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True Nature of Health

In his book Light on Life, Mr. Iyengar says, “Most people ask only from their body that it does not trouble them.  Most people feel that they are healthy if they are not suffering from illness or pain, not aware of the imbalances that exist in their bodies and minds that ultimately will lead to …

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Social Distancing

All this talk about COVID 19 has everyone fearful.  We are being asked to do “social distancing”, the schools are closed, our community centers are closed, and grocery stores are emptied of many products as people stock up for the unknown.   As I understand it, we don’t want to gather in large groups, where …

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Pain Has a Function

Pain will let you know when there is something wrong in your body. We have all felt pain, and we know that pain can be an irritation or unbearable. When pain is trying to tell you something, and you ignore the message, your pain could continue to worsen until the pain memo is the only …

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Yoga for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease of low bone mass and structure deterioration of bone tissue, leading to increased chance of fractures of the hip, spine, wrist, and any other bone in the body. Osteoporosis is a disease that affects men and women of any ethnic group. The National Osteoporosis Foundation says, in America, 55 percent of everyone …

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Insomnia

According to Wikipedia, insomnia is a sleep disorder where people have trouble sleeping, falling asleep, or staying asleep.  This disorder can be short-term (lasting only days or weeks) or long-term (lasting more than a month). Those suffering from insomnia may also suffer from day-time sleepiness, low energy, irritability, low immunity, and even depression.  By some …

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga

The important yoga text that most yoga teachers refer to is the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali.   Patanjali was a sage that was credited with The Yoga Sutra, the Mahabhasya (a classical treatise on grammar), and a treatise on medicine.  He was believed to have lived some time between 2nd century BCE to 4th century CE.  …

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What is the big Deal with Alignment?

Alignment in the asanas may seem to deal only with the physical body, but the asanas affect the chemical messages sent from the brain as well changing every cell in the body for positive or negative.  When the asanas are practiced with discrimination and awareness; they bring the body, mind, intelligence, nerves, consciousness, and the …

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What is The Rossiter System?

The Rossiter System, is a powerful and effective two-person workout for addressing structural pain and restriction of movement at its source, the body’s fascia, ligaments, tendons, collagen, elastin – collectively called connective tissue. Tight connective tissue is the source of stress, immobility, and pain in the body. Rossiter Stretching quickly restores connective tissue to its …

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What is Yamuna Body Rolling

Yamuna Body Rolling was developed by Yamuna Zake over 20 years ago, as a way to educate Body Logic Practitioners on anatomy. Body Logic is a system where the Practitioner anchors a muscle at it’s origin and stretches the muscle in the direction of the natural movement towards the insertion. Once the muscles can take …

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