Book Review: Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon

In a previous article, I introduced the concept and value of our evoling brain as being neuroplastic and as a refresher, neuroplasticity simply means our brain has the ability to adapt and change. Essentially, the brain is a muscle where you either 1) train to enhance it, or 2) waste it and lose it. This…

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Sūryanamaskāra (Sun Salutation) 5-minute Morning Yoga

Start your morning with a salute to the sun through the Sūryanamaskāra, सूर्यनमस्कार, an ashtanga yoga flow sequence fit for five minutes of your morning. According to the Shastras (Epics), the practise of the Suryanamaskara is important for spiritual development. It helps keep the physical body fit and strong, maintain a good level of health,…

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Pathogenesis or Salutogenesis?

Health is beyond the absence of disease or infirmity. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing. It’s a basic human right, essential for a long and happy life, and something we should all strive for. Traditionally in medicine and health studies, pathogenesis works retrospectively from disease to determine how individuals can…

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