Patrice Burgess MD


Yoga: extended puppy pose

Extended puppy pose: Step 1 Caution : If you have knee problems or if you feel any pain when you do these poses, stop. Talk to a yoga instructor about how to modify the pose. Or ask him or her to teach you a different pose that doesn’t cause pain. Start out on a mat or carpet on your hands and knees. Align your body so…

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

What is mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)? MBSR is a program that helps you learn to calm your mind and body to help you cope with illness, pain, and stress. MBSR teaches “mindfulness,” which is a focus only on things happening in the present moment. Mindfulness is not a time to “zone out” or “space out” but is…

Yoga: cat cow pose

Cat cow pose: Step 1 Caution : If you have neck problems or an injury, keep your neck in the original position in line with your torso instead of moving it with your spine. If you feel any pain when you do this pose, stop. Talk to a yoga instructor about how to adjust the pose. Or ask him or her to teach you a different…

Healing Through Humor

Laugh your way to better health You’re lying in bed with some kind of health problem, taking medicine and maybe getting some kind of treatment or therapy—and feeling pretty down. Or maybe you’re taking care of someone who’s ill, and it’s wearing you out. Sometimes life can feel pretty overwhelming. This might seem like…

Yoga: reclining bound angle pose

Reclining bound angle pose: Step 1 Caution : Do not do this exercise after giving birth until your doctor says it is okay. If you have knee, hip, or shoulder problems, don’t do this pose. If you feel any pain when you do this pose, stop. Talk to a yoga instructor about how to adjust the pose. Or ask him or her to teach…