Monthly Archives: December 2015

Let 2016 be a year for action

Build the power with the Empower Flow
By Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in News Press on December 22, 2015

Before 1 table Heather Holland

Thanks to Heather Holland of Ruby and Pearl’s Yoga Studio for demonstrating the poses.

The New Year is an apropos metaphor for new beginnings. Let 2016 be the year for action.

The 2016 Empower Flow

This is a contemplative moving meditation. The Empower Flow includes inversions to offer new-year flips in perspective, core and third chakra activation to fire your will and upper-body conditioning to build necessary strength.

Work it. Then, you can act.

  1. Begin in Tabletop.  Curl the toes under, and lift your tail to the sky in Downward- Facing Dog.

1 downward dog Heather Holland

Tip: In Downward-Facing Dog, roll the shoulders away from the neck and drive your shoulder blades toward your hips.

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Relief from the teeth grind

Relief from the teeth grind
By Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in News Press on December 15, 2015

heather holland

Heather Holland of Ruby and Pearl’s demonstrates MFR release on the TMJ.

Grit your teeth and bear it?

You might want to rethink that.  Eventually, it’ll hurt.

Gritting and grinding the teeth, otherwise known as bruxism, is a common cause of lingering jaw pain often emanating from the hinge of the jaw known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).

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Rethinking stress

Contemplating stress energy
By Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in News Press on December 8, 2015

anna withrow in Pigeon

Anna Withrow in Pigeon

Everyone’s goal is to live a happy, healthy, productive life that has meaning.

Stress gets in the way.

“Stress not only refers to the physiological stress response but to all the elements of our lives we perceive to be interfering with our thriving.

“The problem is most people vastly underestimate their resources to meet a challenge,” said Anna Withrow, owner of Yoga Bird Studio, Fort Myers, and a Certified Stress Management Coach.

Start rethinking stress, and reclaim your life.

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