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Manifest Health: 5 tips to stay healthy

Posted on March 18th, 2020

The common approach to health and wellness in the US is to wait until it breaks down, and then fix it. This just doesn’t make sense to me. Why let health break in the first place? “He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not” Italian Proverb If we take a preventive […]


Don’t let Coronavirus Drive up Your Anxiety

Posted on March 18th, 2020

How does anxiety effect you? Physiologically, anxiety increases your heart rate and usually causes quick breaths to speed through your body. You may feel your body shaking and not be able to control or stop it. Sweaty palms, obsessive worry and chronic fatigue are also the effects of feeling anxious. Mentally, anxiety distorts your perception […]


Lotus Responds to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted on March 15th, 2020

It is important to note that, at the time of this writing, the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has NOT been found in Muncie. And at Lotus Wellness Center, we intend on keeping it that way! Coronavirus is on everyone’s minds these days. And mindfulness is the best preventative measure we can all take. According […]


My Experience with Qigong: beyond first impressions

Posted on February 29th, 2020

If you have ever experienced any sensation that brings a moment of stillness to your mind, you have felt the practice of Qigong.


Ujjai Breath 101

Posted on February 26th, 2020

Did you ever put a seashell up to your ear and marvel at how it created the sound of the sea? It was one of those “perfect” days in my childhood when my Daddy brought home an oily-black, slick and shiny, conch shell. He put it on the kitchen table. “Put this up to your […]


Why YOU need a Sports Massage

Posted on February 25th, 2020

While massages are now a common part of athletic training and care routines, it is possible that your massage is not producing the optimal benefits for you. [Oh no!] Sure, any massage will feel good and help you relax; any massage can promote your blood circulation and increase flexibility. And all massages offer a much-needed […]


Why Yoga Teacher Training?

Posted on January 26th, 2020

Why YTT? “OMG! It was amazing!” “It was awesome!” “It changed my life!” When 200 HR YTT programs started popping up everywhere, I was curious. I attended information sessions and I asked people who had already completed the course to give me their assessment and opinions. Across the board, I got answers like “OMG! It […]


Meet Lotus Yogi: Lynn Ligget

Posted on November 5th, 2019

 “I am a 61-year old professional in the legal filed.  I have been practicing yoga for over 10 years.  I do a sun salutation every morning when I get up and attend a class at Lotus once a week.  I was always curious about yoga and when classes were offered at the YWCA I started […]


Meet Lotus Yogi, Nicole Call!

Posted on October 7th, 2019

Tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m a busy mom of two and wife. I’m originally from Pennsylvania, but also lived in Syracuse, NY before moving to Muncie. I work part-time as well as volunteer a few different places, mainly working on computers. Between working at a desk or in the car driving the […]


Meet Lotus Yogi: Carol Reed

Posted on September 6th, 2019

Tell us a little bit about yourself.   I retired last year from teaching in the School of Kinesiology at Ball State for 26 years.  I taught scuba, first aid/CPR, water aerobics, and yoga.  I have been scuba diving for 40 years and I’ve been an Instructor of scuba for 33 years for Leaird’s Underwater Service […]


What’s the Difference: Hatha? Vinyasa?

Posted on August 30th, 2019

There are so many kinds of yoga these days that it can be quite confusing to know what the terms mean and what to expect when you are looking for a yoga class to attend. Even within the yoga community, terms are used loosely and, because they often overlap, identifying a clear definition is hard […]


Meet Hailey Toy: Physical Trainer at Lotus

Posted on August 6th, 2019

<< Interviewed by River Lin >> I sat down with Hailey in the Lotus studio last week for an interview. She greeted me with her big, beautiful smile and her open-arms approach that I’m beginning to understand is a signature characteristic of hers. She immediately made me feel comfortable in her space, so it was […]