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Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for Grief, Anger, Fear and Weight Loss

August 29th, 2019

By Larry Burk, MD E-motions can be thought of symbolically as “energy-in-motion.” Negative experiences can block the flow of energy or qi through the acupuncture meridians resulting in physical symptoms. EFT is an effective way of releasing these stuck emotions by tapping on acupoints on the face and chest to allow the energy to get moving again through the body.

Some Commonly-Taught Yoga Poses May Present Risks for Older Adults

August 28th, 2019

By Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT Teaching yoga to seniors is often erroneously considered an entry-level job for a yoga instructor, since older adults aren’t likely to attempt complicated, “advanced” postures. Unfortunately, this ill-informed attitude puts the most vulnerable students with the least-trained instructors who may  unknowingly put their students at risk. Older adults ...

Relieving Health Conditions through a Personalized Diet

August 28th, 2019

Ruby Moore, age 68 from Brown Summit, North Carolina was pre-diabetic, suffered from high cholesterol, iron deficiency, ulcers, and a sinus infection that she couldn't shake. She sought help from many different care providers and had mixed results. Ruby sought care at Duke Integrative Medicine and saw Joanne Gardner, an integrative dietitian and nutritionist who was able to ...

How the Yoga for Seniors Training Changed my Teaching and my Life

August 21st, 2019

My name is Kathy Freedlund I took the Integrative Yoga for Seniors Professional Training in November of 2014. I am the director of fitness at our community park district in Batavia, Il. I have been there for 33 years. I can say that there isn't a day that I don't think about what an impact your training had for so many people, ...

The Perfectionist’s Challenge

August 8th, 2019

By Sarah Susanka It’s no picnic to be a perfectionist. It can mean making yourself (and others around you) miserable with constant judgment, correction and impossible standards. But there are ways to begin to see through it. In order to learn something new, something beyond the beliefs and dictates of the personality (the personal software that you’ve come to think ...

Let’s Get Rolling: 4 Self-Massage Techniques to Release Hand Tension

August 5th, 2019

By Angela Kneale, OTD, MA, OTR/L, NBC-HWC Body tension and stress often seem like inevitable problems in the modern world. To combat this, include ball rolling and self-massage techniques throughout each day to counteract some of the repetitive movements and poor postural habits associated with daily tasks. Here are a few movements selected from the book, Ball Rolling for Happy, Healthy Hands, ...

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