Sarah Jamieson Yoga - March 2017 Newsletter
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Move well.    Breathe well.    Be well.

"I understand that shared laughter is sacred because it's proof that two people are right there
at their surfaces with each other - they've come up for air; neither has sunk away inside
herself - both are right there, trying to touch." – Glennon Doyle Melton

Welcome, Spring!

Vancouver is a rainy city these days. The weather is not giving me that lovely bounce in my step that comes out with the new energy of spring, but I'm feeling it. Here's why:

  1. I came out of CHANGEpain on Monday night (after teaching in a room with no windows for 6 hours) and was surprised to find that it was still light out.
  2. My friend just told me she did her spring cleaning, and I'm inspired to do it too. 
  3. We've got a great new spring schedule for our group self-management programs, including more classes online, in the evenings, and on the weekends. 

I will have three full programs of my Relaxing program running (including one online), and when you sign up for the full program the price is discounted. Please check out our schedule page if you are interested in seeing what else we are doing.  

Happy Spring!

With love,

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Ritualizing Loss

Ritualizing Loss, A.K.A. Burning Things at the Beach talks about the importance of acknowledging and honouring loss and shares my two-step process for a creating your own loss ritual. 
Upcoming Publicly Available Classes at CHANGEpain

CLICK HERE to see a list of all upcoming classes and to register for ones listed below.

Relaxing to CHANGEpain: Meditation
Thursdays, 1:30-3pm ✶ Mar.23-Apr.6 

Relaxing to CHANGEpain: Breath 
Mondays, 4:30-6pm ✶ Mar.27-Apr.10 

Relaxing to CHANGEpain: FULL PROGRAM - *Discounted!*
Mondays, 4:30-6pm ✶ Mar.27-Jun.5 ​

Restorative Yoga & Meditation 
Mondays, 6-7pm ✶ Apr.3-May.1
Please don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions about the different classes I offer at CHANGEpain, or click here to register for one.
Recommended Read
There was a serious downside to this book for me. I couldn't put it down, so I ended up staying up past my bedtime multiple nights in a row. (Not a good idea when you have a little one waking you at 5:30am.) I recently recommended Glennon Doyle Melton's first book Carry On, Warrior, and I can't help but recommend her second book Love Warrior. Her writing style captivates me. She normalizes the unspeakable. And, every so often, she uses words to capture something so beautiful that I have to stop, put the book down, and rest in the beauty that I have suddenly been consumed by. 
For the Pain Nerds

I am a pain nerd. I am absolutely fascinated by the neuroscience behind the experience of pain. It throws Cartesian dualism on its head in the most beautiful way. This piece Tissues Changes and Pain: Explaining their Relevance is for my fellow pain nerds. It offers a great metaphor involving kindling and a spark that I will undoubtedly use prolifically in teaching pain education. 
Movement Placebo

I'm so excited by this news. I can get the benefits of exercise by simply believing I am doing something physically beneficial. The first half of this post presents some interesting research on exercise and the placebo effect. If you are the type to read scientific literature, it also links to the Harvard paper.
More on MRIs

Last month I shared Paul Ingraham's piece Spectacularly unreliable MRI “results”, and this month I have more to share about MRIs and imaging. This short 6-minute video entitled Are your x-ray and MRI results helpful or harmful? looks at the importance of understanding what the results of the average population looks like when it comes to something like disc degeneration. 
Amazing Co-Workers!
Some of my amazing co-workers from left-to-right: founders Dr. Brenda Lau & Judy Pryce, OT Sarah Borthwick, me, chiropractor Lindsay Rite, nutritionist Hanna Rakowska, manager Bryana Phipps, and fellow yogini Krista Friesen. 
Thank You!

Thanks for taking the time to read through my newsletter. If you have comments, questions, or suggestions, I'd love to hear from you. Namaste. ❤ 

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