Spine Activation to Feed the Mind

Keeping your spine flexible and mobile is not only good for your body but it’s actually improving your cognitive functioning. Dr. Roger Sperry, Nobel Prize Recipient for Brain Research, tells us that “90% of the stimulation and nutrition to the brain is generated by the movement of the spine.” If you find yourself sitting for […]

Newsflash November 2012 – COPD

This time of year can be especially difficult for anyone managing chronic lung disease (COPD), particularly if you live in a colder climate. Cold, dry air irritates sensitive airways resulting in bronchospasms and shrinking airways, making it difficult to breathe. Irritants cause inflammation of the membranes and excessive mucus production. While these symptoms can be […]

Newsflash July 2015- Restoring Health Through Breathing

Ideas For Restoring Health by Mary Ann Wilson, RN This past week Gretchen and I attended an all-day seminar on the Science of Recovery and Restoration presented by Dr. Kimberly  Byrd-Rider, a board certified physical therapist. We learned so many exciting exercises, especially with regard to breathing. Although we associate breathing with the process of […]

Good Posture is a Habit

If there’s one common physical weakness between people of all ages it would be poor posture. With the advent of technology in the form of computers, gaming devices, cell phones and i-pads, slumped shoulders, rounded backs and forward heads are no longer a condition reserved for the aging. The problems associated with this condition are […]

Breathing Exercises

Are you a belly breather or a chest breather? Most of us have developed poor habits that have turned us into shallow chest breathers.  If you’ve been fortunate enough to train yourself to become a belly breather, you’ve discovered some important physiological benefits that work to improve your health in many ways. The Diaphragm The […]

The Power of Deep Breathing

DEEP BREATHING EXERCISES Have you ever heard someone say “It’s important to stop and smell the roses?”  While it’s true we all need to step back from the frenetic everyday pace, what I tell my viewers is stop and take a deep breath. Breathing is something we all take for granted and yet by breathing […]