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Leucadia, CA 92024

Reach your potential with a unique blend of Physical Therapy, Yoga, Massage and Essential Oils in a private one on one setting in Leucadia, CA with Doctor Alison McLean, DPT.

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Fall

Alison McLean

Autumn has officially arrived. However, San Diego is not completely on board. The mornings and evenings have been crisper, but the days still very warm. Since my daughter loves the ocean we have been making the most of San Diego's endless summer.

It's inevitable the days will shift, becoming darker and the weather becoming cooler.  To stay healthy it's important to honor the shifts in your body and mind as the seasons change. Give yourself extra self care during these transitions. For example, allow extra time to move slower if that's needed. Cooler temperatures can cause more stiffness and soreness, especially in the morning or if the humidity is high. 

Have an immunity protocol to beat off the bugs. For us it involves walking, Yoga, stability training, but also more downtime and restorative poses to recover. We step up nutrition with more anti-oxidants such as blueberries and warm colorful food groups like vegetable pasta with mushrooms, broccoli and beans or tofu for protein. We also use essential oils to keep our cells and physiology functioning at its best efficiency.  See below for an immunity recipe to keep thriving.

By stepping up these extra efforts you can stay healthy and energetic the whole season. However, we are not invincible and sometimes we do feel less then stellar. I've found if I've been good about taking care of myself then I do not get thrown off as frequently or as intensely, and I heal much quicker.

If you find yourself needing more self care than you can provide yourself please call or e-mail me! Come in for a one on session for a bodywork tune-up, or progress your Yoga practice with a new sequence with someone monitoring your alignment, realign your pelvis or spine or have someone keep you accountable with your stability program. I'm here to help. Packages, and a monthly subscription are available.

Hope to hear from you soon, or see you in a workshop or class!

Namaste,

Alison

(858) 248 2272

alison@ignitewellnesssandiego.com

Yoga Classes and Workshops

Healthy Back using the Great Yoga Wall at Prana Yoga Studio in La Jolla

Tuesday Evenings 7:30- 8:30 PM

Wednesdays 10-11:15 AM

Therapeutic Flow at White Peacock Yoga Studio in Encinitas

Tuesday Afternoon 12-1 PM

Wednesday Evening 5:30-6:45 PM

Hot Yoga at Yoga Six in Carlsbad

Tuesday mornings 7-8AM

Friday Mornings 9-10AM

Workshops

Essential Oil Immunity Recipe

This image is published with permission from the author, from the book Oil and Glass.

This image is published with permission from the author, from the book Oil and Glass.

Keep your loved ones and yourself healthy with this easy to make roller bottle!

 

Yoga Pose of the Month

Restorative poses are wonderful to replenish this time of year, whenever and however you can sneak them in. A supported twist will restore mobility through the Thoracic Spine and Ribs keeping respiration healthy and full during the change of seasons. If the twist feels too intense raise your support by placing a blanket on top of the bolster, and place another under the forehead keep the Cervical Spine in neutral (do not turn the head).

Restorative poses are wonderful to replenish this time of year, whenever and however you can sneak them in. A supported twist will restore mobility through the Thoracic Spine and Ribs keeping respiration healthy and full during the change of seasons. If the twist feels too intense raise your support by placing a blanket on top of the bolster, and place another under the forehead keep the Cervical Spine in neutral (do not turn the head).