Checking in with Yourself

Right at this moment… check in with yourself. What do you notice? Are you rushed? Do you feel tensed? Are you holding certain parts of your body? Where in the body do you feel tension? What emotions are running through you? What stops you from feeling easy in your body and mind? We are often […]

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Moments of Awareness and Presence!

Stop your activities for a moment.   Look away from the screen. If you sit close to a window, look outside. Let your eyes wander for a while. Allow the muscles around the eyes to soften. Notice the noises around you. Be alert!  >>>   Now be aware of your feet and your buttocks. Are […]

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Ease in Daily Activities

Have you ever experienced a hand shake that squeezed your hand so hard you could hardly stand it? – Ouch! Have you had somebody put his arm on your shoulder and it felt like a ton of bricks? – Uuhh! Well, these people probably don’t even notice how much effort they put into these gestures. […]

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Balanced Standing

Your body is designed for movement. Even if you are standing or sitting, your body still moves a little… You constantly perform little movements to keep yourself balanced and aligned. Being upright and standing doesn’t mean you are rigid and stiff! Unless you have learned otherwise …   Many people have grown up hearing “stand […]

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