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Breathe to Reduce Holiday Stress

Breathe to Reduce Holiday Stress

Stress Busters!

When life gets chaotic, and it invariably does, how do you cope? One convenient, effective (and free!) option is controlled breathing. Paying attention to your breath invokes the Relaxation Response, which can reduce stress, ease anxiety, and promote clear thinking, as well as slow down your heart rate and lower blood pressure.

Making breathing work part of your daily self-care can help with long-term stress management. Even 3 minutes a day dedicated to focused breathing, whether it’s when you wake up in the morning, during your lunch break or before bedtime, will make a difference in how you feel, resist stressors and decide how to respond to things that come your way.

The first step is to find a place that’s comfortable and quiet, then begin your breathing.

Equal Breath

Calm your nervous system and reduce stress by balancing your breath. Inhale through the nose as you count to four, then exhale through the nose for another four seconds. Continue the process for several minutes. As you progress in your practice, slowly increase to six or eight counts per breath.

Abdominal Breath

breatheThis beginner technique, also known as deep breathing or diaphragmatic breathing, helps stave off worry and anxiety. Place one hand on your belly and one on your chest as you take a deep breath through your nose. As you inhale, engage your diaphragm, which is the dome-shaped muscle at the bottom of the rib cage. The hand on your belly will rise while the hand on your chest should remain still. Slowly exhale and let your stomach fall flat.

Alternate Nostril Breath

When you need a boost of energy or help focusing, give this option a try. Place your right thumb on your right nostril and inhale deeply through the left side of your nose. Then close off the left nostril with your ring finger and exhale through the right nostril. Continue this pattern for several rounds.

Ready for More Breathwork?

Gururas teaches breathwork, meditation, and yoga at Sweetwater Farm. Learn more….

 

Weight Loss and Acupuncture

Weight Loss and Acupuncture

People often ask if acupuncture can help 
with weight loss. Here’s what we’ve learned. Acupuncture and Weight Management Acupuncture can be a great tool for PAIN management. When you have less pain, you’re more able to be physically active (and you’re more likely to enjoy it). Regular, moderate physical activity can be a huge help… Continue Reading

Street Medic Training

Street Medic Training

When There is No 911: a 4-Day Street Medic Intensive August 3 – 6, 2017 Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9am – 5pm PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED Limited space available Sliding Scale Donation: $100-$400 (contact Charly directly if this is a concern, please) To register contact Charly at 828-779-1623 (text) or caurelius1@gmail.com COURSE OVERVIEW Tampa area activists… Continue Reading

Nettles for Health

Nettles for Health

Nettles to Heal Allergies and Inflammation Nettles (Urtica dioica) are a popular herb in traditional Western herbalism, and frequently used to boost immunity and for the abundance of bioavailable minerals stored in its dark leaves. It is important to be able to identify this plant in our yards and when out in the woods for… Continue Reading

Self Care: 12 Tips Acupuncturists Hope Everyone Remembers

Self Care: 12 Tips Acupuncturists Hope Everyone Remembers

Acupuncture wisdom? It’s really about self care. There are many simple practices that, when committed to, can drastically improve a person’s symptoms and overall quality of life. If only everyone remembered to do them! Now you have them in writing. Acupuncturists from around the country have created a list, responding to the question: “what is one thing… Continue Reading

Spring Allergies

Spring Allergies

Spring is here: new beginnings, fresh starts, and spring allergies. For the next six to eight weeks, our blooming trees — oak, cypress and bayberry — created enough pollen in 2002 to put Tampa at the top of the list of the worst towns for bad spring allergies. According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation things have improved for Tampa’s… Continue Reading

7 Acupuncture Tips for a Healthy Fall

7 Acupuncture Tips for a Healthy Fall

Fall is here! New seasons are an opportunity to realign with our body’s natural rhythms. Fall’s shorter days and cooler temperatures can help encourage the transition. From an acupuncture perspective, autumn is about refinement. A time to pare down, to let go of excesses we gave ourselves in summer, and focus on what’s necessary for winter.  Even here… Continue Reading

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POCA

POCA

Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture, our staff, and volunteers are members of the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture. POCA is a co-operative run and fueled by co-op members who believe that acupuncture should be available to people: learn more about that here.

We see acupuncture changing lives every day. It’s simple, safe and effective, as well as the most widely used medicine in the world! Last year POCA clinics, about 200 of them in all, gave more than 1 million treatments. Our goal is to make that number 50 million treatments by the year 2020.

We support the Community Acupuncture movement with our POCA membership and our volunteer hours.

We know that acupuncture can change the world, and would love for you to join us in The Calmest Revolution Ever Staged!

Interested? Help spread access to acupuncture by learning more about POCA.  Click here to join online.  Or drop by Seminole Heights Community Acupuncture to talk with us more about our favorite co-operative, POCA!

 

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