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Part V. – Transform Your Health- Transform Yourself!

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Wellness | Comments Off on Part V. – Transform Your Health- Transform Yourself!

Nothing is ever lost. From every experience, whether perceived as good, bad, or neutral, something can always be gained or learned. In essence, everything we do has the potential to be fertile ground to rethink, re-evaluate and create resilience.   That is our next invisible force: #4- The Ring of Resilience. A circle that feeds on itself             Imagine building your emotional, spiritual, and mental muscles like your biceps? Well, you can…it’s called ‘getting outside your comfort zone!’ Yes- that’s right, stretching beyond your comfort zone and then rebounding will make you stronger in all things. And what better time to strike out into new territory than in the New Year! Also known as pattern interrupt, it is the key to resilience. Think of it like a circle that never ends: Trying new things = learning = growing = self-efficacy...

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Belly Dancing – Showcase Your Female Form!

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Wellness | Comments Off on Belly Dancing – Showcase Your Female Form!

There has recently been an explosion in fitness options with the surging popularity of new exercise formats such as Zumba ®, Birkram or hot yoga, barefoot running and even pole dancing. But how about trying something older? Much older. We cannot accurately say exactly when or where belly dance originated. However we do know that it was introduced to America during the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair by dancers from the Middle East. The dancers did not call it belly dance; their promoter did to make it sound more intriguing to the passersby. In the 1970s, our country saw a resurgence of interest in the dance form on the west coast. Popularity grew into the vibrant belly dance culture we see in the United States today. And belly dance is currently very popular here in Baltimore. Traditionally, belly dance is...

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Anjali Sunita – Founder of Baltimore Yoga Village

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Inspirational, Wellness | Comments Off on Anjali Sunita – Founder of Baltimore Yoga Village

Anjali Sunita has been studying yoga philosophy, North Indian classical chanting, deep breathing techniques, postures, and meditation ceaselessly for the past 13 years and has taught in India, Canada, and the United States in ashrams, private and public schools, embassies, yoga studios, and private homes since 2005. She is the founder of Baltimore Yoga Village and Director of Jivan Yoga Teacher Training. Her recent training includes a trip to Mexico, where she became certified to teach AcroYoga. “I have always been a student of life. Although I fought going to school, I have always had a deep desire for learning when the knowledge could be applied in service to myself and others,” says Anjali. A native of Southwest Baltimore, Anjali was blessed with a rich family life and traveled to Europe and India from an early age. “At the...

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The Benefits of Massage

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in Wellness | Comments Off on The Benefits of Massage

What is massage? The most common answer is that massage is a luxury reserved only for special occasions or when the body is in crisis. While this may be true massage is a way to relax and to heal, a holistic treatment that has therapeutic benefits for the mind, body and spirit. By releasing endorphins and increasing circulation, frequent massage can help reduce stress and offer relief from problematic symptoms that cause aches and pains in the body. There are many styles of massage including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Shiatsu and  Reflexology.  Among the many benefits, including the ability to reduce stress levels and increase circulation, massage has the capacity to enhance the immune system, promote nervous system function, reduce blood pressure as well as ease sore muscles. It can improve mood as well as...

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Variety: Spice of Life or Cause of Overeating (or both!)?

Posted by on Nov 27, 2013 in Wellness | Comments Off on Variety: Spice of Life or Cause of Overeating (or both!)?

Imagine this scenario: You walk in to the kitchen in your workplace after just eating a healthy and tasty lunch, and surprise! There is a tray with home-baked chocolate chip cookies brought in by a co-worker who is a fantastic baker. How many cookies will you take? Now imagine this scenario: You walk into that same kitchen after the same lunch, and hot dang! There are a couple trays: One has chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies and pumpkin fudge. The other has slices of banana bread, brownies cut into little fudgy diamonds and freshly cut fruit. Now how much do you take back to your desk? Variety is a great thing when you choose different fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts to get a full range of nutrients to thrive. But it can also be a real willpower killer....

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Building a Strong Defense and Immune System for a Healthy Winter

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Wellness | Comments Off on Building a Strong Defense and Immune System for a Healthy Winter

Imagine an army that collectively prepares for battle with the finest machinery, and manpower, or a soccer team that intentionally goes after the best players in their countries to win the World Cup, or a racehorse whose trainer prepares this fine athlete with the best food, riders and horsemanship to win the Kentucky Derby.  All these scenarios are meaningful, crafted decisions to be at the height and pinnacle for success.              We too, with our remarkable and resilient bodies, can go into the battle of winter and then spring with a strong, healthy and vibrant immune system within the body, all by design by being pro-active.  Holistically minded people are looking to the spice cabinet, essential oils and all that Mother Nature has to offer naturally, to simply stay well by boosting the immune system daily, not a one-...

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