Author: Maura Utley

Yoga As Medicine

Yoga For Hip Bursitis


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When you have daily pain in your hip from arthritis (the loss of protective cushioning in the joint) or bursitis (inflammation of the joint lining), it can make doing everything from walking to climbing stairs to bending over a chore, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Starting your day with movement gets your

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Yoga As Medicine

Yoga For Stronger Feet


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When standing, your feet become your foundation. If you have weak feet, your foundation will be weak. Creating stronger, more resilient feet will not only strengthen your foundation, it will help your knees, hips, entire spine, and improve your posture. Ready to learn how? Enjoy these two videos courtesy of my friend and teacher, Dr.

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Case Studies, Yoga As Medicine

Your Brain On Yoga


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NBC – What Yoga Does For Your Brain A little downward dog action buffers stress, enhances cognition and keeps your noggin young. by Jessica Migala When you step out of a yoga class, no doubt you feel better from head to toe. Your muscles feel more relaxed, you may feel stronger, and then there’s the

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Meditation

Loving Kindness Meditation


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How to Do It This exercise draws on a guided meditation created by researcher Emma Seppala, Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. We recommend listening to the audio of this guided meditation in the player below; you can read more about it on Dr. Seppala’s website. We have included a script

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The 7 Chakras Your Energy System


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  In many spiritual and healing disciplines, and in the world of complementary medicine the word Chakra pops up quite a bit. Here’s our simple summary of the 7 Chakras that covers what a Chakra is, and what the Chakra System is all about. The 7 Chakras are the energy centres in our body in

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Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation – Scientific American


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Our minds are constantly sending thoughts and messages and sometimes the mind tells us scary and limiting things. We often don’t realize how often we’re in a constant state of chronic (negative) stress. That’s where meditation comes to the rescue. Meditation shuts down the fight or flight response (sympathetic nervous system) and brings the body

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Yoga As Medicine

Yoga as an antidote for “tech neck”


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Slumped shoulders and a forward head position aren’t just uncomfortable positions, poor posture carries an orthopedic risk that can harm your discs. Technology-induced degenerative disc disease is a real thing affecting all ages. Chiropractors are seeing more and more teens complaining of head, neck, back and shoulder pain thanks to our smartphones and other electronic

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Yoga Vs. Physical Therapy For Chronic Low Back Pain: Which Is More Effective?


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FORBES Contributer, by Robert Glatter, MD Excerpts from full article published June 2017 Now, a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that yoga was just as good as physical therapy for reducing pain and increasing mobility . The study followed 320 mainly low-income, racially diverse adults with chronic low back pain. The

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News

Seventh Inning Stretch


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CCNB, The Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Tideland Health present “Yoga Nite at the Ballpark” Although this event has already occurred, please allow me to express how grateful I am for the support this project received from our Grand Strand Yoga community, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Tidelands Health, Star 92.1 and my fellow co-workers at CCNB. 

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Fitness & Finance — A Lovely Pair?


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My work at CCNB was recently featured in the August edition of South Carolina Woman Magazine. Click this link to download the article. Achieving Balance – Tips To Improve Your Fiscal Fitness Here’s a snippet from the article, and be sure to click the link above and read more! The fitness industry and the world

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