By: Kelly Allen, RYT-500, UZIT
We shut down and restart the computer when it tells us to (usually… :D). When our phones start slowing down and request time to run updates, we begrudgingly set them down and give them time to refresh.
Why don’t we do the same for ourselves? With the intensity and fast pace of the world around us, we are easily worn down if we don’t make self-care a priority.
It doesn’t take many nights of poor sleep before we notice significant changes in how our bodies feel and our mood. Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. Drug-free methods to help promote sleep is always the best way.
By: Kelly Allen, RYT, UZIT
For the “mandala concept” think of your own universe, your own life and the center point. Think of all of the ingredients in our lives (relationships, activities, dreams, etc.) as a mandala, as beautiful and intricate patterns that radiate out from the center. Every time we add relationships or try new things our mandala grows.
By: Stacy Cantlin Ph.D., Clinical Nutritionist
Just like vitamins, minerals play a critical role in how your body grows, develops and stays healthy. There’s a reason why they are called ‘essential minerals’. They are the fuel that your body needs to do pretty much everything.
by Kristine Davis, LPCC, NeurOptimal® Certified Trainer
Have you ever found yourself in a position where you could not control your emotions, even though you know logically that your fear, anger, or worry is not logical?
By: Dr. Stacy Cantlin, PhD Clinical Nutrition
We hear a lot of people talking about ‘toxins’ these days. Its a term that is thrown around by a variety of people, from bloggers, to physicians to activists, making us believe that nearly everything we eat or touch has a dangerous toxicity level.
By: Kristine Davis, LPCC, Certifiied NeurOptimal® Trainer
We might think when a person is dealing with the effects of a previous trauma, “That happened a long time ago, why can’t you just get past it?” The key element o understanding is how trauma can completely change the way your brain works!
By: Dr. Stacy Cantlin, Clinical Nutritionist
In Hippocrates’ time, he stressed the importance of healthy food choices in relation to good health, almost 2500 years ago. Modern medicine has come a long way since then, but how did we get so far away from the notion that ‘food is the best medicine?’
By: Kelly Allen, RYT, UZIT
Coming into yoga class as a beginner can be intimidating. What is this yoga thing all about? Why are doctors “prescribing” yoga to their patients? No worries. Yoga is not about intimidation. Let us help to “school” you in the world of yoga. Starting with yoga language. Yoga does have its own lingo and the root language of yoga is Sanskrit. Sanskrit is often sprinkled into a class. In fact, I feel one of the most important poses you can learn is called savasana and is used at the end of pretty much every yoga class. What’s that you say? Below check out that and a few more yoga terms: