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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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