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Yoga for Back Pain? Maybe

Last month The New York Times posted an article about yoga and stretching for “chronic low back pain”. It was based on a 26 week study of over 200 sufferers (the mean age was late 40s). The study concluded that a regular practice of yoga (3 or more times a week) or stretching improved the participants’ condition in over half of the population. While this is certainly fantastic news, and we believe that studies like this are essential in order to educate the general population about the infinite benefits of physical activity, there are a lot of generalizations here that Read more…

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Why Won’t My Neck Relax!

You may feel that sometimes, no matter how much you try to stretch your neck there is no relief.  One of the ways in which this may manifest is if you lay down on the floor without a pillow and it feels like you have work to release.  Maybe your chin juts towards the ceiling.  Maybe your neck feels “crunchy” in the back.  So what do you need to do? Instinctually, you may react to the tightness with attempts to stretch the necks muscles more. But this situation presents an important lesson that we will touch upon again and again in Read more…

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A Healing Touch With Reiki – Give it A Try!

Just like there can be blockages in the digestive system (think constipation) or blockages in the blood stream (clogged arteries) there can also be blockages in the energy flows of your body! It is believed by many holistic health practitioners, including us here are SMARTer Bodies, that these blockages can cause a whole wide range of health problems from insomnia, digestion issues, headaches, to even chronic pain and fatigue, among a long list of other issues! Eastern Medicine, from India’s Ayurveda, Chinese Traditional Medicine, and Japanese Traditional medicine all have it firmly established in their medicinal body of knowledge, that Read more…

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Achy Painful Hands and Wrists? Watch Out for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!

If you recently have experienced discomfort in your hands, like pain in the fingers, knuckles, wrists, palms or forearms then keep reading!  That discomfort may be a sign of an underlying problem.  So many jobs involve repetitive motions with our hands, which can over time be a source of major discomfort and even injuries. Suffering from pain in the hands and wrists is becoming increasingly widespread, so you are not alone. Industrial occupations like factory work and office based jobs that require typing on the computer for long hours are the two most common professional activities that can lead to aching wrists Read more…

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