Rest and Recovery are the most important and least understood element of any health and fitness program.
Slowing down matters deeply. Your body MUST fully recover from any and all challenges both to make the changes you are asking of it and then to maintain and function at its highest level. Ever been stuck at a plateau in your program? Are you giving your body the kind of rest it needs? Without adequate recovery, the body WILL NOT change and will in fact, break down.
Today, our biggest obstacle to Recovery is 21st century Stress.
Stress physically challenges the body and comes in many forms, from toxins in our food, our personal care products, our homes, pesticides, herbicides, the air indoors and outside, to the stress we create in our heads. The result is the same: a compromised body.
To tame stress and assist with Recovery, we endorse the following:
- Eat well.
- Remove the toxins from our indoor environment by cleaning with water and Norwex Products. Sanitize without toxic chemicals. We use and sell the products in the studio.
- Use organic skin care products. Our preferred provider is Neals Yard Remedies. We use and sell the products in the studio.
- Learn stress-management and relief using the Power of Calm system and add our evening classes to unwind from work.
- Schedule regular tissue work. Your body will hold toxins in your tissues, and block the flow of nutrients. Our partner is The Healing Touch of the Dove.
- Chiropractic care. Regular care will keep your nervous system humming efficiently. Our partner is SweetLife Chiropractic Care.
The Power of Calm
The 21st century version of chronic stress is literally killing us.
Learn how a calm mind and body can have a powerful effect on your health and fitness. Register for our free workshop HERE.
Neals Yard Organic Remedies
Toxins surround us and create a clear challenge to our health. Remove a toxin, and you both eliminate a potential carcinogen, and free up the body’s energy for something else.
It takes less than 20 seconds for something you’ve applied to your body to be absorbed by the your skin, the body’s largest organ. Let’s keep it clean. Neal’s Yard is the best we’ve found. We have samples in the studio and we use the products in the studio. To order, click here.
Take all the cleaning toxins out of your home or office environment. Here’s a challenge: read the label of your favorite cleaning product. Does it say to wear gloves? Does it say to leave on the surface for 2 minutes before wiping off? How many people do that?
Use the Norwex products we use in the studio, and you can clean everything–pick up molecules as small as bacteria and viruses–using only water. To order, click here.
Join our Friday evening Yoga for Beginners class and learn to release your body and your mind. This class is perfect whether you are a beginner or a seasoned practitioner. Our instructor creates a custom experience for each participant. You WILL relax. What a great way to start your weekend! Schedule HERE.
Your tissue needs to be maintained in a hydrated and flexible state. Join us every month for our Roller workshop and our Stretching workshop and you’ll learn important self-care. But these do not take the place of professional care.
Scheduling regular professional massage is an important part of recovery. We recommend our partners: Denise Johnson for massage at Muscles-N-Motion, Greg Eisenberg for massage at Sports Symmetry Massage, and Iris Mack for tissue work and massage at Healing Touch of the Dove.
We will partner with your Chiropractor to bring your body back to an aligned and efficient state.
With an aligned back and neck, your nervous system is operating at full capacity. Core strengthening with us makes your adjustments last longer.
Our preferred partner is SweetLife Chiropractic. Dr. Lee is not a traditional chiropractor. He specializes in upper cervical work, and he is interested in healing the root cause of the problem. If you do not already have a chiropractor, we encourage you to call SweetLife for a free consultation.