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The "Giving" in Thanksgiving

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Nov 24, 2019

We are coming up on the week giving thanks, and as cliche as it may be, it is worthwhile to take a few moments to reflect both on your thanks,...

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Honduras Medical Mission - October 2019

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Nov 14, 2019

It has been two weeks since returning from Honduras, and I am still processing the trip. To encompass the complexities of my feelings around medical volunteering in Honduras is impossible....

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My feature in SDVoyager!

Posted By : AdminTaylor | Nov 13, 2019

I was recently profiled as a part of SDVoyager's Trailblazer series! Read the article here where I dive into my background and how I got to where I am today.

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Silent Retreat-ing

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Nov 10, 2019

I’ve just come out of a weekend-long silent meditation retreat, and I yearn now for more silence. There is something about silence that is relieving. You don’t have to worry...

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Why you should go for a run

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Oct 14, 2019

As many of you know, I love to run. Anywhere, anytime. On the beach, in the forest. In the morning, at night. But my favorite time to run is at...

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We are always capable of change

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Oct 14, 2019

When I last visited Madrid 16 years ago, it was hard to love it. The city felt crowded, the traffic was a mess, and tobacco smoke was everywhere. The city...

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Desk Yoga - My Feature in Yoga Magazine!

Posted By : AdminTaylor | Sep 17, 2019

I am ecstatic to share that I have recently been published in Yoga Magazine and my article was featured on the front page of their September issue! Read the piece...

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Love heels? I do too, but this is what it does to your body..

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Jul 02, 2019

Why do we women do this to ourselves? This week, I’ve been working out of the downtown San Diego WeWork and I’ve been watching woman after woman walk by me,...

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Unattachment. ¿Como puedes ser libre?

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Jun 06, 2019

The Spanish word for “unattached”, is also the direct translation for “free.” Libre. Free. In yoga, we often use the term “unattachment” to refer to things that we should not...

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Medicine is a calling

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Jun 06, 2019

I was caring for a patient yesterday in clinic. He is well know to me; 78yo male with multiple medical problems including Parkinson’s, heart disease, history of cancer, a recently...

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40 Under 40!

Posted By : AdminTaylor | Jun 04, 2019

Ingrid was recently named one of San Diego's Top 40 Under 40! Read about it here!

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Patience. The virtue of "not yet."

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | May 12, 2019

Patience. The last 10 years have been a long, at times, painful lesson in patience. Literally 10 years ago, I applied to medical school (for the 3rd and last time),...

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Help someone breathe for ALS Month

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | May 05, 2019

May is national ALS month. We’ve usually heard of this because of the well-publicized “ice bucket challenge”, where one can donate to the ALS foundation to watch a friend or...

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Your brain on yoga

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Apr 30, 2019

Almost all human cells reproduce on a cycle. Up to 10% of your heart is replaced each year. Red blood cells are replaced every three months. Skin cells, every two...

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Leaning in

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Apr 29, 2019

Leaning in. During these last few weeks and months, dozens of opportunities have been proposed to me for future endeavors; from medicine, to yoga, to business, to real estate (yes...

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Paying attention

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Apr 22, 2019

In our busy, modern lives, we have to rely on our innate automated system more and more each day. From our instincts when we get behind the wheel of a...

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Humanity in your heart

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Feb 20, 2019

  The year started on hospital wards for me. On January 1st, 2019 at 6am, I arrived to work on that dark, winter morning and sat down in excited anticipation...

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What's your favorite Christmas song?

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Dec 31, 2018

Do you have a favorite Christmas song? We all do, even if we don’t celebrate Christmas. We all notice ourselves whistling or humming along to a tune on the radio...

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The Waiting Game

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Dec 05, 2018

Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time waiting. Waiting for business emails, waiting for responses on job opportunities (I graduate in 6 months from residency! yikes!), waiting for patients...

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This is water

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Oct 23, 2018

There is a story of these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says "Morning,...

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Meditation and Cancer Therapy

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Oct 10, 2018

The outward benefits of yoga seem almost too obvious when we begin to practice: strength, focus, peace of mind, balance… if you’ve practiced, you’ve felt it too. As we begin...

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Pranayama for Cancer Patients

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Sep 18, 2018

Yogic breathing “pranayama” has been shown to be an effective treatment for cancer patients in improving their sleep, relieving anxiety and improving quality of life. In particular, a dose–response relationship...

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Mentorship, coaching, and why we will always need guidance

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Sep 18, 2018

The other day, I had the privilege of hearing one of my life heroes and greatest inspirations speak, Atul Gawande. He is a Harvard CT surgeon that has dedicated his...

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Connection

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Jun 08, 2018

This past week, I was lucky enough to take care of a patient who is 100-years-old. She was admitted to the hospital for a lung infection and as each day...

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Transforming through retreat - Listening to your body

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Apr 09, 2018

This week after returning from leading my Guatemala yoga retreat, I found myself feeling a bit weary, and craving time to myself (ok, Rusty is always invited). It wasn’t a...

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You Are Exactly Where You Need To Be

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Feb 14, 2018

The other night, my friend and I were talking about choices. She is on the brink of a big career decision that will dictate the direction of the rest of...

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Comfort Zones

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Feb 14, 2018

Comfort Zones: Exactly 24 hours ago, I was sitting on my bedroom floor with my freshly packed bag beside me, Costa Rica guidebook in my lap... and then it dawned...

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"What's your word for 2018?"

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Feb 14, 2018

Last night, a friend asked me what my “word” for 2017 was. By “word”, he meant the aspiration, hope, embodiment of the year. I answered: “fulfillment.” The 2017 year started...

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Be happy.

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Feb 14, 2018

“Be happy.” It’s one of those dictates that seems bossy and disingenuous all at once. You can’t just tell me to be happy and suddenly I am happy. And who...

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Gratitude is the Sign of Noble Souls

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Feb 10, 2018

I talk a lot about life, love and happiness in my yoga classes. Because what else are we here for but to be happy, to love and be loved? A...

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Live. Be honest. Do good. Show kindness. Enjoy.

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Feb 10, 2018

Yesterday, one of my patients died. We came across her during routine morning rounds; the entire team, expecting to see her in her usual state (sick, but stable), only to...

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Dr. Ingrid Yang: Using Yoga on the Cancer Journey

Posted By : Ingrid Yang | Feb 10, 2018

Ingrid Yang, MD, JD, has been teaching yoga since 2001 and is a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwestern University. Her expert grasp of anatomy and human...

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