The Olympian’s Eye: Visualization Techniques

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When is the last time you visualized the day in front of you? Created a mental road map for accomplishing your goals over the next 24 hours and imagined ways to overcome potential challenges? Michael Phelps, Allyson Felix, Ronaldinho and Lindsey Vonn do this on a daily basis. In fact 70-90% of Olympians now regularly practice visualization techniques, also known as “imagery”, …

Olympic Day Planning

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We all have routines. Whether we choose to admit it or not, we all have things that we do from one day to the next, in the same way, the same style… things that perhaps only a lover or close friend would know or recognize. The motion we use when we brush our teeth. The posture we sink into behind the keyboard. …

Daily Rhythms: Yoga Instructors

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Ever wonder how your yoga teacher stays so healthy and strong? We searched nationwide to find the brightest, most inspiring yogis and asked them to share tips for staying balanced in this 2.0 world: Tip #1: Center in the AM We all wake up at the prod of to-do’s, tasks, errands and buzzing thoughts. Unanswered emails, thoughts from last nights TV shows, …

Real Wellness Plans Don’t Add Stress

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Lindsay Havlicek Bell, Psy.D., is a trained psychologist with over ten years of patient experience. She is also a certified health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and registered yoga teacher. When not spending time with her family or practicing mindfulness, she might be writing for The Elephant Journal and other wellness publications. Check out how this wellness all-star plans her …

Two Public Health Lessons from Rio de Janeiro

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In a world where anti-depressants are fast becoming as common as Tylenol, it’s refreshing to run into a culture, an entire population or Blue Zone if you will, that possesses joy as a palpable entity. The Carioca spirit, or “joie de vivre” of the local Rio de Janeiro population, is not only infectious but palpable. It’s something even those living here for …

Soulful Sleep & Breathing to Better Health

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With a bachelor’s degree in ballet from Indiana University, Ellie Bernstein has long focused on the art of synchronizing breath and movement. She applies that knowledge today teaching private and group yoga and pilates sessions in Bloomington, Indiana. Ellie is a yoga instructor and mother of 3 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Twelve years ago, she was battling depression and 80 pounds …

Introducing Wellness GPS

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Find Your Focus with Wellness GPS Hi Folks! We’re excited to announce the launch of Wellness GPS TM today. Our team worked diligently on our Apple Watch app to ensure a beautiful and consistent experience on the new platform. Now, after you’ve scheduled your wellness plan on your iPhone, you can see it at a glance on your wrist while on-the-go. Our …

Circadian Yoga: Union With Our Natural Environment

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Yoga literally translates from ancient Sanskrit to “join”, “yolk”, or “unite.” Typically inferred as a union of body and mind — perhaps the definition could be extended to the union of ourselves and the natural environment. Owaves is inspired by the field of chronobiology — or the study of how time affects our physiology, often in predictable patterns. For example, our bodies are best-equipped …

New Year, New O: Seasonal Rhythms and You

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Birds migrate. Goats grow their gonads. Squirrels bury themselves. Migration. Reproduction. Hibernation. Seasonal rhythms. We know that every species from single-celled organisms to human beings express intricate daily rhythms — called circadian rhythms. But did you know many species exhibit annual patterns as well?  They’re called circannual or seasonal rhythms and have their roots in evolutionary biology. Primarily governed by the length of sunlight …

Owaves Launches

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Owaves Launches! Owaves launches as the first day planner or calendar designed to balance a healthy lifestyle with work and play. Download Owaves and enjoy an easy way to plan health and wellness goals into your day. Colorful and vibrant, with a novel 24-hour clock, the planner is fun to use and lets you see your day in a whole new way. …