Teaching Beach Bums New Tricks

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As some of you may recall from a previous post, I’ve recently discovered the wonders of moisturizer.  My skin is thanking me by being more radiant and throwing fewer temper tantrums in the form of break-outs.  I’ve been falling in love with skin care, enjoying the delicious sensations of bumpy exfoliants, cooling toners, and sweet, creamy moisturizers.  Now that it’s …

We’ve got your back.

Root Whole Body healing + injury prevention, increasing energy, keeping flexible, pain-free living

As the days get brighter and our damp, rain-soaked bodies unfurl hungrily towards the sun, it’s no wonder we’re obsessed about our posture and backs this month – a strong, flexible spine is the foundation that supports you for all your outdoor activities: biking, hiking, tennis, boating, swimming, sports, running and going long for that frisbee! If you missed our …

Moving Meditation: A Qigong Workshop with Monica Rudestam

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QIGONG: Moving and Speaking When the sun rises over Sunset Park, the highest point in the borough of Brooklyn, the light is soft, the leaves on the stone path listen, the benches wait, and groups of people practice qigong.  They move in unison, reaching arms out, sweeping, lifting, balancing.  They move slowly like cranes in a gentle walk along a river, like …

Returned Lock Makes Root Staff Very Happy

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It was an ordinary day at Root Whole Body.  The yoga students’ oms could be heard resounding in the front hall, the massage clients were shuffling out, rosy and smiling, a fresh tray of cookies from Blossoming Lotus had been delivered and sat huddled together awaiting their fate. Then, the mail came.  I love mail.  Who doesn’t?  Our mail woman …

A Healthy Lifeline

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Care for your active body starts with a healthy lifeline. Most folks don’t realize how essential chiropractic care is to your overall health. Far too many people still believe that chiropractic care is needed only when one has a severe headache or low back pain.  Truth is, millions of folks get adjusted regularly to improve their health and their body’s …

Healthy Back Clinic with Dr. Herold and Pam Blair

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Back Pain.  We all suffer from it now and then.  We can’t get comfortable in bed at night.  We bend over–something feels wrong.  We stand up–something doesn’t feel right.  And so many of us sit at computers all day typing away.  By lunch time, the muscles in our mid-back are whispering, “ouchbackpain ouchbackpain.”  By 5 ‘o clock, it’s more like …

Dr. Stefan Herold Speaks Out

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HOW LONG COULD YOU DRIVE YOUR CAR OUT OF ALIGNMENT? As a chiropractic physician, my job is to be a doctor for the whole body.  I do not specialize in just one part of our system,  but look at the relationships of all parts witin the whole.  If you’ll indulge me, I have an analogy I’d like to share involving …

Happy Feet

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Back in spring 2010, I was thrilled to see flat shoes everywhere.  Ballet flats, ballet flats, ballet flats.  The styles with the little bows were a little too cute for me, but they were flat, heelless.  I thought back to the day in 2009 when I wore enormously high heels to an interview.  I wanted to be tall and intimidating.  …

Don’t Judge a Lip Balm by its Packaging

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I’m no fashionista.  Nor am I trying to do my best impression of one.  But I was reading Vogue the other day for the same reason I read each of Jane Austen’s books one after the other.  After I’d read one, I realized they aren’t so girly after all.  Jane Austen presents scathing critiques of the upper classes and hilarious …

Integrity Series with Jay Fields: Mula Bandha

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Botany:  A root anchors a plant into the ground, absorbs water and nutrients from the soil, and sends them to the stem. Math:  A root is a solution.  A square root of a number x, is the number that when multiplied by itself produces x. Music:  A root in a chord is the fundamental note.  It also sounds like this. …