Posts by Anita Rajan

Spring is Here!

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in Quotes & Thoughts, Short Entries | Comments Off on Spring is Here!

Spring is Here!

Springtime brings renewal and a sense of joy to the spirit.  Fresh green blades of grass and early morning dew drops are making their appearance.  The sun is radiating warmth through its glorious rays and giving people a spring in their step.   It’s time for new beginnings and a fresh start.  It’s a great idea to revisit those resolutions that were set a few months ago.  In just a short amount of time, what progress have you made to living a healthier, more productive life?  Are you happy with the direction that things are going so far in 2012? Take a nice long deep breath and reflect on the blessings of your life.  With more daylight hours, immerse yourself in the springtime air, be active and enjoy every moment!    [Image by: Sujin...

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Lovely Day, Week, Month, Year….

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 in Quotes & Thoughts | Comments Off on Lovely Day, Week, Month, Year….

Lovely Day, Week, Month, Year….

[Image by Arvin Peter] During the wintery season, we find good reason to celebrate love and to warm our hearts.  We can truly appreciate the grace of loved ones and all that we are so blessed to have in our lives.  Maybe it’s because of the cold and our bodies simply need some nurturing, but it gives us time to devote to showing our love and affection.   So celebrate this month of love with your family and friends, enjoying their company and sharing your true self.  Sending all of you love and good energy from Source Centre so that your heart may bloom in bliss....

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January Fitness Challenge: Zumba!

Posted by on Jan 12, 2012 in Events, Health | Comments Off on January Fitness Challenge: Zumba!

January Fitness Challenge:  Zumba!

[Image: photostock/freedigitalimages.net] With the start of a new year, it is a great time for some health and wellness resolutions!  Our team at Source Centre has decided to do a monthly fitness challenge where we choose a specific workout and try to incorporate that activity into our schedules as many times as we can.  For our January challenge, we are going to start with Zumba fitness. Zumba is a Latin-inspired, exhilarating, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, dance fitness-party™. It blends vibrant international music with catchy steps to form a ‘fitness-party’ that’s moving millions of people towards joy and health.  Zumba began in 2001, and has since grown to become the world’s largest dance-fitness program with people of all shapes, sizes and ages participating. Zumba has its origins in Colombia, where a fitness instructor named Alberto Perez was in a rush to teach an aerobics class and forgot his usual music. Instead, he improvised by using his own mix of music that he had in his backpack (salsa and merengue). Spontaneously he created a new kind of dance-fitness, one that focused on letting the music move you (instead of counting reps over the music). An electrifying energy filled the room and people couldn’t stop smiling. His class loved it! On that day, a new fitness concept was born, the Zumba® fitness-party. Zumba is taught in gyms and studios all over the world to numerous fitness enthusiasts. It recently even became offered in the video gaming platform! As the Zumba program continues to evolve, its growth has deepened in the commitment to providing accessible fitness to all, with the pure joy of a party. The Zumba goal is to spread the philosophy of health and happiness and of loving everything you do, especially your workout.  We here at Source Centre want to share that philosophy too! To find a Zumba class near you, check the following website for locations:  http://www.zumba.com/en-US/parties/search/ We will be planning a day to do a Zumba class together, so come join us!  We will keep you...

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Gentle Chiropractic

Posted by on Jan 1, 2012 in Featured, Health | Comments Off on Gentle Chiropractic

Gentle Chiropractic

[Image: smokedsalmon/freedigitalimages.net]  C hiropractic has the amazing capacity to heal and facilitate proper functioning of the nervous system by specific adjustments performed by hand. There are a lot of misconceptions regarding this form of healing which can be done in a very safe, effective manner. So, I’d like to help you understand how gentle chiropractic adjustments to the spine along with soft tissue therapies can help to alleviate everyday musculoskeletal and joint conditions. Chiropractic adjustments and mobilizations to the articulations (spinal and extremity) help restore optimal movement and maintain alignment of the joints.  Keeping proper movement of the joints intact is very important, especially with so many stressors that we encounter everyday. Chiropractic adjustments help to keep joints in motion, relieve compression of the nerves and reduce muscle tension.  A nervous system that has no interference can work maximally and allow proper signals to be conducted throughout the body, leading to health and wellness. Gentle chiropractic adjustments to the spine along with soft tissue therapies can help to alleviate everyday musculoskeletal and joint conditions. My approach to gentle chiropractic care includes the following therapies: Manual adjustments to the joints. I palpate to feel if there are restrictions along the vertebrae of the spine. I then apply a controlled precise movement with gentle pressure along the joint in coordination with your breath to help release the misalignment. If at any time there is discomfort, I ask you to let me know, as there are many modifications that I can make to release a joint fixation. The process is to help relax your system, not to cause any more tension.  Soft tissue therapy to the muscles. I use trigger point therapy and myofascial release techniques to help reduce any muscle tension knots that have developed due to buildup of toxins, adhesions or scar tissue. Heat therapy helps to relax and elongate your muscles, and feels so soothing! I will guide you through breathing techniques to facilitate the release of these tender points in the myofascial connective tissue. To top it off, you will learn range of motion and muscle stretching/strengthening exercises to help sustain the release and effectiveness of your chiropractic sessions. I promise that the exercises I recommend are totally do-able and easy to incorporate into your daily routine. I want to help you learn to use the tools to keep your body healthy! That is my goal for your wellness. Gentle chiropractic can help keep your nervous system healthy. Be active and stay proactive! Dr. Anita...

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Live your life with Intention

Posted by on Dec 7, 2011 in Featured, Quotes & Thoughts | Comments Off on Live your life with Intention

Live your life with Intention

(Image: siraphat / FreeDigitalPhotos.net)  As the seasons change and we look back to reminisce over the year, we realize how quickly time can pass by and leave us wondering how we spent our days and what we accomplished. This is precisely why it is so important to have intentions to help us keep on track of our life goals. When you live with intention, daily happenings take on special meaning. Thinking positive thoughts and living in the present moment allow clear focus and create awareness within yourself. You can truly savor the moment. Becoming conscious about your thoughts will shift your thinking and create understanding in your heart. Always remember to enjoy the moment, as all these moments add up to the happiness in your life. When you act with good intentions, you are building good karma. There’s a radiant glow in your being and any dream is possible! It is so important to realize that your thoughts and words CAN change the way you feel and how you lead your life. When you focus your mind with a specific intent, you can achieve so much more. People notice your clarity and are so attracted to being around your positive aura and energy. So I challenge you to set your intention today and give it your full attention. Write it down and return to it throughout the day and see what happens.  It will only take a minute to set your intention.  Staying aware of it will take a little more effort! For example:  My intention today is to enjoy the beauty surrounding me…  I will do this by taking a walk in the park, gazing out of the window at work, watching the leaves fall from the trees, allowing the sun’s rays or rain drops to kiss my skin while outside. Go ahead, try it!  MY INTENTION TODAY IS…………… Notice if you feel a change in your awareness and thoughts. The more conscious we are in our interactions, starting with our thoughts, the more we can make change in our lives, however big or small. Being mindful and attentive is the best way to live your life’s full intent.  By Dr. Anita Rajan What are people saying about intention and mindfulness? http://www.intent.com/...

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