Michelle Alva Blog / 17.02.2017

Did you know each and everyone of us emits a sound frequency? According to Dr. Joe Dispenza, we are 99.9999% made up of energy, and only 0.00001% made up of matter. Therefore, we can effect our human body using light and sound. These forms of wellness and healing are safe and gentle and create "major healing with minor effort." Our thoughts and feelings effect our frequency, how our body instrument vibrates and the flow of energy in our body. For example, the thoughts and feelings of love, acceptance, compassion and appreciation cause our body to vibrate at a higher frequency and causes us to feel empowered and feel our body instrument "in harmony." If we think negative thoughts, which are of a lower vibration such as separation, judgement, criticism, fear and lack, we will feel heavy, dense, less elevated and out of harmony. Using sound is a quick and easy...

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 / 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...

Michelle Alva Blog / 22.10.2012

  Do you sit for at least 6 hours or more per day? Have you ever noticed how sitting still at a computer for an hour causes your neck, back and hips to feel stiff and tight? Movement is so important for our overall health. Our mind, blood flow, energy and hormones work better when we move. Watch the video above that will teach you these four powerful pelvic movements. It was filmed in Hollywood, Fl at the recent WITI Women In Technology International Networking Event. Michelle Alva, Licensed Physical Therapist, Yoga Therapist and Belly dance Teacher has created Nurturing Moves¬Æ, an approach that teaches you safe and healthy pelvic movements to counter act the negative effects of sitting for too long at a computer or desk. No doubt, the advancements of technology have drastically simplified and improved the way we live, work, and manage our daily chores. Television, computers,...

Michelle Alva Blog / 06.06.2012

If you sit in a chair for more than 6-8 hours a day, you reduce your life span by 33% according a recent report by the National Cancer Society. According to a 2009 study published in Clinical Psychology Review, one out of every five individuals experience some form of sexual abuse. Too often we hold emotional and physical tension, pain and stress without knowing how to let go, heal and increase pleasure in our bodies. When we move, our bodies are happiest and healthiest! Daily exercise ensures optimal mental, emotional and physical health.  Belly Dance is a great way to have fun and exercise. Side to side pelvic and hip movements lubricate your hip joints and the muscles around your hips to help stimulate bone density. These rhythmical movements stimulate circulation of your hip joints, lymph fluid, blood and energy meridians. Your abdominal corset, low back and...