for education programs to help others achieve an understanding of what they can do for their atmosphere.

Professional Development Resources, which provides a number of classes for those who are looking for continuing education (CE), announced that it now offers more than 110 CE classes that are available online.

"If one person takes one course online rather than traveling to a conference, he or she can achieve savings in energy, fuel costs, greenhouse gasses, paper and ink waste associated with printed reading and registration materials, water usage for hotel stays, waste from disposable food service products and landfill disposal of used exhibition hall materials," said Leo Christie, CEO of Professional Development Resources.