#Just5Minutes – even in the OR! Calf raises are a great way to build strength in your feet, ankles, and calves. They also help keep blood from pooling in your legs, because when your muscles contract, they help pump your blood around your body (i.e. backup from your legs). One of the exercises that are thought to help with Dysautonomia/POTS symptoms, and even intermittent numbness in the feet, or on the part of a lower leg, are heel/calf raises. If you can’t stand to do them, even holding on to something, you can mimic the same exercise while sitting...Read More
Costa Rica Yoga and Meditation Retreat 2017 with Debbie Norris, Ph.D., and Jessie Norris Taylor “We will be staying at Pura Vida Retreat and Spa, in Allejuella Costa Rica. Pura Vida Spa in Costa Rica’s Central Valley is a beautiful estate surrounded by coffee plantations and breathtaking views of the valley below. Pura Vida is known for its delightful gourmet meals, outstanding accommodations extraordinarily gifted Healing Arts Spa Therapists and an impressionable team of staff members. Our Hatha yoga practices, led by TMC founders Debbie Norris and Jessie Norris Taylor, will include a blend of vinyasa flow yoga, as well as gentle and restorative yoga and meditation. Yogis of all levels of experience are welcome, and practices will be the lead in a way to meet each person at their level of comfort. So, whether you are an experienced practitioner or brand new to yoga, you will find both the opportunity to challenge yourself and to deeply relax and rejuvenate safely! For More Information Visit: http://www.themindfulnesscenter.org/retreats.html. Or, contact Jessie at Jessie@TheMindfulnessCenter.org“...Read More
Christine Mohrhaus Hale, M.D. is both a patient and physician. Last June, at Wellapalooza 2016, Christine shared her personal story about climbing out of “The EDS Spiral,” how she manages a full-time career as a physician working for one of the largest healthcare corporations in the country, and her top 10 things for how you can do it too. I knew Christine was amazing, but now the secret is out. Her presentation was nothing short of inspiring and uplifting. Oh and she’s also an aerial silks instructor and performer — all post-EDS/Psoriatic Arthritis/etc. diagnosis. In this clip, she’s discussing how...Read More
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