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TV time Yoga (Part 2)

Monday, June 18th, 2012


Share these links with anyone in your life who needs a little more movement:

Part 1: http://youtu.be/t3yjiMgE9xg

Part 2: http://youtu.be/18_3wwh3xJ8

I’ll be here,
-Dr. Neal




One Response to “TV time Yoga (Part 2)”

  1. Damir Omerovic Says:

    Dear Dr. Neal,

    My name is Damir, 27yr. International Business man, from Europe-Bosnia. You’ll know me more as “InfoMea”.I watched your videos for Wellness, Anxiety, Stress Relief and they helped me. Since November 24th, my life changed a lot when i fist day got your mail with these few videos. I practiced a lot, ate fruit, done so much things and my Anxiety stopped for 90%. What you are showing on YouTube, i do every day. Yoga, all kind of things.. But, my old life i throw in trash. There is no more drinkings and cigarettes. I eat in the time, go sleep in the time, wake up early in the morning. Take fruits, vegetables, and read books. Internet i use only 2 hours per day while i am working, not anymore 24 hours or 72 hours in a row..

    Thank you Dr. Neal.
    I spent a lot in searching for my problem on internet. I talked with doctors in my state but they say, if i know so much about this issues why i came them on first place.. Funny..
    But i like more friendly relation with Doctors, than just getting diagnose.. Important is conversation and to understand the patient. As Dr. Neal does, virtual relaxation and that hits directly the brain and patient is 90% calm. There is no issues.. Everything will be okay, look at Dr. Neal what he’s doing with his body… 🙂

    Perfect.. Relief…
    Thank you once again Dr. Neal,
    God Bless you for your kindness

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The Lethal Sofa.

Friday, August 26th, 2011

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We love to demonize things. It probably serves as a quick and easy way to decipher good from bad at a glance.

Although I’m usually against this simplistic habit, I’d like to demonize something today in an effort to increase consciousness of our overall wellness.


The basic concept is that humans require constant movement to stay internally balanced. Over the past 20 years of investigation, I have learned that movement is the most powerful element of health.


With this in mind, it becomes obvious that sitting at the computer or in front of the television is directly affecting your health in a negative way. Unless celebrating and relaxing from a great physical adventure, the sofa can act as one of the primary aggravators of the common ailments we see in our culture. (Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Depression, Anxiety, Joint Pain, GI problems, and every other ailment regardless of the original trigger or source)


Here’s a method to help solve this problem while at home:

Try to look at your couch as a type of dessert. Something that needs to be earned and celebrated after a mind blowing physical experience. Know that this “dessert” is inherently not good for your body chemistry but when earned, is a beautiful way to balance the recent activity. If no activity is done, I promise your sofa will aggravate every health ailment you will ever come across.


I made this video to offer an option to the couch while watching TV. If this video is memorized, you can use the lessons from it anytime you’re in the family room.


Feel free to experience and join in the demonstration while memorizing the sequence for later use…




Hope this video helps our culture stay in balance.

be well,
-Dr. Neal


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©2011 “The Lethal Sofa” by Dr. Neal Schwartz

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Yoga Pose of the Week: (Introduction)

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

      As I mentioned in the crossfit section,   I spend a great deal of my energy helping people take on their own anxiety and depression.  The transformations you are witnessing in the videos are both physical and emotional.  Listen closely how the tone of voice changes in the after videos.   For patients in the office and clients online, I plan to make this blog a mecca for finding the sensitive balance of the body and mind.   This balance point of wellness is often times very difficult to achieve and all efforts should be viewed as an ongoing artistry for life.  Like with every real Art, it can never be perfected, only improved upon.

 

My mission is to add methods and activities that are both fun and effective, stimulating the most sluggish of emotional situations.     

 

For our first week of yoga poses,  I want to share with you the very popular and effective  “Shoulder Stand”

I chose this one for week 1 because I find it to be dramatically helpful for easing the commonly tense muscles of the lower neck and upper back.  It’s also pretty fun. 

 

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                 (basic pose)                                                (super-advanced)   

 

 

 

Directions:  (These are very basic instructions to get you started)

-Lie on your back

-Bring your knees up and toward your head.

-Use your hands to support your lower back.  (see photo)

-With your hands,  press the lower back higher into the air keeping the knees bent at first. 

-When your hips are in the air and you are getting a good stretch of the neck,  you can try to straighten your legs to the sky. 

-Use your abs to control the legs and try to get your back straight like the photos above.   Avoid looking side to side and tuck your chin into your chest.

-Breathe in and out slowly through your nose.  Each breath should help move the pose further into position.

-You can hold the pose for as long as you are comfortable.   Come down frequently as a beginner to make sure you’re not overdoing it. 

 

Hope you are lovin it.  I just did it. 

 

Be careful with yoga poses.  There are many possible injuries from this type of stretching.   go slow at first. 

 

I do my yoga poses after my muscles are very warm from my crossfit routine.

Enjoy, 

-Dr. Neal

One Response to “Yoga Pose of the Week: (Introduction)”

  1. admin Says:

    “of the week” may have been a little ambitious…. (we’ll get this going soon) 😉

    -Dr. Neal

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