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A Daily Ritual – why you need one

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Most of us wouldn’t ever think of walking out of the house in the morning for our day without brushing our teeth. If we did, something would probably feel “off”– in a sense. It is a “structure” in our lives so engrained in our steps of preparing for the day.

There are other automatic structures built into our daily lives around our work and family commitments. These include our task lists, grocery lists and different deadlines that are usually based upon what other folks in our lives may need (i.e. our boss, child, partner, a parent). We meet our deadlines and scratch things off our lists and there is perhaps a feeling of accomplishment present; dare I say, maybe it even feels good to complete those tasks. Structure, in all the right amounts, can have a beautifully positive effect on life.

So what is missing here?

At closer glance, what appear to be missing are the rituals (i.e. structures) we choose for ourselves. These are deeply important because they feed our personal needs and ideally give us balance. Sure, we may have certain days we go to the gym or have some routine that is our gift to ourselves to make us more relaxed (a weekly or a monthly massage?). That is certainly a good thing; but what about the other days of the week, month and year? Can you imagine only brushing your teeth on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays?

Daily Ritual is what fuels us in the most subtle, yet significant, ways. It allows space each and every day to tune in and focus on ourselves. And this doesn’t have to overly involved. It can be as simple as 5 minutes (or less!) to do something to connect inward.

Examples of Simple Daily Ritual:

  1. When you wake up in the morning, sit up in bed and tune into how your body feels. For most of us, the body feels a little stiff upon waking — so why not stretch? Simple stretches while taking in a few full, deep breaths can not only begin to wake and warm the body, but will invigorate the mind in a way that connects you to your inner world.  This alone, can create a sense of grounded energy and balance.
  2. “Journal of Gratitude” – at bedtime you write three things you are grateful for about your day, yourself or anything else in your life. Even after a bad day at work or frustrating afternoon caring for the kids, this ritual can bring about perspective and a sense of joy.

Begin to notice the built-in structure of your days. Explore the possibility of creating a space in your day to start one daily ritual. Over time you may add more rituals, but for now start simple and let it be all about YOU. Notice how it feels to slow down, tune inward and claim your ritual!

Wendy Obstler, CYT, E-RYT,  is a certified yoga therapist, experienced registered yoga teacher and certified prenatal yoga teacher. Wendy is also the certified Lead Teacher and Ambassador of Strong Yoga™ 4Women. Since 2005, she has worked with countless women struggling with fertility challenges and has witnessed over and again the powerful benefits of yoga on fertility. Having used the practice of yoga therapy to heal her own severe back injury, Wendy enjoys sharing the transformational qualities of yoga with other individuals in chronic pain, healing from injury, post-operative rehab and as awareness for injury prevention.  Wendy is a therapist/instructor at Beverly Hills Posture, a proud member of both the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the Yoga Alliance.Wendy Obstler, CYT/E-RYT ©2013 All Rights Reserved
If you have any questions regarding anything we’ve written or would like to book an appointment with us, please click HERE to be directed to our contact page. Beverly Hills Posture is proud to offer Chiropractic Care with an abundance of options including- Yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonic, Acupuncture, Acupressure and Massage Therapy. We dedicate ourselves to creating a healthier you.
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Book private Pilates, GYROTONIC® and yoga sessions on our all new online scheduling system

Beverly Hills Pilates, GYROTONIC® and Yoga appointment times are now available for patients/clients to view and book online.

Simply sign in and check out what session times are available and request to book on your own and online (rather than call us and have us search).

Here’s how it works:

  1. Go to www.mindbodyonline.com and click “Log in” and search for Beverly Hills Posture OR go to our direct link: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=36775.
  2. The first time you log in, you will be asked to create a profile (you can even do so with your personal Facebook account). You must be a current (registered) Beverly Hills Posture client/patient to request an appointment via this system.* The system will ask a series of questions to validate your identity.
  3. Once you’re logged into the system, you can search for the type of service/session you’d like to book, pick your session (yoga, Pilates and or GYROTONIC®) and time and send a request to via the system to make your appointment.
  4. Wait for our confirmation–then it’s booked!

*New clients/patients will be added into our system during or right after an initial office first visit. Once enrolled as a patient or client in our system, anyone can use Beverly Hills Posture’s Online Store & Scheduler system!

We will be adding more products/appointment schedules in the coming months–stay tuned!


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If you have any questions regarding anything we’ve written or would like to book an appointment with us, please click HERE to be directed to our contact page. Beverly Hills Posture is proud to offer Chiropractic Care with an abundance of options including- Yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonic, Acupuncture, Acupressure and Massage Therapy. We dedicate ourselves to creating a healthier you.


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Protein: It does a body good!

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Artwork Credit: Scripps Health – San Diego CA

Most people are lacking Protein in their diets (there should be a balance of protein, carbs and fat in your diet…40/40/20 or 40/30/30). When your body is getting protein it functions better because it supports the lean muscle mass which will burn the fat.  When you cut down on calories and eat only carbs, these carbs are broken down into simple sugars and stored as fat.

To discern how much protein you need personally, your body requires 1 gram of protein for every 4 pounds of body weight per day…then divide it between your 5-6 meals per day for your healthy ratio of protein per meal.  If you are a very active adult, you may require more protein per meal.

Protein is made up of 23 essential amino acids, 8 of which adult bodies cannot manufacture on their own and therefore we must get it from food.

Next to water, protein is the most plentiful substance in the body and accounts for 12-15% of our total weight. Protein is needed for almost every vital function of the body and makes up the essential building blocks of the living cells of the body (the amino acids are the building blocks that make up protein).

It is a misconception that protein only comes from animal sources.  There are many excellent plant sources that supply us with protein.  A few examples of how to mix the plant proteins to make them a complete protein are: combine whole grains with beans, mix legumes and grains, eat corn with beans

Other sources of protein: egg whites, almonds, cashews, fish, soybeans.  You also get protein from seeds, natural brown rice, rye, oats, millet, wheat and beans.

Protein from Meat: The leanest meat sources are chicken and turkey (turkey is actually leaner than chicken).  A lean cut of steak or London Broil once or twice a month is good for iron and especially if you are working out this source of protein is important for the amino acid building blocks that your lean muscles require to grow.  Eliminate completely high fat meats such as beef, pork and ham.

Protein Deficiency: A lack of protein affects the hair, nails, skin, growth and tissue development.  The mental and physical development of children is affected when protein is lacking.  In adults, they suffer a loss of stamina, are less resistant to infection and slower to heal and they become weak and may suffer from mental depression.

Too Much Protein: Diets too high in protein will also have side effects such as dehydration because the body has to work hard to excrete the wasted nitrogen that the body has accumulated.  If the protein is not used by the body, it will convert and be stored as fat.

Start adding protein to your daily nutrition plan and watch your energy levels increase and your immune system will be boosted as well.  Plan to succeed by making changes in your daily habits!

If you have any questions regarding anything we’ve written or would like to book an appointment with us, please click HERE to be directed to our contact page. Beverly Hills Posture is proud to offer Chiropractic Care with an abundance of options including- Yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonic, Acupuncture, Acupressure and Massage Therapy. We dedicate ourselves to creating a healthier you.