Dr. Alan Viau

Yoga teacher, health scientist, dad & stage artist

A Winter Solstice Meditation on Cancer

The winter solstice often symbolizes the return of light – the return of life – after the deepest dark. Today, for me, it is the beginning of a journey of … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Santa Mouse Christmas Tree Topper Opens the Door for Santa

“How does Santa get into our house – we don’t have a fireplace?” my kids asked when they were little. They had a point. After seeing birds and bats get … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Have a Prosperous 2015 with this Energy Forecast

A road-map to accomplishing your goals in 2015 is essential. Knowing when is the best time to do what is important. I spoke with Shaman Isabella Stoloff who shared with … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Moon Salutation

Today’s full moon is a great time to practice Moon Salutations to calm you down. BY CHARLOTTE BRADLEY If you have been doing yoga for even a little bit, you … Continue reading

December 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Yoga & Horses teach similar lessons

Why do I spend time with horses? Not just to ride them, but to learn from them. To be reminded to run, to breathe, to live in the moment. Yoga … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Healing Scoliosis through Yoga

None of us is perfectly symmetric, but some musculoskeletal imbalances are so extreme that they can impact well-being and self-image. Scoliosis, a condition that leads to lateral curvature of the … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Infographics: Periodic Table of Paleo Food

A while back I gave up gluten and my gut feels much better. Now I am avoiding most grains and have adopted a more paleo lifestyle. It seems to work … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Movember Special: 3 Facts to Consider before Trying Testosterone Replacement Therapy

A study recently published in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine noted that prescriptions given to men 40 and older for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) increased by 300 percent between … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thanksgiving Marks Start of Seasonal Gluttony

Thanksgiving marks the start of seasonal gluttony. From the end of November until after New Year’s people seem to be totally focused on their stomachs. After six weeks of stuffing your gut, … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Review: The Business of Yoga by Casey Conrad & Howard VanEs

You have a passion for teaching yoga. You also need to make sure your business is sustainable. I recommend The Business of Yoga because it shows you how you can do both in … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Top 5 Ways to Increase the Odds of Finding Wines You Will Love

Top 5 Ways to Increase the Odds of Finding Wines You Will Love.

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Product Review: Scrumptious SoLo GI Energy Bars

It is a matter of survival. Having an energy bar readily available is a must with my busy lifestyle. But finding a yummy gluten-free bar is a challenge. No more … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Movember Special: A Third Option for Prostate Cancer Treatment: Active Surveillance

With the current controversy on prostate cancer screening and PSA (prostate-specific antigen) testing, a trend appears to be developing away from aggressive surgical treatment for early-stage localized prostate cancer. Today, … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Review: Stupidparty by Patrick M. Andendall

America’s democracy is threaten by the destructive forces forces of the Republican Party aka Stupid Party. This is the premise for the book Stupidparty. Andendall demystifies the words and actions of … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

5 Tips to Fight the Holiday Food Fiasco

We are closing in on time of year again: the dreaded caloric nightmare that is the holiday season. You’ve got stuffed turducken with all the fixings, bacon-wrapped sausages, pumpkin pies … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mindfulness: An Alternative Way of Flexing the Ego

Mindfulness: An Alternative Way of Flexing the Ego.

November 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Movember Special: 4 Reasons You Should Have a PSA (Prostate Cancer Screening Blood Test)

A virtual firestorm has erupted with the publication of the US Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendation that healthy men should no longer receive a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Yoga and mindfulness practices found to assist breast cancer recovery at cellular level, Canadian study finds

Originally posted on National Post | News:
Breast cancer survivors who are involved in support groups, or who practice meditation and yoga, can make a positive physical impact at the cellular…

November 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

9 Tips to Reduce Asthma and Allergies During Winter Months

Most people tend to associate allergies as more of a spring and summer problem, and pay less attention as the cooler air roles in because there’s no pollen in the … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

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