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Relaxing Breath 4:7:8

Relaxing Breath 4:7:8 Breathing is one of the most basic & effective ways to reduce stress. By simply focusing on deep, relaxed breathing you can lower stress hormones, reduce blood pressure, and help clear your mind. Try this exercise: Breath in for 4 seconds Hold your breath for 7 seconds Exhale for 8 seconds This […]

Total Body Strengthening: Plank

Plank A plank may look like a simple exercise, but it is rather difficult. When performed correctly, a plank can provide the following benefits: 1.) Toned stomach & core 2.) Reduced back pain 3.) Improved balance & posture Instructions: Hold your elbows directly under your shoulders. Keep the body parallel to the ground. Keep the […]

Relieve Back Pain through Targeted Stretching

Pigeon pose This stretch changed my life!  I was experiencing significant back pain, despite exercising to strengthen my core, working on posture, and seeking medical assistance.  I began working with a Pilates instructor who recommended I do more exercises to release tightness in my glutes (think booty muscles) and open my hips.  I began practicing […]

What is Wellness?

Wellness can be defined as being in good physical and mental health. In order to be well, we must be as physically healthy as possible, as well as emotionally comfortable. In the world of wellness, these two states of being are so interconnected that being and staying well requires sound, daily routines that support both of them. This […]