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Energy Healings for our Pets A

ccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Veterinary Medical Association, our pets are not only family companions, they are also beneficial to our health. Keeping a pet companion has been proven to decrease: Blood pressure, Cholesterol, Triglycerides and Feelings of loneliness or depression. Pets also improve our chances of exercising outdoors and connecting socially. As wonderful healers in our lives they sometimes need healing too. From an energy standpoint, they can hold onto negative energy just like us. A pet energy healing can benefit pet and owner alike and is something you can learn to do yourself. You can invite the Angels to lend healing to your pet with a few easy steps and you don’t have to hold any specific beliefs to do this. Simply close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and ask Archangel Raphael to be by your side to give your pet an energy healing. During the healing, energetic blocks will be removed and pain or discomfort will be released. This will start the healing process for any physical injuries. You may notice a calming sensation, see images in your mind’s eye or even have a knowingness of what is happening between your pet and Archangel Raphael. Don’t forget to ask for healing for yourself! Whether your pet is healthy or ill, an energy healing can strengthen the bond and improve the relationship between owner and pet. Your pets will find the attention and energy fun and may surprise you with their receptiveness. Anita Destino is the founder of Journey Within, a safe place for people interested in creating change in their lives. Pet Energy Healings will be held Saturday, April 21, see calendar for details. 720-413-7303, or

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QiGong Promotes Well-Being Q

igong is an ancient art and science of health care and energy management that has been practiced in China for thousands of years. It is a combination of deep-breathing, meditation and isolated movements which connect an individual to himself while eliminating daily stressors and frustrations. According to a Swedish study presented in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine by Terjestam, et al, students who practiced QiGong twice weekly over eight weeks reported decreased stress, improved well-being and self-image. Researchers were interested in whether or not the traditional practice of Qigong would help improve student’s whole body health. The students in the Qigong group reported feeling more relaxed, increased self-awareness and improved confidence in their academic performance. The non-QiGong control group saw increased levels of stress, anxiety and depression over the same eight weeks. Today’s fast-paced, over-stimulated lifestyles can be softened with a bi-weekly QiGong practice that is great for adults and kids alike. It is also a great bonding activity that can be done together, just tell your kids that “we’re going to a ‘martial-arts’ class!” QiGong is considered as a ‘soft’ martial art because it focuses on breathing, poses, movements and spiritual concentration, which are the foundation for all ‘hard’ martial arts. The benefits of having fun, reducing stress and bonding with your kids can be enjoyed by anyone. David Stevens is owner of Yoga of the Mind. Their next monthly Qigong & Meditation workshop is April 15, 1:30-4:30pm. $35. 303-668-2358.

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April 2012


April 2012 Mile High Natural Awakenings  
April 2012 Mile High Natural Awakenings  

Mile High Natural Awakenings is a locally-owned, monthly publication, serving metro Denver and Boulder and the surrounding counties of Arapa...