breathing

5 lessons to help you navigate big change (aka things we’ve learned while making big change).

Since we opened our doors in April 2015 you’ve known us to be full of fun and wise with wellness tips. Most importantly though, you know us as regular humans who drink milkshakes, swear and also mediate, and who have just as much real life to handle as anyone else. As wellness people who also happen to be business people, you’d think we might be exempt from stress and tough decisions because we can be … Read More

Yin Yoga – for me?

What the heck IS yin yoga? Let Third Space Wellness teacher extraordinaire, Rick, tell you all about it! When I teach yin yoga to teachers-in-training, I suggest they try to avoid thinking about the practice or analyzing it. Just immerse yourself in it. Then we’ll talk. It is yoga. But it might be unlike any other kind of yoga you have practiced. If you are an athlete, gymnast, dancer, or martial arts practitioner, you will find a little … Read More

Poop, dry cleaning, traffic, and letting go

More on the autumn theme; as Sam established, it is all about letting go – like the trees let go of the leaves. I’ve had a ton of reminders to let go lately, some painful and all necessary reminders that I am really not in control. The notion that any of us really have control over anything is a big fat joke anyhow. And for me, even though I know this deep in my soul … Read More

What to do when you’re in a panic

You’re probably not reading a blog when you’re in the throes of a panic attack. So store this like a squirrel’s nut next time you’re running late to a meeting, if your’e on the metro when it starts smoking, or sitting calmly when suddenly a wave of overwhelming dread comes over you (like during turbulence). When your heart and mind are racing, when you’re having a hard time taking a full breath, and can’t seem to … Read More

Hit the pause button

Whether you are a guru at meditation or a total novice, taking a moment to be still and take a few deep breaths is part of the path to well being. Deep breaths have a ton of wonderful side effects, like: Slowing you down on a crazy busy day and giving you enough space to complete the busy with a bit more ease (and fewer mistakes). Helping you digest your food because breathing provides space … Read More

Why is your pulse important to an Acupuncturist?

When you come in for an acupuncture treatment (I say ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ because it’s only a matter of time before everyone wants some of this good needle lovin’), one of the things your acupuncturist will do is take your pulse on both wrists. When we’re feeling your pulse, we may look like we’re deep in thought, or prayer, or like we’re spacing out and staring at the ceiling, or like we’re listening to … Read More

The TSW Guide to Prepping for A Party

As you know it’s been busy times for Third Space Wellness. With our new location open we’ve been managing tons of logistics on a daily go. Our plates are full with fun, laughter, learning and tasks. We decided long ago that when we opened our doors we wanted to host some great events for our community. So some of the items on the “get it done” lists are around party planning and community engagement. Thus … Read More

Fall into fall; 5 tips for an awesome autumn

It’s official – we are in autumn! I even broke out my for real autumn-winter wear boots this week. In Chinese medicine we take it seriously that us humans are a true reflection of nature, and this includes the seasonal changes too. Thus, one of our measures of “health” is how well we weather the weather. In the treatment room we tend to take note of how people do from season to season, looking for patterns that illuminate … Read More

Oxygenate, that’s what it’s all about. 7 easy tips for breathing on purpose.

I’ve been reminded by a close friend and colleague of the importance of breathing. And I see it all the time in the treatment room, and in my life – lack of breathing. It’s so important that I’ve even written about it before. Breathing is something we do so unconsciously we do not even think about it; and in some cases we even forget to breathe altogether – we’re accidentally holding our breath. Here’s the … Read More