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Articles / Ayurveda
Movement and the Doshas
What’s movement got to do with your dosha—your individual constitution? The type of exercise best for one person may not be helpful to another. Choosing the right kind of exercise for your dosha helps restore balance and health to body and mind.
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Theresa Oswald, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
The Relaxation Response
There are times when we need to move quickly to accomplish tasks and respond to threats. When we find ourselves in this mode for too long, however, we compromise our health. Dr. Theresa Oswald delves into the counterbalance to our fight-or-flight response: the relaxation response. Join her as she introduces its physiology and benefits, as well as practices to incorporate deep rest into your daily life. Format: Video with audio download Length: 10 mins
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Theresa Oswald, MD
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Lectures / Yoga Practice
How to Change Your Mind: Neuroscience & Yoga
How can we use the insights of scientific research to enhance our yoga practice? Exploring the mind-body connection and understanding our thoughts, emotions, and behavior in the context of neuroscience can shed new light on the power and potential of yoga practice to affect every aspect of our mind, even the unconscious, or “autopilot,” functions. In this special livestream conversation, two core faculty members—integrative physician Dr. Theresa Oswald and experienced yoga teacher Sandra Anderson— engage in a lively discussion of yoga in the context of the findings of neuroscience. They cover concepts like the negativity bias, the vagal brake, and the default mode network, using the framework of the triune brain model, which divides the brain’s complex functions into three categories: base survival, emotional, and executive. Discover how the intersection of yoga and neuroscience can inspire you to awaken your full potential and become more completely and joyfully alive! Format: Video with audio download Length: 1 hr 2 mins
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Theresa Oswald, MD & Sandra Anderson
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Talks / Holistic Health
Sleep Versus Rest
Are we resting while we sleep? According to Dr. Theresa Oswald, not necessarily. In this video, she points out factors that commonly compromise the quality of sleep, while suggesting ways to rest during waking hours. Learn how small changes can bring about big transformations in your vitality, performance, and psychological well-being. Format: Video with audio download Length: 12 mins
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Theresa Oswald, MD
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Articles / Holistic Health
Don’t Just Sit There, Stand Up for Health
Our lifestyle has become increasingly sedentary, putting us at greater risk for diseases such as diabetes, dementia, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Integrative medicine physician Theresa Oswald explains how sitting more than 6–10 hours a day can harm our health, and how we can reduce the risks from prolonged sitting by enjoying “exercise snacks”—frequent bursts of activity throughout the day.
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Theresa Oswald, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Yoga for Medical Professionals
Incorporating yoga into treatment plans can provide a healing prescription for many patients. In this short video aimed at caregivers in the medical setting, Dr. Theresa Oswald offers advice drawn from her own experience as a doctor and a yoga practitioner on how to best include the benefits of yoga in a health care practice. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
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Theresa Oswald, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Vitamin D and Chronic Pain
The sun is a powerful source of vitamin D, an essential chemical needed for our body to function. Unfortunately many people today experience low vitamin D levels—a deficiency that tends to be worse in those who suffer from chronic pain. In this short video, Dr. Theresa Oswald shares her advice for getting the vitamin D level you need to stay healthy. Discover the different sources of vitamin D and learn about the factors that affect your ability to absorb this important nutrient. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Theresa Oswald, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Integrative Techniques for Mental Health
Mental health is not a one-size-fits-all proposition—each of us is unique, with our own mind and individual challenges. In this comprehensive video, Dr. Theresa Oswald discusses the limitations of clinical diagnoses and prescription medications in treating common psychological issues such as ADHD and anxiety. Learn how your mental well-being is connected to your lifestyle and environment, and empower yourself with integrative advice for a healthy mind. Format: Video with audio download Length: 17 mins
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Theresa Oswald, MD
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Articles / Holistic Health
Movement: The Best Medicine
For most of us, the majority of our day is spent sitting, which has a negative impact on our health. According to the World Health Organization, inactivity is one of the four highest health risks we face today. Dr. Theresa Oswald highlights ways we can get more aerobic activity into our day and explains why it is vitally important to take frequent breaks from sitting to stand up and move.
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Theresa Oswald, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
The Importance of Self-Care
Self-care is a common topic in recent years, but what does it mean to truly care for yourself, and how can you incorporate replenishing routines into your life? In a culture that often pushes us past our limits, we need to cultivate the ability to take a pause and unplug. Dr. Theresa Oswald explains how nourishment, relaxation, connection, and self-expression can form the menu of self-care options we need to have at our disposal. Format: Video with audio download Length: 9 mins
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Theresa Oswald, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Salutogenesis: The Building Blocks of Health
As Buckminster Fuller said: “You never change things by fighting against the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.” If we apply this principle to our health, Dr. Terri Oswald explains, that new model is called salutogenesis. Learn why our disease-first approach to health care may not always work—and how you can actually start to generate wellness by shifting to a salutogenic perspective. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Theresa Oswald, MD
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Lectures / Ayurveda
The Emotional Life of Pain
“Ours is a culture that views pain as a physical condition and encourages us to cure it by swallowing a pill. Even though most of us know pain also has a deeper, emotional connection, we fail to recognize that treating sorrow and emotional torment is as urgent as treating physical pain.”—The Practice of the Yoga Sutra by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait Everyone has experienced some form of pain in their life. Since pain is uncomfortable, we tend to avoid looking at its complex emotional and social aspects. Our modern culture assures us that everything can be fixed by taking a pill, while the root causes of pain remain unexamined and long-term solutions go unexplored. In this livestream, Dr. Theresa Oswald draws from the wisdom of yoga and ayurveda in offering practical solutions for managing pain. By better understanding the relationship between pain and emotions, we can form an integrated strategy to transcend pain and restore our overall health and well-being, while helping those we love who might also be living with pain. Learn to unlock your healing potential with comprehensive, holistic approaches to managing and resolving pain.
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Theresa Oswald, MD