Evidence of Supreme Intelligence

by Lyndsay Murray-Kashoid on November 14, 2011 in Blog with No comments

Sci­en­tific Fact #1

The diam­e­ter of the Sun is roughly 400 times the diam­e­ter of the Moon and the dis­tance between the Earth and the Sun is approx­i­mately 400 times the dis­tance between the Earth and the Moon. This exact pro­por­tion­al­ity of dis­tance to size is so har­mo­nious that we can wit­ness one of nature’s most stun­ning stel­lar phe­nom­e­nons: the solar eclipse.

Sci­en­tific Fact #2

If nuclear force was even two per­cent stronger or two per­cent weaker, the uni­verse would never be able to sup­port life.

Sci­en­tific Fact #3


Be Inspired: Desiree Rumbaugh in Dallas

by Lyndsay Murray-Kashoid on October 26, 2011 in Blog, Upcoming Events with No comments

One of my dear yoga teach­ers, Desiree Rum­baugh, is com­ing to Dal­las next month. I highly rec­om­mend any­one who is look­ing to gain clar­ity, hope, or more zest for liv­ing to join her in one or all of her ses­sions. She is an excel­lent teacher and has much insight to offer to your yoga prac­tice, whether you be inter­ested in break­ing down poses, refin­ing align­ment, or see­ing your prac­tice take flight. Mark your cal­en­dars for Novem­ber 11-13th. Oliver Wen­dell Holmes, Jr. said, “A moment’s insight is some­times worth a life’s expe­ri­ence.” This is some­thing you will not want to miss…the qual­ity of your life may well depended on it!

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Hot or Cold? Saunas vs. Cold Showers for Post-workout Fatigue

by Lyndsay Murray-Kashoid on October 17, 2011 in Blog, Mindful Movement with No comments
An icy soak, on the other hand, will help reduce inflam­ma­tion of tis­sues and joints, relieve sore­ness, and speed up your recov­ery. There are two ways to accom­plish this. First, sim­ply fill a bath tub with cold water and get in, so your body can adjust to the tem­per­a­ture. Then dump in ice (as tol­er­ated). Stay in the tub for 10 min­utes. If this is too extreme at the begin­ning, you can work your way up with a cold shower. Grad­u­ally decrease the temp of the water so your body can adjust. The rec­om­mended approach is to start with a five-minute grad­ual adap­ta­tion and decrease in water tem­per­a­ture until the water is around 68 degrees — 2 to 3 min­utes once or twice daily at this tem­per­a­ture will give you many of above ben­e­fits. At the very least, there is the more tra­di­tional route of putting bags of ice or frozen veg­eta­bles on the sore or inflamed parts for 10 to 15 min­utes post-training.

Ben­e­fits of Cold Water Ther­apy
• Improves cir­cu­la­tion. Effi­cient blood cir­cu­la­tion speeds up recov­ery time from stren­u­ous exer­cises. Alter­nat­ing between hot and cold water while you shower is an easy way to improve your cir­cu­la­tion. Cold water causes your blood to move to your organs to keep them warm. Warm water reverses the effect by caus­ing the blood to move towards the sur­face of the skin.
• Relieves depres­sion. Research at the Depart­ment of Radi­a­tion Oncol­ogy at Vir­ginia Com­mon­wealth Uni­ver­sity School of Med­i­cine indi­cates that short cold show­ers may stim­u­late the brain’s pri­mary source of nora­dren­a­line — a chem­i­cal that could help mit­i­gate depres­sion.
• Keeps skin and hair healthy. Hot water dries out skin and hair. Cold water can make your hair look shinier and your skin look health­ier by clos­ing up your cuti­cles and pores.
• Strength­ens immu­nity. Accord­ing to a study done in 1993 by the Throm­bo­sis Research Insti­tute in Eng­land, indi­vid­u­als who took daily cold show­ers saw an increase in the num­ber of virus fight­ing white blood cells com­pared to indi­vid­u­als who took hot show­ers. Researchers believe that the increased meta­bolic rate, which results from the body’s attempt to warm itself up, acti­vates the immune sys­tem and releases more white blood cells in response.

Ben­e­fits of Sauna
Saunas offer many ben­e­fi­cial effects as well–particularly after the 36–48 hour post-hike win­dow.
Saunas induce per­spi­ra­tion, which helps the body get rid of the toxic by-products that are pro­duced dur­ing exer­cise. This takes some of the load off of the kid­neys which have to work over­time to do this detox­ing action in other ways.
Saunas also increase cir­cu­la­tion and raise body tem­per­a­ture, which helps the body fight aches and pains. Stud­ies also show saunas are effec­tive in help­ing to relieve mus­cle ten­sion. This can mean quicker recov­ery between work­outs.

When using the sauna, make sure that you begin with mod­er­ate heat and adjust the heat when nec­es­sary. Don’t drink alco­holic bev­er­ages before you enter the sauna. This increases the chance of dehy­dra­tion. Make sure to replen­ish flu­ids after your sauna ses­sion. Try to wait 36 to 48 hours after a dif­fi­cult train­ing ses­sion before going to the sauna or hot tub. If you’re train­ing in the morn­ings, in par­tic­u­larly cold con­di­tions, or are a bit stiff going into a work­out, a short (less than 5 min­utes) time in the hot tub, steam room or sauna can help warm you up, or loosen up mus­cles prior to stretch­ing. That doesn’t mean you can use this as your workout-specific warm up and you may need addi­tional hydra­tion as a result.

Some con­di­tions require you con­sult your physi­cian before you enter a sauna or take a cold shower. If you are preg­nant, have high blood pres­sure, fever, or heart dis­ease; you should con­sult with your physi­cian before using either. The extreme tem­per­a­tures can cause stress to the body when the body is bat­tling an ill­ness.

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Lyn­d­say believes move­ment should bring change. Changes in phys­i­cal body and spir­i­tual body occur organ­i­cally when move­ment becomes a dynamic expres­sion of inten­tion. Lyndsay’s cus­tomized pro­grams are based on growth and phys­i­cal evo­lu­tion. You will be wel­comed where you are, loved for who you are, and never know what to expect–other than lots of energy, atten­tion, and a mind­ful intensity.
The con­tent of this blog reflects my per­sonal views as well as top­ics of gen­eral inter­est. As the mate­r­ial here is con­stantly being updated and serves as a liv­ing dia­logue between me and the world reader, there may be typos/temporary over­sights that prove that I am a real human involved in authen­tic exchange. If gram­mat­i­cal per­fec­tion is of more inter­est to you than the broader seman­tics, we can net­work through alter­nate means. Thank you.

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