Posts Tagged "stress"

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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Boost Your Immune System

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Health | 2 comments

  7 Ways to Boost Your Immune System During Cold/Flu Season   1.     Cut Back on Sugar While this is especially difficult during the holiday season (Halloween candy, pumpkin pie, Christmas cookies…) one of the best things you can do is limit your sugar consumption. Sugar promotes inflammation in the body and leads to suboptimal immune system performance. Get creative this year and look for healthier versions of holiday treats. Think less “processed” ingredients, and more “whole food” ingredients. 2.     Physical Activity Daily physical...

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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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