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5 Surprising Benefits of Ayurvedic Massage

At the mention of the word massage, thoughts of deep relaxation instantly arise. We all know how massages promote restoration, but did you know that they have many additional health benefits? This is especially true for Ayurvedic massages, a staple in ancient Indian healthcare. Ayurvedic massages provide proven, time-tested results for everything from increasing longevity …

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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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Yoga and Ayurveda: Exploring Two Transformative Practices

Yoga and Ayurveda are two inseparable sister sciences that stem from the Vedas. While the former leads us towards optimal physical health, the latter nourishes our spiritual connection. While both are incredibly helpful on their own, their true potential is only realized when they are combined. For example, an Ayurvedic lifestyle without a yoga practice …

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Hooked on a Feeling

Many people probably can’t remember that song from the 70’s. I know I’m dating myself. I’m actually “hooked” on what it means to be hooked into a particular feeling state: hooked on a feeling. I was recently in a conversation with friends who spoke about obsessing over some situation. It reminded me that humans are …

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Aging in the Middle

I posted a question on Facebook this past week: “What’s been the greatest gift to you, so far, in growing older?” I was blown away by the number of thoughtful, funny and inspiring responses that came in. Clearly, I’m not alone in finding both challenge and gratitude in the process of aging. The desire to …

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