At one point or another in life we start to disconnect from ourselves and end up feeling lost or unsure of what our next steps in life are. Sometimes.. most times.. the best thing someone can do during these points in life is to completely press pause, slow down and go on a vacation or retreat as a way to reset life. Retreats are relaxing and rejuvenating not only to the mind but the body as well. You begin to come out of your day to day schedule and through a yoga retreat — begin to incorporate more self-care into your life.

Look, you can only go at 100 miles an hour/ 7 days a week/ with little to no rest in between your responsibilities for so long before coming to a complete stop and burn out. A soulful getaway is the perfect way to re-energize your body, mind and soul while connecting back to your inner self.

Yoga retreats take you away from the hustle and bustle of life and give you the opportunity to spend time with YOU! You never regret going on a yoga retreat – I can tell you that much… which is why we want to share with you FIVE reasons why you deserve to go on a yoga retreat as soon as possible!

1.You get to JUST BE.

When we are faced with having to put on different hats for prolonged periods of time we tend to lose who we are at our core. Taking care of yourself is so important in life as is the ability to love yourself unconditionally throughout highs and lows, ups and downs. As we get caught up in the life around us we often times forget to take out time for Self Care. With the help of a yoga retreat you can finally devote time to yourself, your needs, your mental and physical health. You can finally let go and be the You you always craved to be!

A nourishing escape from the outside world, a relaxing yoga retreat or getaway is a sure way to bring all of your attention towards self-discovery, self-acceptance, self-exploration and most importantly self-compassion!

No family obligations to tend to, no work, noTHING to do… nowhere to go… no one to be but just YOU.

2. You grow into your self-care practice.

Let’s face it, we were never taught how to take care of ourselves. We were never taught how to put ourselves first. We’ve always put others before us and in return we are left feeling empty, tired, maybe even resentful at times. You’ll notice right away that when you embark on a yoga retreat of any kind that the intention behind coming together for a weekend getaway is so that we can learn how to take care of ourselves! It’ll become such a routine and habit to wake up, move your body, eat nourishing meals throughout the day, rest as needed, meditate and breathe, that you’ll begin to wonder why you never implemented this into your daily life before!

3. You make new friends and enjoy new experiences.

A yoga retreat is packed with a lot of fun as well. It gives you a chance to meet new like-minded people and explore new places. We all have an inner wanderer within us and going on a yoga retreat adventure will be an all encompassing exploration of cultivating friendships, connection, serenity and bliss!

4. You adapt into a Healthier Lifestyle!

Yoga is a disciplinary practice and at a yoga retreat or at yoga teacher training, the practitioners learn to live a disciplined and a better quality life. At yoga retreat, you do all the work on time and as per schedule from eating meals to sleeping to exercising, to relaxing, or to doing other activities. These good habits we tend to indulge in our normal lives and make our lifestyle and living better and healthier.

In today’s time, most of the health issues we face are lifestyle-based. On a yoga retreat you change your lifestyle for those days or weeks you are on a goodness getaway as you learn to eat mindfully, while indulging in eating a vegetarian, vegan and overall high nutrition diet for better health. Not only that, but you’ll also detox from social media, your electronic devices and dive deeper into mindful living – day after day.

5. You can let go and start anew.

A yoga retreat is not only about rejuvenation, it is also the opportunity to have a soulful get away from your daily life, work, family, deadlines, and responsibilities. During yoga retreats you will notice a clearer mind, balanced emotions, and overall improved wellbeing!

You learn the art of living in the present moment. When you unwind and reset, by staying away from your home, you start appreciating and embracing your relationships. Not only this, yoga retreats give you a new perspective on life and new eyes to see the world. You gain a more positive outlook and start seeing the good in people and surroundings. With this awareness and realization, you develop the ability to let go of the past and kick-start your life!

Experience the inner-tranquility that you deserve. It’s time you take your wellbeing and health back into your own hands and we believe a yoga retreat can be that positive reset you have been looking for!

We would love to invite you to a Beach Relaxation Retreat at the healing beach of Siesta Key coming this July. From the 12th to the 15th experience all of the greatness touched on above and so much more.

Click here to learn more about this energetic reset retreat and for more information.

Never been on a retreat before? No problem, we are here for you with any questions you may have.

Just give us a call at 407-300-5364 and we will take care of you!

There are only a few spots available so don’t hesitate – don’t forget… you never regret going on a yoga retreat!

Namaste.

Ever struggled in choosing between chiropractic care and massage therapy? Well, you don’t have to choose just one anymore! Chiropractic care and massage can help speed up the recovery process from sore muscles to other, more drastic medical issues. There have been studies shown that people have found relief from insomnia, back pain, arthritis, anxiety, soreness, fatigue and more just from combining these two powerful treatments.

Chiropractors are a specialized medical professional that use hands-on therapy to align the musculoskeletal system of the body to promote pain relief, healing, and overall wellness.

Chiropractors pay particular attention to the proper alignment of the vertebrae of the spine, though the bones, muscles, and connective tissues of other areas are also important to their practice.

Massage therapy is one of the most popular therapies as it not only feels amazing, it works wonders!

Traditionally, massage has been used to treat muscular pain and injuries, strain or injury to the soft tissues, such as those that arise from repetitive strain or spending too much time sitting in an office.

However, the benefits of massage therapy have become increasingly recognized for a wide range of other conditions as well. Studies have shown that massage therapy has been able to treat health conditions such as anxiety, high blood pressure, insomnia, and digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome.

Both chiropractic care and massage therapy have excellent outcomes for wellness when it comes to both mental health and wellbeing as well as pain and stress relief.

However, the aims of the therapies are different. While chiropractic seeks to promote and maintain proper alignment of the bones of the spine and surrounding tissues as well as other areas of the body, massage therapy focuses on releasing tension from the muscles and encouraging deep relaxation. It really is the best of both worlds!

There are a couple of ways that massage therapy and chiropractic care can be used together.

Here in Altamonte Springs, we have two great places for you to receive both chiropractic care AND massage! At Heal. we have highly trained massage therapists that will cater to your specific and individual needs on a case by case basis. We refer many of our clients to Dr. Christina Cuellar over at Revival Chiropractic in Altamonte Springs as well!

Dr. Cuellar uses a gentle approach to chiropractic care where you won’t experience your neck being turned forcefully or any cracking of bones. She uses a specific approach that provides such great results to not only your physical health… but also your mental and emotional health.

The biggest reason in why we believe chiropractic care and massage therapy work so powerfully together is due to the effect it has on the nervous system. Studies have shown that your body must be in the right environment for healing, meaning that if you are constantly in “fight or flight” mode – your body cannot heal in this state.

Massage and chiropractic will help to ground your nervous system into the parasympathetic nervous system also known as the “rest and digest” mode.

This is where healing can take place.

If you’re ready to take your life back into your own hands and feel your best – because you deserve to live a healthy life – then don’t hesitate to call Heal. at 407-300-5364 or Revival Chiropractic at 407.403.5567 to start your healing journey.


We are here for you!

#AllTheHeals

“Once you truly understand that you are just beautiful energy wrapped in human form, your fear and “otherness” will disappear and you will experience deep belonging and fellowship.” – Radha Agrawal

If you feel as though your energy has been muted or your fire is dimmed, know that you don’t have to feel this way forever.

You see, our energy defines us and the people we surround ourselves with help shape our energy! Yes, everyone and anyone who you spend a lot of time with shapes your energy. Think about it, when you’re around that one friend that constantly is complaining about her job, relationship or other melodrama, don’t you sometimes go home completely depleted and lacking any energy?

Now on the other side of this, think about a friend that completely lights you up! They ooze positivity amidst the chaos of life, always emitting radiance and happiness because they’ve found that within themselves. Your conversations with each other bring you life – literally! The cloud that was once over your head following you around is now replaced by the sun as it beams down on you.

This is the feeling and type of energy you should actively surround yourself with.

It’s either energizing or completely depleting – you choose!

Our bodies are incredible. How we choose to take care of them is so important. Your “diet” is not just the foods you eat but also how much you sleep, how often you move your body and also who you allow into your energetic bubble.

You can think of energy through these different words – maybe they resonate with you better, maybe they don’t!

Vibration. Spark. Spirit. Attitude. Presence.

All of this to say that ENERGY is the most potent human attribute available to us and we need to pay closer attention to it.

“Energy is a great equalizer in life. It doesn’t matter what you do for a living or how much money you have – the energy YOU put out is the energy YOU get back! Negative energy breeds negative community. Positive energy breeds positive community. It is that simple”

Energy is the invisible backbone of our lives. It controls the way in which we perceive the world and how others perceive us! It quietly shapes our daily existence and it also controls our physical health! When we are stressed, hurt, angry or sad, we often become physically rigid. Our breath isn’t as slow and fluid and our bodies don’t heal as rapidly as normal because we are in this suffocating fight or flight response.

In order for our bodies to heal – physical, mental and even emotional bodies – we must do our best to stay energy positive in order to maintain relaxed muscles, easy breath, and calmer, happier lives.

Take a moment right here to gently tune in to your “Energetic Meter”.

Are you feeling as though your energy gas tank is on E? When was the last time you filled up your tank with nourishing, positive, healthy energy? When was the last time you relaxed? Are you eating well? What are you doing right now to energize yourself?

If you’re mind had a difficult time answering these questions or you feel as though you’re constantly giving and giving without receiving anything in return – it could mean that you’re due for an energetic reset.

Here at Heal. in Altamonte Springs we believe that you, yes you, are so capable of living your best life – day in and day out. When the weight of the world is on your shoulders however, that statement seems a little far fetched.


Just as your car needs frequent maintenance to keep on going and running smoothly, as do you!
You can’t expect to be living your life walking around on Empty! Why would you want to?


On the other side of stress there is a luscious green patch of self-care and self-kindness grass that is waiting for you. This radiant, abundant, joyful, open and healthy YOU that deserves to shine in the spotlight will finally be able to bloom and blossom.


If you’re looking to dive head first into your Energetic Reset journey, we’re here for you.


Know that we are always just one call away. If your body and mind are tired – yoga, massage, light and sound therapy, salt booth, CBD and meditation are all great tools that will assist in peeling away the layers of stress.


We look forward to relaxing with you!407-300-5364or send us an email at info@heal407.com

Do you wake up every day with a feeling of tension in your body that seems to get worse as the day goes on? Do you feel like you just can’t keep on top of everything you need to do, and you’re constantly “on edge” all the time?

If you answered “yes,” you’re not alone—everyone experiences stress and its associated symptoms from time to time, some of us more than others. The good news is that there are steps you can take to manage your symptoms naturally.

We all have special receptors called CB1 and CB2 that are part of the endocannabinoid system in our bodies. This system regulates functions that help to regulate appetite, mood, and even memory. Most of the receptors in this system are located in your brain and nervous system!

Even though CBD comes from the same place at THC, it doesn’t affect our brains in the same way – at least not directly! You won’t experience the psychoactive response that you would with THC.

Stress and pain are often connected. Cannabidiol can work in several ways to help reduce pain and stress simultaneously.

Knowing that stress and pain are often connected, Cannabidiol works in powerful ways to help reduce pain and stress at the same time.

With it being Stress Awareness month, we’re here to bring awareness to living in long-term state of stress can truly be so harmful to your health. Most people that experience chronic stress will come across issues with their immune system, digestive system and even cardiovascular system – are you starting to see how terrible stress can really be?!

Staying in the fight-or-flight mode for prolonged periods of time can actually cause cortisol to spike higher than normal and as it courses through our bodies, leaving traces of high inflammation and pain that exacerbate already existing health problems.

Everyone experiences stress from time to time, but some of us may not understand or recognize when it gets to the point where we need to seek help. Here are a few things to consider:

  • There are different types of stress and we all cope with stress differently.
  • Stress isn’t always bad! We can acknowledge some of it as good and use it as motivation!
  • Being stressed out does not mean you aren’t grateful. You might love your family or your job and still feel stress associated with these things.
  • Some of the most common triggers of serious stress are major events like the loss of a job, a breakup, a death, or an illness. Even the toughest or most relaxed person can be worn down by these life events.
  • War, assault, and natural disasters can also trigger temporary symptoms of severe PTSD and anxiety.

Here are some easy steps you can take to reduce your day-to-day stress:

  • Daily meditation. Just five or ten minutes a day can work wonders.
  • CBD oil. Regular doses of CBD oil can help improve stress and mood issues naturally.
  • Understand the source of your stress. When you know why you are stressed, you can take proper action to combat it.
  • Breathing exercises. Simply allowing yourself a timeout and taking deep breaths can lower your heart rate and help your brain “reset” fairly quickly when you’re feeling stressed.
  • Socialize! Social isolation can be a major contributor to stress.
  • Eat a balanced diet. Believe it or not, the food we eat can have a huge effect on our brains.
  • Limiting alcohol. Alcohol anxiety is a real problem, and it can happen whether you drink regularly or on occasion.

You can use CBD oil to bring a sense of peace and calm to relax you after a long day, and the best part is that it’s perfectly natural and non-addictive! In addition, all of Kat’s Naturals oils have been clinically tested for quality and safety.

Kat’s Natural’s RELAX and all of their other tinctures support restful sleep and ease the body and mind during times of stress.

THC Free: Drug test safe
Daily Use: OK
Cannabinoids: CBD And CBDv
Terpenes: Myrcene
Essential Oils: Wild Orange – Uplifting to the mind and body, Supports healthy immune function
Shipping: Ships nationwide

Their ingredients?! Critical CO2 Extracted CBD from American Grown Organic Hemp, CO2 Extracted Hops Oil, Sustainably Sourced Wild Orange Essential Oil!

You won’t find any added fillers or oils that the body has a difficult time processing.

Give us a call at 407-300-5364 with any questions regarding the CBD oil that might be best for you… you can also email us at info@heal407.com with any questions as well.

Have a great day!

Hi friends! How are you feeling today? I want you to take a few seconds to pause, close your eyes and truly ask yourself “How am I feeling?” It’s easy for our thinking mind to override how we feel, but it’s just as important for you to be in tune with your feelings as they play a big role in your overall well-being.

Mental health issues can affect your energy levels due to the fact that your body is using prolonged energy to process emotions. These conditions worsen when you are not eating, hydrating and resting so please be sure you’re putting loving energy into your body to support you!


I cannot express how grateful I am that Amare found it’s way into my life! I’ve began sharing these powerful mind and body balancing supplements with close friends that I can’t stand to see struggling with mental and emotional health issues any longer.


Amare’s FundaMentals Pack is such an important staple in my self-care routine on top of meditation, yoga and journaling – it’s like brushing my teeth!


I want to share with you how Amare has began to transform a close friend’s life through better sleep, the ability to handle stress and overall clarity:
“I feel good! Things I’ve noticed: when I fall asleep my heart doesn’t beat nearly as hard (usually it’s pounding during normal thoughts/thinking about certain things). I woke up with so much ENERGY and am actually leaving to work on time. Certain things have been crazy but I’ve been able to handle it well and not feel scattered. Like, if things need to be done I’m like okay… and I do it!”


Are you ready to say goodbye to brain fog, anxiety, lack of sleep and more? We’re here for you! Use this link to take your stress check-in assessment and set up a time to talk to us about your mental wellness goals and we’ll help you to get on the right path!


Life doesn’t have to be just going through the motions – you have the ability to live a fulfilling life and it all start’s right here.
We’re here for you. Give us a call at 407-300-5364 or email us at info@heal407.com anytime you need a friend to talk to. #AllTheHeals

Hi everyone! I wanted to share with you a special announcement of what we will now be offering at Heal. in Altamonte Springs!

4 words: Himalayan Salt Stone Massage. Yes, it is as heavenly as it sounds!

The benefits are amazing. You can literally see and feel the effects of the salt after one session. Your skin, body and mind will thank you! So how does it work?

The purpose of Himalayan Salt Stone Massage is to assist in bringing balance to the autonomic nervous system by strengthening the parasympathetic nervous system! Let’s break down those big words: your nervous system has two “settings”. 1) Fight or Flight and 2) Rest and Digest. In our day to day lives we spend a majority of the time in the “fight or flight” response through heightened stress, traffic, deadlines, obligations, and more. Your body is then not able to heal properly while in this state, which is why Himalayan Salt Stone Massages are here to save the day.

You see, the warmth of the Salt Stones activates the Parasympathetic Nervous System (rest and digest) where the environment for healing in your body is at it’s most optimal state. The human body is made primarily of water and salt and because Himalayan Crystal salt contains all 84 trace minerals and trace elements of which the body is made, it’s no surprise that our bodies respond so well to the powerful effects of a Himalayan Salt Stone Massage.

What makes Himalayan Salt Stone Massage so therapeutic are the negative ions that are produced to create a sense of peace and relaxation. What do negative ions do? Well, when there are too many positive ions in the body it leads to inflammation. Therefore, being massaged with the stones helps balance the positive ions with negative ions. This can help reduce inflammation. On top of the decrease of inflammation, the heat of the salt melts the tense and tight fascia to allow your massage therapist to go deeper into the muscles throughout your massage. Talk about deep, deep relaxation!

The salt stones used during your Himalayan Salt Stone Massage are smooth and will easily glide across your back. Some of the stones are shaped like hearts which definitely adds a loving essence to your massage, at least I think so!

Your skin will be left feeling refreshed and renewed. I can also guarantee you’ll have the best sleep of your life the night of your Himalayan Salt Stone Massage! Profound healing, unwinding and toxin release. Speaking of toxin release, did you know that the salt rocks placed on the soles of your feet during your Himalayan Salt Stone Massage can actually pull up toxins through sweat? Perfect for hangovers and jet-lag!

Click here to order your own Himalayan Salt Stones and Salt Lamps to either place in your bath to draw out toxins or to place inside your home to aid in detoxifying your living space with the same benefits that you’d experience during a Himalayan Salt Stone Massage: better sleep, improve mood, ease coughing, reduce allergies and inflammation!

If you’re ready to relieve stress, reduce your blood pressure, dive into serenity and improve overall well-being – don’t hesitate in reaching out to us to schedule your Himalayan Salt Stone Massage at Heal. in Altamonte Springs! We’re here for you!

407-300-5364 or email us at info@heal407.com

There’s no doubt that as we go through life our bodies natural mobility tends to wear and tear without us even realizing it until we wake up one day and feel like we’ve been run over by a truck. Day in and day out we don’t even realize the strain that we put our bodies through while working out, going on runs, driving misaligned, sitting for long hours, sleeping without proper support and SO many other factors that play into our aches and pains. The most important one being stress.

Stress is healthy in small doses believe it or not, but when you feel as though the weight of the world is on your shoulders – your upper back, mid back, low back and even your hips will definitely feel it! You know what I’m talking about…. those knots and achy spots all over the body can literally be created by stress, anxiety and much more.

Is there a way for you to experience complete and total pain/stress relief without having to rely on pharmaceuticals, steroid injections or pain relievers like Tylenol or Advil? The answer is YES. 100%. It’s a four letter word that you’ve probably heard before but turned away from… ready? *drum roll please* Y-O-G-A! YOGA!

Do you realize that your body has the ability to heal itself? That’s why we are so confident that adding in yoga into your wellness routine weekly and perhaps even DAILY can alter the state in which your body responses and adapts to stress.

Here’s why yoga at Heal. in Altamonte Springs is different than any other yoga you’ll take in studios around here:
3 words. Gentle, restorative and slow.

Yep, it doesn’t get better than that! Especially if you’re nursing an injury or have medical conditions that might prevent you from practicing yoga in any other type of setting.

At Heal. in Altamonte Springs, not only are our instructors attentive to your specific needs, but they all hold such profound knowledge of the body and the breath! The connection of mind to breath and then breath to body is such a powerful tool for healing.

When you’re out driving on those busy roads here in Orlando and in Longwood, Lake Mary or even Casselberry – you know very well that sometimes adrenaline or anger can kick in and heighten your cortisol and stress levels all the way up into the moon!

The moment you come to Heal., you’ll be taken care of from the moment your foot lands on the doormat to the moment that you exit. I want to share with you the benefits of each type of class that we offer at Heal. in order for you to hopefully gauge which class will be best for you.

Gentle Yoga – One hour of pure bliss. It’s as gentle as it sounds. There is hardly any weight bearing postures such as downdog or plank pose in this class as our goal and intention is to simply allow your body to lengthen, expand, stretch and release any stagnant and stale energy within the body. You can expect a well sequenced class that stretches and targets all the areas of your body – even those tiny muscles you never thought could play such a big part in your posture! We use a variety of props such as bolsters, blocks, straps and more!

Yin Yoga – A crowd favorite. Yin Yoga uses all the props listed above to ensure that your body is able to comfortably lay or sit in these restorative postures for longer duration’s of time (anywhere from 1-3 minutes depending on the pose) – in order for the connective tissue and fascia in the muscles to lengthen and release tension! Each yin yoga class is designed to lengthen and stretch each portion of the body, from head to toe, in order to increase mobility through the joins!

Yoga Basics – For those newer to the practice of yoga and looking to build a stronger foundation, this is the class for you! Each yoga basics class utilizes all props listed above as well as specific alignment cues to ensure that you are always practicing in a safe and mindful manner. This class tends to build a little bit more body heat as you work through balancing postures, standing postures and even some core exercises! Safe and suitable for all ages, levels and bodies! Only at Heal. in Altamonte Springs.

So there you have it! Three different classes for you to improve your mobility! I want to ask you… which is better, incorporating a beautiful, challenging yet relaxing physical program into your life that can help you maintain mobility despite the ravages of time, or maintaining status quo and becoming a number in the hip replacement statistic? Of course, practicing yoga can’t guarantee you will never have any health issues or replacements, but I can promise you that with a regular yoga practice, you will be able to gain (or regain) mobility that you thought was gone forever. When you bring a regular yoga practice into your life, you will experience more energy, deeper breaths, even more, strength than you thought you would ever be able to accomplish.  Along the way, with a regular yoga practice here at Heal. in Altamonte Springs, you will even create relationships with new friends along the way to help encourage and motivate you on your wellness journey.

If you are thinking about yoga, or if you are tired of being tired and sore, and stiff every day, I invite you to come check out a class at Heal. today.  We are conveniently located in the heart of east Altamonte Springs, near the Sunrail station, sandwiched in between Rooms To Go Express and Calico Corners on East Altamonte Drive! In as little as one hour a few days a week, you can change your life.  Let us show you how.

Call us with any questions at 407.300.5364 – we’re here for you!
#AllTheHeals

As I was sitting here peeling an orange (literally), I knew in today’s blog post I wanted to talk about the power of stillness and softness but wasn’t sure how to start. It’s always those moments where you least expect it that bring such great insights. Just as you peel back the layers of an orange to get to the juicy and soft center, so do we as humans need to learn how to efficiently peel back the layers that we’ve built overtime so to find our center – where we come back to our soft, balanced, receptive, trusting, and authentic self.

You’re probably reading this asking yourself “is she really comparing me to an orange right now?!”, and yes, I am! You see, over the years we have accumulated these layers of fear, stress, anxiety, doubt, guilt, anger, resentment, hurt, impatience, confusion and so on, that we forget that at the root of EVERYTHING – we are simply love! It is in our innate nature to be love. Your name might be Jack or Jill, and you might hold on to the image of who everyone else thinks you are – but you are LOVE. When you are at your most still, quiet and authentic YOU – you are love embodied in human form. Cool, huh?

Let’s take a deeper look at how these layers came to be. A lot of the time, the layers we build upon ourselves come out of wanting to protect that part of ourselves that we see as vulnerable, at high risk for getting hurt, being judged, or not being accepted. Yet, that same part of yourself that you hide from the world IS the person who the world needs. When we allow, let’s say, anger, to be a layer that molds its self around our heart and body, we can’t fully allow any light or positive experience or energy to infiltrate into our heart.. or even into our life.

This can be applied to whichever “layer” rings true for you the most. For me, personally, the layer of doubt is slowly but surely the last layer to make it’s way out. So what have I done, that you can do too, to help peel back your layers? Well to start, get quiet. Yep, just sit or lay down with your eyes closed and BE. Breathe, feel your breath as it travels in and out of your nose, and then bring all of your awareness into your body. At first, this simple exercise of pressing pause can seem absolutely daunting to some people, but practice makes progress!

Let’s say for today you find 2 or 3 minutes of complete quiet and stillness. High five! This could be while you’re taking a shower, in your car before heading into work, or right before you close your eyes at night. In these precious and soft moments that you have, ask yourself these questions, ready?

  1. What layer of mine is preventing me from feeling fulfilled in life? (Boom, you recognize the layer that is blocking you from your blessings!)
  2. How long has this layer been present in my life? (Aha! Go as far far far far back as you can remember. What event or situation caused this layer to start forming? Did you grow up with strict workaholic parents that expected the same out of you? Or maybe you showcased your art at the middle school art show and got ridiculed by classmates? Or maybe you feel as though you were the reason for someone to be upset at you? Whatever it is, go to that place…)
  3. Am I able to forgive myself or (insert external person, place, situation, or circumstance here) for the development of this layer? Take nothing personally with this question. Just forgive. (Forgiveness yields compassion which yields love.)
  4. What action steps can I take TODAY to finally remove this layer, knowing that it is a work in progress and that I need to be patient? (Let’s say your layer is FEAR, what can you do today to step into and through your FEAR, to once and for all step into your authentic power and divinity? Don’t jump off a cliff.. unless that’s fun for you! I mean, do you have something to say to someone? If it scares you to say it, all the more reason to do it.)
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 with each of your layers.

And that’s it! You’ll eventually find yourself slowly aligning to your true self. The motivated, ambitious, organized, tenacious, passionate, loved, cheerful, powerful and friggin amazing YOU that you’ve always been. Once we can align ourselves from the inside, the outside (our career, relationships, hobbies, etc..) can also be in alignment.

Until next time, happy healing!
-Heal.

Hello All! Today I want to discuss a simple thing you can do to help control your stress levels with regulating your breath.

Learning breathing exercises and how to recognize our patterns of breathe during our daily lives is an easy way to take control of our stress levels! When you are feeling anxious, angry or agitated our breathing rate increases and affects our ability to remain calm and regulate stress. Focusing on our breathe allows us to stay in the moment and not be wrapped in whatever emotion that is threatening to take over.

When you are first starting out it can be difficult to stay focused on the breathe so I recommend finding a quiet place to steal 5 to 10 minutes to yourself. You start just by relaxing, taking full but gentle breathes and noticing how your body reacts to air entering and leaving your body. I normally place my right hand on my heart and left hand on my stomach to feel my belly rise and fall as I take a breathe.

After a few gentle cleansing breaths I start my actual exercise. There a multitude of breathing exercises to help the mind stay in the present and control your stress levels. My go to is Dr. Weil’s 4-7-8 Exercise.

● Place your tongue against behind your upper front teeth (you’ll keep it there the entire time)

● Exhale all the air from the lungs before you start

● Inhale quietly through your nose to the count of 4

● Hold your breath for the count of 7

● Exhale through your mouth to the count of 8, while making an audible ‘whoooosh’ sound.

● Repeat this cycle a total of 4 times.

If you are finding it hard to inhale/hold/exhale for that long feel free to shorten your counts-you can always add time back on once you feel more comfortable. If you get distracted don’t worry it’s totally normal- just find your way back to your breathe and start again.

This a great tool to have to help control your stress levels, practice mindfulness and even de-escalate emotional situations. If you are interested in learning other breathing techniques to help calm the central nervous system, set up a meditation session with Maria or come to one of our yoga classes. We can’t wait to relax with you!