by Lisa Breitenwischer, CHHC, ERYT-500, AADP
Summertime in Traditional Chinese Medicine is the most yang time of year and is ruled by fire. Life energies are at their peak. Summer in TCM is the season associated with the heart and the small intestine.
When we are properly balanced, the heart circulates oxygen rich blood through out the body and assures proper assimilation in the beginning stages of digestion in the small intestine. Mental acuity is associated with the heart therefore memory, thought processes, and emotional well being are also attributed to the heart and the fire element. When the fire element… Read More
April 14-21, 2018
Join Lisa Breitenwischer (E-RYT 500, HHC) & Barbara Cole (Stress-Relief Specialist, Gong Master/Teacher) on this all-inclusive yoga retreat & adventure: spending 4 nights in the Mayan Mountains followed by 3 nights on a Private Island. This provides you with the very best of Belize: breathtaking Outdoor Yoga with Lisa, Gong Meditation with Barbara, Maya Ruins, Jungle Adventures & the 2nd Largest Barrier Reef in the World!
$2,395 per person, double occupancy for registration prior to 8/31/17. $2,495 after 8/31.
– 4 nights in pristine jungle
– 3 nights on private island in Caribbean
– All meals
– All… Read More
by Lisa Breitenwischer, CHHC
Anyone who has tried to lose weight and keep it off knows how difficult the task can be. Why is this?
Weight loss often leads to declines in our resting metabolic rate, or how many calories we burn at rest, which makes it hard to keep the weight off. Resting metabolic rate (RMR) refers to all of the biochemical activity going on in your body when you are not physically active. It is this metabolic activity that keeps you alive and breathing, and very importantly, warm. For most people, 80% of the calories we expend each day… Read More
by Emy Breitenwischer, B.S. Food Science & Nutrition, Concentration in Dietetics
With the summer months coming up, people love to spend time outdoors soaking up the sun. Whether it’s lying by the pool or working up a good sweat exercising outside, exposure to high temperatures (mix in some humidity) can lead to electrolyte imbalance, including dehydration. According to research, about 60-75% of Americans don’t drink enough water daily. So how much should you be drinking each day? Aim for half your body weight in ounces (if you’re 140 lbs, drink around 70 fluid ounces/day).
Remember, thirst and dry mouth are not… Read More
By Lisa Breitenwischer, CHHC
Sound Meditation is the practice of deepening meditation with the use of sound and music.
For thousands of years, sound has been used in ancient cultures to ease anxiety and promote a sense of well being. Many cultures, religions and mystic traditions have celebrated the power of music to induce trance and meditative states, and expand one’s consciousness. Sufi mysticism, Kirtan or chanting, gospel singing— even the use of bells and harps at a cathedral.
Sound Meditation focuses on the use of ancient Tibetan instruments, particularly gongs and crystal singing bowls. It can also incorporate shamanic drums, hang… Read More