Cold Shower? Seriously?

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I absolutely ADORE this picture! This is how I first felt when it was suggested I try cold showers in the morning. First of all I’m a predominately Vata dosha physically. That means I’m naturally cold, light, airy and dry if I don’t keep myself in balance. So the thought of stepping into a cold […]

Belly Breathing

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When was the last time you thought to breathe? Breathing is an automatic body action that has some conscious control. Everyone knows how to breathe, right? Unfortunately not. Go ahead, try it. Sit up straight with your feet on the ground. Place one hand on your abdomen and the other on your chest. Now breathe. […]

Gotta Lotta Vata?

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As the cool chill of winter descends, do you find yourself more anxious, flighty, or forgetful than usual? It may be more than the holiday frenzy that’s got you feeling frantic—it could be that your vata dosha is out of balance. The most likely of the doshas to slip out of balance in any season, […]

Yoga for the Hands: A Loving Practice

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‘In loving someone you give them the freedom to change.’ Begin by pausing. Notice the ease that rests in the palms of your hands. Soften the blanket of skin that rests over the 27 bones in your hands. Breathe. Look at your hands and love the stories you see in the lines of these well-used […]

Why You Should Try Rolfing

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What is Rolfing? Rolfing is a form of deep tissue massage named after Dr. Ida P. Rolf, an American biochemist who referred to her work as “structural integration.” Dr. Rolf designed the system as a way to deeply manipulate and reorganize connective tissue and fascia. Her aim was to relieve patterns of physical misalignment through […]

It’s That Time Of Year – Never Get That Nasty Cold Again!

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Women may have stronger immune systems than men do, according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, but we still get hit with an average of three colds a year. Defy those odds by building up your natural defenses. Pop a Probiotic The buzz around gut-friendly probiotics just got a little louder. Not only […]

Greener By The Minute: Natural Stress Relief

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Stressed? Treat yourself well, choose natural stress relief. Natural ways for relieving stress have been used successfully for many years. There are almost as many ways to deal naturally with stress as there are all those things that cause us to feel stressed to begin with. We’ve all heard about the bad things stress can […]

“What’s For Fitness Today?” Tip #17 – Sunday: Day Of Self-Indulgence

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April 17, 2011 Tip #17 Today we want you to pamper yourself! If you can, try to take the whole day off to make yourself feel beautiful and relaxed. If you are a busy bee like most of us, make time for at least one of our suggestions! Be sure to read yesterday’s post, “Be […]

The Compassionate Touch of Oncology Massage

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Undergoing treatment for cancer can be an intensely harsh experience for one’s body, mind and sprit. Patients are routinely subjected to being poked, prodded, medicated, radiated and infused often leaving the patient highly disconnected to their own being. On a more spiritual level a diagnosis leads the patient to question the very essence of their […]

Ashiatsu: The Deepest And Most Luxurious Massage In The World!

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Do you love deep tissue massage but find that afterward you are sore and achy from the therapist digging their elbow or thumb in your knots? Then Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Massage is for you! The first thing you may notice about Ashiatsu pronounced (ASHI-AT-SU) that is different from regular Swedish massage, is the two parallel bars […]