by Dr. Paul Jarard
Kids live active, stressful lives. They attend school, do homework, participate in competitive sports, play video games, and meet their friends at the mall. In addition, they deal with divorce, new schools, tough neighborhoods, illnesses, bullying, and pressure to get excellent grades...
Editor's Note: Several studies show that children who practice yoga have less stress. This article describes one such students where students learn how to breath their way through difficult situations, how to refocus their thoughts and look at difficult situations differently, how to have better overall health from practicing asanas (poses) as well, and more. This looks like a vialbe alternative/addition to school curriculum. Namaste!
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: There is so much more that we can give these kids besides prescriptions, IEP meetings and doctor visits. I am a parent of a special needs child... I speak from experience. Let meditation/mindfulness into your life, your schools... and see the magic that can happen to all kids. And, while you're at it, truly look at the nutritional value of your child's school lunch program (check out an article here about just that). Food, like meditation, is also brain power. Our kids deserve all the brain zing a ding ding they can get.
by Sholeh Patrick
I've long had this fantasy that Western medicine will merge with Eastern, that medical schools will absorb ancient wisdom and simpler treatments into a blended approach to health...
Editor´s Note from Julia Sanfilippo: This is a great patient testimonial for chronic headache relief. The author explains how and why acupuncture works in a reader-friendly way. I hope her positive experience with acupuncture encourages other people to try this amazing ancient practice.
by Kimaya Singh
With the recent spate of mass shootings, people have begun to ask what it will take to reduce violence, especially among kids or in places where they spend time. We know that violence does not just occur in random places sparked by uncertain things. It also takes place daily in schools or on street corners...
Editor's Note: Violence is a result of many things, including mental illness and feelings of loss, anger, loneliness, and powerlessness. Fortunately, these feelings are something that a yoga practice can address, especially when meditation is guided by someone who intentionally wants to empower and encourage students who are dealing with these types of emotions. The author states that, in addressing these negative feelings, yoga gives its practitioners, especially young people, an internal locus of control.
by Monika Haas
The discussion about the perils of ingesting essential oils dates back to the beginning of Modern Aromatherapy in the early 1970s. How do we know what is right for us? Before we can decide, we need to take a look at the various schools of thought in aromatherapy: the British, the French and the Californian/American...
by Michelle Walling, CHLC
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com
What would our world be like today of these top 10 spiritual truths were taught in our schools, in the mainstream media, and in our history books?...
Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan: While reading this article, I thought it might be a rich experience to meditate upon each of the spiritual truths presented. Each tenet explored with presence, stillness and breath.
Editor's Note from Eden Kozlowski: Goldie Hawn describes the inception and the birthing process of her MindUp curriculum for schools. It is the literature that I use and think it is comprehensive, scientific, amazing. Watch this video to learn more or simply if you feel compelled to do something different... to break the mold... or if you are feeling like you are trying and nothing is happening... it will inspire.
by Jonci Jensen, ND
One of the women I learned from is named Cascade Anderson Geller, she has helped to create the herbal medicine training at three of the accredited naturopathic medical schools. Cascade has been teaching people about “produce aisle medicine” lately and I thought you all might also appreciate the teachings.
Editor's Note: Dr. Jensen gives some great self-care tips in this article about poultices. Almost makes me want to go out and injure myself so I can try some of these!
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