Your Present Moment

Hi! I'm Cal Clark, and I'm an LMT and Polarity Therapist, based out of Portland, Maine. I specialize in relaxing full body massage work, Polarity therapy, meditation, and yoga. These are my stray thoughts and tips to help you on your journey towards greater physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. I have a holistic approach to health- I incorporate massage and polarity therapy in all my work. I use my training to create instructional videos on Qi Gong techniques to beat stress and muscle aches. I also have some simple exercises in mindfulness to help you negotiate relationships in real life and online, and some thoughts on how to be aware of how your chakras change with the seasons. All of this is in service of crafting a more healthful vision of you- a spiritual, physical and emotionally complete being living in the Present Moment, and functioning at your optimal vibration.     

Matters of the Heart- A Valentine’s Day Meditation.

What is the heart? On one hand, obviously, it’s a literal thing- a muscular organ that pumps blood through the body, delivering oxygen and nutrients to cells. It’s the center of the circulatory system, and it’s essential to life. Then, there’s the metaphorical “heart-” the center of all human emotion. People say a lot about…

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Polarity Therapy Versus Reiki

What is polarity therapy? How is it different from Reiki? Polarity therapy is an holistic health system that includes both bodywork and energetic work- kind of a combination of massage therapy and Reiki. It was invented by Dr. Randolph Stone in the 1940s. Dr. Stone was a chiropractor, osteopath, and naturopath, who fused principles of…

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What is Emotional CPR?

Earlier this month, I took a two day course on Emotional CPR. Yeah, great Cal…uh, what the heck is Emotional CPR? I know, I know, I didn’t know much about it, either. But I was curious, because I’d attended the HOPE festival in Augusta this past May. The HOPE Festival is sponsored by DHHS, and…

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It’s my FOUR YEAR Anniversary! Check out my special July Sale!

Hey Folks! It’s July already, and that means it’s Present Moment Body-work and Well Being’s 4 Year Anniversary! Hard to believe I’ve been at it for four years now, but I’m celebrating all the same. Book any appointment with me this July and take $15 off the regular price. This deal is good for any…

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Meditation Complication: Why Am I Struggling? Maybe it’s LOGISTICS.

Are you feeling stuck? Maybe you’re meditating a few minutes a day, and it seems like it isn’t enough, and you feel like you aren’t getting anywhere. Maybe you’re even feeling as if all this meditation is dredging up some really scary, heavy thoughts that you aren’t sure how to deal with. Don’t panic- let’s back up a bit and talk about what you can do next.

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Meditation: Three Things You Need to Consider Before You Go Further!

You’ve been meditating! Great! Even if you are still only doing five to ten minutes a day, that means you’re making progress and sticking with it, and that’s a huge part of the process! So, uh… what’s the rest of the process, you ask? Well, honestly it’s mostly just a matter of practice. I’ve given…

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Yes, but HOW should I Meditate?

When I began practicing meditation, I didn’t know anything about stretching or posture. Then, in 2006, I was taught some yoga by a friend, took some classes, and went on a Kundalini Yoga retreat the next year. I’d learned the basics, but I still wasn’t able to concentrate. My mind seemed absolutely uncontrollable, and I…

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What is Meditation, Anyway?

I first “meditated” about 7 years ago. I was in my 20s, just beginning life as an “adult,” and my life was a chaotic haze of stress, anxiety and cheap beer. My life was not going the way I thought it ought to, and my mental and physical health were suffering for it. Several people…

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Do You Know How to Breathe?

Sometimes, I ask myself: what if every client or student I work with could only come away from me with ONE lesson? It’s an odd mental exercise, but I think about it from time to time, mostly as a way of understanding and prioritizing the lessons I teach. What if I could only help the…

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Three Simple Yoga Poses to Keep You Calm and Balanced

More often than not, we are our own worst enemy. I remember my early attempts at meditation. I expected to achieve some kind of state of transcendent bliss, and I thought it would come immediately. But I couldn’t keep focused- my mind would race, and I ended up frustrated and unsure of how to proceed.…

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Six Simple Steps to Better Health

Hey Everybody! Last week, I talked a little bit about how the key to achieving your health goals in 2016 is to start with small, realistic goals- because doing something is always better than doing nothing. This week, I wanted to expand on that concept with a quick list of little things that you can…

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How to address your New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year, everybody, and welcome to the brand new Present Moment Blog! My name is Cal and I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Polarity Therapist. I’ve learned a lot on my personal journey towards physical and spiritual well-being, and I’m a student as much as I am a teacher, so this blog…

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December Savings on Five Session Packages

When you come out of a massage or polarity session, do you ever say to yourself, “I wish I could feel like that all the time”? The effects of bodywork are cumulative. So, maybe your tension in an area or areas might return because of a chronic ailment. Or it could be the result of…

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Polarity Yoga at Satya Sanctuary, Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m.

Polarity Yoga at Satya Sanctuary with Cal Clark, LMT, CPP Wednesdays, 6-7 P.M. -Learn t -Learn to awaken and balance your energies-physically, mentally and emotionally -Learn tools to have more focus, clarity, vitality, and strength -Gain a better understanding of your mind, body and its subtle energies to feel happier while also feeling empowered and…

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Polarity Therapy at Present Moment Bodywork and Well Being!

For now until July 1st I am offering half off your first Polarity Therapy session, and $20 off an additional three visits. I have been a Certified Polarity Practitioner for three years and have returned to school this past January to spend 330 hours in the Advanced Polarity Therapy Programs Spa Tech Institute in Westbrook,…

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