Category Archives: Ayurveda

Summer Dietary Modifications To Keep Your Pitta Balanced

In Ayurveda, summer season is the west is considered to be the pitta season dominated by the quality of heat. Likely you made natural adjustments to balancing this heat by wearing cooler clothes, drinking cooler beverages, spending time in cooling … Continue reading

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7 Effective Strategies to Transform Your Bad Habits

January is the time for many to reflect on the past year and plan for what you want for the upcoming time. Whether for business or personal, use these seven strategies to get your best results. ONE: Quit multi-tasking your … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Cool Down with Summer Foods

In Ayurveda, the ancient holistic healing system from India, maintaining good health throughout the year requires the ability to navigate through seasonal shifts by making small adjustments in your diet and lifestyle. In Ayurveda, food is looked at through the … Continue reading

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Barley Quinoa Kitchari For Spring Cleansing

Spring is nature’s season of cleansing and is one of the two main times in Ayurveda when more in-depth cleanses are recommended. The typical Ayurveda diet during is a cleanse is one that promotes minimal activity in the digestive system … Continue reading

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Simple Daily Cleansing Tools – Ayurveda Habits

This is the final part in the 12-part series for 2015 on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! In today’s … Continue reading

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Connect The Head & The Heart With The Samadhi Set

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! Ayurveda is a science that … Continue reading

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Claim the MORE of What You Want With Abundance Group Coaching

Who doesn’t want MORE of the good, feel good stuff and LESS of the not-so-good stuff?! The only real question becomes what do you really want more of and how to get it. Too often as humans we focus on what we don’t want, … Continue reading

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Seasonal Shifts – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! Ayurveda is a system of … Continue reading

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Integrating Self Care – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! It is by conscious design that … Continue reading

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Use the Power of Sound – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! Our entire universe is in … Continue reading

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Abhyanga Self Oil Massage – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! “Oleation therapy is the best … Continue reading

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Tap Into Your Inner Healing Resources

Your state of health comes down to how you are living on a day-to-day basis and what self-care resources you have integrated into your life. While that statement is straight-forward and simple, putting it into action may not always feel … Continue reading

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Tongue Scraping – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! Part of the daily routine … Continue reading

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The Benefits of the Ayurvedic Application of Herbs Through The Sinuses

The nasal passages are the doorways to the mind and senses, and are the first site where Prana, or life force energy, is absorbed through breathing. The nostrils also serve to purify the air so that it is better able … Continue reading

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Flip Lunch & Dinner – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! In addition to eating when … Continue reading

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Valued Member Bodywork Special

As a part of the Ayurveda Wellness community, you receive early notice about programs and events as well as special offers.  It is my way of saying thank you and providing opportunities to explore further. This month we are highlighting … Continue reading

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Slowing Down – Ayurveda Habits to Support your New Year Intentions

This is part of a 12-part series on using Ayurveda lifestyle and dietary habits to support your New Year intentions and overall health and well-being. Make one change a month to embrace a healthier you! Originally I was going to … Continue reading

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Revitalized and Rejuvenated through India Panchakarma Healing Retreat

Many of you know that I facilitated and participated personally in a trip to India this January 2015 to a residential Panchakarma healing center.  I have been posting pictures on my Facebook page over the past week sharing some of my … Continue reading

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2014 Fall Wellness Classes

Summer is quickly winding down, the kids soon to be heading back to school, and the opportunity for some inward self exploration may blossom for you! Though I’m always sad to say goodbye to the more relaxed summer rhythms and … Continue reading

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40 Days to Enlightened Eating

JOIN THE JOURNEY – TO A BETTER WEIGHT, BETTER HEALTH, A BETTER YOU! June 17th – July 29th from 6-7:30 pm 7 – 90 minute classes $185 + $21.99 for required book “40 Days to Enlightened Eating” Location: Kanyakumari Ayurveda 6789 … Continue reading

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Ayurveda Warm Oil Massage Now Available Weekdays

Ayurveda Wellness is excited to announce expanded service options for the Ayurveda warm oil massage, Abhyanga. Abhyanga is a soothing and luxurious warm oil massage which uses generous amounts of herbal oils with specific strokes over the skin and energy (marma) points … Continue reading

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Keep Your Eye On The Ghee

This week was time to make my next batch of ghee.  And this time around I was determined not to almost burn it like I did last month.  In fact, last month was the first time I have ever come … Continue reading

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Information Call for Holistic Healing Retreat to India

Join Ayurveda Practitioner and retreat facilitator Jamie Durner Thursday 5/22 for an informational session about the 2015 Holistic Healing Retreat to India.  Find out whether the Personal Healing Retreat or Ayurveda Professional Study Program to India is right for you.  … Continue reading

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The Role of a Cleanse in Disease Prevention and Health

In many traditions, including Ayurveda, cleansing protocols are used to not only support health but to treat conditions of illness and disease.  To take advantage of the benefits of a cleanse within a balanced and safe structure, consider some of … Continue reading

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Essential Ayurveda eBook

Essential Ayurveda eBook $29* This 95 page eBook is a great way to gain an introduction to the healing science of Ayurveda and use as a guideline to in your life for greater health & harmony. While Ayurveda can feel … Continue reading

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Spring is Coming…and so is Kapha

Although the temperatures may not reflect it here in Wisconsin, Spring has officially started and Kapha is on its way. In Ayurveda, the change of seasons is significant because of the impact it can have on one’s body and mind. … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Ultimate Relaxation

Ayurveda, the ancient holistic medicine from India, offers a range of nourishing and relaxing body therapies to pacify aggravated internal energies, calm and soothe the nervous system, and generally restore health and peace to the body and mind. I had … Continue reading

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Rosewater Eye Drops

For best results, this product should be used under the guidance of a certified Ayurveda practitioner Rose is a cooling substance with a special affinity to the eyes.  This product puts rose essence in saline water. Daily or regular use soothes redness, … Continue reading

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3 Month Personalized Ayurveda Wellness Program Payment Plan

This program is ideally suited for committed individuals who are looking to address mild to moderate symptoms and health conditions with natural resources, develop a healthy lifestyle to prevent future imbalances, and maintain  health with age. Select Your Payment Now Appointments … Continue reading

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6 Month Personalized Ayurveda Wellness Program Payment Plan

This program is ideally suited for committed individuals who are looking to address mild to moderate symptoms and health conditions with natural resources, develop a healthy lifestyle to prevent future imbalances, and maintain  health with age. Select Your Payment Now This … Continue reading

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Stress Free Eating for the Holidays

Holidays can feel like a challenging time to maintain your health and balance, especially when it comes to food and your body.  There is a tendency to gorge yourself with the excuse that it is the holidays.  But that means … Continue reading

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New Rejuvenative Therapies at Ayurveda Wellness

Ayurveda Wellness, located at 240 Regency Ct., Ste. 201 in Brookfield, is happy to announce several new offerings of Ayurvedic body therapies.  In addition to Marma Energy Treatments and Abhyanga Warm Oil Massage, two new therapies are available as well … Continue reading

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Ayurveda, Panchakarma & India

JOIN ME FOR A DISCUSSION! Join me, Jamie Durner Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, on Wednesday September 4th at 5 pm CST for a webinar discussion that I’d love you to come to. This is a great opportunity if you want to: • … Continue reading

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Fall Programs at Ayurveda Wellness

What’s the next step in your wellness journey? You are reading this because you want more health and harmony in your life in some shape or form.     And the good news is that Ayurveda Wellness has three great options to support … Continue reading

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What is Panchakarma?

Panchakarma is part of a three-fold cleansing and rejuvenation process to remove toxins and excess body energies (doshas), seen as the roots of illness and disease in Ayurveda, in order to rebalance the bodymind system and restore optimal health. The … Continue reading

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The Dangers of the Drastic

What do I mean by drastic actions?  I consider drastic actions to be anything that requires an extreme change from your normal activities, that by its very extreme nature is unsustainable for the long-term, and have secondary negative side effects … Continue reading

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What Is the Sum Total of your Health?

Are Your Health Results Not Adding Up The Way You’d Like? Do you feel like you’ve made lots of changes in your lifestyle? That you’re eating healthier? That you’re doing more and more self-care? And yet still not where you … Continue reading

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Healthy & Natural Summer Fruit Treats

I love frozen treats, especially ice cream.  And no time is this truer than in the summer. However, while I still enjoy ice cream occasionally, I don’t want the heavy dairy and sugar load or the empty calories on a … Continue reading

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Quick Breakfast Brown Rice Pudding

In my household, rice is a regular staple.  My family’s favorite is moist Jasmine rice with ghee, salt and pepper but I prefer the drier Basmati rice and Lundberg’s brown rice and wild rice blend.  Inevitably when making rice for … Continue reading

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Finding A New Normal After India

Sometimes in life you have an opportunity to reset your habits, your thought, a belief paradigm or all of the above.  This might be after doing certain professional trainings, going to a personal growth workshop, participating in a cleanse, or … Continue reading

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Your Skin & Toxic Exposure

Your skin is your largest organ and a major receptacle and filter to the world around you.   The skin readily absorbs chemicals and other substances deeper into the body – initially entering through the skin then being carried into … Continue reading

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Creating Health & Harmony

A supportive and practical self-care program to understand and integrate the primary tenets of wellness through the healing system of Ayurveda in order to enjoy wellness in your body, mind and spirit.   Tuesdays, September 16th – November 18th (no class Sept 30 & … Continue reading

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Ama – Clearing Accumulated Toxins

Today’s modern lifestyle and an overloaded, weak digestion lead to accumulated toxins, called ama in Ayurveda. Ama is a heavy, oily, sticky substance that coats and clogs the cells, organs and channels in the body and interferes with the normal … Continue reading

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The Power of Eating Fresh

The New Year often brings for me an opportunity to deepen a habit or add another layer to one. As a natural wellness professional, food and how I eat plays a large role in how I view health, for my … Continue reading

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Pranayam: The Power of Breath

Pranayam is, in short, the science of breath.  Specifically it is used manage the energy in your body, mind and consciousness by controlling the movement of prana through the use of breathing techniques.  Using the rhythm and depth of the … Continue reading

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Vata Balancing Winter Pot Pie

The vata dosha by nature is cold, dry, light and mobile and can be aggravated during the vata season of late fall and early winter in central and northern United States.  To help bring balance to vata and your body … Continue reading

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“Creating Health and Harmony” Program Helps Turn Resolutions Into Reality

CONTACT: Jamie Durner, CAP, ALC, ACC, RYT, NCMT – (262) 389-5835 or jdurner@wi.rr.com Brookfield, Wis. – The approaching New Year offers an opportunity for people to transform their less-than-ideal habits and resulting painful health conditions into a healthier, happier, balanced … Continue reading

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Simple Simmered Greens

Leafy greens are a wonderful source of nutrients and one of the most under-utilized foods.  And while greens are healthy and good, different types of greens are going to affect the doshas – vata, pitta, and kapha – in different … Continue reading

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Avoid Self-Care Overwhelm

“I’m drowning in an ocean of tools!”  This is what one of my clients recently said.  She had been studying many different things – meditation, Louise Hay’s program on healing your life, coaching techniques -and felt overwhelmed by all that … Continue reading

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The Easier Way to Break a Habit

At some time in your life you will want to change a habit.  It’s original purpose will have outlived itself.  You have grown and need something else now.  You realize that your current habit isn’t creating health and need something … Continue reading

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Staying Balanced during the Fall Season

From the Ayurvedic perspective, staying balanced means being aware of how the changing external environment is affecting your internal environment and making appropriate adjustments.  An important aspect of this is knowing how and when to make lifestyle and diet modifications … Continue reading

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Vata Balancing Snacks

Ideally if you are eating a heavy enough meal three times a day snacks should be minimal.  That said, sometimes a snack is needed and it is helpful to have a list of good options.  Note that these snack ideas … Continue reading

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Cultivating Sattva to Bring More Knowledge & Luminosity through Ayurveda

To live a long and healthy life, Ayurveda recognizes that you need not only a healthy body but a balanced mind.  Today we’re going to explore one of the three basic states of mind, referred to as the gunas in … Continue reading

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Rising Above Tamas and Moving Through Negative Force with Ayurveda

To live a long and healthy life, Ayurveda recognizes that you need not only a healthy body but a balanced mind.  Today we’re going to explore one of the three basic states of mind, referred to as the gunas in … Continue reading

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Balancing Rajas and Excess Activity through Ayurveda

To live a long and healthy life, Ayurveda recognizes that you need not only a healthy body but a balanced mind.  Today we’re going to explore one of the three basic states of mind, referred to as the gunas in … Continue reading

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Creating a Calm Mind and Peaceful Life with Ayurveda

As an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Wellness Coach, part of what I do is help you develop your ideal vision of a healthy life.  Having this vision is foundational to creating wellness because the mind is actually where all actions begin … Continue reading

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Ayurveda Wellness Has A New Location

Ayurveda Wellness and Jamie Durner, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner & Wellness Educator, are pleased to announce a new location from which to support your wellness needs. Ayurveda Wellness: 240 Regency Court, Suite 201, Brookfield, Wisconsin 53045 Regency Court is off on … Continue reading

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Dosha Specific Spice Waters

Spice water is a type of herbal tea. In Ayurveda, water mixed with spices, herbs or juice (lemon or lime primarily) are used for a variety of reasons: Digestive teas help process and absorb food and decrease digestive symptoms such … Continue reading

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Hydration Balance

You’ve heard the saying, “you are what you eat”, but aside from the glass of milk shown in the food pyramid, nothing much is mentioned in terms of what you drink. While you may hear cautions of moderation in terms … Continue reading

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10 Things To Diffuse Intensity

In Ayurveda, the 5,000 year old holistic health system from India, summer is considered the season of heat or the Pitta season.  Pitta, one of three life forces that exist within you as well as in various aspects of life, … Continue reading

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Cool the Rising Summer Heat

In Ayurveda, the ancient holistic healing system from India, maintaining good health throughout the year requires living in harmony with the natural cycles of the seasons. This is because your outer environment influences your inner world. Each season has specific … Continue reading

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How To Do A Healthy, Natural, Effective Cleanse

Springtime in the cycle of nature is a time of cleansing, a shedding of the excess that was needed to go through winter.  Cleansing can also be an important part of healing and maintaining health when done correctly.  But before … Continue reading

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Food as Medicine: Making Sense of Food for Healthy Living and Treating Symptoms

If you’ve been confused about what foods keep you healthy, you’re not alone! What you eat plays a significant role in the state of your health. Beyond just eating supposed “healthy food”, YOU as an individual need specific foods to … Continue reading

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Two Key Points Dr. Oz Didn’t Mention About Ayurveda

Last Thursday, February 29th, Dr. Oz’s show featured a segment on Ayurveda.  Yahoo! How great that Ayurveda, the ancient holistic health system from India, is gaining recognition for it’s ability to provide guidelines for how your individual bio-chemistry can be … Continue reading

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12 Minute Meditation to Maximze Brain Health

Are you looking for… improved memory optimal brain function improved general health decreased depression and anxiety increased energy and emotional well-being decreased physical suffering? For almost thirty years a specific 12 minute singing meditation, from the Kundalini Yoga tradition, has … Continue reading

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Brain Health & Longevity Workshop March 6th

Join Ayurvedic Natural Health Practitioner and BodyMind Coach, Jamie Durner, on March 6th from 6:30-7:45 pm for a workshop on Brain Health & Longevity. Your brain is a muscle and, like your other muscles, it needs to be exercised and … Continue reading

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The Look and Feel of a Healthy Digestive System

On the physical level, digestion is the single most important determinant of good health because the quality of your digestion is directly related to the ability of your body to absorb nutrients in order to build quality, healthy tissues, supply … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Your Symptoms

Symptoms in the body are reflections that something is out of balance. The key is to be able to interpret the messages given from the body. One of my main roles as an Ayurvedic Natural Health Practitioner is to help … Continue reading

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A Healthy Digestion is the Foundation of Good Health

On the physical level, digestion is the single most important determinant of good health because the quality of a person’s digestion is directly related to the ability of the body to build quality, healthy tissues, support the function of the … Continue reading

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Heal Yourself Naturally

Heal Yourself Naturally presentation by Jamie Durner, Ayuvedic Natural Health Practitioner Join me on Tuesday, January 17th from 6:30-7:15 pm to discover how a natural approach can help you heal. Health is about having the body and the mind in … Continue reading

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Perfect Health is Possible

I pulled out my copy of Deepok Chopra’s book “Perfect Health” last week.  It is the book I recommend to new Ayurveda clients who are looking for more information and background on what Ayurveda is and how it works.  Although … Continue reading

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New Year, New You Registration Special

New Year, New You: 12 weeks to optimal health 2 program sessions start the week of January 10th – week March 27th: Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm OR Fridays 9:45-11:45 am If your intentions for 2012 include: Better physical health Peace of … Continue reading

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A Yoga Principle For The Season And All Year

Do no harm. This is the first principle of yoga – the first of the first.  I say first, because while many come to yoga initially through the postures, or asanas, the foundation of yoga is actually in a set … Continue reading

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The Relaxation Response

The specific term “the relaxation response” was coined in the 1970’s by cardiologist Dr. Herbert Benson of Harvard Medical School who stated,  “the relaxation response is a physical state of deep rest that changes the physical and emotional responses to … Continue reading

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