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Read My Lips

A facial expression has influence on everyone in the room Have you ever known someone that always has a pouty look on their face?  How do you feel around that person? RBF (Resting B…. Face) is a new term that is used to describe a woman that is grumpy looking even when she is at …

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The Lymphatic System

When  white blood cells come into contact with viruses and bacteria, they form antibodies to fight the specific threat and cause an immune response in the whole body.  Anatomy of the lymphatic system The main parts of the lymph system are: Lymph   The lymph is fluid that is collected from the tissues and cavities between …

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Germs are everywhere, protect yourself!

It seems like everywhere we look there is advise on how to keep germs away.  There are people wearing masks to go shopping, and I have even seen people wearing gloves.  Social Distancing is a new phrase in our every-day life.  Staying home is good and hugging is bad.  This all seems like a sad …

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Spring Cleaning Is As Old As Time

 an excerpt from Light On Yoga from B.K.S. Iyengar about the topic cleanliness “Purity of body is essential for well-being.  While good habits like bathing purify the body externally, asana (yoga poses) and pranayama (regulation of the breath) cleanse it internally.  The practice of asanas tones the entire body and removes the toxins and impurities caused by …

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A Yoga Success Story

Some of the most Senior Iyengar teachers have been teaching yoga since the 70’s and have been practicing yoga even longer than that.  In that time they have witnessed many yoga miracles.  I have heard stories of crooked knees straightening,  broken bodies mending, women’s issues resolved, and even seemingly terminal diseases have been willed into …

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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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You can ROLL your Face

If you haven’t tried Yamuna Body Rolling, you should take a class this week! Yamuna Body Rolling (YBR) is a rolling technique where you use various-sized balls to stimulate the bones and release the muscles and tendons.  The balls we use for YBR are soft, so they are able to penetrate through soft tissue direstly …

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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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