Alison Shaw has spent 25 years helping people as anurse practitioner, licensed massage therapist and certified energy healer.
On a recent Saturday morning at 9 a.m., the Down Under Yoga studios in Newtonville are full of students.
When yoga practice is combined with travel, the effects of both experiences are enhanced. Travel becomes more enjoyable with yoga, as it supports good physical feeling, sound sleep and better digestion.
When Laura Barricelli and Rose Centola, co-owners of Sollievo Massage and Bodywork, opened their doors in 2007, they wanted to do more than simply offer massage therapy in North Cambridge.
There are many places around Boston to try Stand Up Padding (SUP) according to Mark Jacobson, Manager of Charles River Canoe and Kayak (CRCK).
Because barefoot or minimalist running and walking require a considerable adjustment period, especially for those accustomed to well-cushioned sneakers, it’s wise to start very gradually.
Many individuals who want to begin barefoot or minimalist running are fearful that it will make them more prone to injury.
The numerous benefits of exercise are powerful reasons to make it a regular habit. But many who start an exercise plan that’s too aggressive or ill-suited to their bodies often give up, says Newton personal trainer and life coach, Debra Bennett. “People often have a perfectionist approach to exercise,” she says. “It’s all or nothing—they’re ‘good’ or they’re ‘bad,’ and they’re going full pace and exhausting themselves or they’re doing nothing.”