Manhattan Holistic Chamber of Commerce President Michele Risa

Monthly Archives: June 2010

Did you know Health Benefits Come in Waves

I truly love synchronicity!  Check this out and sound may sound differently to you.

One Saturday in Central Park, my Ipod unexpectedly began to play a lecture I had downloaded many months ago.  A very wise, gentle yoga teacher was explaining the many holistic health benefits of Kundalini Yoga.

He mentioned how our fingers when pressed together stimulate 72,000 nerve endings (our feet have 72,000 also).  How breathing soothes our organs and glands, the guardians of our health.  sound_waveHow vibration or sound impacts the billions and billions of microbes throughout our body, triggering the healing process and cleansing unwanted habits from our subconscious mind.

“Wow,” I thought. “Sound waves are so powerful.”

That evening I spoke with a doctor friend who says a man in Texas has been researching a healing process for the past 20 years that impacts the microbial growth in our body and uses sound vibration as part of the process.

Ahhh, our thoughts, words, “inner music”, and outer music are more powerful than I ever imagined.

It causes me to pause and think about the sounds I choose.  What about you?


Announcing LIVE Online Yoga!

I’m SO excited to announce that (drum-roll)…dial-UP Yoga is Now LIVE.   LIVE streaming online yoga class right to your computer.

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Now, no matter where you live, you can “literally join”  a worldwide yoga class instantly and receive all the benefits!  Plus save time and save money.

Available to you every day, 365 days a year, you can conveniently maintain a great home fitness program according to your own schedule.

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10 Things I Wish I Would Have Known Before I Went Into the Real World

After reading Chris’ Widener’s 10 things (below), it got me thinking about what my ten things are. I’ll be sharing mine on my blog. What are yours?

Life isn’t fair. You know, your mother always told you this but as kids we never believe it. We think that somehow mom was two tacos short of a combo Growing Upplate and that eventually we will go into the real world and show her how those who work hard and do right always do come out on top. Then after about five years Continue reading

Here’s My Whole Life Action Plan for June

June is a great month which symbolizes activity, passion and potential, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. So here’s my Whole Life Action Plan that takes a holistic health approach and includes- ritual, new food for my stomach and all 5 senses, celebration of the sun and loved ones, and even nothing (yes, nothing).summer solstice energy

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I just completed Michele’s 90-day MORE program. As Michele will remind you, if you decide to study with her, things don’t happen to us; they happen for us. Michele happened for me just when I needed what she is committed to teaching. Commitment is the key word because she is always thinking of what she can do to help others live happy, successful lives filled with joy. She takes care to really understand what each of her students needs and instinctively suggests just the right message, yoga exercise, meditation, food, experience, etc., that will resonate with them to help them courageously live the life they want. Michele is a gift you deserve to give yourself when you’re finally ready to live your best, authentic life.
- Sheri Robbins, New York

...I have suffered from emotional eating for 6 years, during which I have juggled and switched through different therapists and treatment options. I continued to feel "stuck" as the approaches focused on the past and why I acquired my disease. ...Michele's plan of remaining present- right here, right now- in addition to helping me choose love for myself, has allowed me to grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually... Michele is a true gift from God.
- Michele Messina, New Jersey

The benefits have been significant. My reason for doing this yoga is to improve and maintain good health. Each morning class provides me with the motivation to get up and improve my physical and mental strength. I also think one of the greatest things about Michele’s 365 Yoga Course is I can join a class any day of the week, drop in at any time during the class and leave at a time that works for me and my schedule, from anywhere I am.
- Philip Swanton, New York