Integrative Health Care Blog

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The Benefits of Yoga at Any Age

People derive different kinds of benefits from a yoga practice. Yoga and other eastern practices differ from most western forms of physical activity because you really have to incorporate the mind into the practice. With aerobic oriented activity like running or...

No Sweat Yoga for Runners

A lot of runners don't know the two types of stretching that help running: Pre and Post. Pre-run stretches need to be focused on warming up the area, especially legs and hips, and creating blood flow and some flexibility. Stretches should not be held for very long,...

Pelvic Health: No Where To Go But Inward

Pelvic health has a huge effect on quality of life. Daily activities influence pelvic health in ways we may not be aware, like sitting postures, bathroom habits, etc. Learning what your pelvis holds and how it is interrelated to your anatomy can be very...

A Feminine Practice of Health

We all have weird things that come up for us in our bodies. Sometimes they are constant symptoms, and sometimes they just show up periodically. Usually, we try to fix them, or to medicate them. Sometimes they are concerning enough that we find ourselves running around...

The Purpose of Yoga

Yoga is for self-fulfillment. Yoga practice is about self-awareness. It serves a purpose to balance misunderstandings and misperceptions. It develops the knowing, the clarity, and the being, increasing accuracy in knowing yourself. Yoga is a view or perspective, and...

What is Restorative Yoga?

    by Kristen Hubbard Restorative Yoga uses blankets, pillows, and other props to allow the body to fully and comfortably relax into each pose, often resting in each pose for 3 or more minutes. Through these fully supported body positions, breath awareness,...

Yoga Can Make You Cry (and that’s a good thing)

  At a recent evening Vinyasa Yoga class, I experienced a good, old fashioned “yoga cry”. It felt great. I didn’t try to push it aside or act like it wasn’t happening. I didn’t care that everyone else could see. Okay, maybe I did a little bit. But, in the car, on...