Boost Your Immune Health: Ways to Support the Body’s Defenses

The new year brings new opportunities: perhaps a new start on goals we have been pondering, or maybe a new angle on something we previously hoped to accomplish. This time of year also follows occasions when many of us have been celebrating the ...

Exercise as Medicine

When we hear the term “medicine,” we typically think of a chemical compound that is ingested, whether it is pharmaceutical or herbal. Only in recent years have Americans started to think of exercise as medicine. In 2007, the American College of Sports Medicine and the ...

Stretch, Relax and Connect: Yoga Retreats Tap into Energy of People and Place

Yoga retreats can be spiritual experiences that focus the practice and enrich present-day reality. They help attendees delve deeper into their mindfulness, reminding them that no matter where they are on their journey, it is their own. Attending a yoga retreat combines ...

Moving Parts: Use Your Body to Stay Healthy

There’s no doubt that regular exercise is an important component of a vibrant life. Even knowing that, “exercise” can sound to some like a dirty word; it sounds like something we mustdo—along with working for a living and cleaning the house—before we can make ...

Tai Chi for Body and Mind: A Simple Guide to an Enigmatic Practice

The ancient Chinese martial art known astai chi chuan (also spelled taijiquan) is currently experiencing a renaissance as people search for fitness alternatives that can heal both body and mind. Tai chiis a low-impact movement art form that has always been popular with ...

Movement as Meditation: Community Dance Events Flourish

While dance is timeless and universal, during the past decade new movement practices have exploded around the world as healing modalities, spiritual practice and collective act of self-expression. Descriptors like conscious, mindful, meditative, therapeutic, healing, ...