Michelle Alva Blog / 20.08.2015

Do you get easily triggered? Are there certain people you avoid? Or do things people say cause you to feel uncomfortable or tense in your body? Let’s dig deeper to the root cause of your “triggers”. By definition, a trigger is something that reminds you of something bad or hurtful from your past. It ‘triggers’ an association or memory in your brain.  We all possess many different triggers because we all have experienced certain traumas and hurts in our childhood. When we are triggered, it is because our bodies are actually wanting to heal and release our past. Many times we hold childhood traumas without being conscious of it and this effects our whole entire lives! Instead of pointing the finger at others (which stunts our growth), we can feel grateful for being triggered by others. We can see every trigger as an opportunity to release, heal and process old...

Michelle Alva Blog / 01.08.2014

Nurture Our Breasts, Heart, Lungs and Lymph Yoga Series CLICK HERE to LISTEN TO FREE GUIDED AUDIO MEDITATION "DEEP HEALING AND TRANSFORMATION" by Michelle Alva, Holistic Physical Therapist, Intuitive Healer and Yoga Therapist The experience of combined breathing exercises, yoga asanas, conscious rhythmical movements, and meditation facilitates in you the feeling of your whole-integrated human being.  We learn how to quiet and calm the mind and body through these exercises which eventually leads to an even deeper and fuller experience of our true Divine Nature that is always whole and complete. Healing is most efficient when we are present and connected to our authentic self. The following exercises are opportunities to connect to your multi-dimensional Human Being while also enhancing your body-mind-spirit connection, especially to improve the flexibility, circulation, awareness, healing, and overall health to your chest, heart, lungs and lymph. Bring a loving intention to nurture, heal and honor your...

Michelle Alva Blog / 15.09.2013

Shrink and Tone Your Waist While Energizing Yourself and Connecting To The Core Of Who You Are written by Michelle Alva, Holistic Physical Therapist, Yoga Therapist and Energy Healer. Do you sit for more than 3-4 hours per day? Did you know that your abdominal corset and pelvic floor muscles basically fall asleep while we sit? When we sit at a desk for too long, slouch and sink into our couch these muscles fall asleep.   Our abdominal and pelvic floor muscles are two important muscle groups that work together to create a dynamic corset of stability for our low back and our pelvis. These muscles however sometimes become atrophied and weak from poor posture, poor chronic sitting postures and lack of exercise and activity, especially after giving birth. We can view the waist area of the body as the middle or "center" of our body and when tone and active...