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Breathing and Sleep

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Health | Comments Off on Breathing and Sleep

Breathing and Sleep Usually when we think about breathing, it is not something we do consciously and focused. I am giving you two breathing techniques to help calm the mind, reduce stress and relax. Nadi Shodhan Pranayama The first technique is called Nadi Shodhan Pranayama, which is alternate nostril breathing. It is easy to do! You just need a few quiet minutes to start. It is a wonderful way to slow down at the end of the day. 1. Sit comfortably with your spine erect and shoulders relaxed. 2. Place your left hand on your left knee with the palm open to the sky or in Chin Mudra (thumb and...

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Spring is here, massage away those winter blues.

Posted by on May 10, 2014 in Health | Comments Off on Spring is here, massage away those winter blues.

Spring is here, massage away those winter blues.

Hello! Spring is finally here! When the flowers and plants bloom, we often have an inner growth as well.  Just as seasons change, our spirits adapt with the weather.  Many people experience SAD, seasonal affective disorder, in the winter.  There are many things that can help get out of the “winter funk” and keep mood and motivation healthy in the spring.  Of course, getting out and getting a little vitamin D from the sunshine helps.  We need to take care of our emotional and psychological wellness in order to stay healthy and stress free.  Massage...

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Benefits of massage

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Health | Comments Off on Benefits of massage

Benefits of massage

For the longest time, massage therapy was viewed as just a luxury, and not important in our normal healthcare routine.  As we have learned so much more of the benefits of regular massage, it has become something that is necessary for our total body health and wellness.  Just getting one massage can ease pain just as medication, acupuncture, exercise and yoga do.  Therapeutic and relaxing massage has endless benefits for the body and mind.  I will discuss the mental rewards at a later time, but want to first go over the general body perks. It promotes deeper breathing.  You breathe deeper...

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