by Marianella Medrano-Marra
After morning yoga I walk to my car, conscious of every step. I look down at the muddy path, my clogs stepping firmly, yet gently, on the soft ground, knowing that the moment is precious and feeling the interconnection of breath and step. The rain falls discretely on my curls, and the scent of lavender rising from my wet hair awakens me even more...
Editor’s Note from Susan de Wardt: Poetry Therapist Medrano-Marra talks about her experience using poetry in counseling.
Writings and Poetry Therapy
by Norah Coyne
The magic of Atlantis is something that has fascinated people for centuries! Atlantis is now believed to be submerged beneath the Atlantic Ocean, only some of the mountain tops remain in places like the Canary Islands, Azores and Bermuda.
For 240,000 years (250,000BC to 10,000BC), Atlantis was the subject of divine experiments. The purpose of the tests was to find out if people could retain their connection with the divine source, whilst living in a physical body...
by Emily Fuller Williams, LMT
Think of mudras as self-talk for your hands. These simple movements, the gestures that we often make unconsciously, can help us focus on our work, calm ourselves, release anger and energize us. Used for centuries by many different cultures...
Editor’s Note from Brian Critchley: Many of us use mudras or hand gestures as part of yoga practice. Either we bring the index finger and thumb together into jnana mudra (index finger and thumb together) during our breathing warm-ups...
Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: This is a great video about 'Secrets of Ayurveda' which details about the balancing of Vatta, Pitta and Kapha doshas for general well being. Also, Kumudini Shoba tells us about Ayurveda herbs and foods that help greatly to live healthy. Self understanding is an important concept emphasized by Ayurveda which is beautifully shared by the Ayurveda practitioner. Have a look...
© Emelisa Mudle
Watercolour on canvas 25 x 30 cm
Editor's Note from Marie' Sakai: Deep and soulful, Emelisa Mudle's work will inspire you and instill within you a place of true heart of joy, freedom, and the chance to be truly who you are. Organic forms that integrate form into being, her colorful palette and her use of watercolor on canvas, creates her work to hold a truly transformational power that can heal the heart, deep within.
Arts & Art Therapy
"We do not see things as they are. We see them as we are."
by Shelly Phillips MA
We all want what’s best for our kids, but with all of the conflicting information out there, sometimes it’s difficult to tell exactly what that might be...
Editor's Note: Who knew that sun and dirt equaled healthier children? Fantastic information on how to get out there and enjoy the mud pie making days.
Family & Parenting
Editor's Note from Lexi Yoga: Hand mudras are symbolic gestures that are used to create new energy. Here is a video showing various mudras and their specific meaning. It's quite informative...
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