Entries Tagged as 'Integrative Wellness'

By: Jes Gale, Yoga & Meditation Specialist

The Yamas, or “observances”, are one of the 8 limbs of yoga. There are 5 Yamas. I like think of them as: good guidelines for life. They’re good guidelines because they lead us out of darkness and into the light, or we might say: out of ignorance and into knowing. Aparigraha (uh-par-E-grah-ha) is the 5th of these guideline. It translates loosely to “non-greed”, “non-clinging”, “non-attachment” or “non-hoarding”. Aparigraha challenges our belief that something outside of ourselves will make us happy.

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By Lisa Frank, M.Ed., Wellness Counselor and Yoga Instructor

This Yama is often interpreted as celibacy, yet it could be said that it represents much more.  It is about creating a virtuous lifestyle, practicing self-control and moderation in all things, including control of one’s sexual desires and impulses.  Life is created through sex and is thus necessary for the survival of a species.  For some celibacy is their chosen virtuous lifestyle, but for most householders’ celibacy is not the aim. Rather than denying sexual pleasure try instead to engage in meaningful and respectful physical contact.  

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By Sheryl Brooks, R.N., Women's Health Expert
 

Have you considered the boost to how your work team would feel after venturing away from the office together?  You may find that the cost of group travel is more than offset by the improvement in how that team works together and what they take back to the workplace.

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Even though Ayurveda emerged more than 5,000 years ago in India, it's still a relevant, applicable system based on the laws of nature. See how balancing your doshas can lead to better health.
 

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Traveling can be both physically and mentally exhausting. Learn tips from four of our wellness specialists to help you eat right and become more mindful, active and relaxed when you are on-the-go. 
 

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