Stress, we all feel it- we all have bills to pay, deadlines to meet, and relationships to navigate. The stressors of our everyday life, no matter how mundane and normalized they might seem, trigger our bodies “flight or fight response.”

When we are overexposed to these stressors like high stress jobs, interpersonal drama, financial worries, our bodies may get stuck in the flight or fight mode causing chronic stress.

The longer we experience chronic stress the worse it is for our bodies and minds. 43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress and over half of all doctors visits are for stress related complaints or aliments.

Chronic stress can cause high blood pressure, fatigue, anxiety, depression, digestive issues, tense muscles, sleep problems and more, it starts to take over our lives mentally and physically speaking.

Here at Heal. We address the mental and physical sides of your health, you cannot treat one without the other. That’s how our medicine cabinets fill up with anti-inflammatory meds, antidepressants, high blood pressure medication, etc.

We often only go seek remedies for our physical ailments while neglecting the mental aspects of what might be causing our pain. If you only treat physical ailments then you’ll end up in a never ending cycle of seeking treatments for temporary relief of pain. All of Heal.’s services offer both pain relief and relaxation to help maximize your time spent on self- care.

Give us call or text at 407.300.5364 or send us a Facebook message to request a free consultation to help personalize your self-care treatment.

Hi Friends, normally I discuss a topic that is new to me and possibly to you so we can learn together! This week I want to talk about something familiar to me- Yin Yoga. Yin has changed the way I think about yoga.

I still remember my first yoga class, I signed up for a basic flow class. Many years ago, I changed into my newly purchased yoga pants and just prayed I wouldn’t fall over. To be honest that’s what I was focused on throughout most of the class, trying to stay up right and make my poses look anything like what the teacher was doing. I know some of you might have experienced something similar before.

As I continued my practiced I stumbled upon Yin Yoga. Yin allowed me to slow down, stay in the present, not worry about the next pose or how my current pose looked. I really connected with my body while nourishing joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia.

Yin yoga is strain and pain free. With gentle movements and plenty of props you never put too much pressure on your body while holding a deep relaxing stretch.This class will have you on the floor most of the time, using as many props as needed while holding poses. You hold each pose long enough to allow the joints and fascia to release, helping to reduce pain in your daily life and inject more confidence into your flow classes!

This mixture of extended poses and breathing is perfect for any beginner who hears the word yoga and thinks “I can’t do that” or “I am not flexible enough.” Yin is all about you and meeting you on your level. We hope to see you at our next Yin class – click here to sign-up/check out pricing and memberships.