Posted on June 5th, 2014

Long gone is the erroneous perception that meditation is a mindful waste of time, frequently undertaken by Hippies and religious fanatics.
If that perception is not gone, then it really ought to have disappeared, because Science has determined bona fide benefits of meditation and meditational breathing techniques.  Meditation can be practically done by anyone and in very secular circumstances.
 

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Posted on April 13th, 2014

Our skin is the largest organ we have, especially when it comes to the roles of absorbtion and elimination.  Our skin on our body gets clogged and when it is not exfoliated regularly, it cannot properly eliminate waste and toxins. We tend to take excellent care of the skin on our faces, however forget about the rest of our body.  Dry skin brushing on a daily basis can provide numerous benefits, such as improved circulation, stimulating lymph drainage, stimulating hormones, and firming the skin.

 
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Posted on April 6th, 2014

At Alma Natural Spa we exclusively carry loose leaf teas from Steeped and Infused.  Our tea of the month for April is the delicious Rooibos Chocolate Mint so we thought we would ask the founder of Steeped and Infused, Jennifer Best, to share some of her knowledge on the benefits of Rooibos.
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Posted on March 23rd, 2014

Even though it is still quite chilly outside, allergy season has started for some and it's definitely just around the corner for many.  Here a few tips to help naturally treat allergies and perhaps provide a little bit of prevention.
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Posted on March 16th, 2014

March seems to be the month of Green, especially with St. Patrick's Day and the first day of Spring!  So keeping with that theme, today we're going to share a few tips on how to incorporate more green into your diet, along with a delicious greens drink recipe.

Dark leafy greens are superfoods and potent in essential nutrients; vitamins, minerals, are rich in fibre and low in calories.  We all should be consuming daily, dark leafy greens such as kale, swiss chard, spinach and dandelion, just to name a few .

Studies have shown that we really need to eat 4-6 servings of greens each day and so many of us are not even meeting a minimum requirement of 2-3 servings.  We live in a fast-paced, constantly on-the-go world and our diets and health are paying for it.  However, they don't have to.  By making conscious choices every day and with a little bit of planning, consuming greens is relatively easy.  Be sure to either steam or make a salad with a variety of greens at each meal and start having 1 greens drink per day.  If you can make it 2, great!
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