Tips from a Rock Star Doctor by April Thompson The holidays can emulate a rock star’s life: a wearying travel schedule and social calendar, overindulging in rich food and drink, restless nights in unfamiliar beds. Fortunately, celebrity tips and tricks can help us through a hectic season, according to Gabrielle Francis, naturopath and author of The Rockstar Remedy: A Rock & Roll Doctor’s Prescription for Living a Long, Healthy Life.
Multiple Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness Even a single mindfulness meditation session can significantly reduce anxiety and lower heart rates, Michigan Technological University
Peggy Zielinski, owner of Our Inward Journey, is offering several mindfulness events that community members can enroll in, including a one-day seminar on the introduction to mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR); a mindfulness meditation bootcamp, which is an online eight-week course on mindfulness; and chakradance, a moving meditation. Research shows the long-lasting physical, mental and emotional benefits that can be attained—and even positive changes in the brain itself—when a person incorporates a meditation practice into their day-to-day life.
Makiko Fliss, owner of the Rayki School, is offering an 8-day and 8-night retreat in Maui, Hawaii, called Adventure, Healing, and Toning from February 14 through February 21, 2019. “The first night, Valentine’s Day, will feature a sunset dinner on the beach with your tribe, with meditation under the stars as an optional activity,” says Fliss.
Pure Balance Float Spa in Greer is one of the first float spas in the Upstate. Floating may seem like a new treatment for reducing stress, detoxing, managing pain, and muscle recovery just to name a few; however, it has been used in the United States since the 1950s. Floating is currently a preferred method of muscle recovery for professional sport teams.
Extended Mental Health Benefits Cognitive gains that people experience from an intense meditation retreat can persist for at least seven years and slow age-related cognitive decline, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of California at Davis followed up with 60 people that had
Keep Joints Naturally Healthy by Lisa Marshall Creaky knees, sore hips, shoulder pain or a stiff neck can be a thing of the past. Thirty-seven percent of American adults 18 and older suffer from arthritis—a catch-all term for a dozen varieties of joint disease—according to the nonprofit Arthritis Foundation. One in two men and two
Fusion Styles Offer Fresh Choices by Marlaina Donato While interest in traditional yoga remains strong, a groundswell of new styles looks to accommodate our changing times. With approaches ranging from yoga designed for curvy women to paddle board yoga, there is something for everyone. “I can see a definite trend of mixing yoga with all sorts of new activities and passions,” says Sophie Parienti, founder of Yogi Times magazine and
From Friday, September 21 through Sunday, September 23, Kristi Ried-Barton is hosting the Ojo Caliente Yoga Retreat at Mineral Springs Resort and Spa, in New Mexico. The director of It’s Yoga! Studio in Greenville, Barton’s credentials include yoga master, E-RYT 500, life coach, Amrit Method yoga therapist, natural health practitioner and reiki III certification. The
No Words—an event of sacred space fueled by sound healing meditation music composed by Listening To Smile—will hold its next event on Saturday, August 4th from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg.