‘Stress Management’

Silence. The Quiet Healer.

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

I just returned from a week-long teacher training class to prepare for Green Mountain’s upcoming new Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR). Jon Kabat-Zinn created the MBSR program in 1979 to respond more effectively to stress, pain and illness. During the week of training we were asked to be in silence in between classes. Total silence. No talking, writing, reading, […] Read more »

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5-Minute Meditations: Peaceful Place

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

While a tad longer than 5 minutes (bonus!), this guided visualization will guide you through a place of serenity, while experiencing it through all of your senses. Before You Begin You may wish to practice this in the morning, on your lunch break, or after a long day to de-stress. Before starting, find a comfortable seated position or even feel […] Read more »

Peaceful Place Meditation

Fitness Video: Yoga Poses You Can Do In A Chair

By Lori Wright, CPT

This video is part of our fitness video series featuring Lori Wright – Green Mountain at Fox Run’s Fitness Lead. Lori has taught for more than 20 years, and is an ACE certified Personal Trainer. She holds certifications in Aerobics, Spinning, BodyPump, YogaFit, Hot Yoga, YogaLean, and Kids Yoga. In This Episode… In this episode, Lori walks us through a quick 5 minute chair […] Read more »

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Permission Granted to “Be Lazy”

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

Today in our Mindfulness 101 class here at Green Mountain, a wonderful “Aha!” moment happened. One of the points I make is the difference between medita-TION and medita-TIVE. Meditation is the practice of using the breath to anchor our awareness in the present moment. Doing this allows us to bring a sense of ease to our bodies, even if only […] Read more »

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