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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Dry Skin Brushing

Our bodies are naturally capable to recycle and eliminate toxins on an ongoing basis. When our body’s elimination system is compromised and sluggish, waste and toxins can build up and create imbalances in the body. Gathered toxins clog our system, force our bodies to spend more energy to simply function and pave the way for […]

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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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Strengthening Your Immune System

Have your children already brought a cold home from school? Have you picked up a virus in your yoga class or on the bus? Are you constantly struck down by colds, flu or other infections? Do you easily get sick after a stressful event or on the weekend after a stressful week? Your immune system […]

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Getting back into the Swing of Things

The days are getting shorter. This is ‘back to school’ week. Summer is coming to an end and with it all the activities that we enjoy in the summer such as traveling, going hiking, spending more time with family and friends, going to the beach, enjoying BBQs and lazy afternoons on the deck … These […]

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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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CRAB APPLE – The Cleansing Remedy

You already got into spring cleaning? Do you have the cleaning bug? You want to get the whole house tidy and sparkly? Do you even have an obsession with details and order? Are you too fastidious? Do you want your house to be perfect?  – Then this remedy is for you! Or are you obsessed […]

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Detox Your Body

Spring is the perfect time for a body cleanse. In spring, we often have more energy and more motivation to change our life-style than at other times of the year. Do you want to feel better? Do you want to increase your energy, sleep better, lose weight, decrease pain in our body, or improve mood […]

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Feeling Gloomy?

It seems that this is a particularly bad winter with lots of grey skies and rainy days. Are you affected by the dark and dreary weather? Do you feel gloomy or depressed?   Some people only feel a little down or depressed. It may show in loss of interest, irritability, sleep problems, loss of energy, […]

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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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Your Little Helpers in the Gut – Microbiota

Do you know that you have trillions of bacteria in your guts that help you stay healthy? The so-called microbiota, accounting for 3 to 5 pounds of bacteria per person, helps to control the immune system and regulate our digestion. The gut provides shelter to the largest collection of bacteria in a person. Other areas […]

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How much exercise do I need?

  A sedentary life-style and inactivity is becoming increasingly prevalent which is a great concern of many health professionals. According to the WHO 60 – 85% of the population worldwide does not engage enough in activity, making physical inactivity the fourth leading risk to mortality! Physical activity reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, […]

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Living According to the Seasons

Living in rhythm with the season means adapting ourselves and our lifestyles to the Earth’s natural cycles. Taking the seasons into account and listening to our body’s needs supports our health and allows us to make use of our energies to the fullest. In former times, it was natural to live in rhythm with nature. […]

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10 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP

“If you are having a lot of trouble sleeping, your body may be trying to tell you something about the way you are conducting your life. As with all other mind-body symptoms, this message is worth listening to.”                       Jon Kabat-Zinn   Our sleep habits […]

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