How to Keep Your Weight Loss Resolution in 2017

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When it comes to resolutions, losing weight seems to be at the top of everyone’s list. According to Static Brain, a whopping 42.4% of people never succeed and fail on their New Year’s resolution each year. That means nearly half of the population end their year feeling defeated and perhaps resentful that their goals were not met. A resolution to lose weight should not be looked at as just a goal, but rather a lifestyle change. And lifestyle changes do not occur overnight. They take hard work, discipline and a plan for success. Taking up a yoga and/or meditation practice can help you minimize stress during your transition to a healthier lifestyle. Here’s a few ways to help you stay on track with your weight loss goal in order to finish the year strong.

 

Be honest with yourself

When it comes to your health, you have to be honest with yourself and acknowledge where and why you are dissatisfied with your current state. Do you tend to overeat to cope with stress or unhappiness? When was the last time you felt confident about your outward appearance? What do you need to do to bring that type of confidence back into your life? Now is the time to dig deep and find those answers. For many, a new year represents a fresh start and a new outlook. Bringing all your truths to light will aid you in releasing your past habits while propelling you forward to live your best life. Acknowledge and appreciate the past for leading you up until this point and march boldly into the future you want for yourself.

 

Remember your “why”

Why do you want to lose weight? Is it to be able to run freely after your kids and to play catch with them at the park? Is it because you are tired of feeling winded while climbing stairs? Do you want to lose weight because you don’t agree with what you see in the mirror? Think about what form of happiness and relief you would feel if you could just shed the unwanted pounds. Think about the feeling of elation you will have when you have accomplished your resolution. This is your why. You will need to keep this in your mind at all times, but especially in the moments of temptation and weakness that may occur to derail you from your goal.

 

When you fall, get back up again

You are human, and all humans make mistakes. Every day will not go as planned and every meal you eat won’t have the perfect amount of greens and grains. There will be times when you have the intention to go to the gym and for whatever reason, you don’t make it. That’s okay —things happen. Do not let moments like these send you on downward spiral and make you feel that your New Year’s resolution was a bust. No matter how many times you fall, you must get up and keep going. Falls happen. Make getting back up your habit. As long as you keep putting the proper effort into losing weight, you will see results. You are the only person that can guarantee that. Celebrate your successes, no matter how small, and always be sure to practice self-care. Giving your body and mind time to rest will help you stay on track and let your body release toxins and recover more quickly without overburdening your system. Treat yourself to a massage or Ayurvedic body treatment to soothe and balance your body.

 

As you can see, having a resolution to lose weight is not just a physical ambition. It really takes a lot of mental stamina to hold yourself accountable and get the results you desire. Your mind, clarity and focus need to be at a supreme level to keep you motivated and going strong throughout the new year. Using these tips will ensure that your mental agility will remain on target as you reach your fitness goal. Let this be the year that you break the statistic and stay true to your resolution!

 

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Dec 17th 6pm Venice Art Crawl & Creative Chakra Spa Holiday Party

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This is the second art show this 2015 featuring Creative Chakra Spa owner original art work.  The whole Venice Art Crawl is located at Washington Square just 1 min walk from Creative Chakra Spa, do the rounds and wind up at Creative Chakra Spa for a holiday celebration while exploring the art work of Sandie West, Creative

Chakra Spa owner.IMG_0293The winners of the 12 days of xmas will receive there prizes and there may be a screening of Phishing for Love short film directed and produced by Sandie West.  A romantic comedy that won the audience award at the MDR Film Fest

Massage Aids Disabled/July 25th LRO They Will Skate Again – Venice Skate Pk

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They will skate again will be at The Venice Skate Saturday July 25th 10-3pm. This will change your life and bring the biggest smile to your face for days after!

Approximately 250,000 people in this country currently live with permanent spinal cord injuries. Treatment for SCI survivors is targeted at providing clients with the skills to live as fully as possible. Physical and occupational therapists as well as massage therapists are helping these patients gain the skills they need to function. Ultimately about 90% of all SCI patients are able to live independently with these new skills. Life Rolls On empowers the spirit, the body and the mind. They will Skate Again sessions in our town of Venice this summer which also the local home town area of founder Jesse Billauer this Saturday July 25th 9-4pm 2015. Check their website for all events.

About Spinal Cord Injuries and Massage. Creative Chakra Spa bodyworkers specialize in energy and light-touch work with their SCI clients including therapeutic touch, reiki, craniosacral therapy, and any number of other modalities, can be especially powerful. As SCI clients’ muscle tone changes, our clients are likely to experience postural distortions that can be quite painful. Massage can help to limit this process and reduce the pain associated with it. Massage can be a powerful tool in keeping these changes at bay and SCI clients have to cope with chronic tendinitis and overuse syndromes in their hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders. In these cases it’s not only appropriate, but essential to receive bodywork that can help to restore function as quickly as possible. In addition, addressing the mechanical challenges of being confined to a wheelchair. The spasticity that SCI patients live with is a chronically progressive situation. This progress can be slowed or even halted with a carefully applied program of exercise and stretching-massage.

Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a situation in which some or all of the fibers in the spinal cord are damaged. If the spinal cord is intact, some motor or sensory function may remain in the affected tissues. This factor will determine what kind of recovery a person can expect to achieve. Obviously, the higher the damage, the more of the body is affected. Injuries to the anterior part of the cord affect motor function, while damage to the posterior aspect affects the senses of touch, proprioception, and vibration. Damage to the lateral parts of the cord interrupts sensations of pain and temperature. An injury that affects the lower abdomen and extremities, but leaves the chest and arms intact, is called paraplegia. An injury that impacts the body from the neck down is called tetraplegia or quadriplegia. Among the SCI patients alive today, quadriplegics slightly outnumber paraplegics.

Spinal Cord Injury Complications
• Decubitus ulcers.
• Heterotopic ossification.
• Deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism.
• Respiratory infection.
• Urinary tract infection.
• Autonomic hyperreflexia.
• Cardiovascular disease.
• Numbness.
• Chronic pain.
• Spasticity, contractures.

Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Options
New treatment options for SCI patients are being developed daily. Some SCI patients may have electrodes implanted in muscles that are controlled from an external computer. These implants can provide pinching and gripping capabilities for people who otherwise would not have the use of their hands. Surgical transfer of healthy tendons can also be helpful. For some people, the triceps muscle may be paralyzed, while the deltoid is not. Surgically extending the posterior deltoid tendon and attaching it to the olecranon can provide these people with the power it takes to use a wheelchair. Support LRO in the work they do to empower and research all the possibilities to enrich the lives of those who have a spinal cord injury. These people can range from a family member at 60yrs old, a mountain biking athlete or a 17 yr old professional surfer, such as founder of LRO, Jesse Billauer. All pro-surfers know the risk, but it rarely happens and as Jesse proves, surfing is freedom of the spirit and he still surfs the biggest waves all over the world, wheelchair or not! An inspiration to us all.

Revive, Relax and Reconnect – new blog by Hoop LA

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Want a little getaway that will revive, relax and reconnect you? Get to Creative Chakra Healing Retreat & Spa (3401 Pacific Ave., 1st Flr, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292) in

Marina del Rey. This hidden gem was the perfect day I spent with my boyfriend when our weekend plans had to be cancelled. It’s the only commercial building located on the peninsula and it’s a full spa that has a mini sauna, multiple bath options, massages and a full back patio to relax on.

We started our day with some mimosas at home and Ubered to the spa, where we had mini massages, time in the sauna that was on the porch and a couples mud bath. What I love about this place is when you reserve your treatment, whether it’s a girls day, a day with your best friend or a day with a loved one, you get the whole place to yourself. It’s off the beaten path and it’s independently owned, so it’s a very earthy, quiet experience. Los Angeles is full of luxury spas with many people using them at any given time and I loved how this place was really your own and allows you to reconnect. Plus, the packages offered won’t leave you broke and you will truly feel like you got away.

Couples experience a Deeper Connection through a powerful Massage Spa Experience

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As couples realize the importance of are sharing this experience together, Couples Massage is becoming really relevant and popular throughout the country. Friends and family are also seeing the benefits of receiving massages together. A great way to relax and rejuvenate both you and your loved one. Most couples massages are geared towards romantic partners, candles, fireplaces, fountains, champagne or sunsets may accentuate the atmosphere as well as exclusive areas just for them such as a hydro-therapy or infra-red saunas.

Couples massages can be useful in relieving the stress that can build up between two companions and can strengthen your relationship because you are are taking the time to commit to your health and you are doing this together, creating a wonderful experience and meaningful memories of your lives together.

Couples spa packagesInstead of watching TV or going to a restaurant together, couples massage can be used as a way for you and a romantic partner to connect, or even a loved one such as a Mom or a Friend, to spend quality time together and become closer in their relationships. Mother and Son, or Son and Father are also growing in popularity for those who specialize in these therapies.

Enjoying health, wellness and luxury therapeutic massages services create a deeper bond and connection with each other. In life, our relationships are pulled in so many directions with our responsibilities in life, such as work, kids, fun, working out, eating, relaxing, returning calls/emails/texts etc and enjoying nature or with your pet or even just plain chilling out! The time challenges are that these don’t automatically harmonize with each other for your partner or friends schedules! A real chill out massage retreat is most welcomed if you can find the right place that caters precisely to this and there are very few in Los Angeles that offer this type of retreat but check out Creative Chakra Spa and LPR Day Spa.

IMG_4619-TiEnjoy the energetic healing flow of experiencing this deeply healing side-by-side serenity massage together in a soothing, spa environment. Couples massage is usually an after-thought on spa design where a couple may find themselves in smaller rooms where the massage therapists are trying to avoid colliding with each other! A great massage is where a therapist is 100% focused on you and what is needed for your individual body to relax. They are picking up on cues from you energetically and are sensing how you breathe as you begin to fall into deeper relaxation releasing your stress at the same time as your partner, beautiful! Highly recommended to experience ultimate relaxation at the same time.

LA Oasis, Creative Chakra Spa by Hidden Spa

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creativechakra_stone massage-TiAn oasis amidst the chaos of our beloved city, Creative Chakra Spa is nestled in Marina del Rey only steps away from the ocean. Complete tranquility is found there as Creative Chakra takes the spa world to another level. Owner, Sandie West, explains that getting a massage is more than just an hour of getting pampered. It is vital to our health and state of mind to be relaxed
and to dismiss negative toxins from our bodies. The natural spa is governed by the ocean breezes, forcing you to feel at one with your surroundings. Creative Chakra is a holistic healing spa, offering an outdoor steam room along with tons of massage treatments all under 100 bucks. For a full day of do-good for your body, a yoga studio is on location for a pre-massage meditative experience.

We fell completely in love with this spa when we discovered their tea room, a custom tea and aromatherapy bar which completed our day of relaxation perfectly.

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