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Finding Your Personal Balance

In yoga we practice balancing postures, such as tree pose and triangle. In each of the balancing poses we need to focus our eye’s attention to one spot on the wall, connect our feet to the floor with intention, and most importantly remember to keep breathing. We can learn from these poses by recognizing the importance of finding balance in our everyday lives. Read More

Bring balance to your life: Brave the yoga mat

Yoga's popularity is on the rise, with studios and classes sprouting up all over. Have you ventured into a studio near you? Is the curiosity there, but you’re uncertain of what to expect? Finding the courage to step in and try a class is the first step in creating your yoga practice. Yoga unites the mind, body and soul, promoting holistic health and awareness. We work to achieve this unity by practicing the postures (also known as poses or asanas). Read More

Softening and Surrendering as a Way to Heal

We human animals seem to have a much harder time releasing trauma than do other living creatures in the wild. In “Waking the Tiger,” author Peter Levine describes the way wild feline experience the coming and going of a threat, “tensing in response to danger and as the threat passes, the tiger's muscles shake, twitch and let go, right then and there, letting go of the fear-related energy which now is forever out of mind and body.” Read More

Can Sound Heal?

“There will come a time when a diseased condition will not be described as it is today by physicians and psychologists, but it will be spoken of in musical terms, as one would speak of a piano that was out of tune” - Rudolf Steiner. It has only been since the age of science that the west seems to have lost its cultural memory regarding the power of sound as a healing modality. Internally by exercising the power of voice or externally by exposure to music, tones, beats and chants – sound has always had the power to cure what ails you. The Greeks of antiquity knew it ...both healing and music belonged under the auspices of the same deity, Apollo, the Sun God. Read More

Chanting your way to Stillness and Connection By Gina Armstrong

Some call it the “monkey mind,” that endless stream of thought that runs unchecked throughout the limitless boundaries of intellect. James Joyce captured it in Ulysses, an epic novel that analysts call stream-of-consciousness. But the Russian mystic G. I. Gurdjieff would deny that we rarely if ever, achieve true consciousness. Have you ever thought about what remains if and when you stop the mind’s chatter? Read More

Boost your health with Reiki

There are a number of options available for relaxation, stress relief, healing and overall wellness. Reiki is one of the methods to familiarize yourself with as it can offer numerous benefits. It provides a gentle approach with a great amount of power. So, what is Reiki exactly? Read More

A sound connection for inner health

“A tethered bird grows tired from flying in every direction, finding no rest anywhere, and settles down at last on the very same perch on which it is tied. In the same way the mind, tired of wandering around here and there settles down at last in the Self, its life and breath, to which it is bound.” —Chandogya Upanishad Read More

The historical journey of massage therapy — An ancient form of healing with very real benefits

More and more people are making the choice to add massage therapy to their repertoire for healing and prevention of injuries, stress reduction, and overall wellness. This sacred method of natural healing has been around for thousands of years. While it laid dormant for quite some time, it continues to gain popularity in Western culture as a trusted and safe practice for our well-being. Many civilizations from East to West can be credited with utilizing massage as a form of natural healing, pain management and relief from illness. Read More

Open your heart to good health — Love yourself through therapeutic methods of wellness

February conjures up ideas of love as Valentine’s Day approaches and hearts and roses are scattered all around. Often, this focuses on love between couples; however, there are many other ways to recognize this beautiful emotion. Love for a child, a parent, pets, or friends are each important aspects of a well-fulfilled life. This love creates feel-good hormones, or endorphins, in all of us and makes our world a happier place. Read More