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On the path to Perfect Health: Meditation

Genevieve Nedder Seated Meditation

As we enter a new year, it’s the perfect time for new, healthful practices. One of my renewed intentions is to expand my personal practice of daily meditation. To be honest, I’m re-arranging my schedule to include an early evening meditation at least twice a week. My evenings at home are more peaceful and relaxing when…

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On the path to Perfect Health: What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda: a 5,000 year-old healing system founded in ancient India. Derived from Sanskrit words “ayus” meaning “life,” and “veda” meaning “wisdom.” The “wisdom of life” that is Ayurveda is the foundation of the Perfect Health program and a way of living about which I’m passionate. Viewing our health as a state of “vibrant balance” instead…

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Recovering from an Injury #4

The Lesson in Taking the Time It Takes “Appearance is absolute, but reality is not that way. Everything is interdependent, not absolute.” Dalai Lama Taking Charge: Self-Guided Recovery To be pain-free is often confused with being ready to pick up right where you left off. The problem is that athletic skills require a commensurate level…

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Recovering from an Injury part #3

By Guest Writer Diana Bailey “Appearance is absolute, but reality is not that way. Everything is interdependent, not absolute.” Dalai Lama Taking Charge: Self Guided Recovery   At a certain point, you may choose to guide your own program. If you look to activities that are familiar, enjoyable, and easy, the results are usually okay.…

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Recovering from an Injury- part 2

Recovering from an Injury-Part 2 By Diana Bailey To continue treating the body like a machine ensures installation or removal of a few parts over time. Approaching any injury with the attitude of “let’s get this over with” means it may be over or, at the very least end quite differently than was hoped. There…

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Recovering from an Injury -Part 1

  By Guest Writer Diana Bailey Part  1 “Appearance is absolute, but reality is not that way. Everything is interdependent, not absolute.” Dalai Lama The Overview and Approach Personal and practical experience with a multitude of soft tissue injuries indicates that the attitude regarding rehab challenges does more to determine the outcome than even the…

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Pilates 100 on the Foam Roller

Stevie

Many of you have asked: Can I practice the 100 on the Foam Roller?   Yes, absolutely. I like to work the 100 on the Foam roller in a progression. This is a fantastic way to challenge your balance while working your core. Instructions for the 100 on the Foam Roller Lift your arms to…

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How to approach yourself in movement.

Let your Brownies bake! By Guest Writer Diana Bailey Approach your work in Pilates with this general frame of awareness: First you organize yourself in the movement much as you would assemble and mix ingredients to bake. Second you refine the mix and maybe make a couple of adjustments.      The last and most…

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Some know it as energy

By Guest Writer Sarkice Nedder More than any other time in the history of the world this is the time of awareness about the need to condition our bodies. The variety of types of ways to do so abounds, from boot camp to Tai Chi; the craze is on. There are tried and true standbys that have…

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