Michelle Alva Blog / 25.12.2016

A¬†diagnosis of Cancer can be devastating and a great source of stress. Life has shown me how it can also be a source of healing, miracles and life transformation. Embodying the science of healing is one of my favorite passions. I have been¬†teaching a class every Wednesday evening from 6-7:30pm at the Cancer Support Center in Miami that empowers and educates individuals on "How To Heal and Thrive Through Cancer." We do this through an experience which teaches us HOW to tap into our innate wisdom and the science of healing based on the latest reseach in mind-body medicine.   What is fascinating is how the people have transformed over these past months, by simply attending the class and applying what is learned into their every day life. Each person receives suggestions how to integrate into their body-mind-spirit and life these powerful tools. There is a magic in the...

Michelle Alva Blog / 26.02.2014

Do you sit for too long? Do you hold tension in your neck, shoulders and low back? Try these 3 Mindful movement exercises while sitting or standing daily to lubricate your spinal joints and give your heart and rib cage a gentle and relaxing massage. These movements are to be done mindfully, rhythmically and propelled by your inhalation and exhalation. This ensures your mind will stay focused and calm. Notice how simply moving mindfully brings you to a state of feeling "peaceful pleasure." Give yourself this gift daily! 3 Exercises To Relax, Heal and Open Your Rib Cage and Heart: 1. Slide Your Heart and Rib Cage Forward and Backwards. Pretend your moving in the direction of a compass. Move North and South. Inhale to move Northward, exhale to move southward. Use sound to augment the release of tension and stress. The sound "AHHHH" helps the heart to release...

Michelle Alva Blog / 16.12.2013

DO YOU FEEL STRESSED OUT DURING THE HOLIDAYS? A recent survey of more than 14,000 people by TripAdvisor revealed that about 40% of people will travel during the holidays? People are driving, flying and making plans for family from out of town to join. This means added stress for many of us on many different levels. There is much we can do to make sure this holiday season is pleasurable and peaceful, regardless of what we are doing this holiday season. 5 Tips On How To Reduce Stress Throughout Your Holiday Season 1. Practice Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness AKA non-judgmental awareness of experiences in the present moment. According to a recent study published in Health Psychology, Mindfulness Meditation literally lowers the stress hormone, it helps us process our emotions in a more healthy way, and it helps us feel more compassionate towards others. All these come in healthy when...

Michelle Alva Blog / 28.06.2013

Did you know you are a powerful being able to manifest and create a life that you truly desire? Did you know that your thoughts and actions in every moment greatly influence your existing reality? When you are focused and completely engaged in the moment you get to experience the power of BEING PRESENT. Eckhart Tolle wrote about it in his best selling book, The Power Of Now. This is the state of being where you get to experience your true nature and innate power. If most of our day is spent with our mind somewhere else such as with chronic worry about the future or resentment about the past, then we are not fully engaged in the present moment. This leaves us with the feeling of being scattered, drained, weak and tired. Today you see people walking around and driving while texting or talking on...

Michelle Alva Blog / 01.08.2012

Free Your Mind and Body with Aqua-Savasana- Mindful floating on water. Summer is the perfect time to practice yoga in the water and experience the magic of the ocean. A wonderful spiritual practice is when we experience and surrender the different sensations that mindful floating brings. I skipped along into the ocean this morning, and laid my body on it’s waters. I floated with a big smile on my face. I felt my heart swell up with gratitude as I felt the sun’s rays above and the rhythmical waters down below. I felt cradled by the warm waters and their soft current as it began to take me away from the shore.  I felt safe to let go and trust the gentle morning tides. I knew as I closed my eyes I would be wisped away wherever these gentle tides needed me to flow. I allowed my...