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10 YOGA, NON-ATTACHMENT & Thin Thighs in 30 Days
12 THE WISDOM
16 THE BARN DANCE
OF OZ Unlock Your Inner Wisdom
Reconnecting where Heaven & Earth Meet
BY GAIA RICHARDS
BY LENNI GARIN
BY JAMES F. TWYMAN
ALSO THIS MONTH 8 News from the Edge 14 A Soul Profile: Ray Roybal 14 Heal the Earth: A Celebration BY WENDY BROWN-BÁEZ
18 Autumn Reading: Books Supporting Body, Mind & Soul 18 Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: An interview with Kathryn Hall BY TIM MIEJAN
22 Reconnective Yoga BY KELLY WOODRUFF
23 Inception: Dreaming & the Creative Process BY SHEILA MCNELLIS ASATO
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YOGA 20 Ancient Techniques Promote Balance Today 20 Our Community: Yoga OUR FEATURED TOPIC
RAISING OUR CHILDREN HOLISTICALLY 24 Conscious Living offers Support to Our Children
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RAISING OUR CHILDREN HOLISTICALLY 24 Guidelines for Parenting BY DUDLEY & DEAN EVENSON
25 Inspiring a Child to be In Tune BY NADINE PENNY
26 Learning to Manage Verbal Conflicts BY CAROL MCCORMICK
27 Precious Memories BY JERRY BUCHMEIER
COLUMNS 6 Home FROM THE EDITOR, BY TIM MIEJAN
28 The Feeling is Mutual BEYOND BELIEF, BY CHRIS LAFONTAINE
28 What Would Love Say
BY LISA VENABLE
29 Look Within during September Retrograde STAR WISDOM, BY D.K. BRAINARD
30 How Afraid are You to Let It Go? NEW IDEAS FOR A NEW ERA, BY KATHRYN HARWIG
30 The Eightfold Path: Aid on the Spiritual Journey | Part 6: Yoga’s Limbs of Meditation BRINGING YOGA HOME, BY JINJER STANTON
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32 Spirit of the Game: Resolving Conflict DYNAMIC LIVING, BY SUSAN JUST
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HOME FROM THE EDITOR
MIEJAN very single day I marvel at the incredibly complexity of reality, the layers upon layers of dimension that make it possible for us to even be alive. Itâ€™s not just a collection of muscle cells that allows your heart to beat, nor just a collection of neurons that allows your mind to think. And how do you explain emotions and synchronicity and the transformation of a chrysalis into a butterfly? On a very mundane level, I understand that what makes the internet work are the links that connect everything into a single web. These links are like the spaces that connect the words that make the sentence. Like the silence that connects the notes that make the song. Like the nails that connect the boards that hold the house together. What I am beginning to realize is that there is not one thing out of place. The fatherâ€™s anger teaches the son the value of peace. The fallen tree is now shelter for a family of squirrels. The shadow of a newly risen skyscraper darkens the corner office across the street, giving solace to a migraine sufferer who fought the sun every afternoon for twenty years. Acknowledging the interconnected totality of all that is, we are led us to Sir Isaac Newton, who told us that for every act, there is an equal and opposite reaction. From a holistic perspective, that means that every action affects the whole. The prime directive for time travelers is to not disrupt the space-time continuum. If you change the way things are, then the way things were
will never be the same. And then we come to the prime directive for the rest of us: the Law of Karma, which tells us that similar actions will lead to similar results, or what comes around, goes around. All of this leads me to share with you a video that I had ordered via Netflix, one that sat near our television for several weeks, neglected I guess because it had the potential to be forgetable. Last night I said to my wife, â€œI guess we should watch that movie so we can send it back.â€? The video, Home, a film by Yann ArthusBertrand, is a history of Earth. It reveals how the metals in Earthâ€™s core are the stuff of stars, and how Homo sapiens (Latin: â€œwise manâ€? or â€œknowing manâ€?) is one of the newest species of life on the planet. And then it proceeds to show how this new species, in a relatively short amount of time, has proceeded to do what nothing in the history of Earth had ever done: destroyed the incredibly complex balance of nature. Link by link, it has been broken. While the facts about our environmental crisis are just as upsetting in this film as all the others, Home hits home by reminding us how much we are nature. It reveals the Earthâ€™s incredible beauty, and reminds us that the imminent danger we face is an opportunity for us: It is not a time for pessimism. I encourage you to watch this film, and allow yourself to be moved by it. I was, to my core. k TIM MIEJAN is editor & co-publisher of The Edge: Soul of the Cities. Contact him at email@example.com or call 651.578.8969. Visit www.soulofthecities.net. COPYRIGHT ÂŠ 2010 TIM MIEJAN. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Find out what’s baffling the medical community. Discover why hospitals and universities around the world are investing time and money to explain these healings… and how you, too, can master this extraordinary work! Internationally recognized healer Eric Pearl has appeared on countless television programs in the US and around the world, spoken by invitation at the United Nations, presented to a full house at Madison Square Garden in New York, been interviewed in various publications including The New York Times and most recently featured in the film, The Living Matrix. As a doctor, Eric ran a highly successful chiropractic practice for 12 years until one day when patients began reporting that they felt his hands on them – even though he hadn’t physically touched them. Patients soon reported miraculous healings from cancers, AIDS-related diseases, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, birth disfigurements, cerebral palsy and other serious afflictions. All this occurred when Eric simply held his hands near them – and to this day, it continues. His patients’ healings have been documented in six books to date, including Eric’s own international bestseller, The Reconnection: Heal Others, Heal Yourself, soon to be in 36 languages. Reconnective Healing elicits interest from top doctors and medical researchers at hospitals and universities worldwide with new research programs presently underway. This new level of healing has been taught to over 60,000 people in more than 60 countries. Learn how to completely transcend “energy healing” and “technique” and access a level of healing beyond anything anyone has been able to access prior to now!
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NOW A RESPONSE TO CRISIS
A DAY OF HEALING
Day of Healing will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, 44th and Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis, for those who are out of work, losing (or have lost) their home and are watching the last of their funds disappear. The holistic community will offer free bodywork and energy healing, as well as intuitive readings directed toward helping people find their direction out of crisis. People may also bring their resumes to have them reviewed and classes will be offered on a variety of topics selected to help the unemployed and those who are in crisis. Event coordinator Deb Battenfeld notes: “‘A Day of Healing’ is soon approaching. I have received calls from people wondering if they need to reserve a spot. You do not. I take a moment and listen to their story. I sit across from a woman who has not worked for three years and still helps and feels for those who have less. Do we know what less really is? Can we imagine it? “I hear the worry in their voices. I feel the tension, the tiredness in their bodies. Some have taken money that matters and spent it on trying to find help. Trying to find peace of mind and a ray of hope. Turning to us, the holistic community, for answers. We open and connect. We feel their heartache and fear. There are visions of a better time to come. We feel their spirit lift and see their eyes fill with hope. We give them messages of love and comfort from higher realms.” k For those wishing to Pay it Forward by volunteering to help those in crisis, please call Connye LaCombe at 651.334.8151 or Debra Battenfeld at 612.805.3402.
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British Tai Chi president to speak on living the art of happiness
ichard Farmer, honorary president of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain, will present three workshops in Minneapolis this month to share his inspiring understanding of the healing and spiritual nature that is at the heart of Tai Chi. He will present the work he calls “Soul Moves.” “That which allows us to live closer to our true nature, our soul’s nature, is a soul movement,” Farmer says. “It is about seeing that we are already that which we seek, rather than looking outside for others’ confirmation or being caught in external methods.” Farmer has been a student and a teacher for more than 35 years and has studied with some of the leading Tai Chi teachers, as well as contemporary teachers such as Richard Moss, Ram Dass, Douglas Harding and Emmanuel. He is currently involved in developing training programs within the National Health Service of the UK to train others to teach these movements and principles. His workshops will take place at the Open
Book Literary Arts Center, 1011 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis. They are sponsored by Natural Step School of Tai Chi of Minneapolis [WWW.NATURALSTEPTAICHI.COM]. Tickets are $55 for each event or $135 for all three. Spaces are limited and all places must be booked in advance by e-mailing Colin Snow at naturalsteptaichi@ msn.com. His workshops are: • September 28 from 7-9:30 p.m. – “The Eye of the Hurricane” – To learn, know and practice how to rest and find stillness in our daily personal lives. • September 29 from 7-9:30 p.m. – “Live and Let Go” – The art of relaxation and the ability to let go of that which no longer serves our well-being. • October 1 from 7-9:30 p.m. – “The Healing Heart” – When the heart of you is present, all is well. These talks are open to anyone with or without experience of Tai Chi. For more information on Richard Farmer, visit www. RisingDragonTaiChi.com and www.SoulMoves. co.uk. k
Heal thyself and others Omar, a longtime healer based in Madison, WI, who is familiar to the holistic community of the Twin Cities, will be in Minneapolis on September 18 and December 4 to mentor two groups of 15 people in the practice of hands-on healing. Omar is a master healer with more than 60,000 practice hours over the span of 32 years. His workshops are from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day at Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, 4401 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis. Register at 608.658.6718 two weeks before before each respective workshop. Each workshop will include “Power Play!” in which each person in a group of five will receive healing. Omar will demonstrate time-tested techniques to melt energy blocks, heal mind and body while boosting consciousness, energy level, joy, love, freedom, intuition and enthusiasm. For more information, visit www.omarstouch.com.
The Energy Factor & Akashic Records Stacy Davenport – a certified consultant and teacher of the Akashic Records, a dynamic feng shui practitioner, life coach, mentor, educator and motivator – will speak on “The Energy Factor,” an advanced Feng Shui process, from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, on the first floor of France Place, 3601 Minnesota Dr., in Bloomington. The event is free and open to the public. “The Energy Factor” neutralizes detrimental energy pockets and their influences in personal and professional environments. In addition, learning how to access the Akashic Records will be presented in two levels in October at Art of Healing, 10901 Red Circle Dr., Suite 110, Minnetonka. Akashic Records are the individual records of a soul from the instant it leaves its point of origin until the end of time. Contact Stacy Davenport at 512.836.4036, or email email@example.com to register.
Satsung with Svaroopa® yoga founder Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati, originator and heart of Svaroopa® yoga, will be in St. Paul from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, to share the depth and breadth of yoga’s timeless teachings in a free program at Highland Yoga Center, 1040 S. Cleveland Ave. Swami Nirmalananda teaches yoga according to the ancient tradition – as a direct path to svaroopa, the bliss of your own being. She is the founding president of national Yoga Alliance and founder of Master Yoga Foundation. She weaves ancient wisdom with a concrete understanding of modern life. The evening will include: Teachings Talk; Discussion; Namasankirtana, call-and-response chanting of Sanskrit mantras; and Meditation. For more information, contact Bhakta (Leslie) Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612.408.0434. Visit the ashram website at www.svaroopavidya.org. Visit Highland Yoga Center at www.highlandyogacenter.com. k
Advanced Training for Practitioners With Michele Mayama
Withalmost30yearsexperiencehelpingotherstoopen andshiftthecausallevelwithinconsciousness,Michele has honed a level of mastery she is now sharing with others. This body of work is uniquely expansive and applicable across a broad spectrum of healing modalities. NonÍ˛practitioners on a conscious healing journeyarealsowelcomeandwillfindthematerialand processeshelpfultotheirpersonalgrowth.
2010-11 series begins in October
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