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Yoga Explained

A beginners guide to start yoga and promote personal well-being

Heal Body & Being is a space dedicated to empowering individuals to understand, heal and take care of their body, mind and spirit through physical therapy, yoga, and meditation through the exchange of knowledge and experience. Through this blog I will be going through discussion topics and methodologies relating to yoga, fitness, health and well-being.

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906, 2020

Understanding the Science of Meditation Part 2: Meditation, Neuroplasticity and Changing the Brain

Written by Sylvie LeThis is part two of a two-part series that explores developing areas of scientific research into meditation. Click here for part one on brainwave states and meditation.No doubt one of the most significant –– if not THE –– most significant scientific research into the benefits of meditation and mindfulness centers around neuroplasticity. So meditation can actually change the shape and structure of the brain, which changes how we think and feel, altering our consciousness... Hang on, let’s take a step back.This all sounds wonderful, but in my experience I have found that, on occasion, the term neuroplasticity

906, 2020

Understanding the Science of Meditation Part 1: Brainwave States and Meditation

Written by Sylvie Le This is part one of a two-part series that explores developing areas of scientific research into meditation. Click here for part two on neuroplasticity and meditation. Something that has always fascinated me about my experience of practicing yoga, meditation and pranayama, is that I felt changes in my mind, body, health and general wellbeing, before I had any understanding of their physiological effects. As a Physical Therapist I am interested in how things function, and understanding the inner mechanisms of the body. Part of my decision to study Physical Therapy was because I loved sports and

2605, 2020

Why Taking a Deep Breath Can Do Wonders for Your Health

Written by Sylvie LeThe most important thing I learned in the first yoga classes I ever took was not how to work with the body or even the mind, but the power of a good, long, deep breath.I now know why working effectively with the breath – whether that’s just improving how you breathe on a day-to-day basis, or using specific breathing techniques – is literally transformative. It affects important systems in the body that influence us physically, emotionally and psychologically.In yoga, pranayama, Sanskrit for ‘breath control’, is the name given to a range of breathing practices. It’s mentioned in

1205, 2020

A Beginners Guide to Meditation

Meditation is an ancient practice, that can take many different forms. It can be overwhelming to know where to begin, but this guide is here to help! I cover some meditation essentials and common questions, as well as a step-by-step guide that will get you started with your own practice.What is meditation? Is it the same as mindfulness? And why should we meditate?A word that has become synonymous with contemporary meditation, is mindfulness. But how are these two ideas related?The American Psychological Association (APA) defines mindfulness as:‘a moment-to-moment awareness of one’s experience without judgment’This definition tells us that mindfulness is

1712, 2018

Medical Therapeutic Yoga

As a Physical Therapist (PT), I have observed the compounding effect that comorbidities such as heart disease, diabetes, indigestion, fatigue, stress, anxiety, and depression have had on people suffering from acute injury, degenerative diseases, and chronic pain. These experiences have assured me that people are more than just their bones, muscles, soft tissues and nerves. Their bodies are intimately connected to their minds, and together they make up a complex, dynamic, neurological ecosystem that must be well balanced in order to heal, sustain itself and thrive. The delicate relationship between the body and mind is multifactorial, and the prevailing biomedical

Yoga Is A Way Of Life

Find out how you can embrace the lifestyle and take the next steps toward becoming your best self. For questions on where to begin, how to implement a practice, or deal with any personal obstacles or barriers you may be currently experiencing, please contact Sylvie directly!

Find out how you can embrace the lifestyle and take the next steps toward becoming your best self. For questions on where to begin, how to implement a practice, or deal with any personal obstacles or barriers you may be currently experiencing, please contact Sylvie directly!

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