A New, Holistic Path to Healing and Lifelong Vitality with Dr. Rachel Carlton Abrams & Stefanie Arend

Original Air Date Wednesday, February 19, 2020 

One out of every four women in the U.S. is on antidepressants. And while there are many possible reasons for this, often women will sacrifice their basic human needs such as a full night’s sleep or exercise routine to ensure others in their life are cared for. Ignoring these fundamentals can lead to an imbalance in physical, mental, and emotional well-being. To gain a wider perspective on how holistic practices can gently activate our body’s self-healing properties, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two women who promote well-being from the inside out. Dr. Rachel Abrams discusses the five underlying fundamentals of well-being from her book, BodyWise: Discovering Your Body’s Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing. And, Stefanie Arend describes the curative properties of Yin Yoga and how to find the myriad of resources she offers about the healing practice.

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Dr. Rachel Carlton Abrams — Innate Healing and Vitality:
  • What does it mean to be BodyWise? [1:54]
  • Lisa and Dr. Carlton discuss aging, libido, and the benefits of good sex. [17:35]
  • Healthy, loving relationships are the key to a healthy physiological life. [22:22]

Rachel Carlton Abrams graduated PHI BETA KAPPA from Stanford University, received her MD from UC San Francisco and her Master’s in Holistic Health from UC Berkeley. She is board certified in family medicine and integrative medicine. In 2008, she opened the award-winning Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine Clinic. Dr. Abrams treats many of the world’s most influential people, from CEOs to billionaire entrepreneurs to Nobel Peace laureates. She has been voted “Best Doctor” in Santa Cruz County every year, from 2009–2017.
Book: BodyWise: Discovering Your Body’s Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing


Doctor Rachel Website

Doctor Rachel Abrams on Facebook

@doctorrachelabrams on Instagram




Stefanie Arend — Sustaining a Healthy Lifestyle with Yin Yoga:
  • Stefanie describes Yin Yoga, where it originated, and how it differs from Yang Yoga. [30:16]
  • Common ailments Yin Yoga can help alleviate. [34:04]
  • Stefanie leads us through an easy breathwork practice for when we feel stress or anxiety. [46:27]

Stefanie Arend is an internationally known Yin Yoga instructor, holistic health practitioner, nutritionist, and energy worker. Through many years of study, teacher training, and developing her own studio
Stefanie came across Yin Yoga and fell in love with its functional approach. She resides in Germany with her husband and their two children.

Book: Be Healthy With Yin Yoga: The Gentle Way to Free Your Body of Everyday Ailments and Emotional Stresses


Yin Yoga Website

Yin Yoga Germany on Facebook

@StefanieArend on Instagram

Yin Yoga on Youtube

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