March 2015


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Rather than reaching out for the usual tennis balls, foam rollers, hot water bottles, and flax seed packs, consider trying out the new blue massage balls adorning our shelves. We have had the traditional Halfmoon set of two spikey balls for some time, but are excited to add Acuballs to our assortment! They were designed by Chiropractor and Acupuncturist Dr Michael Cohen to “empower yourself to heal” – anywhere.

There are countless ways to use massage balls and I encourage you to look up Dr Cohen’s website or ask your acupuncturist about how you could use them to find release – and relief. Read More »Balls

6 Tips for 30 Days of Practice

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If you have been to Hemma lately, you may have noticed that people
here are participating in 30 Days of Practice. Nearly 90 brave souls have added their name to the chart and reward themselves with a sticker for each day of practice. I have been lovingly referring to it as “a sticker club”, though it is much more than that. Each sticker represents someone’s commitment to their practice; their commitment to themselves. Practice will look different for everyone and we welcome all practice at Hemma, at home, or our in the community. Whether your practice is yoga, meditation, or something else, the most important thing is that you practice regularly.

We had a lovely opening circle on March 1st to set intentions and meditate as a community. If you participated in this, recall your intention you set for yourself this month, and remind yourself of it each day. This is your spark for practice that you need to keep burning bright! If you want to join now, or participate on your own in the future, here are 6 tips to keep you going:

1. Set an Intention
In Yogic terms, a Sankalpa is an intention you set to bring you closer to your full potential. It is a simple, positive statement in the Read More »6 Tips for 30 Days of Practice