Entries by Ha.Le'

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Making Up for Sitting Down

Spending most of your day sitting down changes your body. It can cause imbalances in the musculoskeletal system, which can cause tightness and pain. It can also affect systems of the body like your circulatory system and your metabolism. These changes can be treated and corrected through integrative care. Sitting down tightens the hip flexor […]

Men’s Series: Shoulders, Hips, Hamstrings, & the Mind

This 60 minute (6-week series) class is specially designed for men. We will use balls, rollers and chairs to address tight hamstrings and to gently open the shoulders and hips. We will use breath work, asana, and mental focus in order to steady the mind and improve focus, flexibility stamina, and strength. All body types/ all levels welcome.

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Restorative Movement & Stress Relief

Restorative practices balance the effects of stress on the body. Stress serves an important role in keeping us alive through threatening circumstances, but it is also a complex biological response that is designed to be temporary and flushed out of the system when the threat has passed. Restorative practices are able to help with that […]

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The Importance of Fascia

Fascia is connective tissue. It connects every part of the body with every other part, wrapping around muscles and holding organs in place. Addressing issues in the fascia can reduce pain, increase range of motion, and help nourish muscles and nerves. Fascia does not stretch. It is made mostly of collagen fibers, and it responds […]

Somatic Benefits of Therapy Balls

Therapy balls address and support the body, helping to reduce pain, release tension, nourish tissues, and address structural issues. They are helpful for regular self-care practice, to address chronic tension areas, and as a supplement to other integrative care. A therapy ball can be rolled along a tight muscle or pressed into a trigger point, […]

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Mindful Rest

Mindful rest and conscious relaxation creates a cascade of health benefits in the body. This is because our bodies and minds function best when they have a chance to reset themselves. Crucial processes for maintaining health engage best when we allow our bodies and minds to come into deep rest. From a stress perspective, our […]

What Acupuncture Can Do

Acupuncture focuses on rebalancing the body. It can both address specific health issues, and help promote overall health. It uses hair-thin needles to cue the body toward balance, and is very safe and effective. Acupuncture is proven effective for treating pain. It helps with all kinds of pain, including arthritis, dental pain, pain syndromes like […]

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How mental health care helps reduce pain

Pain is more than a feeling, but a physical event in the body, with physical, neurological, and psychological effects. When pain is present for extended periods of time or becomes chronic, it changes how our bodies think and feel. Mental health care and counseling can help treat these changes and can often reduce pain levels. […]