Exploring Your Breath

    Right at this moment, turn your attention to your breathing.   What do you notice? Are you breathing freely? Does it feel restricted?   Do you hold your breath? Is your breath shallow and rapid?   Where do you notice the breathing in the body?   Do you notice it in the chest? […]

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Relief from Chronic Back Pain

Do you experience chronic back pain? Well … you are not alone! Back problems are among the most common chronic conditions in Canada. Four out of five adults will experience at least one episode of back pain at some time in their lives. It can be highly disabling, it may cause significant work loss, and […]

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Creating New Habits

Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution … and by January 15 you realize the changes are not happening?! You were determined to go for daily walks rain or shine … but then on rainy days you stayed home on the cozy couch watching TV anyway? Or you wanted to change your diet and […]

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Balance during Christmas Family Celebrations

Christmas holidays are a wonderful time to reconnect with our family. However, this is not always easy and often brings conflicts and mixed emotions. We love our family and want to see them, but spending time together around Christmas may be very challenging. Do you ever feel a family member is driving you crazy? Do […]

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Moment of Ease – Arms and Shoulders

Do you ever notice that your arms get tired, your shoulders get tensed and your neck gets sore? – It is common to get tensed when working at the computer or doing any other repetitive daily activity. Our neck may stiffen up, our shoulders may slouch forward and our arms may contract upwards into our […]

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Moment of Ease – The Jaw

As you are reading this blog, bring some awareness to your body: Do you have a habit of clenching your teeth or locking your jaw? At this moment, do you notice that you are pressing your tongue against the roof of the mouth? Are you holding your lips tight? Are your jaw muscles tensed? Is […]

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Natural Headache Relief

Reflexology, Alexander Technique and the Bach Remedies are valuable methods to address headaches and migraines. Find out here how they differ and how you can benefit from them – and learn what life-style changes might also be beneficial:   Reflexology – Treating Headaches by Touch of the Feet Reflexology addresses headaches and migraines through touch […]

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Smart Phone – Smart Posture

Looks familiar? Do you also notice your child slouching when playing with an ipod or phone (photo 1)? How about yourself? Difficult to know, if you are hunched over or not? Do you get neck and back pain after texting? That might be an indication … – “Text neck” is the term used to describe […]

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Balancing on your Feet

Take a moment to become aware of your body and your feet: Take off your shoes and socks and stand on the floor. Notice your feet on the floor. How wide is your stance? Put your feet closer together, let your feet be hip-width apart. Notice the joints of your legs: If your knees are […]

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Tight Jaw?

Are you clenching your teeth? Do you grind your teeth at night? Do you lock your jaw when performing certain activities? Is your jaw “clicking”? Bring some awareness to your body at this moment: Do you notice that you are pressing your tongue against the roof of the mouth? Are you holding your lips tight? […]

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Breathing Naturally

Breath is essential to life! It is the first thing we do when we are born and the last thing we do when we pass on. We cannot live more than a few minutes without it. With the inhale, we take oxygen into our body, and with the exhale, we expel the waste product, carbon […]

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The Anti-resolution Resolution

It is 2016! So maybe you have already made some New Year’s resolution and set some goals for the coming year. For many people, this is the time for starting over and making plans how to get better organized, how to lose weight, exercise more or declutter the house – for changing life for the […]

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Chronic Neck Pain? – New Research shows that Alexander Technique offers Relief

According to new research Alexander Technique and Acupuncture offers long-term relief from chronic neck pain and associated disabilities. The study that was conducted in the UK was first published in the Annals of Internal Medicine the beginning of this month. This long-term study examines the effectiveness of Alexander Technique lessons and Acupuncture treatments for chronic neck pain. […]

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The Truth about Back Pain

It is known that a sedentary life style may be causing or contributing to recurring back pain. The fact that exercising and sports may also be a contributing factor is often overlooked:  Misalignment of the body while exercising or doing any other daily activity may cause compression of the spine and may create serious long […]

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Ease of Movement

Most little children have a natural good body use. They move with great flexibility and poise. They are naturally balanced and their spines are long. Joints bend easily and they perform any activity without pain and effort! They are alive and present! As we grow older, we often find ourselves interfering with this quality of poise. […]

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