Written by KURA Guest Writer- Doris Lu-Anderson, PhD, E-RYT500, I-CAYT

We Are Together

Family and friends are part of our support team throughout life. Yes, they are our teammates. We may have different “teammates” throughout time, but we, as human beings, need that special someone to connect to. That special someone can be…


Written by KURA Guest Writer- Doris Lu-Anderson, PhD, E-RYT500, I-CAYT

You may have heard about the positive powers of journaling, from improving memory and reducing stress to reducing your blood pressure. Journaling provides an opportunity to calm the restless mind, get settled, fill, and reconnect with your inner self.

What is Journaling?

Journaling…


Written by KURA Guest Writer- Doris Lu-Anderson, PhD, E-RYT500, I-CAYT

Putting “ME” on the Top of the Care List

Many of us are willing to support and help others, and much of our time and services are devoted to others, putting ourselves at the bottom of the “care list”. We always put other people first. We keep on providing…


Written by KURA Guest Writer- Doris Lu-Anderson, PhD, E-RYT500, I-CAYT

When our body encounters unfamiliar, stressful, or dangerous situations, we feel tense and uneasy. Our body shifts to the sympathetic nervous system to get ready for a fight or a flight. A certain level of anxiety is healthy and helps…


Written by KURA Guest Writer- Doris Lu-Anderson, PhD, E-RYT500, I-CAYT

Depression and heart disease are two infamous diseases and “hot topics” in the 21st century. Doctors and researchers have confirmed that these two diseases are connected. For example, Colberg et al. …


Writren by KURA Guest Writer- Doris Lu-Anderson, PhD, E-RYT500, I-CAYT

What is Meditation?

We hear about people practicing meditation and how it helps them feel pleasant and calm, but what is meditation? Do we have to sit still and concentrate? Should I be thinking of nothing when I meditate?

Yoga practitioners frequently meditate…


Written by KURA Guest Writer: Doris Lu-Anderson, PhD, E-RYT500, I-CAYT

Exercising is essential for a healthy lifestyle. Longevity increases when people go from being sedentary to doing a little exercise every day. For example, premature death rates are decreased by 20–30% only by switching from a sedentary lifestyle to having…


Written by KURA Guest Writer: Doris Lu-Anderson, PhD, E-RYT500, I-CAYT

What is Stress?

People of all ages experience different types of stress daily. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] (n.d.) and Dimsdale (2008), stress is a reaction to a situation where an individual feels anxious or helpless. Some stressors…


Written by KURA Guest Writer: Doris Lu-Anderson, PhD, E-RYT500, I-CAYT

Yoga is a Sanskrit term meaning “union” or “connection”. It is a vehicle to unite body and mind. Yoga can be traced back to 5000 years ago. In the 21st century, some people perceived yoga as a workout and an…


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Do you know that you can start to manage your health by simply reading your Resting Heart Rate (RHR), which is not only an important health indicator for heart health but also your immune systems’ status?

RHR is the heart rate measured when you are static, and there…

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