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Does it seem like you would need a personal trainer and chef at your disposal to manage good health along with you other obligations? For many of us, living a healthful lifestyle might sound like a luxury beyond reach. However being healthy isn’t just for the rich and famous. Here are some great tips for making health a part of your overall lifestyle, regardless of how much time and money you can invest in it.

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New research indicates that the heart and the brain grew from the same embryonic parent cells. There is a stage in embryonic development in which the head literally bows to the heart. As the body develops and matures that connection remains intact in the form of 40 million neural cells that reside in the heart.

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Fitness is a wonderful health-boosting supplement to any physical illness treatment. Recovery from substance abuse is no exception. Everyone can benefit from some exercise and mental health care in their lives. A recovering addict can make their transition to sobriety a little smoother by supporting their healing body and mind.

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Grow tall!

This embryo comes to life only when the perfect alchemy of water, sun, and pressure from the earth creates a chemical reaction, relaying a message that it is time to shed its warm winter coat, grow tall, root itself in the ground, and GROW. Such initiations are not unlike the way my trainer uses gentle pressure to give me something concrete to push against, catalyzing untapped powerhouses of strength and flexibility within.

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What imagery do you associate with the sternum? Known for its role of protector of the heart, the sternum is connected to the collarbone and ribs by joints that are surprisingly rubbery and flexible.

Try this embodiment exercise to get the fascia around your sternum sliding and gliding with maximum joy and ease. Enjoy fearlessly flying through your day!

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Surrounded by all sorts of sweets, running in and out of airports, to and from large family meals, and during short winter days, it can be very challenging to stay in shape this time of year. Check this blog out for some suggestions on how to maintain your health during the hectic end of the year.

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Keep your brain young by doing Pilates!

The brain is a very powerful organ in movement. For many years now, studies have established the powerful effect imagining movement can have on our body. Athletes whose preparation for competitions includes mentally imagining the feat at hand achieve better results. Test subjects that imagined moving an immobilized limb lost significantly less muscle mass than those that did no imagery work. Yes, our mind can effect great change in our body.y is that?

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Much like the bones of the pelvis, which move along vertical and horizontal planes simultaneously, creating the shape of a figure eight as we walk, life is unfolding in more than one direction at once. If we keep dancing to its rhythm, we may trust that our lives and our bodies are taking shape just as nature intended.

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No one ever graduates from Pilates, having accomplished the highest feat with no where to progress. As instructors, it is our job to continue to challenge and progress our clients. Have you felt stagnant in your Pilates practice? Let’s explore how to continue to advance.

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The problem is being trapped into rigid and outdated beliefs that keep us thinking that change can’t be comfortable and challenging at the same time. When we let go of these old beliefs, a natural fluidity arises to take their place. Instead of a zone, we find ourselves in place of playful buoyancy, expansive enough for all there is.

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