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Sticking to Your Resolutions

Sticking to Your Resolutions

It’s February and I’m making resolutions. I’m an acupuncturist, so I could say that I’m working on the Chinese calendar. But the truth is that any time inspiration strikes is the time to make resolutions or declarations.

There is a reason that I’m letting everyone know about mine. I’ll explain why in a minute. Here they are:

  1. At least five minutes of meditation a day. Om.
  2. Daily yoga asana practice. Practicing most days is not at all like practicing every day.
  3. Yoga teacher training! I am committing to the upcoming Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Garden starting in September.

It is my hope that you will begin and/or continue to set new stretchy goals for yourself in your health and in every other domain. And once you have resolved yourself to a new goal or action, I hope you tell everyone who will listen. Have your support network work for you to help keep on track. By being accountable to someone outside of yourself you will be much more likely to follow through.

I am sharing my particular resolutions not because my resolutions are so important that you should know about them. I’m sharing because I hope that it will inspire or encourage you to do the same.

Sometimes people stick to their resolutions and sometimes they don’t. What new stretchy resolutions and goals are you taking on in your life? I’d love to hear about them, so please let me know by leaving a comment!

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Introduction to Ayurvedic Medicine

Ayurvedic Medicine

Yesterday I was fortunate to get to sit in on a presentation by Reuben Schooler introducing ayurvedic medicine. Ayurvedic medicine (or simply ayurveda) is an ancient Indian practice of medicine. Reuben is a practitioner of ayurvedic medicine, a yogi and registered yoga teacher, and a licensed massage therapist.

Ayurveda is the only currently practiced medical system that may actually pre-date Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. I have been curious to learn more about ayurveda for some time, so I was really excited for this opportunity.

With only a couple of hours to present on thousands of years of medical history Reuben had quite a challenge before him. I thought he did a great job that left me wanting to know more. I came away with a lot of respect for the food-based therapies of ayurveda especially.

Reuben, thank you so much for generously sharing of your time and knowledge.

Readers, if you have a personal experience with ayurvedic medicine I’d love to hear about it. Did it work for you? What was the experience of treatment like? Please leave a comment below.

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Congratulations Dharma Richards!

Dharma Richards

Just a quick note of congratulations to my friend and yoga teacher, Dharma Richards. She was the Grand Prize winner of Yoga Bear‘s “Cinemasana” contest.

If you have a yoga practice, definitely check out Dharma Richard’s YouTube Channel, where she posts videos that will help you in your practice of asanas. She also posts some really nice guided meditations there. It’s a great free yoga resource.

And for those in or near Apex, NC, definitely check out her studio – Yoga Garden.

To see if acupuncture might be right for you, give us a call at our Durham location or you may call us at 919-228-8448. If you find it easier to make an appointment online, you can simply click here to use our online schedule to set up a free face-to-face consultation.