Category Archives: Exercise

Surya Namaskar: Salute the Sun!

In Vinyasa yoga, Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation, is a sequence of yoga poses that is meant to energize, invigorate and rejuvenate the body. This sequence is a great way to start the day or to start your yoga practice. … Continue reading

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Qi: Harnessing Your Life Force

In the world of chinese medicine, no word is more known or maybe even more used than “Qi” (pronounced “chee”). Qi, or life force, is the very foundation of Chinese Medicine and all understanding of the human mind, body, and … Continue reading

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A Graceful Fall: Foods & Tips to Transition Seasons Smoothly!

As the seasons change, it’s a good practice to check in with yourself and notice the habits you’ve become accustomed to, the foods that you’ve been consuming, and the physical activity that you have (or have not) been committed to. … Continue reading

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Get Outside: A Simple Walk Does Wonders!

Late summer is such a wonderful time of year for enjoying the outdoors. The cool-down at the end of the day has a refreshing breeze and golden-hour lighting can brighten up your mood instantly. We have the perfect opportunity in … Continue reading

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“Haaaww”: The Healing Sound for the Heart

The first half of summer is associated with the heart. We know how important a strong a heart is and in Chinese Medicine, it is known to be the Source of Life. The heart has to do with the ability … Continue reading

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Surya Namaskar: Saluting the Sun!

In Vinyasa yoga, Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation, is a sequence of yoga poses that is meant to energize, invigorate and rejuvenate the body. This sequence is a great way to start the day or to start your yoga practice. … Continue reading

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“Shooooo”: The Healing Sound For Your Liver

In QiGong and Chinese Medicine, practitioners believe that each one of our organs are not only associated with a physical element and an emotional feeling but also a specific sound. These sounds are made through breath work and are thought … Continue reading

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Take A Hike: Why Time in Nature is Great for Your Brain Health!

In the spirit of Earth Day, it’s time to get outside! It isn’t difficult to convince people of the benefits of spending time outdoors but a friend of mine just sent an article on how hiking changes the brain (Yep, … Continue reading

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Activating Anahata Chakra: 5 Poses to Open the Heart!

In yogic philosophy, Anahata, or the heart chakra, is the fourth primary energy center of the body. In Sanskrit, Anahata means “unhurt or unstuck” and it is associated with the air element – love, like air, is within and all … Continue reading

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Stretch & Digest: 6 Poses to Soothe a Holiday Belly

Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday. A day all about spending time with family and friends, expressing gratitude, and reflecting on the abundance we have in our lives. It’s also pretty awesome that thanksgiving involves eating good food and eating lots … Continue reading

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