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The Transformative Power of Breathwork

In the fast-paced world we live in, where stress and anxiety seem to be ever preset, the desire for finding peace and well-being has never been more critical.  I talk about a lot of different wellness practices here on the blog, such as yoga, meditation, strength training, and the list goes on.  A wellness practice we haven't yet discussed is a good one, one that's been gaining popularity over the last few years, and that's breathwork. Breathwork is a powerful and accessible tool for enhancing both physical and mental health.  Here's a simple breathwork practice, it's called box breathing: - inhale for 4 counts (count to 4 slowly) -hold the breath for 4 counts (count to 4 slowly) -exhale for 4 counts (count to 4...

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3 tips to stay on track with your wellness routine this holiday season

The holiday season is right around the corner (yay!) and with it, a pull toward more family gatherings and social commitments. It's a time when many of us feel "off track" Now, don't get me wrong, I'm a BIG fan of going off track. I'm talking "skipping the gym and having a night in watching movies and eating ice cream" kind of off track... or a "night out with girlfriends where dinner leads to a dance floor" kind of off track.  In fact, taking a few days or even a week or two to go "off the rails" (for lack of a better description) from your regular routine can be hugely beneficial in living a healthy, happy, well-balanced life.   What I'm trying to say is, breaks are good. Rest...

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Step into a Healthier You: The Surprising Benefits of Getting Your Steps In

In our fast-paced, sedentary world, finding time for exercise can be a challenge. However, one simple and accessible way to boost your health is by getting your steps in. Whether it's a leisurely stroll in the park or a brisk walk around the neighbourhood, the benefits of walking go far beyond just burning calories. I used to skip going for a walk because it didn’t feel like it would do enough for me. In other words, it felt like a waste of time…  But then, on some days I would somehow muster the motivation to get out the door, and wow, I was always glad I did. It’s funny, it seems like such a small task, how could it yield so many...

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Want to Start Yoga? My Top 3 Tips to Get Started

Are you considering adding yoga to your daily routine but unsure of where to begin? Yoga is a fantastic practice that offers a myriad of physical and mental benefits, and starting doesn't have to be intimidating. With these three tips, you can kickstart your yoga journey with confidence and ease. 1. Let go of the need for things to be perfect You don’t need the perfect mat, the perfect outfit, the perfect time.. Just start. Use what you have and do what you can.Yoga is this beautiful practice that actually meets us where we are.Are you feeling amazing? Go to yoga. Have you had the worst day ever? Go to yoga. Feeling stiff and tired? You guessed it, yoga.I used to wait...

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Overwhelmed? Here's Your Guide to Finding Balance and Relief

Feeling overwhelmed is an all-too-familiar sensation in our fast-paced world. The demands of work, family, and personal life can pile up, leaving us stressed and anxious. However, the good news is that there are practical steps you can take to regain your balance and find relief when you're feeling overwhelmed. Here's a guide to help you navigate those challenging moments: Breathe Deeply: It may sound simple, but taking a few deep breaths can work wonders when you're overwhelmed. Deep breathing activates the body's relaxation response, calming your nerves and helping you think more clearly. Prioritize Tasks: Make a list of everything that's weighing on your mind. Identify the most important tasks and tackle them first. Break larger tasks into smaller,...

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