By Debbie Yu, LAc, RYT In Chinese medicine, hypertension is often (or at least in part) associated with the Liver organ and meridian. The Liver is imperative in maintaining the free flow of qi throughout the body. Sometimes when the qi gets sluggish– e.g. from lack of exercise or stress – excess energy rises to … Continued
By Shannon Funk, RYT There can be many reasons for headaches, and any one headache’s cause can be multifactorial in nature; tension and stress, allergies, bad posture, lack of sleep or hunger and toxicity can all contribute to headaches. There are many aspects of yoga that can address headaches caused by all of these issues; … Continued
by Nichole Santoro, LAc Headaches from Excess of Yang in the Head (ie. headaches from high blood pressure, anger, stress, strong emotion) This type of head pain usually occurs at the temples or at the very top of the head if the blood pressure … Continued
Shannon Funk, RYT Have you ever wondered if you really saw what was going on? Or did you see what someone else saw; did you see something ‘eye to eye’? Or even the always interesting’ “Do you see what I am saying”? How do we see what someone is saying? Seeing is about vision, but it is also about … Continued
When you’ve been on the computer all day, you haven’t had enough sleep, and you feel an ache starting to build up behind the eyes, what do you do? Palming is one of the best things that you can do!
by Shannon Funk, RYT The muscles of your eyes and the nerves in your eyes can become weak, strained and can even degenerate, leading to a multitude of vision and other health problems. Being proactive can have huge benefits as far as keeping your eyes and your vision healthy and functioning optimally. Eating a healthy … Continued
by Petra Davis, RYT Spring is a great time to detoxify, and lighten the load on our organs. Gall bladder disease is often caused or exacerbated by poor diet, including processed foods and animal products. So this spring, you might consider a plant-based diet for the good of your gallbladder and your overall health. Plant-based … Continued
Hi Folks, This month is all about the gallbladder, and how it relates to digestion. Make sure to click the link below for a PDF version of the Apr 2014 Newsletter that is written monthly by AIM Staff. As always, we work hard to bring you the best health information possible around our monthly theme, and … Continued
by Patti Shelton, MD, RYT It’s the end of a long day, and you’re exhausted, but you feel too stressed and frazzled to sleep. Or you’re feeling like you really should do a yoga practice, but you simply don’t have the energy for downward dog. Restorative Yoga is perfect for these moments. Here are a few … Continued
Energy flows throughout our body through nadis or channels, an intricate system that connects at the chakra points and has storage points called ‘bandhas’.