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Alison Shaw and Bodymind Resourcing: Treating the Whole Person

Alison Shaw has spent 25 years helping people as anurse practitioner, licensed massage therapist and certified energy healer.

Down Under Yoga: Many Traditions, One Essential Practice

On a recent Saturday morning at 9 a.m., the Down Under Yoga studios in Newtonville are full of students.

Have Mat, Will Travel: The Benefits of Yoga Retreats

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.

Sollievo Massage and Bodywork: Relief and Relaxation, One Body at a Time

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.

Local Spots to Stand Up and Paddle

There are many places around Boston to try Stand Up Padding (SUP) according to Mark Jacobson, Manager of Charles River Canoe and Kayak (CRCK).

Protect the Achilles When Barefootin’

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.

Preparing the Feet for Barefoot Running

Many individuals who want to begin barefoot or minimalist running are fearful that it will make them more prone to injury.

Getting and Staying in the Exercise Habit

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.”