Michelle Alva Blog / 19.12.2013

Are you settling for an average and not-so-exciting life or do you feel grateful and get excited about starting your day every morning? Have you noticed that many of us are going thru similar challenges or "upgrades" lately and maybe the fact that the new year is right around the corner has caused us to reflect on where we have been and question our lives and how satisfied we are. It seems we are in a  major growth spurt right now that for some of us feels chaotic at times. Have you noticed there is some major shedding going on? Do you feel more emotional at times, and then feel a surge of energy? The old is making way for the new (some of us are experiencing this with a lot of resistance) and we are realizing that some things we have been doing or...

Michelle Alva Blog / 08.09.2013

Before you even read this article, close your eyes and ask yourself this question: "On a zero to 10 scale, how much love do you feel LOVE for your body?" Zero is UGH, I don't like my body at all. 10 is I love my body exactly as it is. Reflect on where your love meter reads. Sometimes we are our own worst enemy and criticizer for ourselves. Sometimes we are the best friend or biggest fan for ourselves. We have a choice, to bring more acceptance or more stress to ourselves. The way in which we view our bodies greatly impacts our overall health. Did you know the way you feel about your body affects every cell in your body? The more you accept, love and appreciate your body, the stronger you feel and the healthier your immune system is? We feel less pain and...

Michelle Alva Blog / 27.03.2012

Did you know that your body is naturally designed to love, digest, heal, energize, birth, breastfeed and sleep soundly?       So many pregnant women today are too stressed out to be in alignment with their true nature, which is peace and balance so that all systems work to support optimal growth and development for you and your baby. ¬†Nurturing Moves¬Æ teaches you to reduce chronic stress by teaching you to reconnect to your natural energy and innate power so that your baby may grow healthy and strong before birth and for a lifetime. We all posses an innate ability to heal, energize, de-stress and love to the fullest. All we need is to re-learn how to tap into this power. Nurturing Moves¬Æ serves as a highly effective, practical and fun way to bring us back home‚Ķ to the experience of our Divine Essence and peace. Nurturing Moves¬Æ is an...

Michelle Alva Blog / 23.03.2012

When was the last time you nurtured and appreciated your Belly? Did you know that the way you feel about your belly affects your digestion, stress level, sleep, libido, immunity and mood? Do you need more Belly Love?¬† The skin over your chest and abdomen has the most receptors for the love hormone. Relax, re-energize and raise your own levels of love hormone (aka Oxytocin) by adding a few simple mind-body-breath exercises into your "morning wake up" or "go to sleep" routine. Nurture yourself with these Nurturing Moves: 1. Breathe IN Belly Love with Diaphragmatic Breathing. Get in a comfortable position. Take the fullest inhalation. Feel the lengthening and expansion of your chest and abdomen. Exhale passively.¬† Let go of stress and tension when you exhale. Remember: LENGTHENING is the Opposite of STRESS.¬† Feel LENGTHENING in your belly to de-stress your whole body.   2. Clockwise "Circles Of Love"...