Monday: Brentwood, clinical practice
Tuesday & Thursday: Studio City, classes and sessions at private company
Wednesday: Yoga at Seminole Springs, 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Friday: Brentwood, clinical practice
Saturday: Agoura Hills, clinical practice
Be a comfort to yourself.
Imagine your arms are
twice as long, in an embrace with you.
Meditate, lying down, or standing, sitting or walking in a circle.
Own your breath; breathe deeply through your heart.
As much as possible,
Make friends and keep them close;
create the community you long for.
If you do go, make sure you are partners in your care.
Listen to what your body is telling you; you
know more than your doctor regarding your own body.
Be outside at least once a day, and smell the air; notice
Love animals, by not eating them.
If you are not Vegan, eat wild animals and wild fish
who have had the chance to live and eat freely; let
the Wildness rub off on you.
We, humans, are animals who use cell phones.
Eat lots of garlic and onions to strengthen your immune system and
create a healthy heart.
Stay away from packaged and processed things; they may
be nice to look at, but looks are deceiving. Do not be fooled
by marketing claims. Always read ingredient labels,
and if there are more than three ingredients,
Enjoy the right kind of fat; it won't make you fat.
Say to yourself: "Cholesterol is a good thing;
the more I have, the better I feel."
Don't worry about forgetting words - they will show up
Sleep well, and if you can't,
get up and dance.
Take CoQ10 and Vitamin D3, and go outside to let the sun shine
Eat Turmeric and (very) dark chocolate.
will help declutter your mind, your heart and
Wear clothes that please you;
don't wear shoes that make your feet hurt - it's never
Enjoy being with yourself; being
alone does not mean being lonely.
It's OK to be sad, but not for too long.
Make yourself a heart shaped cake.
Play, rather than exercise; if it's
not fun, it will never last.
Keep moving - no matter what; get
out of your chair every twenty minutes, or
stand at your desk.
Be with dogs (and cats)...no
Put your hands in the dirt, bring it up to your nose and
take a big sniff. That's called the smell of earth.
Plant seeds, and discover miracles as they grow; make
sure your soil is rich and fertile. Feed your soil well and you
feed your heart.
Laugh and Smile; it changes your brain - and heart - for the better, growing
neurons that look like trees, called dendrites, inside your head.
It is the brain's garden.
Give yourself a break,
i.e., don't be hard on yourself.
Forgive - yourself
and others - but especially yourself.
Be aware that life is a gift;
it goes fast and shouldn’t be wasted.
Happy Valentine's Day...from Risa and Audrey
Risa Potters, DC, is a respected Chiropractor, Yoga Therapist, and passionate good food educator. Prior to becoming a Chiropractor in 1993, she studied with Joseph Heller—a mentor of Ida Rolf—and became certified in this groundbreaking form of bodywork and movement therapy. She earned certification as a Yoga Therapist in 1984 and an Exercise Therapist from UCLA in 1986. She continues to follow her lifelong interest in food and nutrition as an experienced organic gardener and member of the Slow Food movement.
"There is an urgency now, more than ever, to support people's empowerment in regard to their health. By learning how our bodies can thrive through bodywork, the practice of yoga, and a balanced relationship with food, most of us can heal and maintain good health without serious intervention, in ways that carry over into every aspect of life."
Come in for a winter session, and of course, referrals are welcomed and appreciated!
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