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The power of balance — Rolfing®

September 24, 2013

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  There is no escaping that we live in a gravitational field. Ida P. Rolf, Ph.D., understood that poor postural alignment was the major cause of gravitational stress in the body. She believed gravity could promote balance and ease stress if a person’s body was in proper relationship with it. Over 50 […]

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Helpful hints for a healthier lifestyle

March 4, 2013

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by Cory Lemberger —  Have fun! Really enjoy what you do, because stress is dangerous to your fragile, healthy cells. The following hints are general health recommendations. Your own health requirements may differ, so make sure to consult your health care provider to determine what is right for you. • Keep your energetic pathways clear […]

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A yogic view of the chakras

February 28, 2013

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by Kathleen Bryant —  An 11th-century Islamic mystic said, “The body should be studied, not only by those who wish to be doctors, but by those who wish to attain a more intimate knowledge of God.” We can study the body via books and lectures, but it is through yoga practices that the body becomes […]

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Falling off the balance beam

January 17, 2013

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by Dr. Tom Stempel —  We often hear people say, “I feel out of balance.” Usually they are referring to spiritual or emotional feelings, but if you observe them closely, you can often see that the emotional or spiritual imbalance also causes them to be out of balance physically. Tight neck or shoulder muscles may […]

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Myofascial Release may be your answer

November 27, 2012

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by Bill and Susan Jacques —  Are you looking for a specialized form of hands-on manual treatment to reclaim postural balance, stretch out tight muscles, and facilitate the healing of many acute and chronic pain conditions? These conditions may include, but are not limited to, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, TMJ, neck and back pain; adhesions […]

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Tending the whole self through movement and attention

October 10, 2012

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by Katie Underwood —  Often when a person is tired, hurt or ill, he or she feels hopeless and worn out from constantly working hard to feel better. Pain and fear can take a big toll on enjoying life. Many people are finding that taking time to attend to oneself can be healing and revitalizing. […]

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A whole day of energy

July 25, 2012

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by Michell Brown —  What would you do today if you had unlimited energy? Energy is invaluable. Kids naturally have it in abundance, new moms crave it and working people cherish it. You may know those people who flow through their days with high energy, others who experience really low points, and still others with […]

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So you think you can’t dance?

February 28, 2012

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by Lynn Monson —  So you think you don’t or can’t dance? My adult students often come to classes thinking this. I always ask them the following questions: Do you have two arms, two legs, a torso and a head? Do you walk down the street, wave hello or ever stretch in the morning? Have […]

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Rolfing® and peak performance

February 26, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  You may have heard that Rolfing can improve your performance as a runner, and you may be wondering how this works. Before we touch on that, please note that the first step to improving your performance is to make sure you have the best running shoes; are using high-quality supplements; follow […]

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Create your tool bag for change

February 24, 2012

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by Tina Sacchi —  Many of us are experiencing great changes in our lives. As we navigate through our days, many emotions come to the surface for clearing and releasing. The world is shifting, and while we are seeing great changes in our political and financial systems, in particular, we are also experiencing profound transformation […]

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Movement is life

February 24, 2012

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by Dr. Nicholas Warner —  The inherent connection between movement and living is understandable if you reflect for a moment on what happens when you engage in healthy actions and behaviors, such as consistent physical activity and nutritious eating. This is especially true when compared to the alternative of being sedentary and eating not-so-healthy foods. […]

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The benefits of qigong

February 23, 2012

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by Jolin Brandes and Jiliane Provinn —  The Chinese word “qi” translates literally to life force. “Gong” means the practice of developing more qi or life-force energy. Qi is present in the body from birth. Later we acquire qi through the ingestion of food, from the air we breathe and through our constant interactions with […]

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Rolfing® – looking good, feeling good

February 23, 2012

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by Deanna Melnychuk —  Is that really you in the mirror? The dress looked so great on the mannequin. But now that you have it on — with your shoulders slouched forward and your swayback — it looks like you are wearing a too-tight body stocking that shows all your flaws. It is hard to […]

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