Posts by Anita Rajan

Unleash Your Creative Potential!

Posted by on Nov 9, 2012 in Featured, Health, Quotes & Thoughts | Comments Off on Unleash Your Creative Potential!

Unleash Your Creative Potential!

Remember back in grade school when there was such a mix of activity and exposure to many forms of art?  What a fun time of play and creativity! Slowly as we progress through the stages of school or work, we become more static and routine with what we do.  It’s time to allow that inner artist to break free (and if you have already done so~~BRAVO!). For even just a short amount of time, make an effort every single day to dance to some fun music, letting your body move and shimmy to a favourite playlist/CD or some tunes on the radio. Take a weekend afternoon to recreate art class~~paint, draw, sculpt, CREATE! Get your hands dirty and enjoy the essence of your imagination.  Don’t worry if there is no exact result in mind or perfect outcome, just let your artistic self express freely! An art form that I take great indulgence in is writing.  I love how the words play on paper.  The feeling of script caressing the pages of a beautiful notebook and my thoughts running wild to eventually land safely on a page, this for me is truly therapeutic. Expressing yourself through art is one of the most truly liberating feelings.  It’s like allowing your heart to play on the swings, exhilarating yet secure.  I encourage you to incorporate some form of expressive art everyday or at least once a week take some time out for yourself.   Have fun again! Let the kid in you emerge and experience the wonderful realm of art as a method of healing and a meditative experience. Some suggestions to help you express and unleash your creative potential: Painting Sculpting/Playing with Clay Drawing Writing Dancing Singing Acting Sewing Quilting Scrapbooking Photography Enjoy! [Image...

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In Good Company

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Featured, Quotes & Thoughts | Comments Off on In Good Company

In Good Company

As the summertime fades into fall, the leaves turn a glorious array of colours and the wind begins to fill the air. During this time of transition our bodies go into cozy mode, yearning for comfort foods, warm blankets and nights snuggling up on the couch with those close to us, especially our friends. With the change of season, we acknowledge and give thanks for our abundant harvest and everyday blessings.  What comes to my mind again and again are my friends.  I just want to take a moment to appreciate the value of friends.  I  am so grateful to have the company of some truly amazing friends.  They are genuinely kind, caring and loving people that grace my life and fill my little heart with so much happiness....

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Runner’s High

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in Featured, Health, Quotes & Thoughts | Comments Off on Runner’s High

Runner’s High

I’ve been training with a friend for the upcoming Toronto Waterfront half marathon in October and I’m super pumped!  I wasn’t always a runner…In fact, in the past I could barely even run for a minute without losing my breath.  I would shy away from running as a kid and it was just not really ‘my thing.’  I was a dancer, and that had always been my forte.  But since I began running in chiropractic school, I realized the great ‘runner’s high’ that people experience and how graceful and agile our bodies really are.  I started running on a treadmill, alternating walking for ten minutes and then running for one minute.  Slowly, bit by bit I built up my running capability and registered for my first outdoor 5K race~ the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure for Breast cancer in Chicago.  I was so ecstatic when I crossed the finish line of my first race!  Wow, what a feeling! Since completing school and moving back to Canada, I have been participating in the CIBC Run for the Cure in Toronto every year. This summer I decided to train with the Running Room to actually complete a half marathon, and it has been an intense but rewarding experience.  I have seen the progress week after week as distances increase.  The feeling that comes from a run is just simply awesome!  It is an incredible state of euphoria to fly through the air with just our limbs and mental stamina.  We are free to run without abandon.  Nothing can hold us back and anything seems possible as we soar through the sky. So from being someone who never really liked the warm-up run before tennis lessons, I’ve become a regular runner.  Go figure, but my body craves the natural endorphin rush!  Running through the streets of downtown Toronto is challenging but so worth it once I hit harbourfront and the lovely lakeshore trails.  It is inspiring to see so many dedicated runners along the path with the balmy summertime breeze grazing my skin.  Running is definitely one of my favourite workouts that creates so many zen moments and sets me free to believe I can do anything.  There are new possibilities every moment everyday.  I challenge you to take a stroll and turn it into a liberating run, sending your mind and body into exhilarating peace and calm.   Hope to see you running alongside me on October 14, ’12 or cheering loudly with encouraging smiles. Dr. Anita...

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SummerTime to disconnect to reconnect!

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Featured, Health, Quotes & Thoughts | Comments Off on SummerTime to disconnect to reconnect!

SummerTime to disconnect to reconnect!

The sun is here to stay and we are enveloped in the heart of summer.  As we welcome this glorious season full of activity, I just wanted to share how connected we can be to nature; if we let ourselves be free of electronic gadgets for a few moments in time. Working in holistic health and wellness, it is always amazing for me to see how tech savvy and innovative the world can be.  However, we all know how much stress and anxiety technology can introduce into our daily lives.  It leads us to being so wired up and though we may feel like we are making social connections, really where is the natural human connection in a virtual transaction? On top of it, what is all this technological ‘advancement’ doing to our bodies? Toronto writer Sheena Lyonnais tells us that health concerns such as text neck, touchscreen finger, tablet slouch, insomnia and stress are just a handful that have been popping up!  More than ever we are disconnected to what is going on within ourselves.  We are constantly being bombarded by external stimuli such as email inboxes, websites, text messages, facebook updates, phone calls, twitter posts, and the list goes on… All of these stressors strain our bodies little by little, eventually leading to one condition or another. It’s hard to unplug (or be free from WiFi), but just try it!  Instead of the beat of your Ipod, let your ears hear the sounds of nature like back when you were a kid.  Time out and lay on the beach or in the grass, listening to the gentle breeze and watching the sun radiate through a perfectly blue summer sky. Click here for 8 ideas for enjoying the outdoors in the city. If you would like some assistance getting back to nurturing your body, come check-in to Source Centre and then go ahead and check out of the daily tech grind.  Allow your body to re-center and reconnect.  It’s time to be your authentic self with or without your tech toys. Happy Summer!   [Image from...

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Yoga Challenge!

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012 in Events, Featured, Health | Comments Off on Yoga Challenge!

Yoga Challenge!

[Image by ponsuwan]  We are well into 2012 and it’s time for some spring detox and revisiting our new year’s resolutions.  A great way to ease into this season is to do some yoga!  With good weather just around the corner (hopefully!), we here at Source Centre thought yoga would be a great way to bring some balance and a state of zen into our lives.  So for the month of May, we want to see how many yoga classes we can all do!  We are going to keep track as a collective and see how dedicated we can be as yogis/yoginis. Tell us about your sadhana (practice). We are happy to offer yoga classes right here at Source Centre with our instructor Genie Davis! And starting on the first day of the May yoga challenge, we are pleased to introduce our newest yoga instructor Rupel Pandya. Rupel is offering yoga classes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Genie continues to offer her Tuesday 10:30am class as well as a new Thursday 10:30am class. Please check out our special event schedule for more details and call us at 416-923-4325 or show up for yoga class to register for the challenge. See you on the mat all of May. Namaste. Keep track of your progress to win great prizes Whoever does the most yoga by the end of the challenge will receive a Network Spinal Analysis session and Chakra/Marma therapy with Dr. Anita Rajan!  How blissful is that? Register for the challenge by calling us at 416-923-4325.   CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of our yoga challenge who won an Ayurvedic session!  May the light of Ayurveda illuminate our hearts and our minds! Ayurveda is the sister science to Yoga and a wonderful approach to health and wellness....

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