Sitting with Ease

Most of us spend many hours sitting each day. We may not be able to change the amount of time we are sitting, if we have a sedentary job, or if we cannot move as much as we get older… But what we can change is the way we are sitting! Do you ever put […]

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Health and Wellness Expo – April 7, 2019

Join us for the annual VITALITY Health and Wellness Expo in White Rock on Sunday, April 7, 2019, 1 – 4 pm. This is a free public event with 20+ booths provided by the community’s health practitioners – including Balance Arts Studio! The expo features nine short, informative presentations by White Rock and South Surrey […]

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Resolution versus Listening to the Body

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution this year? How well does it work for you? Can you stick to your resolution long-term? Whether you try to lose weight, change your diet, start a new exercise regime or alter a sleep schedule … changing your habits towards better health and well-being is challenging! I asked […]

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Being Connected

“Do you pay regular visits to yourself?” Rumi I like this quote, because it simply reminds us to take time for ourselves. When we pause our activities and get quiet, we are likely to remember what is important. This may change the course of the day or – if we do it often enough – […]

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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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