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Live Whole Health #86: Tai Chi and physical movement

Physical activity, whether done sitting or standing, uses your energy to move the large muscles in your body. Different activities produce different benefits: increasing strength, flexibility, endurance or mobility. But the benefits aren't only physical. Movement can help energize us while also helping to reduce stress, too.

By |August 30th, 2021|#LiveWholeHealth|3 Comments

Live Whole Health #85: Stillness in busy times with Yin meditation

When our days feel overly busy or stressful it can be nice to slow down and find moments of stillness. There are many ways to do that throughout the day, even if just for a minute or two. Here are a few ideas.

By |August 23rd, 2021|#LiveWholeHealth|2 Comments

Live Whole Health #83: Breathing in the Moment

Deep breathing in the moment can reduce and stabilize your heart rate. It can provide a focus point which allows you to feel more grounded and present. When we are grounded in the present moment, we are less likely to dwell on other thoughts.

By |August 9th, 2021|#LiveWholeHealth|Comments Off on Live Whole Health #83: Breathing in the Moment

Live Whole Health #81: Managing sleep with acupressure

Many things can affect the ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. Our sleep patterns can change as we age and not everybody requires the same amount of sleep. Some people may sleep through the night, but they do not feel refreshed when they wake up. Sometimes after several nights of poor sleep, people may begin to worry or feel anxious anticipating another night of struggle. Acupressure, along with your other medical care, may be useful to support your sleep.

By |July 26th, 2021|#LiveWholeHealth|Comments Off on Live Whole Health #81: Managing sleep with acupressure

Live Whole Health #80: Relaxation practice

Did you ever think that relaxation would take practice? When we were young it was easy to relax: We simply rested our bodies and minds when we were tired. How did our adult minds get so busy and filled with thoughts that make taking those important breaks so hard to do? This relaxation practice can help.

By |July 19th, 2021|#LiveWholeHealth|1 Comment

Live Whole Health #79: Gratitude to improve your life

Many people are drawn to meditation to help manage those times when things seem down or out of our control. There are many different types of meditation, including visualization, compassion, gratitude, breath, mantra – and the list goes on. These meditations can improve your life by reducing stress and anxiety, and help you feel more grounded and at ease.

By |July 12th, 2021|#LiveWholeHealth|2 Comments

Live Whole Health #78 – Moving to the Beat

When you hear music playing do you automatically find yourself swaying, toe tapping, or feel like bursting out in dance? Well – you are not alone! Studies have shown that moving to the beat is built into our nervous systems.

By |July 5th, 2021|#LiveWholeHealth|Comments Off on Live Whole Health #78 – Moving to the Beat

Live Whole Health #77: Brain Break – Breathing and movement to calm the mind

If sitting meditation is not for you, yet you want the benefits that come from these practices, you may want to try a gentle movement practice such as “Brain Break.”

By |June 28th, 2021|#LiveWholeHealth, Health|Comments Off on Live Whole Health #77: Brain Break – Breathing and movement to calm the mind
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