“Most Important Mineral in the Body”?

By | 2017-01-30T16:49:24+00:00 April 27th, 2015|Nutrition, Osteoporosis, Relaxation|

Do you suffer from leg cramps, back or neck pain, fatigue, or tension headaches? These are some of the symptoms that can be caused by magnesium deficiency. Other symptoms include muscle twitches, constipation, and even “numbness, tingling, seizures, personality changes, abnormal heart rhythms, and coronary spasms”(1). Some health practitioners believe that 80% of the population is deficient in magnesium. Doctors generally don’t test for levels of magnesium, so you aren’t likely to know if you are deficient. Why is it important? Dr. Carolyn Dean, author of The Magnesium Miracle, states that magnesium is the most important mineral in the body(2). [...]

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Yoga You Can Do in Bed

By | 2017-01-30T16:49:24+00:00 September 15th, 2014|Back Pain, Relaxation, Yoga|

A new mattress company called Casper ( contacted me looking for examples of yoga poses you can do in bed. So here are some for you to check out! Though it's generally easier to maintain healthy alignment doing yoga on a flat surface with a sticky mat, you can also get benefits from doing some yoga in bed. Are there reasons to expand your repertoire of stretches to some done in the comfort of your own bed? What are the Benefits? Doing a before-bed stretch could help you relax and get to sleep more easily, and maybe have a more [...]

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Relax and Renew Yourself

By | 2016-11-30T17:50:09+00:00 December 12th, 2011|Relaxation, Yoga|

Is stress making you sick?  People are under a tremendous amount of stress these days and are searching for strategies to cope with it.  While alcohol and anti-anxiety medications may provide some relief, they can also have serious side effects, such as addiction, headaches, and dizziness.  Restorative Yoga is an alternative method of dealing with stress that has no negative side effects. The Effects of Stress Modern life is stressful.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, 40% of workers rate their job as very or extremely stressful.  People with heavy job stress have 50% higher health-care costs.  We also [...]

How to Relax More This Summer

By | 2016-11-30T17:56:46+00:00 July 4th, 2011|Healthy Posture, Relaxation, Sitting Posture|

Summer is here and I'm enjoying the hot weather we've been having lately in Sonoma County. It's so wonderful to be able to walk around outdoors at night without a jacket, and my muscles are more relaxed in the heat. Summer is a great time to bring some more relaxation into your life. Children have summer vacation, and get to play outdoors and enjoy the sense of freedom and spaciousness of those days free from school. What about you as an adult? Most people I know say they are too busy (and I've said that many times too!). You may [...]

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