by Brigette Mars
Headaches are one of humanity’s most common afflictions. Vascular headaches result from dilation of the blood vessels in the head, and non-vascular (psychogenic) headaches result from stress. Many headaches are caused by neuromuscular/skeletal imbalances. Low blood sugar can be factor. If one feels worse when bending, it may be a sinus headache. Headaches are considered a heat disease where Liver chi (energy) rises when the liver is congested...
Editor´s Note: Getting a headaches doesn't have to be debilitating if you have the right tools in place. Focus on finding the cause of the pain by keeping a journal when you have an episode. Next step after finding the culprit trigger, eliminate it for long term healing. If this doesn't solve the problem seek medical attention for any serious conditions undiagnosed.
This clip is from Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's opening talk at the UMass Center for Mindfulness 3rd Annual International Scientific Conference in Worcester, MA in April 2005...
by Mada Eliza Dalian
Normally, our heart opens when we feel accepted and loved by others. But when we are rejected, we feel hurt and our heart immediately closes. By holding on to our hurt and expectations, we rob ourselves of experiencing the divinity and bliss of love that is within us. When we open our hearts and surrender to love, we begin to feel what others feel and realize that we are not different...
Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan: Mada's article inspires us to look within to be free to love with an open, undefended heart. She recommends we become aware of the feelings and emotions arising while engaging with others. Mada reminds us that life is an opportunity to connect deeply with others and to love wholly and completely.
Editor's Note: A reflective and inspiring conversation with Dr. Colin Lee. This video hits a personal note with me as he was the head of my first training course in Canada and a great inspiration in my own journey as a music therapist. In this video, you will hear improvisations and a conversation with music therapist Colin Lee about music therapy, healing, spirituality, and improvisation.
Music Therapy & Sound Healing
by Sharada Hall
Are you attracted to people who are exactly like you or exactly the opposite? Do you and your partner's different ways complement one another or are you like two peas in a pod?...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Relationships can be tough, especially those where constitutions may clash. Dr. Sharada Hall, DOM offers some first hand insight into how two people with opposite prakritis may benefit each other and complement one's weaknesses with their strengthes. This refreshing account on a Vata and Pitta/Kapha relationship demonstrates how understanding Ayurvedic principles and doshic energies can facilitate communication and help couples reach common ground in their relationships. Many thanks and blessings for this wisdom, Dr. Hall. Namaste
by Karyn Siegel-Maier
For centuries, the fragrance of herbs has been captured in pillows and sweet bags to purify and scent the home. They were known by European mothers anxious to lure their offspring into tranquil sleep, by those seeking relief from headache or depression, and by the solitary who yearned to find true love. Fragrant herbs were sewn into pillows and placed at the head of the bed or between the linens. Often, their scent would be carried from open doorways and windows where they were carefully hung...
Editor's Note: In this article Karyn Siegel-Maier offers in-depth information about how to create herbal dream pillows that can help ensure that your dreams are peaceful and sweet!
by Kate Adams, PhD
Children often tell researchers that no one listens to them when they want to talk about their dreams. Unfortunately, pressured schedules and a cultural disinterest in dreams mean that many parents take little notice of their own dream life, never mind their children's. Here are five reasons why parents might want to find a few moments to listen carefully to their children's nightly expeditions...
Editor's Note: Psychology Today expert, Kate Adams PhD shares some important tips on why listening to children's dreams is crucial to their sense of well being. Read this helpful article and take some time to share dreams with a child in your life.
by Prema Dasara
We have often been asked, what possible relevance could there be with the cards of the Tarot and the 21 Taras of Tibetan Buddhist practice. The cards are seen by many in our culture as a device used by the less scrupulous to mislead the gullible...
Editor's Note: Here's to the joy of embodiment! Thought-provoking to partake of dancing the Tarot - and Prema's work has a profound effect on those who dance with her.
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