Therapeutic massage and guided stretches are forms of bodywork used to decrease and eliminate fascial adhesions. Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds organs and internal structures of the body. Restrictions from fascia may occur due to overuse, structural imbalance, lack of movement and physical/emotional trauma. Fascia can bind in a manner similar to the way an external wound is wrapped in gauze. Fascial restrictions can be responsible for referred pain, nerve impingement and structural misalignment.
Reducing stress through deep relaxation is a profound and nurturing effect of intentional healing touch. In an atmosphere of serenity and non-judgement we may enhance our ability to surrender into a state of relaxation, meditation and affirmation. A holistic effect of bodywork is the decreased dichotomy between body, mind and spirit.
Yoga cultivates individual and collective wellness, acceptance, mental clarity and tranquility. Subtle and profound release of spinal and muscular tension may be experienced through a yoga practice customized to meet our individual needs and goals. Mindful breathing, intentional movement and dipping into stillness can elicit deep relaxation whether our practice is seasoned or just beginning. Our ability to process and release stress reduces the potentially harmful impact that stress has on our physical/mental/emotional health. Yoga is a luminous practice that integrates breath, movement and stillness.
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If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
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