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“Health is not mere absence of disease. It is the dynamic expression of life”

 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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What is EFT?

EFT means “Emotional Freedom Techniques” and is a powerful self-help method based on research showing that emotional trauma contributes greatly to disease. Clinical trials have shown that EFT tapping is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. Once the distress is reduced or removed, the body can …

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Your Energy Body is Like Your Car—It Needs a Regular Oil Change

  Is your energy low? Do you feel drab despite the sun shining so brightly outside? Do you feel stuck in your head with old stories and ruminations running over and over again? Do you feel like the stress in your job or at home is somehow in your pores–and even out to the very …

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A Qigong Practice to Release Stress & Trauma with Master Mingtong Gu

  Deeply connect and renew your life energy with Master Mingtong Gu. This Wisdom Healing Qigong practice helps to reduce energetic stress, promote the release of tension, and enhance your health. If you would like an in-person experience of harnessing more energy with Master Mingtong Gu, you can join us at our center in the …

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Tapping and Dreaming

Heal Yourself with Tapping and Dreaming

Would you like to tap into your own powers of self-healing? Do you ever use your dreams for healing guidance? You have powerful tools at your fingertips for self-healing. Start with a dream diary and write down a health-related question that you would like an answer to from the dreamworld. Tap yourself to sleep with …

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Endorphins: Qigong is as Good as Chocolate

Emotions occur in the mind and body. Emotional states accompany the synthesis of neuropeptides, the chemicals of the emotions, sending them flowing to various parts of the body. This explains why we feel profound restfulness when the mind is contented, a queasy stomach when we are anxious, or a racing heart when we are in …

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Back Pain

In House: Healing Back Pain with the Feldenkrais Mehod

  Are you in the 80%?  80% is the alarming number of Americans who will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Besides the huge economic cost of lost work hours, medical treatment and drugs (as high as $240 billion a year!), it means there is an awful lot of unhappiness in …

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Neil Kagan on his Reiki Journey

Why might somebody feel called to take a Reiki class? In my experience, there are generally four categories: You have a need for yourself You have a need for someone else You are in the Healing business (massage therapy, chiropractic, etc) You love the subject of energy work and other similar modalities Taking healing into …

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Loving Yourself by Getting Organized

  “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone” – Pablo Picasso   Do you struggle with: Procrastination Clutter Overwhelm Disorganization Being late Guilt over not getting things done or not following through with commitments Anxiety over things like taxes and bills being late   While some personality types …

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In House: How Tobi Gold Discovered Reiki

I came to Reiki through teaching Yoga. For years, as I ended a class and people were resting in Savasana, I would place my pointer fingers in the center of my student’s foreheads and spread a little oil. Student’s would often remark, “I really liked the energy I felt from your hands!” I was not …

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Chronic Pain & Yoga: A Physician’s Perspective

Pain is something we all feel at some time in our lives. If we are fortunate, the source of the pain is treated properly, and the pain is only short term and goes away quickly. But sometimes, with pain that is difficult to manage, discomfort can persist for months at a time. In those circumstances, …

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