Tight shoulders? Try this

Tense, tight, and elevated shoulders are an epidemic. This tension is caused by stress and poor posture. The levator scapula is one of the muscles that elevate our shoulders. It's difficult to stretch but we can release it with a ball. Image by Birch Tree Wellness   Learning to relax and manage stress [...]

Relaxation Exercise

This is the relaxation exercise we do at our Relax and Meditate classes. It will help your body and mind relax. This audio is best listened to with headphones as it contains a background sound which is designed to stimulate Alpha Brainwaves, a relaxed mental state where the thoughts slow down.   Do [...]

The Personality Type Most Prone to Burnout

As a recovering stress junkie, I know first-hand how burnout feels. It's a horrible combination of complete physical exhaustion with an over-stimulated mind. The phrase tired and wired sums it up. Our mind is in overdrive and unable to stop while our body is begging us to slow down and rest. Burnout is usually the [...]

The Hidden Cause of Muscle Tension

People often ask me the best yoga pose for a stiff neck, sore back, or tight shoulders. But chronic muscle tension is not caused by a lack of stretching. The real cause of muscle tension is stress, and that stress is often emotional. Every time we bottle up our anger, we suppress our resentment, or [...]

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