What Happens When We 'Throw Out Our Back'?
by Cheryl Harris, Licensed Massage Therapist
Oftentimes I hear clients tell me they were reaching for something, or lifting something and they tried to move back to standing straight and BOOM! The back seizes up, there is a LOT of pain and they sometimes can't move, or if they can, it is very, very painful. So why did their back do this? My experience in helping people through this type of injury is that it often has to do with posture or muscles that have tightened down and can't 'breathe' anymore, and so they throw themselves into spasm. The pain is merely a direct voice to your brain and neural system that something is wrong or off and "can you please pay attention to this part of your body?"
The next question someone may ask is "What do I do about this?" Massage. Yep, I'll say it again. Massage....Click here to continue reading
Free 21 Day Meditation Challenge
Oprah and Deepak
Manifesting Grace Through Gratitude
Starting July 13
To follow up, Tammy White, certified instructor, Chopra Center, will be offering an advanced course on mediation starting in August at EQUIVITA. The dates of the training are August 8, 9 and 15, with a two hour session each day.
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Acceptance is a tricky thing. It is a word often used to encourage people to give up the stress that they have over things that are not within their control to change. Which brings up an even more challenging notion of trying to determine how to know what is within your control and what is not ...click here to continue reading
August Mantra Streak
This month we are going to repeat ourselves, literally. Learning to use mantra consciously. It happens a lot that people say, “that’s my new mantra!” or “keep saying it like it’s your mantra”. Usually this is said in some joking, dismissive or even sarcastic way, as if one couldn’t really believe that using a mantra would actually do the thing they hope. Underneath, though, there’s a glimmer of hope, a ringing little thought that it juuuuuust might make a difference. On some level, we are aware that what we continue to say in relationship to ourselves and our world has some impact.....click here to continue reading