It’s a loud, Loud, LOUD, over-stimulated world. A De-clutter Checklist.

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If most people were to be really honest, they would probably tell you that they often feel overwhelmed. Tired. Stuck. Like they have too much on their plates, and they aren’t quite sure at times where to start. In today’s world, it is easy to feel over-stimulated. Our phone and computer constantly demands our attention and expects us to respond …

Seasonal Clearing of Your Body (and Mind)

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“The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.” ~Plato   The last few years have seen a massive rise in the popularity of cleanses, including juice cleanses, Ayurvedic and macrobiotic cleanses. Cleansing can be a very effective way to clear out …

The benefits of Personal Yoga Instruction

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While yoga classes are great to attend in that they build a sense of community and offer you the opportunity to learn from and with others, it can be difficult to address your specific needs while practicing within a large group of students. Private yoga sessions offer the ability to work one-on-one with an experienced teacher, who can focus every …

TOUCH: The power of touch simply makes you healthier

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Modern medicine recognizes that the power of touch simply makes you healthier. Consistent bodywork reduces stress, boosts our immune system and has a profound effect in our ability to stay connected to our ‘self’ and our fellow humans. And in our high tech culture, we may have to work harder to honor our innate human need for touch. + pause and …

Consistent Massage

Benefits of Consistent Massage

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  The healing benefits of massage go far beyond just alleviating sore muscles.  As humans, we thrive on positive touch.  We have all heard of prematurely born babies who begin thriving with a loving massage.  When did we think that we outgrew that need for touch? Unfortunately, in the modern world with advances in technology, we experience less and less …

Kauai is calling. Join us this fall for a Yoga + Wellness Retreat.

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– Time for a dose of some ‘me’ time? Here’s a week-long opportunity to put your life on pause, explore numerous opportunities for self-care, listen to your internal wisdom and refine your life’s purpose, and lose yourself in the beauty of Hawaii’s oldest and most spiritual island, Kauai. Join Pat Johnson, founder of Root Whole Body, for a once-in-a lifetime …

Leap Day today, once every four years

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Perhaps, just once, we might:  Forgive, forget, pause, relax, care, find your voice, create, make a decision, take a moment to play, give credit, smile, speak your truth and refuse to compromise with yourself. In one small way. Pick just one or two and start there? college paper And, you're certainly welcome to join our “love letter to self” movement that …

Love Your Brain

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  CNN.com’s look at dementia, “How to Cut Your Risk of Memory Loss” gets to the heart of the importance of preventative care.  In order to prevent your brain from losing mass and memory from failing, it’s important to keep blood flowing in the brain.  This can be achieved through exercise, a healthy diet, social activity and mental work.  In …

Some Surprising Benefits of Yoga

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Ok, so you know that yoga will help you improve your flexibility and your body strength and will help you get in touch with your inner self. ‘You should do yoga to improve your flexibility.’ ‘It will help you breathe better.’ There’s nothing wrong with this.  Yoga does do these things and there is certainly nothing wrong with wanting to …

How Yoga Can Enhance Sports and Recreation

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Yoga is best used in conjunction with other things you like to do, such as soccer, hockey,  running or swimming.  Yoga is ideally suited to enhance and supplement other activities in a number of ways, and that is why, if you are an avid sportsman or just starting out, yoga is worth adding to your day. What do all sports …