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What is Missing From Your Education?

What is Missing From Your Education?

https://youtu.be/tVhislawibs I’m in the midst of witnessing my kids in cyber schools, and let me tell you, education is really overrated. As an Asian American, I come from a background and culture where education is highly valued. But today I find myself wondering, if...

Leveraging the Power of Your Mind

Leveraging the Power of Your Mind

https://youtu.be/e7SFdzIlTiY Hey everyone, I hope you had a great Labor Day! The vacation experience feels and looks very different this year, so I've personally opted to hike the local mountain trail. Boy, was it full of people wanting the same thing, as there were...

Revolt Against the Status Quo

Revolt Against the Status Quo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6YllKceS9o Hey everyone! This weekend, I spent time getting trained on transcendental meditation.  I've been a wannabe meditator for a very long time, over 2 decades!  While it's significantly impacted my life, the recent...

Importance of the Whole Body System in Yoga

Importance of the Whole Body System in Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_f3BDOlZLw Hey Yogis! I've been teaching a lot more lately both at our wellness center as well as for our Autoimmune clients. My head is full of ideas about how to up level the practice even more. In general, the practice of Yoga has...

Core Values and Core Activation in Yoga

Core Values and Core Activation in Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrC8B9Quy6U&feature=youtu.be Hey everyone, in case you didn't know already, my name is Dr. Connie. I’m a professional student with over 20 years of clinical experience and advanced degrees in Psychology, Nutrition, Physical Therapy,...

Foundations of Functional Yoga Medicine

Foundations of Functional Yoga Medicine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzyQLwoXR4s Hey everyone! I have an insatiable curiosity that keeps me constantly looking for better and more innovative ways to do my work.  I've always hated being average and striven for excellence all my life. I am becoming...

Using Breath to Bridge the Mind and Body

Using Breath to Bridge the Mind and Body

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-TALFG3XhQ&feature=youtu.be Hey everyone. To me, Yoga is a self-healing journey to tap into your core being.  Those of you who are reading this are the cream of the crop. You are committed to seeking new and better ways...

Yoga as Functional Medicine

Yoga as Functional Medicine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12E-9tuLzZ8 Greetings everyone.  I hope all of you are doing well.  I can barely contain the excitement for the upcoming Yoga Mastery workshop I'm hosting in our private Facebook group. It's completely free, so if you are a...

Standing for Something Greater in Yoga

Standing for Something Greater in Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXhl9eVBL3U When I began practicing Yoga over 25 years ago, I did so with a DVD of Kathy Smith and Rod Stryker.  Internet was not a thing back then. So, if I wanted to practice, I had to turn to my DVD selection.  There were...

Yoga Teacher to Yoga Practitioner

Yoga Teacher to Yoga Practitioner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDj_7SLuKIM It's been almost four months since COVID-19 shut down our business.  As an owner of a wellness Yoga center, the pandemic posed a real threat to it during its closure. Now in Georgia, all Yoga centers are asked to...

Exploring the Eight Limbs of Yoga

Exploring the Eight Limbs of Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5X6Jl71kdU Yoga is many things to many people.  The truth is that whatever Yoga serves for you at this moment is exactly what it is.  Many westerners refer to Yoga as a sacred practice to aspire to. However, according to...

Benefits of Hot Yoga

Benefits of Hot Yoga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJY_2tdqH8c Hey everyone, hope you are having an amazing week! During the COVID-19 crisis, I've seen close friends, family and patients become affected by this infectious virus.  I marvel at how this pandemic has changed our lives....

Establishing a New Normal: Your Ideal Future

Establishing a New Normal: Your Ideal Future

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6vMQjUuHJg Hey Yogis, I hope you are having a wonderful week. There’s so much going on in the world that it’s hard to keep up with all the changes. With the shelter-in-place order lifting in most parts of the world, some are venturing...

Is Coronavirus Stress Affecting Your Life?

Is Coronavirus Stress Affecting Your Life?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaAjKwVBBP0 For the last few days, I‘ve been reading all that I can about the impact of COVID-19, or the coronavirus. My concerns about the business, students, teachers, patients, kids, and the unknown future all converged to create...

Is Ego Interfering With Your Yoga Practice?

Is Ego Interfering With Your Yoga Practice?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUsnuG32P7s The first pillar of the Alkaline Method™ is Anchor.  Being anchored means having a firm basis or foundation.  In the context of the Alkaline Method™, it requires detachment from who you think you are, the “ego”.   Detachment...

Chakras and Their Effect on Self Healing

Chakras and Their Effect on Self Healing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXtcVSyeZm8 We’ve all heard about chakras. But what do we really know about the truth of what chakras are? There’s a significant divide between the perception of chakras today vs how they were regarded in the Yogic history.  ...

Safe Detox for Disease Reversal and Prevention

Safe Detox for Disease Reversal and Prevention

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANk8BEPQ5L8 If you are like most and have a difficult time with losing weight and gaining muscle, or you have fatigue, stress, and lack of motivation, you are not alone. I believe many of us live our lives with a false sense of health....

7 Things to Know for Optimal Thyroid Health

7 Things to Know for Optimal Thyroid Health

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AtkagBzl2A It seems every other patient has thyroid issues these days.   Because every cell in the body has receptor sites for thyroid hormones, these hormones play an important role in our overall health.  They play a central...

What Does Being Healthy Look Like?

What Does Being Healthy Look Like?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvQ60uBfJ6k Being healthy means different things to different people.  But what I can tell you is that health is no longer just an absence of disease. The truth is that many of you are not “healthy”. This is so simply because we...

What is the Alkaline Method?

What is the Alkaline Method?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PccufS6Z4MM Hey everyone, I hope you are off to a great start for this new decade ahead of us. My team and I have been so excited to see all the new faces at our center and are so encouraged by the transformations taking place. It truly...

Recalibrate Your Brain for Health and Happiness

Recalibrate Your Brain for Health and Happiness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D62-ASR2M8 We all want things in life.  We want to lose weight, be fit, make more money, have successful careers, etc.   But when we really tune into what we want, ultimately we all want happiness. We think we will be happier when we...

Health is an Investment, Not an Expense

Health is an Investment, Not an Expense

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSA_kKWrFm4&list=PL6sFubvxvSID-2vzTFUBD2LIyXfxoX43S&index=2&t=0s Thank you again to those of you who made it to our one year anniversary event this past weekend. It’s super exciting to get closer to the ultimate vision for...

Brain Health and ADHD Aren’t Just for Kids

Brain Health and ADHD Aren’t Just for Kids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Awqewt7tOB0 Hello, Hope all of you are enjoying the cooler weather here in Suwanee, GA. For the last three weeks, we’ve been talking about brain health, as well as ADHD and its implications including: Neurotransmitter...

Brain Organization to Improve Focus

Brain Organization to Improve Focus

Hello! For the past couple weeks we’ve been talking about the underlying causes of ADHD. We've looked at how a holistic treatment modality, such as Interactive Metronome, can address these issues more effectively than prescription medications. Today I want to dive...

The Importance of Timing for the ADHD Brain

The Importance of Timing for the ADHD Brain

Hello, Last week we started a series on holistic treatment of ADHD. We discussed the neurotransmitter imbalances in various regions of the brain typically seen in children and adults with ADHD. This week we are going to discuss the functions of the brain that are...

ADHD and Neurotransmitter Imbalance

ADHD and Neurotransmitter Imbalance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaoUXEsqVW8 ADHD affects 1 in 5 young kids and can cause major issues with interactions at home and school. Also, it affect their ability to socialize. There are millions of cells, known as neurons, densely packed into various regions...

Prenatal Yoga and the Physiology of Pregnancy

Prenatal Yoga and the Physiology of Pregnancy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srx0k6epquw&list=PL6sFubvxvSID-2vzTFUBD2LIyXfxoX43S&index=120&t=0s Pregnancy is a miraculous process for women.  As such, it’s so important to honor yourself and the baby during this time because you can have a huge impact...

Is Brain Health Affected By Your Gut?

Is Brain Health Affected By Your Gut?

We’re in week 3 of our Eat to Replete series and so far we’ve debunked some confusion around diets by going back to the basics of nutrition and understanding how our bodies use the food we eat. If you happened to miss the previous blogs on digestion and...

Macronutrients: The Building Blocks of Food

Macronutrients: The Building Blocks of Food

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.” -Ayurvedic Proverb As we continue our Eat to Replete series, we are learning to move away from the dogma of “diets” and instead explore how our bodies use food for fuel. ...

Digestion 101: From Food to Fuel

Digestion 101: From Food to Fuel

This week we’re kicking off our Eat to Replete series! For the next few weeks, we’ll be focusing on some nutrition basics that will help us use food for fuel. With the amount of nutrition information found on the internet, it’s hard to know where to start if you’re...

Using Yoga as Medicine

Using Yoga as Medicine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xK0qJIqmi0&list=PL6sFubvxvSID-2vzTFUBD2LIyXfxoX43S&index=118&t=0s Hey everyone! We are so excited to get back to our “normal” routine after summer. I know those of you with kids are probably feeling the same way. We’ve...

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