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BLACK HANDS UNIVERSAL HEALTH & WELLNESS

         YOGA Society

We were blessed to have Dr. Nia Nun to direct and teach our participants yoga and to give us her time free.. Her PURPOSE yoga has been a great help to our community and the mental and physical health of our participants. We all know the severity that the covid pandemic as well as other worldly potential stresses have rooted depressive reception into so many psychi of our community. It is nice to have a space that is created to help us deal with all our matters.

 

Yoga improves strength, balance and flexibility. ... 

  • Yoga helps with back pain relief. ... 

  • Yoga can ease arthritis symptoms. ... 

  • Yoga benefits heart health. ... 

  • Yoga relaxes you, to help you sleep better. ... 

  • Yoga can mean more energy and brighter moods. ... 

  • Yoga helps you manage stress.

  • increased flexibility.

  • increased muscle strength and tone.

  • improved respiration, energy and vitality.

  • maintaining a balanced metabolism.

  • weight reduction.

  • cardio and circulatory health.

  • improved athletic performance.

  • protection from injury.

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 BHU SUMMER SMOOTHIES

Black Hands Universal began a health conscious movement in the summer of 2020 in response to the Covid pandemic. We along with the community donations from farmers to the general public were able to put together a valiant effort to thwart the pandemic in our local community. Monday through Saturday we made sure that the poor and addicted were sleeping on porches and in shelters and even in the woods most commonly known as “ The Jungle”. We made what we call power smoothies.

 These “Power Smoothies” were a blend of fruits, juices, non dairy milks, and supplements. This way we were able to get the proper nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that were of necessity for anyone's health. Especially in a pandemic. We were able to load people with things like fresh farmed spinach and Kale as well as things like sea moss. We also handed out masks and hand sanitizers.

We have now grown and have been able to hold stations in three prime low income trafficked areas. We were able to hire more teens and people to work and man the stations. A very large number of our smoothies went to the community's children as we held stations in Southside Community Center every morning as one of our prime locations for the summer.

Black Hands Universal’s Healthy Smoothies Program has allowed us to find summer employment for our community's teens from our low income demographic. Our Program is framed to create opportunities for both adults and youth. Having three stations we were able to hire three adults to supervise two six young people this summer. We hope to expand and to offer the opportunity of summer employment to others in the near future.    

This job was a great chance for our youth to learn punctuality, responsibility, entrepreneurship, as well as how to keep inventory and teamwork. Our teens work together as a unit to serve our community with healthy smoothies. For some this has become a summer building block and the fuel for so many children in our community.

This job teaches all our staff the importance of community healing and help. They get a first hand experience into the lives of so many different kinds of people and children in all walks of life. This program is more than just an economic boost to all that participate but also a character interest as well.

This year we are adding to our fall and winter season by introducing Warmth and Balance, our free soup donations. Located on Green street near the homeless shelter. Mornings we plan to feed our community throughout the cold season with fresh made soups to keep them fed, healthy, and warm.

LIFESTYLES ANONYMOUS

 

Understanding that addiction is more than the substances but are the behaviors also that come with addiction. Sometimes it’s the LIFESTYLE. We at BHU have established a digital audience through our friends on social media and have created a private platform that allows all to interact and help each other in our addictions. In understanding that all addictions are different but yet all are in need of help and people to open up to and a place to rely on. Being a digital platform it allows our friends the ability to reach out to one another even at the most inopportune or troubling moments and times. 

 

We Currently Have 94 Members and growing!

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