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Charmaine assisting a Life's a Gift student with a pose in the Yoga Asana - Heat & Breath workshop

Yoga Asana ~ Heat & Breath

Two of the fundamental pillars of Yoga Asana are Heat and the Breath. Heat ~  When you heat the body it becomes pliable. The combination of motion and breath in yoga builds healing heat that burns away tension (stuck energy). Muscular motion creates heat that softens your tissue and makes you malleable. Heat heals, heat […]

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Is Gluten-Free Good for You?

According to many health experts there is no proven benefit for going gluten-free, unless you’re one of a small number of people whose bodies can’t digest the protein, or are sensitive to it. For people with celiac disease gluten triggers an autoimmune response that damages their intestines. Others are sensitive to gluten and experience some […]

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How to Live a Healthier Life

New research shows that yoga is a valuable therapeutic tool for many health conditions. According to the study, 6.1%, or nearly 14 million Americans, say that a doctor or therapist has recommended yoga to them. Nearly half of all adults agree that yoga would be a beneficial if they were undergoing treatment for a medical […]

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Optimal Health and Happiness

Ayurveda means Knowledge of Life. It is the world’s oldest, most complete and time-proven healing science, originating in India more than 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda addresses the root causes of disease, not just the symptoms, and treatment is without side effects. How can Ayurveda help me to achieve optimal health, inner peace and happiness? Ayurveda […]

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Charmaine riding in the MS 150

The BP MS 150 Houston to Austin Bike Ride

Yes I’m signed up again, mostly because I love to ride and training for this 2-day event gets me out on the road. But there’s more: I am participating in the BP MS 150 Houston to Austin bike tour to raise money to help fund research into the cause, treatment and cure for multiple sclerosis […]

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