Rx Yoga! Rx with Gail Dubinsky


A series of themed workshops teaching Yoga tools to reduce pain and increase function. *Familiar exercises “Yoga-ized “to enhance their effectiveness*Yoga exercises modified to fit virtually every need. Saturday Feb 24 or Monday Feb 26 10:30-11:45 AMLow back, SacroIliac Joint and a bit of Core Saturday March 30 or Monday April 1 10:30-11:45 AM Knees […]

Grist for the Mill


February 2024As I am excited to prepare to teach my first yoga classes/workshops in almost 10 years, at thesame time I am confronted with knee pain that has been slowly building over the last 3 months,without any obvious precipitating event(s). It appears that the Universe has decided it was timefor a brush up course on […]

Holiday season greetings!


I wanted to reach out before year’s end—2022 went fast didn’t it?! Gratitude was everyone’s theme last month, but so essential on an ongoing basis to keep us seeing the positive in our lives and the world! Among other things, I am so grateful for my “new” office of 18 months, and that I can […]

Expanding Yoga Offerings- So Much More than Just Stretching


March 2022 Spring Greetings! I think we can all agree that we are in the midst of so many shifting local, international and planetary events and energies, it takes a lot just to stay calm, centered and focused! More than ever, we need self care practice that attends to body mind and spirit, and our […]

Kundalini Core Pearls: Belly and Front Body- Kundalini Lotus


Engaging the navel point can be fun! This balance exercise with breath of fire is enjoyable to do and can be a group activity with younger family members as well. You can view all of my videos on my you tube channel Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjh2… I invite you to contact me at [email protected] with your feedback […]

Fall Greetings!


After a hiatus of over 6 months, during which time I moved my medical office (an undertaking more immense than I would have ever imagined), I am back in the You Tube saddle and generating fresh content for my channel of yoga, breath practices, meditations and more. The link is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjh2n-fGv-cwnJb-vRy6KRw Just uploaded is a […]

Announcing: Yoga Pearls


As we are coming into the home stretch of this very intense year of 2020, I am happyto announce a new series of “Yoga Pearls” on my You Tube channelhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjh2n-fGv-cwnJb-vRy6KRwIt was suggested to me that I create some short “five minute” yoga clips.I don’t know if it’s life under COVID that is shriveling our attention […]

Yoga in the Age of Coronavirus and Excessive Screen Time!


Now that we are into week 3 or 4 of sheltering in place, most of us are spending more time than ever before with Netflix, Zoom, You Tube, or other TV and online pursuits, in addition to our phones. To help counteract the brain and body sludge and derangement from hours of screens, I present […]

Boost Immunity, Calm Anxiety- Ancient Yoga Tools in the age of Coronavirus


Here are a few simple breath practices and meditations from the vast body of Kundalini Yoga technology that should be accessible to virtually anyone, and useful anytime, not just during a virus pandemic! Below I describe them in writing, and then for an audio visual demonstration, follow the links to the videos. Practice one technique […]

Season for gratitude….and self care!


With our protracted days of unseasonable warmth behind us, and the nights suddenly much longer and colder, we approach Thanksgiving at a time of significant stress and anxiety. It is hard to recall a prolonged period without a devastating wildfire, other weather disaster, or mass shooting. Recent elections give some glimmer of hope, but how […]

A Bit of Healing For Us All


Greetings as we head straight into fall! Here in Sonoma County, there are just the right amount of seasonal changes – quality of light, changes in day length, the harvest and transitions in our gardens and increased busyness of birds and insects getting ready for winter. I am heading to New England this week for […]

The Many Aspects of Chronic Pain


When you consider treatment for chronic pain and “pain management”, what usually comes to mind is heavy doses of prescription drugs and interventions involving needles and cortisone. The multidisciplinary pain programs that consider other aspects of mind, body, lifestyle and spirit are few and far between, largely due to a lack of insurance reimbursement for […]

A New Year, A Wonderful New Offering


Have you ever experienced a treatment for a chronic musculoskeletal problem that made such a profound impact and created such a shift toward healing that it changed the course of your life? A little over 3 years ago, after years of chronic low back pain from sacroiliac joint injury and dysfunction, I was referred to […]

Nerve Compression – Cause of the Pain?


“Ann”, a fit and active senior woman recently came to see me for a consultation. She suffered from severe hip and thigh pain, shooting down to the knee and below, and atrophy and weakness of the leg. Lumbar MRI ordered by her primary doctor was dramatic, with a report full of fearsome terminology such as […]

Nutrition and supplements to treat pain


Monday May 15, I am speaking on Food and Supplements to Fight Pain and Inflammation, 6:30 – 8 PM, as part of the Food as Medicine Wellness Series sponsored by Community Market, Community Heals, and Sonoma West Medical Foundation. This is a series on the 3rd Monday of each month, with great speakers from the […]

Nutraceuticals to reduce chronic pain


First of all, please refer to “My body is my home” (on the site menu). Without a strong foundation in largely plant based whole foods, any “house” built with vitamins or supplements is not going to be sound! Always preferable to get nutrients from food on a regular basis, and add high quality supplements in […]

Self Care after Car Accidents and acute trauma


Along with ice, elevation and subsequent addition of heat, the following nutraceuticals will significantly speed your healing  in the initial days and weeks after car accidents, sports injuries and other acute traumas. Arnica– my favorite formulation is Traumeel (now only from health professional sources) or over the counter T-Relief. Essential post trauma, not just on […]

Favourite tools for pain relief 1/2


Happy New Year! Welcome to my newly and beautifully updated web site- I welcome your comments and feedback. The following, in no particular order, are a few of my top recommendations (beyond the standard ice or heat pack) to help make a body happier, either as maintenance or during a flare of neck, back or […]

Spring Time Musings and Epiphanies


Springtime in Sonoma County, which I would say starts mid February and really ramps up by April, is a challenging and multifaceted time for me- a funny kind of seasonal affective disorder takes over in the midst of swooning over the spectacular progression of garden blooms and wildflowers. Our annual retreat to the So Cal […]

Healing – and a new offering!


Have been remiss in not posting an update for over a year(!), leaving at least one old colleague in suspense that I was permanently disabled, or had retired! Happy to say that after a long gradual process of continuing recovery, with a few minor setbacks here and there, I am feeling quite well these days. […]

Taking a Yoga and Breathwalk Sabbatical


Sometimes the Universe just keeps giving an ongoing message til I wake up and get it! Today marks the 6 month anniversary of the medical complication that sent me into a new to me experience of profound health challenges- emergency abdominal surgery, then 7 weeks ago sudden onset of very painful left side facial paralysis […]

Why Not Label GMOs in food?


Nutrition is a key determinant of our health and longevity. With education and labeling of processed foods, we make decisions about our dietary intake. We already consider the proportions of fat, sugar and salt to determine the healthiness of a food product. Gluten free products are labeled so the consumer can make an informed choice […]

“vitamins in their original container…”


“Get your vitamins in their original container…” … Says the poster in my husband’s Kaiser doctor’s exam room, with an artful photo of an orange. Absolutely correct! Almost none of us are getting fruits and vegetables to fill half our plate with every meal, every day- certainly not with dark green, dark red or bright […]

Giving a fish, or teaching to fish?


As summer turns to fall, I am feeling new energy to help more people heal and be healthy in a positive long lasting way! Being whole person centered and providing alternative attitudes and approaches to the mainstream way of dealing with orthopedic injuries has defined my practice for many years. However, these medical relationships revolve […]

You feel like what you eat… or not?


Happy 2013! One thing I resolve for this year is to share more often what I feel is important for achieving optimal health in body mind and spirit. My musings of one year ago (yes, we got busy) still ring true as a call for self discipline and commitment, but right now I am really […]

Happy New Year!


The year’s beginning is traditionally time to make and attempt to carry out “resolutions”- goals for some kind of positive change or accomplishment. The ritual of taking stock and looking ahead is a good thing, but only the first step. The power to sustain change and ingrain a new habit (or resume one) comes from […]

On The Road Again – with Juice Plus


Extricating ourselves from home and work, down to one of our favorite So Cal desert spots… Expansive and uplifting for heart and soul, but there is a bit of a trade-off—the food! Specifically speaking, road food- away from our little No Cal bubble of local abundance of organic farm sourced fruits and vegetables, grassfed animals, […]

Fall is a beautiful time for Breathwalk


What do you get when you combine walking outdoors in nature, yoga, synchronized breath patterns, and meditative awareness? Come join me and find out on my next Breathwalk, Saturday October 8, 9 – 10:15 A.M. Breathwalk is a unique blend of breath patterns synchronized with walking and focused awareness, which can immediately influence and balance […]

Summertime- and the Living is… Healthy!


Solstice is behind us, but we are just beginning with the summer fun! Weather is finally good (meaning season appropriate warm!), garden is in, hard work is done, now watch it grow, keep the weeds and varmints at bay, starting to reap the rewards! There is no better time to change your nutrition for the […]

March Madness


From the steady dormancy of winter, now we have the start/stop energy- want to get out gardening, but alternating rain, sun, cool, warm, windy or not… Patience and timing- applicable for life in general! Meanwhile, try to curb your enthusiasm out there weeding- beware of those repetitive stress injuries! Just off the phone with a […]

New Year Musings of the Gardening Doctor


Almost a month into 2011.. I am really enjoying the spare beauty of bare trees, stripped of leaves, revealing the clean lines of their branches silhouetted against the pale sky- down to bare essence. We can enact this simplicity and paring down with a year end cleaning out of all the unnecessary paper and other […]

Commitment = Disciplined Repetitive Motion


As Thanksgiving approaches, it seems common to focus on being grateful for all we have, that sometimes we take for granted. But we know that cultivating that attitude of gratitude anytime is guaranteed to elevate our spirit and grant us a clearer perspective in relationship to all that is around us. What is in the […]

Falling into place


From the summer that really wasn’t, with bipolar weather strongly in depressive mode (grey and cool) for months with one manic spike (106 degrees F?!), now we are in a beautiful Indian summer on the first official day of fall. I am now in somewhat of an identity crisis- a newly minted Level 1 Kundalini […]

Can yoga stretch time?


Another busy 4 months since my last post, during which I have been conducting active research on the matter of whether getting up at dawn, give or take an hour, to practice yoga and meditation can actually add hours to the day…. I had always thought of myself as a reasonably disciplined individual with a […]

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