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Make the Right Decision the First Time Around
By Marlena Field, PCC, CPCC
We are always making decisions. Even deciding not to decide is a decision. Some decisions are easier to make than others. Some take a lot of energy. tŚĞŶĨĂĐĞĚǁŝƚŚĂĚŝĸĐƵůƚŽƌƐŝŐŶŝĮĐĂŶƚĚĞĐŝƐŝŽŶ͕ŽŌĞŶ ƚŚĞƌĞĂƌĞŵĂŶǇŝŶŇƵĞŶĐĞƐĚƵƌŝŶŐƚŚĞĚĞĐŝƐŝŽŶͲŵĂŬŝŶŐ process: ͻdŚĞŝŶƚĞůůĞĐƚŝƐŽŌĞŶĚŽŵŝŶĂŶƚ; we make ‘pro’ and ͚ĐŽŶ͛ůŝƐƚƐ͘ ͻtĞŵĂŬĞƌĂƟŽŶĂůŝǌĂƟŽŶƐ͕ĂŶĚůĂďĞůƚŚŝŶŐƐŐŽŽĚŽƌ ďĂĚ͕ƌŝŐŚƚŽƌǁƌŽŶŐ͘ ͻdŚĞƌĞŝƐŽŌĞŶƚŚĞĂĚĚĞĚƉƌĞƐƐƵƌĞƚŽŵĂŬĞĚĞĐŝƐŝŽŶƐ ďĂƐĞĚŽŶwhat we think we should do, rather than on what we want to do. ͻtĞŵĂǇďĞŽƉĞƌĂƟŶŐĨƌŽŵwhat used to be true for usďƵƚŝƐŶŽůŽŶŐĞƌƚŚĞĐĂƐĞ͘tĞŚĂǀĞŶ͛ƚƵƉĚĂƚĞĚŽƵƌ ͞ƉĞƌƐŽŶĂůĮůĞƐ͘͟ ͻtĞŵĂǇďĞŵĂŬŝŶŐĚĞĐŝƐŝŽŶƐbased solely on what we think ĂŶĚĚŝƐĐŽƵŶƟŶŐŽƌŝŐŶŽƌŝŶŐŽƵƌŝŶƚƵŝƟŽŶ͘ We ignore our inner knowing. ͻtĞŵĂǇďĞŽǀĞƌůǇŝŶŇƵĞŶĐĞĚďǇĨĞĂƌ͘ &ƌŽŵƚŚĞƐĞƉĞƌƐƉĞĐƟǀĞƐ͕the decision-making process can ďĞƌĞĂĐƟǀĞƌĂƚŚĞƌƚŚĂŶ responsiveƚŽƚŚĞƌĞĂůŝƟĞƐ͘ĞŝŶŐ ƌĞĂĐƟǀĞŝƐŽƵƌŚĂďŝƚƵĂů͕ŬŶĞĞͲũĞƌŬƌĞĂĐƟŽŶ͖ĂŶĞŶĞƌŐǇ ǁŚŝĐŚŝƐŽŌĞŶĨĞůƚŝŶƚŚĞďŽĚǇ͘ tŚŝůĞŝŶƚŚĞƚŚƌŽĞƐŽĨŵĂŬŝŶŐĚĞĐŝƐŝŽŶƐ͕we may experience symptomsůŝŬĞŝŶĐƌĞĂƐĞĚƉĞƌƐƉŝƌĂƟŽŶĂŶĚ ƐǁĞĂƚǇƉĂůŵƐ͕ĐŽŶƐƚƌŝĐƚĞĚƌĞƐƉŝƌĂƟŽŶǁŝƚŚůĞƐƐďůŽŽĚŇŽǁ ƚŽŽƵƌďƌĂŝŶ͘dŚŝƐĐĂŶůĞĂĚƚŽĂŚĞĂĚĂĐŚĞ͕ůŽƐƐŽĨĂƉƉĞƟƚĞ͕ ĂďĚŽŵŝŶĂůƵƉƐĞƚĂŶĚĂůĂĐŬŽĨĞŶĞƌŐǇ͘ KƵƌƌĞĂĐƟŽŶƐƚĞĂĐŚƵƐĂďŽƵƚƚƌŝŐŐĞƌƐĂŶĚŚĂďŝƚƉĂƩĞƌŶƐ͘ ZĞĂĐƟŶŐŽŌĞŶůĞĂĚƐƚŽŵŽƌĞƌĞĂĐƟŶŐĂŶĚǁĞĂƌĞƚŚĞŶƉƌŽŶĞ ƚŽďĞĐŽŵĞŝŶǀŽůǀĞĚŝŶĂǀŝĐŝŽƵƐĐǇĐůĞ͘ŽŶƐĞƋƵĞŶƚůǇǁĞ͘͘͘ ͻŚĂǀĞƚƌŽƵďůĞĐŽŵŵŝƫŶŐƚŽĚĞĐŝƐŝŽŶƐ ͻĚŽŶ͛ƚĨŽůůŽǁƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ ͻƐĞƚǁŝƐŚǇͲǁĂƐŚǇŐŽĂůƐ ͻĞǆƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞƐĞůĨͲĚŽƵďƚ͕ĂŶǆŝĞƚǇŽƌŽǀĞƌǁŚĞůŵ ͻďĞĐŽŵĞƐŽƐƚƌĞƐƐĞĚƚŚĂƚǁĞŐĞƚƐƚƵĐŬ ͻŽǀĞƌͲƚŚŝŶŬ͕ŐĞƚĐŽŶĨƵƐĞĚ͕ĂŶĚƐŽŵĞƟŵĞƐŐĞƚĂŶŐƌǇ ͻůŽƐĞĞŶĞƌŐǇ
tĞĐĂŶďƌĞĂŬƚŚŝƐĐǇĐůĞďǇďĞŝŶŐƌĞƐƉŽŶƐŝǀĞͲďƌŝŶŐŝŶŐ ĂĚĚŝƟŽŶĂůŝŶŶĞƌĂǁĂƌĞŶĞƐƐƚŽƚŚĞĚĞĐŝƐŝŽŶ͗ƚŚĞĂďŝůŝƚǇƚŽ ŶŽƟĐĞ͕ƌĞŇĞĐƚĂŶĚƚŚĞŶƌĞƐƉŽŶĚ͘ EŽƟĐĞ͗ dŚĞĮƌƐƚƐƚĞƉƚŽĐƵůƟǀĂƚĞŐƌĞĂƚĞƌƐĞůĨͲĂǁĂƌĞŶĞƐƐŝƐƚŽ ŶŽƟĐĞ͘dŽďĞĐŽŵĞŵŝŶĚĨƵů͕ǁĞŵƵƐƚŶŽƟĐĞŽƵƌďĞŚĂǀŝŽƌ ĂŶĚĐƵůƟǀĂƚĞƚŚĞƉĂƌƚŽĨƚŚĞŵŝŶĚƚŚĂƚĐĂŶŝŵƉĂƌƟĂůůǇ ŽďƐĞƌǀĞǁŚĂƚǁĞĂƌĞĞǆƉĞƌŝĞŶĐŝŶŐ͘ dŚŝƐĞŶƚĂŝůƐŶŽƟĐŝŶŐďŽĚǇƐĞŶƐĂƟŽŶƐ͕ĞŶĞƌŐǇ͕ĞŵŽƟŽŶƐ͕ ŝŵƉƵůƐĞƐ͕ƚŚŽƵŐŚƚƐŽƌŵĞŵŽƌŝĞƐǁŝƚŚŽƵƚĂƩĞŵƉƟŶŐ ƚŽĐŽŶƚƌŽůŽƌĚŝƌĞĐƚǁŚĂƚŝƐďĞŝŶŐŶŽƟĐĞĚ. It is a way of ĐŽŐŶŝƟǀĞůǇƐƚĞƉƉŝŶŐďĂĐŬĨƌŽŵĂŶǇŚĂďŝƚƵĂůƉĂƩĞƌŶƐ͘dŚŝƐ ƐƚĞƉŝƐƵƐĞĚƚŽŶŽƟĐĞĂŶĚƐƚĂďŝůŝǌĞƚŚĞďŽĚŝůǇĞǆƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞƐ ŝŶƐĞƌǀŝĐĞŽĨŐƌĞĂƚĞƌĐůĂƌŝƚǇĂŶĚŝŶƐŝŐŚƚ͘
ZĞŇĞĐƚ͗ KŶĐĞǁĞŶŽƟĐĞŽƵƌƉĂƩĞƌŶ͕ǁĞĐĂŶƉƵƚŽƵƌƐĞůǀĞƐ͚ŽŶ pause’ ůŽŶŐĞŶŽƵŐŚƚŽďĞŐŝŶƚŽƌĞŇĞĐƚŽŶǁŚĂƚŽƵƌďŽĚǇ ŝƐƚĞůůŝŶŐƵƐ͘tĞĐĂŶƉĂƵƐĞ͕ƚĂŬĞĂĚĞĞƉďƌĞĂƚŚĂŶĚƐƚĂŶĚ ďĂĐŬĨƌŽŵŽƵƌŝŶŝƟĂůƌĞĂĐƟŽŶ͘ǇƉĂǇŝŶŐĂƩĞŶƟŽŶƚŽ ĞŶĞƌŐǇĂŶĚŝŶǀŝƟŶŐƚŚĞďŽĚǇ͛ƐŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶƚŽďĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚ ĂŶĚĂĐĐĞƐƐŝďůĞ͕ǁĞĐĂŶƌĞŇĞĐƚĂŶĚĐŚŽŽƐĞƚŽƌĞƐƉŽŶĚŝŶĂ ĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚǁĂǇ͘ ǇĂĚĚŝŶŐŵŝŶĚĨƵůƌĞŇĞĐƟŽŶĂŶĚĚŝƐĐĞƌŶŵĞŶƚƚŽŽƵƌ ƌĞƉĞƌƚŽŝƌĞ͕ǁĞĐĂŶĐƌĞĂƚĞŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐƚŽĞǆƉĂŶĚƚŚĞ ƌĂŶŐĞŽĨƌĞƐŽƵƌĐĞƐ͘tĞĐĂŶƌĞŇĞĐƚŽŶǁŚĂƚƚƌŝŐŐĞƌƐƚŚĞ ƌĞĂĐƟŽŶĂŶĚĐƌĞĂƚĞǁĂǇƐƚŽŽīƐĞƚĂŶǇŶĞŐĂƟǀĞŝŵƉĂĐƚĂŶĚ ďƌŝŶŐŝŶŵŽƌĞĞŶĞƌŐǇ͘ ŝƐĐĞƌŶŵĞŶƚŝƐďĂƐĞĚŽŶďĞŝŶŐƌĞŇĞĐƟǀĞĂŶĚŝŶƚĞŶƟŽŶĂů in order to have a deeper understanding. When we are ůŝƐƚĞŶŝŶŐƚŽŽƵƌŝŶŶĞƌŬŶŽǁŝŶŐǁĞĐĂŶŽƉĞƌĂƚĞĨƌŽŵgreater ƚƌƵƚŚĂŶĚŝŶĂůŝŐŶŵĞŶƚǁŝƚŚŽƵƌǀĂůƵĞƐ͘ dŽŵĂŬĞŐŽŽĚĚĞĐŝƐŝŽŶƐǁĞĐĂŶƌĞŇĞĐƚŽŶǁŚĂƚƚƌŝŐŐĞƌƐŽƵƌ ƌĞĂĐƟŽŶƐĂŶĚĐƌĞĂƚĞǁĂǇƐƚŽŽīƐĞƚƚŚĞŝŵƉĂĐƚ͘tĞďĞŐŝŶ ƚŽƵŶĚĞƌƐƚĂŶĚǁŚĂƚŝƐďĞŚŝŶĚŽƵƌƌĞĂĐƟǀŝƚǇ and create responses instead.
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Yoga & Core Strength Use Balanced Action On The Mat To Empower Balance And Beauty In Every Day Life â€œReal core strength is when we can look inside ourselves and really, truly, see our own beauty.â€? This quote, which I heard in class taught by Sianna Sherman, is from my teacher John Friend, the founder of AnusaraÂŽ yoga. It really brings the heart of yoga into perspective with something that can often be imbalanced in many ways: core strength. We usually think of core strength as being physical, and it absolutely is an important element for health and well being, yet to go beyond the physical and invite deeper balance is so rewarding! %HQHÂżWV+DYLQJDVWURQJFRUHSK\VLFDOO\KDVPDQ\EHQHÂżWVLQcluding protecting your spine and back, greatly reducing risk of injury, and giving you the ability to physically do the things you ZDQWWRGR:KHQ\RXKDYHDVWURQJFRUH\RXDOVRJDLQFRQÂżGHQFH and feel more centered; it brings a deeper strength to your life. When you do yoga in balanced action, there is greater circulation and healing. You develop the strength you desire physically in optimal alignment overall.
At this time of year, when you are so inspired to make personal transformations, be sure you engage in ways that bring beauty and balance.
Lie on your back, press your shoulders and head into the earth, lift your legs up and spread your toes to engage your legs. Pressing the VKRXOGHUVÂżUPO\LQWRWKHĂ€RRUZKLOH\RXGRWKLVWZLVWVWUHQJWKHQV your rotator cuffs, while keeping the legs strong stabilizes your pelvis. Inhale to lengthen your spine, exhale and take your legs to one side ONLY as far as you can keeping your shoulders pressed into WKHĂ€RRU,QKDOHEDFNWRFHQWHUH[KDOHWRWKHRWKHUVLGH&RQWLQXH 5 to 10 times. Increase the challenge by holding a block or mat between your legs, and/or extending your legs towards straight. You will use your core; front, back, and obliques.
Sun salutes invite you to move with your breath, bringing the beauty of sensitivity, while creating opening and circulation in your entire body. Adding a few push-ups, or even just holding plank, increases your strength. (6HHVSHFLÂżFDOLJQPHQWWLSVIRUSXVKXSVGRZQGRJ and happy wrists: ZZZ.DPORRSV<RJD%RRW&DPSFRPZULVWV) Insert push-ups, or hold plank:
%DODQFHG$FWLRQ You probably already have an idea of what this means, as it is pretty self explanatory as a concept of using enough of one thing and enough of another to create a harmonious action. +RZHYHULWFDQJHWUHDOO\VSHFLÂżF([DPSOHVLQFOXGHFRPLQJIURP an inner attitude of kindness and sensitivity while creating outer strength. Or using just enough strength in your shins to widen your thighs, and just enough tail bone scoop to tone your belly without overpowering the previous actions. With core strength, itâ€™s important to balance the front body and back body using deliberate alignment and exercises, combined with an attitude or intention that aligns with revealing your own beauty. The following short practice focuses on using balanced action as you cultivate strength and sensitivity, inside and out.
By Katrina Ariel
This is an excellent way to strengthen your outer body (legs, back, core, shoulders) and inner body (focus, steadiness, determination.) Start by touching your ankles and sitting deep, feet sit bone distance apart and parallel. Spread your toes to charge your calves, widen your knees as wide as your ankles and press your inner thighs back, then scoop your tail bone strongly to tone your lower belly (be sure to keep your lower back long, not rounded.) Inhale to lift your chest, draw your shoulder blades onto your back, and lift your arms. Then sit more deeply, and breathe for 30 seconds.
Take a moment to center in, take a few deep breaths, and set your intention to bring balance and beauty, strength and sensitivity, inside and out. (Note: It is, of course, your responsibility to decide if this practice is safe and apSURSULDWHIRU\RX,I\RXDUHQHZWR\RJDWDNLQJFODVVHVWROHDUQWKHVHSRVHVÂżUVWLV a very good idea. If in doubt, check with your health practitioner.)
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Use your breath to align in a lunge, legs strong, back thigh lifted, tail bone anchored towards the earth. Inhale your arms up and take a breath there, then lean forwards and transfer your weight to come into Warrior III. Lift from the inner back thigh, both legs strong, tail bone reaching into the earth. Feel your core strength support you in both front and back body, and draw the shoulders back. Breathe beauty into every cell of your body. Transition back and forth 3-7 times, then do the other side after a few breaths in down dog.
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â€œCore strength is the ability to keep our vision on our divine center while the outside pushes and pulls.â€? -RKQ)ULHQG
9LUDEKDGUDVDQD,,WR*RGGHVV:DUULRU From downward dog, step one foot forward, knee directly over \RXUDQNOHDQGLQKDOHXSWRDVLGHOXQJH&KHFNWKHDOLJQPHQWRI your feet, charge your legs, and bend the front knee deeply. Balance the action of effort in both front and back legs, front and back body. Breathe several breaths with a soft face, and then inhale to lift your front arm up, take your back hand down, and shine bright in Goddess Warrior, tail bone anchored, heart lifted beautifully! Transition through downward dog, adding a sun salutation.
Set up with one knee wide, create integration, drawing your legs together. Widen the back thigh, square your hips, and then scoop your tail bone down. Take your back foot with your hand. Push foot and hand into each other, and extend strongly through your legs. Do a thigh stretch on your belly to modify. Transition thru Down Dog.
Front knee toward the outside edge of mat, create integration by drawing legs together, then extend from your pelvis out. Fold forward over your shin for a deep hip stretch. Breathe. Be sweet. To modify, do Thread-the-Needle on your back.
3ODQNDQG6LGH3ODQN 3ODQNDQGVLGHSODQNDUHVRPHRIWKH%(67FRUHH[HUFLVHV&RPH into plank on your forearms, charge your legs and arms, lift your inner thighs towards the sky and then scoop your tail bone towards the earth to tone your core. You can modify on your knees as you build strength. Hold plank steady or lift one leg at a time, 5 breaths on each leg. Repeat, then do side plank for 30 seconds on each side. Remember to smile!
With hips square and legs straight, draw your legs toward center, pressing the thighs back DQGOHQJWKHQLQJ\RXUORZHUEDFN([WHQG through feet and spine. Use blocks to modify. Finish in standing forward bend, then come to your back and do a nice twist to close your practice.
Take a deep breath. Soften and surrender. Feel your breath move freely. Honour your inner beauty.
Yoga from the Heart
Katrina Hokuleâ€™a Ariel Certified AnusaraÂŽ Yoga Teacher
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Discovering the Potential Within
By Michelle Morrison
One of my favourite things about my chosen career path is the beautiful people that I meet each and every day. People come to see me because they are looking for more clarity, perhaps some hope or answers to questions that they probably already have the answers to, but for some reason ÂżQGLWKDUGWRWUXVWWKHPVHOYHVRUEHOLHYHLQWKHPVHOYHVOLNHWKH\FRXOG:KHQ\RXWDNHDPRPHQW to talk to someone, to look into their energy, beyond what you can see on a physical level, there is so much more beauty, wisdom, strength and courage inside that often isnâ€™t always shared with the world. I like to ask my clients, if fear was not a factor in any equation of your life, what would you be doing differently right now? There are all kinds of answers, from: â€œI would sing to my heartâ€™s contentâ€?, or â€œI would take an art classâ€?, or â€œI would change my jobâ€?, to â€œI would go out on a dateâ€?. 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Our Menses Women’s Body Awareness and TCM Diagnosis By Dr. Andrea Hansen
As women, we often have a very ambiguous relationship with our bodies. Not only does our society maintain ‘unattainable’ expectations regarding perpetual youth, beauty, and fitness, but even among ourselves we often maintain a culture of silence and shame around one of the most beautiful and powerful parts of who we are: our fertility and its manifestation in our menstrual cycle. Lack of self-knowledge around our menses may be cultural, but we are missing out not only on celebrating the magic of being a woman, but also an important connection to our health. By observing our menses we, as women, can discover valuable information about our bodies and our health, and we can work towards balance and vibrancy in our lives. As a woman matures from her first period through to the peri-menopausal years, her menstrual patterns develop a unique rhythm, her body adapting and responding to her hormonal fluxuations, her way of living, her mental and spiritual health, and her external environment. These adaptations and responses are reflected in a woman’s menstrual cycle. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years ago, Chinese physicians recognized the importance of observing the menses and menstrual patterns to evaluate a woman’s health, and to diagnose sources of physiological disharmony and imbalance. Ancient doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) developed diagnostic and monitoring guidelines that are still deeply relevant and still profoundly effective. They are used today in both general diagnosis and in the practice of Chinese medical gynaecology. So significant is a woman’s cycle to a Chinese medical understanding her overall health, that during her visits to her TCM doctor she will be asked detailed questions about her menstrual patterns. This information about her body will help direct her treatment, whether it is for a specific gynaecological concern or for something unrelated to the menstrual cycle. Gynaecological information helps us understand diverse complaints such headaches, insomnia, digestive concerns, and, of course, many more.
tain ‘norms’ around the menstrual cycle. These are not statistical norms, but rather the ideal norms of a healthy, balanced, harmonious body. How and when a woman deviates from these norms indicates an underlying pattern that requires interpretation. One of the norms TCM theorists recognized was regarding cycle length. The cycle length norm would be between 25 and 35 days, and the number of days menstruating would range between three to five days. In terms of flow, the normal range would be to need (using present day terminology) between three to five pads or tampons on a “heavy day”. On a heavy day, anything beyond five pads can be very significant diagnostically. If your heaviest day requires two or fewer pads, that is equally significant. Along with the amount of bleeding is the nature or quality of the menstruate itself. Our norm point would be a menses that is not too thick and sticky, or too watery. A normal period would have few clots or none at all. Ideally, the colour of menstrual blood is fresh red. Many of our ‘normal’ sensory or emotional expectations do not reflect what the ancient Chinese doctors viewed as the norm. The TCM norm around pains or discomforts, cramping and achiness is minimal to none at all. Similarly, the norm for premenstrual emotionality is equanimity. According to TCM theory, our emotions are in perfect relationship with our physical bodies: menstrual-related pain or irritability reflects an underlying physical imbalance. Regarding sleep patterns and digestion, the norms reflect what we usually experience. That is, do we deviate during our cycle in any way from a consistent pattern? Regarding body temperature, the norm would be to feel comfortable, not hot or chilled. These norms are, of course, only reference points. If a woman happens to feel somewhat emotional, or happens to experience moderate cramping during her period, this is probably ‘normal’ in the usual sense of the term. But all of this information, in addition to establishing a baseline from which to gauge improvement, helps guide a TCM doctor in making an accurate diagnosis, and formulating a personalized acupuncture or herbal prescription, as well as, perhaps, nutritional and lifestyle recommendations.
Some of the diagnostically significant questions a TCM doctor will ask are questions some women may have never before stopped to ask themselves. For example, what is the colour of the blood, in the spectrum of black-to-fresh red-to-light pink? Is your menses thick or watery? Is there any ‘clumping’ or clotting? How long are your cycles? How many days do you menstruate? How do these patterns alter during stressful times? How heavy or light is the flow?
One of the beauties of TCM is the fact that it recognizes that each individual woman is a unique ‘system’ unto herself, interacting in her own unique way with her environment. TCM recognizes that each woman’s menstrual cycle is a valuable, telling reflection of the degree of harmony in her internal and external worlds.
A TCM doctor may also ask a woman about her sensory experience associated with menstruation. Are there discomforts? What is the nature of her discomfort? When, where, and to what degree? Does she have nausea or vomiting? Does she have headaches or breast discomforts? Are there correlated emotional factors, and do these factors follow a pattern?
Dr. Andrea Hansen is a licensed Acupuncturist, Medical Herbalist and a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As a member of the Red Web Association she is also involved with the Menstrual Advocacy movement and is a Fertility Awareness educator. Although her practice, Wild Roots TCM and Acupuncture Clinic, does have a focus on reproductive health, Andrea treats a great variety of disorders. She welcomes all newcomers to her clinic to experience the balance and wholeness that TCM has to offer.
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Unlock Your Bodyâ€™s Natural Healing Power! By Lisa Conroy, D.C.
If youâ€™re ready to discover true wellness, not merely â€œfeeling goodâ€?, but the opportunity for vitality, vibrant health and even an enhanced experience of lifeâ€Ś then read on and discover the key to unlocking your bodyâ€™s natural healing power.
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Sitting with Love
Begin by resolving to have a daily sitting meditation and finding a dedicated time that works for you; before bed is good or very early in the morning if possible. If you are so inclined, sitting in the middle of the night in between 4-hour sleep sessions is completely distractionfree and leads to deep and restful sleep with lucid dreaming. Whenever you do sit, leave enough time to complete the meditation without external deadline pressure: 30-60 minutes to start, maybe more later on. ➢ Create an intentional space, perhaps a dedicated room, or have needed items readily available in your home or when you travel: A yoga mat; a meditation pillow or folded cotton blanket and a Zabuton pad to place it on, and a light blanket when warmth is needed for comfort. ➢ Warm up for a few minutes with some gentle yoga, bringing attention to deepening breath flow. Focus on opening of hips, knees, ankles and hamstrings to facilitate a more comfortable sit. Sun salutation, squat, seated spinal twist, cow's face variations and pigeon are good, but be open, relaxed and intuitive each time you arrive at the mat. ➢ Several minutes of Shavasana relaxation with an expanding yogic breath will integrate the energy following asanas, providing a gentle transition to sitting. As the practice deepens over time, the shavasana can also become an occasional entry point into yoga nidra as a prelude to sitting meditation: “Float...trust...enjoy.” ➢ Come to a comfortable seated pose, half-lotus working toward lotus if possible. Any cross-legged or seated pose with the knees below the hips is fine, including sitting on a meditation bench or a straight chair if necessary. These will become more comfortable with practice. Sit upright but be relaxed in your uprightness, with eyelids closed or opened just a slit. Consciously relax the jaw, tongue and forehead, bringing the tip of the tongue lightly to rest on the hard palate behind upper front teeth. Scan the entire body and release tight spots and any tenseness. Bring hands to thighs or lap in the mudra that presents itself. Sink down firmly into a broad sitting base, widening sit bones with hands. Shift floor of pelvis forward and lightly engage abdominals. Roll shoulder blades back and slightly expand chest, lengthening spine from within. Lengthen neck, let the top of head be pulled straight up as if from above and slightly draw the chin down toward the chest. Now remember the healthy, enlightened nature of what you are doing and be happy you are here. Allow a gentle smile to bring home the relaxation. ➢ Deepen the breath and let your awareness follow it from the tip of the nostrils down to the bottom of the spine, just above the perineum, and then back up and out through the top of the head. Be aware of thoughts that arise but just smile at their efforts to take over, let them go, and keep coming back to the breath. Relax...there is nothing else more important than sitting relaxed and enjoying each breath at the moment, so welcome this opportunity.
A Yogic Meditation Practice
Without changing the breath, become aware of the turning points -- with breath all in deep beneath the belly and turning to go out, and with breath all out just above the head, turning to come in. Observe what is happening at these turning points. Thoughts will likely continue to arise, but if a train of thought is not allowed to continue through a turning point the brain chatter will gradually subside, allowing a free ride on the wave of breath energy. ➢ On the inhale, let the belly rise slightly while still engaging abdominals and then let the lower, middle and upper back of the lungs expand generously. The spine and the top of the head can continually reach taller on each exhale. ➢ Observe a warm glowing energy just above the head. Open the lotus petals of the crown and invite that energy to come in with each breath, feeling it travel down to the energy pool (or “coil”) near the bottom of the spine, bringing renewal. Establish equanimity by releasing an energy flow upward from this pool on each exhale, through the energy channels of the spine out the top of the head. Go slowly, relax even further, and eventually visualize your Self as a hollow tube which allows beautiful energy to flow unimpeded. ➢ When the channels have c l e a r l y opened, rea l i z e “love” is being a c cessed and generated in the energy flow.
➢ If it feels things have stalled, try changing mudras, several times if need be. Eventually, with hands in prayer position, long spine and sit bones firmly grounded; let the breath take you ever so slowly into a deep forward bow, moving toward forehead reaching floor. When you have arrived at your deepest opening, stay a while, relax, and breathe love. ➢ Returning to upright, notice any difference in breath and energy flow. Also, try generating an aura of love from every cell of your physical and deeper being. For several minutes visualize a glowing energy radiating outward from and all around your body, an aura that could possibly be visible to someone else in the same room with you. ➢ When the sitting feels complete, take a few long deep breaths, rub your hands together vigorously until they are hot and put them over your eyes for a few moments. Open eyes and begin to move the body very gently, respectfully. Slowly rotate neck, stretch legs and ankles, hips, shoulders. Massage your entire body lightly with fingertips and thumbs, moving down from scalp and face to lower back, more deeply in buttocks, hips and legs down to back of knees and calves, finish with soles of feet and toes or reverse the direction. ➢ Eventually move to a squat, coming into downward dog or standing forward bend. It may feel that it is now time for a few more poses energized by delicious freeflowing prana -- go with it for as long as it feels right. (In time you may discover there is no separation between the energy of the yoga poses and the meditation -- celebrate if you find this happening.) Conclude with shavasana and then come into mountain pose. Respectfully bring hands to prayer position and bow deeply to your teachers, family, friends, fellow students, other yogis currently on the planet, and anyone else. Step off the mat and on to the rest of your daily journey with intentional loving care. Beyond the sit If the template of this practice feels right, stay with it. Or experientially establish your own variations. For now, 'go as far as you can see -- when you get there you will see further.' Remember, the deeper breath energy found here can be accessed at any time or place in your daily journey and it will become more accessible with more practice. If going to bed following the meditation, the high energy may continue to run strong, possibly not allowing sleep to quickly take hold. This energy can usually be moderated by focusing on counting backward on each breath, starting at 100 with the inhale, 99 with the exhale, 98 inhale, etc. Allow full movement of each breath and total awareness to the turning points.
➢ As the process continues, allow your body to move more deeply into the pose, more grounded in the base while still reaching taller, completely relaxed: The straighter the spine, the easier the flow. Let the breath breathe you. Completely releasing all concern, open into stillness. Relax and enjoy the timelessness now available in each breath.
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Have you ever wondered why the cookies call your name from the kitchen cupboard? Or when you want to buy just a coffee and end XSHDWLQJDGRXJKQXW"2USHUKDSV\RXÂżQG\RXUVHOIWZHQW\PLQXWHV after dinner looking in the fridge for â€œsomething good to eat?â€? ,Q WKH ÂżHOG RI SV\FKRORJ\ WKHUH LV D FRPPRQ understanding that people operate using both the conscious and unconscious mind. The conscious mind is what we are aware of, our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The unconscious mind represents our thoughts, feelings and behaviours that we are unaware of. It is thought that we live our lives and operate from that unconscious mind about 95% of the time. This may help to explain why we struggle with will power when it comes to dieting, exercise and weight loss, even when it is recommended for a health or medical reason. In order to explore some of our unconscious eating habits, Craving ChangeTM workshops (www.cravingchange.ca) were developed by a Registered Dietitian and a Registered Psychologist. These workshops help people address the â€œwhyâ€? of their personal eating behaviours. It is often through our understanding and awareness that we can make lasting changes to our behaviour.
Take a moment to review the past year. Donâ€™t get caught up in stories, but offer gratitude for blessings. Acknowledge anything that does not serve your true and highest self. Thank those things for the roles they have played, then, with a deep breath, exhale that which no longer serves out and down, right into the core of the earth. (You can do this a few times if youâ€™d like) Now, still in awareness and reverence of your breath... Think about what you want to create in the year ahead.
Go big with your vision: What is the highest of your intentions? What serves the whole world AND you as an individual? There can be many layers to these seeds you plant, yet make them for the highest good, and they will be nurtured more fully by the energy of light. Once youâ€™re clear on your intention, think of a seed (or seeds) in your mind. Plant these seeds, infused with your highest will, into the fertile soil of this new cycle.
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Bless them with love, rock them gently with your breath, and then let them be to germinate in the darkness of unbounded creative energy. Bright blessings!
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In the build up to 2012, I thought it would be interesting to do a guided meditation for insights for what will serve us going into 2012. There has been much speculation about this date and time we are going into so here are some of the insights I am pleased to share with you. Many blessings for this time and enjoy the excitement of being on the Mother Earth at this auspicious time. ~Therese My Journey: Before me I see a vision of a desert, the sand has been sculpted by the wind and forms high sand dunes, in the distance I see a shaft of light moving towards me, and as the light comes closer I see it is Master Kuthumi, his hands are out stretched to all of us who choose to understand these words. Welcome children of the light I invite you to come with me. Master Kuthumi takes us across the sand and in the distance we see a crystal palace of light. Master Kuthumi welcomes us; we are escorted into a huge room with a domed ceiling. As we adjust our vision we see that the room is full of Ascended Masters, and Light Beings, a council of Wise Ones has gathered to speak with us this day.
The Wise Ones Speak... Welcome sons and daughters of the light, we are pleased to speak with you, we have gathered together at this auspicious occasion to congratulate all of you for being on the earth to experience the shift of the ages. You are ready dearest ones for this shift, already you have experienced much change upon the earth, and you should be well pleased for the journey you have made thus far. Each of you has played a part in the unfolding of the story that is happening upon the planet earth. You have played your part well with your family, co-workers and acquaintances, even when they may have frustrated you, pushed your buttons so that you were forced to notice the shadow pieces between you, this has been an essential part of the dream. The year of 2012 is a milestone for you but of course not the end of the story but the beginning of a new story. The universe has transformed many times, this is but one wrinkle in time, all be it an important wrinkle. We encourage you to see this as a wondrous opportunity to continue to go forward and allow your spirit to experience all that you can from the life you have chosen upon the planet Earth. Your spirit chose to be here at this time, reside in this body, live in the geographical location you live in, all of this was by design. Be curious about your particular window on the world, what do you notice, what delights you, what have you been tolerating that may be clouding your true essence to experience all you intended, when you chose to reincarnate into this life. 2012 is about maintaining the balance of attending to the personal, reveling in all that you enjoy and tasting the sweet nectar of life, while supporting the collective as you move through these times together. This is a collective shift. That is why we have shown Therese the vision of all of the light beings and Ascended Ones meeting together, for truly we are ALL here for you as one collective to support the transformation. We applaud you light beings for you are the Wise Ones who choose to incarnate at this auspicious time upon the earth. Wither you are 21 chronological years old or 91 you are exactly where you should be for the unfolding.
It is Important to be in Present Time It is important to be in present time as much as possible, the year of 2012 will be a grand ride and you do not want to miss any of it. Remember who you are and why you came to the earth. You were first in line to make your way, there were many spirits that desired to reside on Pacha Mama during this shift but were unable to make the journey. It is a privilege to be here, we encourage you to take time to appreciate who you are and why you came, this awareness will support you to remember your wisdom and be in present time. Being in present time is your sweet spot, the best vantage point in which to experience this year of 2012. As you ride the wave of 2012 we encourage you to not engage in the drama or negative energy which will surface, this will not serve you and is designed to distract you from your true purpose which is to be a witness to the unfolding of the new energy.
You are the Witness to the Unfolding of the New Energy Any great event in history requires a witness; do not underestimate the power of observation. As you notice the beauty of a flower, a swift flowing river, or the magnificence of a snow capped mountain you validate the powerful essence that emanates from nature, and by your awareness and observations you anchor this life force to the earth, and absorb it into your being, thus the river, flower, and mountain become a part of your energy field. This is also true with negative energy; the focus of the media on the violence and fear creates a force field that supports the negative energy upon the earth, and this also can be absorbed into your Wiroacocha. You are the catalyst for change; do NOT underestimate the power you have to support the power of love or engage in fear. 2012 will be a year in which manifesting will be very malleable, there will be no constants, everything will change quickly, being aware of where you choose to put your energywill serve you personally and support the collective.
2012 May Feel Like a Wild Ride The energy of 2012 may feel like a wild ride down a fast moving river but remember you signed up for this and have all of the tools in your basket for the journey. We encourage you to continue to source to the Mother Earth for she is your anchor on this ride of the millennium and she will sustain you. She has gone through many changes in her existence; ice ages, earth quakes and tsunamis. She has the ancient knowing to ground you. The vision of the shifting sand was intentional, you are encouraged to be flexible and maintain your fluidity so that you do not get stuck in a position or paradigms that will stop you from embracing change. The desert is a landscape where anything is possible and it changes every day. This will also be the same with your planet Earth, anything is possible and change will be the theme.
Self Love is the Key To help to facilitate this we extol you to create an atmosphere of self love, this is paramount to the well being of the personal, which in turn supports the collective, as we have said it is the balance of the two that will give you success. Each grain of sand in the desert creates the whole and so the image of the wind swirling upon the desert and creating sand dunes of change is very germane to the times you are in. Each of you is like one grain of sand and together you are the desert, and so allowing for fluidity and change will take you to the next level. We are all in the melting pot together, remember not to take a position about your fellow human-beings upon the earth, or judge one another and especially yourselves. We are here for you, call us by name, invite us into your world, we are your brothers and sisters of the light, we applaud your courage and tenacity as you walk upon the belly of the Mother Earth. Thank you for taking the time to visit with us this day. Submitted by Therese Dorer
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Alison @ Barnhartvale: R. L. Clemitson Elementary
7:00 - 8:10 pm Power Yoga Amber H. @ St. Andrews 7:15 - 8:15 pm Yoga: Beginners Any Shape, Any Size! Bonny Z. @ Let’s Move Studio Dallas Elementary: 296 Harper Rd EVOLVE Pilates Studio #201-1361 McGill 250-372-7237 www.evolvepilatesstudio.com Hands On Health 103-1315 Summit Drive 250-377-7675 www.sacredbody.net
YOGA, DANCE & FITNESS CLASSES KAMLOOPS
9:00 - 10:00 am Awareness Through Movement Colleen @ YMCA Downtown
7:00 -7:45 am ZUMBA
Allison L @ Let’s Move Studio
9:15 - 10:15 am Awareness Through Movement Colleen @ YMCA Downtown
9:00 - 10:30 am Yoga: All Levels Robyn @ Let’s Move Studio
9:00 - 10:30 am Yoga: Heart Centered Hatha Marcia @ Let’s Move Studio
10:00 - 11:30 am Yoga: Breath-Body-Mind, All Levels Margaret @ Mind Body Connection
11:00am Meditation: by donation Christine S. @ Mind Body Connection
9:20 – 10:30 am Power Yoga Amber H. @ Juniper West (call for location) 9:30 - 11:00 am Yoga: Gentle Breath-Body-Mind Yoga Margaret @ Mind Body Connection
10:30 – 11:30 am
12:00 - 1:00 pm Yoga: Beginners Colleen @ Let’s Move Studio
Yoga: All Level Cheryl @ Let’s Move Studio
10:00 - 11:30 am ZUMBA & PILATES: All Levels Amber D @ EVOLVE Pilates Studio
12:00 - 1:00 pm Yoga: Any Shape, Any Size! Bonny Z. @ Let’s Move Studio
4:15-5:10 pm Pilates: Mat with props Emma @ The Pilates Tree
5:00 - 5:50pm Hula Hoop Fit (hoops provided): Beginner Lisa @ Let's Move Studio
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Therapeutic Yoga: All Levels Brian @ Hands On Health
6:00 - 6:50 pm ZUMBA: All Levels Shay @ Let’s Move Studio
** No Sunday Yoga class when there are Meditations with Ajahn Sona** See dates below
5:00 - 6:00pm PILATES: Beginner Cassie M @ EVOLVE Pilates Studio
5:30 - 6:30pm ZUMBA: All Levels Amber D @ EVOLVE Pilates Studio
once a month: 9:30 am - 12 noon
5:30 - 6:45 pm Anusara Yoga Katrina @ St. Andrews 6:15 - 7:15pm PILATES: Booty-Bootcamp! Amber D @ EVOLVE Pilates Studio
7:00 - 8:20 pm Prenatal Yoga Tania @ Mind Body Connection
6:30 – 7:30 pm
7:40 – 8:30 pm
ZUMBA: All Levels Jacqueline @ Let’s Move Studio
Bonny Z Brian
7:30 - 8:30pm Latin Hip Hop: All Levels Susy @ Nuance Dance Studio
Meditation with Ajahn Sona
March 18, April 15 @ Let’s Move Studio
Teachers contact info
Yoga: Vinyasa Flow - All Levels Colleen @ Let’s Move Studio
Alison @ Let’s Move Studio**
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5:00 - 6:30 pm Belly Dance: Advanced Rosi @ Let’s Move Studio
9:00 - 10:00 am
Finding the â€œAh-Haâ€? Adapted from Yoga Beyond Belief, by Ganga White
Yoga Beyond Belief The Long View: Being present in your practice is balanced and tempered by keeping a long view, a lifetime perspective. Every body ages. A person twenty years of age is less apt to pay attention to this inevitability than a sixty year old, but the earlier we become aware of aging, the more we will learn from the process. How would you act if you received a wonderful new car when you were sixteen years of age but were told that this was to be your only vehicle for your entire lifetime? How would you care for it? Although our bodies change and are self-healing, we do in fact have only one body for our lifetime. Acknowledging this fact and treating the body accordingly is an important part of taking the long view. We are all subject to setbacks from circumstance, accident, injury or illness. Yogis learn and gather tools to rebalance themselves and to become self-healers. Practice with the long view by holding an entire lifetime in perspective so that looking back years from now weâ€™ll be content with ourselves. Strength and Flexibility: An important aspect of working with physical polarities is to understand the LQWHUSOD\RIVWUHQJWKDQGĂ€H[LELOLW\ Our bodies require healthy integration of both in the right balance to function SURSHUO\:KHQ\RJDÂżUVWDUULYHGLQWKH:HVWLWJHQHUDWHGDQHQRUPRXV IDVFLQDWLRQZLWKĂ€H[LELOLW\SUREDEO\GXHWRWKHH[RWLFSUHW]HOFRQWRUWLRQVWKH HDUO\\RJLVGHPRQVWUDWHG(YHQQRZPDQ\SHRSOHDVVRFLDWH\RJDZLWKĂ€H[LELOLW\ postures. A common response I hear when I mention that I do yoga is, â€œYes, I do some stretching too.â€? A yoga practice involves far more than merely being limber. The syllable, Ha in Hatha means sun which implies PDVFXOLQHHQHUJ\DQGV\PEROL]HVKHDWLQJH[SDQVLRQDQG strength; Tha means moon which refers to feminine energy DQGV\PEROL]HVFRROLQJFRQWUDFWLRQDQGĂ€H[LELOLW\,WLV vitally important to bring these principles into balance. 7RRPXFKĂ€H[LELOLW\DQGFRROLQJFDQEHDVSUREOHPDWLF as too much strength. Flexibility without strength leads to IUDJLOLW\6WUHQJWKZLWKRXWĂ€H[LELOLW\OHDGVWRULJLGLW\$V you practice, become attuned to the relationship of these principles and aware of which principle needs emphasis. Watching the interaction RIVWUHQJWKDQGĂ€H[LELOLW\LVRQHRIWKHWKLQJVWKDWFDQKROG\RXULQWHUHVWDQGNHHS your practice fresh. Tension Is Your Friend: Muscular tension is necessary. The body constantly adjusts and changes its levels of muscle tension to support the skeletal structure, to protect the joints and to absorb shock. The musculature of the body acts on the skeletal system like a series of interrelated springs and tensions that are constantly resetting each other at levels appropriate to the particular activities we engage in. These â€œspringsâ€? are composed of multiple processes of YDU\LQJWHQVLRQVVWUHQJWKVĂ€H[LELOLWLHVDQGKDUGDQGVRIWVWUXFWXUHV7HQVLRQV
interact and combine in many variations to reach higher levels of order and performance. Stiffness is not a hostile adversary, rather, itâ€™s the operation of intelligence in the body. When we stand up and walk after sitting for a long time, we feel stiff. What weâ€™re feeling is residual stiffness from the previous activity dissipating as the body resets its tensions for the new activity. If we do not keep the muscles pliable and able to reset, we may create imbalances that result in stiffness, pain, immobility or lack of skeletal alignment. Both our activities and our inactivities affect the tension balance in our bodies. One purpose of yoga practice is to NHHSOLPLWVRIVWUHQJWKĂ€H[LELOLW\ tightness and softness malleable and transformable. Broadening the limits RIĂ€H[LELOLW\DQGWKHERG\ÂśVFDSDFLW\ to adjust is one of the purposes and effects of the asanas, or yoga postures. Simply put, with a regular yoga practice, the body can more easily restore equilibrium after stiffening from hard work, strenuous physical activity, or even from periods of inactivity. )ORZDQG*UDFH$VZHSURJUHVVLQ\RXUDVDQDSUDFWLFHLWÂśVYHU\EHQHÂżFLDOWR GHYHORSTXDOLWLHVRIJUDFHDQGĂ€RZLQPRYLQJEHWZHHQWKHSRVHV,QWKHVDPH ZD\WKDWZHFRPSDUWPHQWDOL]HRXUOLYHVZHPD\WHQGWRIUDJPHQWRXUSUDFWLFH into a series of syncopated movements. We may focus on the goal of reaching the posture we are moving towards and pay less attention to interesting processes of transition. This static focus leads to mechanical movements and less graceful SUDFWLFH<RXFDQEULQJDJUDFHIXOQHVVDQGĂ€XLGLW\WR\RXUPRYHPHQWVE\PDNLQJ WKHMRXUQH\EHWZHHQSRVWXUHVDVLPSRUWDQWDVWKHGHVWLQDWLRQRIWKHÂżQLVKHGSRVH *UHDWGDQFHUVRUDWKOHWHVVHHPWRJOLGHDQGĂ€RDWHIIRUWOHVVO\WKURXJKWKHLU movements. They have worked hard to attain their performance levels, but WKH\DUHQRORQJHUIRUFLQJLWDUHPRYLQJLQJUDFHDQGMR\/DJKLPDRUĂ€RDWLQJ LVDFRPELQDWLRQRIVWUHQJWKĂ€H[LELOLW\Ă€RZDQGEDODQFH,WPD\EHGLIÂżFXOW to describe, but we have all seen it and any of us can learn it. Even a beginner FDQVWDUWOHDUQLQJWRĂ€RZJUDFHIXOO\WKURXJKWKHSUDFWLFH5HPHPEHU6LYDWKH P\WKRORJLFDOÂżUVW\RJLZDVDOVRWKHJUHDWGDQFHU%\OHDUQLQJ WRGDQFHWKURXJKRXUSUDFWLFHZHZLOOÂżQGPRUHEHQHÂżWDQG more joy. Ganga White is author of the new book, â€œYoga Beyond Belief-Insights to Awaken and Deepen Your Practiceâ€?. He is the founder-director of the White Lotus Foundation retreat in Santa Barbara, CA. For more info on the author and book, visit www. whitelotus.org or call 805-964-1944 . Reprinted from New Living Magazine, Feb. 2007 issueÂ‹*DQJD:KLWH$OO5LJKWV 5HVHUYHGIURP<RJD%H\RQG%HOLHIE\*DQJD:KLWH8VHGZLWKSHUPLVVLRQ
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South Okanagan Yoga Academy presentsâ€Ś
Ganga White & Tracey Rich
From White Lotus Foundation, California â€œYoga Inner Union, Outer Danceâ€?
June 8-10, 2012
Friday 7pm to Sunday 12noon on Okanagan Lake in the village of Naramata Centre, BC
Early Bird Registration til March 31st $265 + hst (meals, camping & accommodation extra)
One of the â€œarchitects of American yogaâ€? and a â€œpioneer of yogaâ€? â€Śthe Yoga Journal.
Details & to Register go to www.soyayoga.com. email email@example.com 250-492-2587. www.InteriorWellness.com
Yoga, Health & Spirituality in Kamloops & B.C. Interior
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When you think books…think second first! At Second Glance Books 448 Victoria St across from the Library- Downtown 250-377-8411 firstname.lastname@example.org
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COUNSELLING Breath Integration Counselling Lynn Aylward 250-319-7364 Breath Integration, Counselling, Bodywork firstname.lastname@example.org
Vital Point Acupuncture Jennifer Larsen,R.Ac. Offering Classical Acupuncture, Facial Rejuvenation, Reiki & Acutonics Sound Therapy
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Creative Transformation for Body, Heart & Mind Marilyn Puff – Bodywork, Breathwork, and a toybox full of healing modalities 250 579-7688, email@example.com
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AROMATHERAPY Global Goddess Aromatherapy Ellen Huggett, Certified Aromatherapist 250-374-0755 www.globalgoddess.ca
DANCE Fluid Fire: Lisa Hyder: firedance equipment, LED toys & custom hula hoops. lessons and performances 250-572-4615 www.firedancing.ca firstname.lastname@example.org
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HEALING & BODYWORK
HEALING & BODYWORK Michele’s Intuitive Healing and Massage
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Workshops, Meditation, Massage, CranioSacral & Intuitive Readings & Shamanic Healing. #2 - 231 Victoria St. 250-851-0966, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michele Gieselman www.intuitivehealer.ca
Ariadne Sassafrass: Intuitive Awareness Intuitive Healer/Reader, Life Coach Quantum Energy Practitioner, Reiki Master. www.intuitiveawareness.ca 250-837-9276
Michelle Morrison: The Balanced Soul Intuitive Readings, Meditation & Energetic Healing
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Chiron’s Way: Sandra Wallin, BSc, BEd, MA, RCC Equine Guided Development Workshops and Training Advanced PSYCH-K® Instructor - Transforming Lives & Businesses Workshops www.chironsway.com Sandra@chironsway.com 604-462-9182
One-On-One Fitness and Massage Christine Karl: Personal Trainer Ortho-Bionomy, Shiatsu, Reiki Master. #7 231-Victoria St. 250-320-9960
Cynthia Yaunish Specializing in animal health & balance incorporating BodyTalk, Body Code and Emotion code techniques. 250-572-4690 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Feldenkrais Classes & Individual Sessions with Susinn 250-572-1887 Find more information at www.susinn.blogspot.com FINDING THE BALANCE WITHIN Justine Richmond, BSc. BFRP. Bach Flower Consultation, Stone Massage Therapy Advanced PSYCH-K® ine. firstname.lastname@example.org 250.374.4073
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250-572-3103 Paul Laviolette HHP ACTP RCRT Trigger Point Therapy Massage - Trigger Point Chair Massage, Advanced Reflexology #316 -141 Victoria St. 250-319-7292 - www.TriggerPointTherapy.ca Marilyn Manderson, Attunement Practitioner A sacred healing art & spiritual practice Deepen your connection with Source email@example.com 250-579-9444
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Clinical Hypnotherapist Karen Beck DHsc,CHt,MH 250-571-9328 www.karenbeckhypnotherapy.com Stress, Anxiety, Fears, Phobias, Stop smoking, Confidence, Goal Setting & Peaceful Pregnancy
Breath Integration Counselling Individual, couples, family counselling. One day workshops, 6 month Personal Empowerment Trainings. Body work. Sunday Spiritual service. www.breathintegrationkamloops.ca 250-554-6707
LIFE COACHING BALANCED HEALING - offering: Chakra Healing & Balancing - Susan Chambers 250-392-3850 home 778-961-1000 cell email@example.com
Hands On Health: Therapeutic Yoga Classes Small group classes and 1-on-1 sessions Customized for you by a yoga therapist and a physiotherapist. 250-377-7675 www.sacredbody.net
Body Mind Spirit Coaching: Marlena Field, PCC, CPCC Professional Certified Coach: Learn to trust your body's wisdom as you face challenges and make decisions. www.BodyMindSpiritCoaching.com firstname.lastname@example.org 250-851-0145
Centennial Building Wellness Centre Freeing the body in water: Watsu, Ai Chi, Woga, Aqua Jogging, Water Dance & Sound Baths www.cbwellnesscentre.com 250-374-7383
Find Strength in Action Life Coaching
Interior Wellness Yoga, Health and Sprituality Your Free Online Wellness Resource in BC! Articles, Recipes, Practitioners, Classes, Events www.InteriorWellness.com
Kathy Richins, ICF Certified Life Coach Coaching for Health, Wellness & positive change (778) 471-2634 or (250) 574-7521
Musings and Mud Coaching Studio Create the life that sings to your soul. Janet L. Whitehead, Certified Professional Life Coach 250 376-8402
Let’s Move Studio Wellness Centre Yoga & Dance classes, Infrared Sauna, Workshops, Events, Meditations and more! www.letsmovestudio.com 250-372-9642
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MASSAGE THERAPY: REGISTERED Cheryl Gray, Registered Massage Therapy 10 Years Experience, Flexible Hours #7 - 1315 Summit Dr. Tudor Village 778.220.0787
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Welcome Back MRI & Pain Management Centre Comprehensive team assessment, rehab program, pain management and Canada’s only upright MRI Call: 250-828-6740 or toll free: 1-866-759-2674 www.welcomebackcentre.com
Darlene Fair, RMT, RYT Craniosacral, Visceral Massage, Osteopathic Techniques, Myofascial Release and Unwinding. www.darlenefair.com #405-153 Seymour 250-318-6300
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Hands On Homeopathy: Constitutional approach for acute and chronic concerns. With manual chi gong for maximum benefit. Brian Scrivener, Hands On Health,Tudor Village 250-377-7675 www.sacredbody.net
Carrie Martens, Advanced Homeopath Consultations, Home Remedy Kits, and Training for Families. email@example.com www.homeopathystar.com 250-372-1760
BODY: HEALTHY - Wendy McLean, RMT cranial osteopathy - myofascial - visceral headache - neck/back pain - pregnancy injury - stress Effective Holistic Care #260 - 546 St Paul St. 778-220-2225 WENDY McLEAN B.A., R.M.T. Kamloops Sport and Orthopedic Clinic In the kamloops naturopathic clinic Massage Therapy, Kinesiology, Oxygen Therapy, Core 100 - 1315 Summit dr., KAMLOOPS, BC V2C 5R9 Stabilization Therapy, Yoga & more! 250-377-3367 778-220-2225 BE FIT, FEEL HEALTHY, LIVE PAIN-FREE! Book 24/7 at: www.mybookingcalendar.com/melwest
Cameron Grant, MA CEH ARW Generative Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy. Restoring harmony and balance to the subconscious and somatic minds. www.kamloopshypnotherapy.com Phone Cam today 250-318-3008
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Meditation in Daily Life With Head Abbot Ajhan Sona from the Birken Forest Monastery: Meditation, potluck and Q&A Sundays March 18th, April 15th 9:30am-12:00 @ Let’s Move Studio BY DONATION BirkeninKamloops@gmail.com
Full and New Moon Crystal Bowl Meditations
Laura Kalina, RD, M.Ad.Ed, Registered Dietitian USANA Nutritional Supplements, Low GI Eating, Weight Loss, Diabetes Management 250-372-0815 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lowgimeals.com
with Therese Laforge Friday January 6 and 20, February 10 and 24, March 9 and 23. April 6 and 20th 8 - 10 pm No preregistration required, $10 Let’s Move Studio
Shambhala Meditation Group of Kamloops
30-day Cleanse Challenge: Begins January 16 Prizes to be won! Boost Energy, Lose Weight & Eliminate Unhealthy Cravings. Lynn Roberts 250-572-4162 www.cleanseandbewell.com
Pema Chodron's Latest Teachings "Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change" filmed at Omega Institute in October, join us on 4 Wednesdays January 25, February 1, 8,15, 7pm Weekly meditations Thursdays 7pm, instruction offered. Shambhala Meditation Group of Kamloops 433b Lansdowne St. (above Frankly Coffee) For information: www.kamloops.shambhala.org or Liz 376-4224.
True Balance Nutrition and Wellness Craving ChangeTM workshops. Change your life one bite at a time Alexis Blueschke, Registered Dietitian 250.319.7521 or email@example.com
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InYouGo Inspiration - Your Portal to Personal Growth Crystals; Gemstone Jewellery; Local Jewellery & Artwork Wellness Workshops/ Classes/ Meditations ARMSTRONG
Audra's Image & Wellness Day Spa. Room available in 2000 ft2 wellness salon. $600/month:Includes: washer/dryer/internet/ advertising/website 250-372-3626
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Mystic Dreams: Your North Shore Metaphysical Store! Books, Tarot cards, crystals, jewelery, clothing, CDs, buddhas, statues, incense, candles & more! Tranquille Rd. Near Cowboy Coffee, North Shore www.mysticdreams.weebly.com
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Suite with two treatment rooms and reception area to rent or cost/share Great downtown location with elevator access Numerous amenities possible Very resonable rate call 250-319-7292
Mighty Oak Midwifery Care Personal, professional, woman-centered maternity care. 250-377-8611 www.mightyoakmidwifery.ca
Kamloops Momma Magazine The free magazine for local moms… and dads too! email@example.com www.kamloopsmomma.com
Peaceful Pregnancy Program The Hypnosis program that honours your pregnancy and the birth of your child www.peacefulpregnancy.com Clinical Hypnotherapist Karen Beck 250-571-9328
Snug Glee Bumz Diaper Service www.snuggleebumz.com firstname.lastname@example.org 250-554-9722 Ease of Disposables, Benefits of Cloth.
Thompson Rivers Midwifery Now accepting new clients! Free for BC residents. Choose Home or Hospital Birth. (250)-572-0632
Focus on Health Physiotherapy Erna Stassen BSc. PT. Registered Physiotherapist Advanced PSYCH-K™ facilitator, Balance Mind, Body & Emotion. Pool therapy and home visits
Dr. Melissa Bradwell, ND Full Naturopathic services: Acupuncture and IV Therapy 735 Victoria Street 250-374-9700 www.naturopathkamloops.com
NUTRITION HEALTH BY DESIGN Certified Nutritionist Melanie Pouliot, CNC 250-571-1932 Individualized Nutri-Body® Assessments Certified Advanced PSYCH-K® Facilitator email@example.com www.nutritionmel.com www.InteriorWellness.com
Hands On Health Clinic: Spirited, manually oriented, professional care for your health concerns. Physiotherapy, Homeopathy, Therapeutic Yoga. Tudor Village 250-377-7675 www.sacredbody.net Holistic Physical Therapy Cathie Levin, BSc. PT: Registered Physiotherapist The Bodymind Centre, #205-635 Victoria St. firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-374-4383
VIBRATIONAL SOUND THERAPY EVOLVE Pilates Studio 250-372-7237 Cassie Marchuk: Change the way you work out! Achieve improved posture, balance & strength.
VIBRATIONAL BODY MASSAGE Using Acutonics Sound Therapy. Allow your Self to experience the sounds of the Universe! Karen Houghton, BSW* Certified Acutonics Practitioner 778.257.1713
#201-1361 McGill Rd www.evolvepilatesstudio.com The PILATES Tree - www.thepilatestree.com Christine Waterman - Quality, classical instruction, personal attention Building strength from the inside out for a longer, leaner, stronger body 250-320-BODY(2639) #101-409 Seymour St.
Vibrational Transformation Acutonics 5 Element Acutonics Practitioner Sound Medicine, Sound Baths Audrey Meuse CB Wellness Centre 374-7383
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Full and New Moon Crystal Bowl Meditations
Ulis Mountain Retreat & Massages Personalized Massages, Hot Stone Massage, Reiki, Bowen Technique and Health Coaching www.ulismountainretreat.com 250-319-8933
ROLFING Lynne Kraushar, Certified Rolfer #6-231 Victoria St. 250-851-8675 www.rolf.org
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An 8 week accredited Science of Mind class using, among other texts, Bill Moyers' "Healing and the Mind" to produce a greater understanding of the Mind/Body connection and the important role that consciousness plays in the healing process. 8 Saturdays beginning January 14 from 12:00-2:30. Tuition $140. Centre for Spiritual Living 540 Seymour Street (Desert Gardens) www.cslkamloops.org.
Psych-K Workshop Identify and transform beliefs that are limiting you into beliefs that empower you, in all areas of your life. 2 day seminar in Kamloops January 14-15, 2012 contact: Sandra Wallin, MA, RCC Chiron’s Way: Transforming Lives One Belief at a Time 604-462-9182 firstname.lastname@example.org www.chironsway.com 40 Day Awakening at Let’s Move Studio
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Sacred sound and theta love vibrations combine to serve you at the Full and New Moon Crystal Bowl Meditations. On these Friday evenings, we get to rest and unwind in restorative positions of our choice in the yoga studio. Harmonies and some dissonance are brought to you live from three types of bowls: frosted, clear and alchemic bowls. The sound assists in opening chakras and consciousness. The event is private and internal even when we are numerous. Bring your water bottle and your blankie!
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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Kamloops Freedom of religious thought Sunday services, Children's programs, Social and Environmental Projects www.uukam.bc.ca
A Transformational contest - everyone wins! January 16 - February 24 Your call to transformational wellness through 40 days of enlivening practice • Attend as many classes as possible within 40 days Win Phenominal Prizes • Join anytime! Enourmous Grand Prize: Gift baskets, certificates, clothing and more. Including $100 CASH! Also, many other Prizes to be won in different categories
Building a Healing Consciousness An 8 week accredited Science of Mind class. This course will offer you tools to change your thinking and change your life. Through practical and simple methods you will heal your consciousness. 8 Wednesdays from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Beginning March 7. Centre for Spiritual Living, 540 Seymour Street (Desert Gardens). www.cslkamloops.org.
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Hand Drumming with Raven, drum circle facilitator and teacher B.Ed., M. Ed., 250-318-0963 or 250-828-2953 Email Raven: join the Djembe Django Drum Connection for info on drum circles, djembe lessons, workshops, drums, and festivals. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org • drum circles for all levels and
Kamloops Hot Yoga Seven Styles of Hot Yoga Offered 954 C Laval Crescent (beside Cliffside Climbing Gym)
ages, be a drum buddy! • performing drum group opportunity
Let’s Move Studio: Yoga - Dance - Wellness Yoga, Bellydance, ZUMBA, Fitness & more Kamloops’ Most Diverse Studio 250-372-9642 www.letsmovestudio.com signup for a free class
Drum lessons 11am-1pm, Drum Cirlces 1:30-3pm Sundays at Let’s Move Studio. Jan 22, Feb 5, Feb 19, March 11, April 22. Email for more
Meditation in Daily Life With Head Abbot Ajhan Sona from the Birken Forest Monastery Meditation, potluck and Q&A Sundays March 18th, April 15th @ Let’s Move Studio 9:30am-12:00 BY DONATION BirkeninKamloops@gmail.com
True Balance Nutrition
Yoga Fitness Bootcamp for Women Have fun while you get in shape. Get strong & inspired!
Open to ALL LEVELS. Come out and play! www.KamloopsYogaBootCamp.com
Craving Change? Craving ChangeTM workshops coming in January 2012. Sign up for either Saturday January 14 or 21 contact Alexis Blueschke, RD at 250.319.7521 or email@example.com for more workshop dates and times.
South Okanagan Yoga Academy presents… Ganga White & Tracey Rich From White Lotus Foundation, California “Yoga Inner Union, Outer Dance” June 8-10, 2012 Friday 7pm to Sunday 12noon on Okanagan Lake in the village of Naramata Centre, BC Early Bird Registration til March 31st $265 + hst (meals, camping & accommodation extra) Details & to Register go to www.soyayoga.com. email firstname.lastname@example.org 250-492-2587.
Interior Wellness Festival 2012 at TRU Third Annual! June 1 - 3, 2012. Save the date! 3 Days of transformational Wellness. Now Accepting applications, for speakers, workshop leaders, marketplace vendors, entertainers and practitioners in the Healing Garden Volunteer opportunities available!
Yoga with Amber ~ RYT500 with Yoga BC Power (Drop In) ~ Prenatal (Preregister) ~ Private classes www.yogawithamber.com email@example.com or 250-318-5370 yoga with marcia wilson kids, tweens, teens & adults 250-319-8583 firstname.lastname@example.org marciawilsonyoga.com
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING South Okanagan Yoga Academy - Yoga Teacher Training Registered Yoga School for RYT200 and RYT500 Flexible Training! Immersions or Extended programs in BC, AB & Mexico! www.soyayoga.com email@example.com 250-492-2587
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Private & semi private yoga sessions available relax-rejoice-renew www.darlenefair.com #405-153 Seymour 250-318-6300
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Optimal Health with Optimal Alignment Katrina Ariel ~ 250-374-6493 Freedom from pain through empowerment.
Bikram Yoga The Hottest Yoga in Kamloops! 250-314-3636 340 Victoria St. www.bikramkamloops.com
Psoma Yoga Therapy: Donna Martin 635 Victoria St. 250-374-2514 firstname.lastname@example.org www.donnamartin.net, www.hakomi.ca www.reflectivepresence.com
Let’s Move Studio: Yoga - Dance - Wellness Yoga, Bellydance, Zumba, Fitness & more Kamloops’ Most Diverse Studio 250-372-9642 www.letsmovestudio.com signup for a free class Innergize YOUR workplace! Bringing the benefits of yoga into the corporate world 250.572.4162 www.innergycorporateyoga.com
Sacred Body Yoga Therapy for Body & Soul Explore your physical, emotional and spiritual issues. Certified Yoga Therapy Practitioner: Brian Scrivener, Hands On Health 250-377-7675 Tudor Village, www.sacredbody.net
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Are You Ready to Resolve Your New Year’s Resolutions? Learn how during a 2 day seminar that will teach you how to identify and transform beliefs that are limiting you into beliefs that empower you, in all areas of your life. The life of your dreams is closer than you “think”… “The ‘secret to life’ is BELIEF. Rather than genes, it is our beliefs that control our lives. PSYCH-K®, (which stands for psychological kinesiology), is a set of simple, selfempowering processes designed to change the beliefs and perceptions that impact your life.” - Bruce Lipton, Ph.D Cellular Biology, author of Biology of Belief Beliefs, usually subconscious, are the cumulative effect of life-long “programming.” As a result of past conditioning, we sometimes think and behave in self-defeating ways. Conscious thoughts can be changed easily, simply by receiving information: reading a book, having a conversation, or seeing the results of actions. If conscious information was all that was needed to make change, then experiencing success in all areas of life would be easy. PSYCH-K® uses muscle testing to identify the beliefs we hold at the subconscious level of mind. Because the subconscious mind houses our values and perceptions, and drives our behaviors, it is the subconscious that empowers us to move beyond motivation, into transformation. Unless changes are made here, we often repeat undesirable behaviors.
Freeing the Body in Water Give Yourself the Gift of Bliss! Time Limited Offer at $100. per month Pain free exercise, Ai Chi, Woga, unlimited Far Infrared Saunas, Sound Baths, Watsu & Waterdance in our warm saltwater pool.
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Conquer Temptation Itâ€™s that time of year again!! That holiday time of year packed with family dinners, seasonal eggnog and Christmas treats everywhere you look. Your will power is put to the test! You start each morning with the promise to be â€œgoodâ€? today. <RXÂśOOUHIXVHWKHEDNHGJRRGVDWWKHRIÂżFH<RXÂśOO speed past that fast food place at lunch. Youâ€™ll turn a blind eye to the vending machine in the mid-afternoon. And youâ€™ll pass on the ice cream after dinner. Butâ€Śyou hadnâ€™t counted on the fact that a coworker brought shortbread cookies and left them sitting in the break room or that you would get invited to join friends at the pub after work or that your special someone would come home with a pizza and Pinot Noir. As as you get into bed each night you tell yourself that tomorrow will be different. different. Tomorrow you will conquer temptation. But tomorrow comes with its own set of special circumstances and temptation gets the best of you once again. Why Does Temptation Always Win? We live in a society where food temptations are everywhere. Walk through a store and youâ€™ll see the unhealthy food items displayed front and center; Turn on the TV and youâ€™ll be punched in the face with commercials for fattening foods; Open a magazine and youâ€™ll notice glossy pin-ups of sugary snacks; Go down the street and youâ€™ll have restaurant signs clamouring for your attention. In addition to the abundance of tempting edibles, you also have deeply ingrained positive associations with indulging. You treat tempting food as a reward. You turn to tempting food for comfort. You rely on tempting food as stress relief. You use tempting food as a treat. You allow tempting food to become a habit. Itâ€™s Your Turn to Win Temptation doesnâ€™t need to have the upper hand RQ\RXDQ\PRUH,WÂśVWLPHWRÂżJKWEDFNXVLQJ your most powerful asset: your brain. Your mind is an amazing thing. Once it is made up about something it is nearly impossible to change it. You control the power of your thoughts. The power of choice is yours. A Matter of Perspective Imagine for a moment that youâ€™re peacefully Ă€RDWLQJGRZQWKHULYHULQDQLQQHUWXEH7KHVXQ is out, the birds are chirping, and you are having DZRQGHUIXOWLPH<RXDUHJHWWLQJ\RXUĂ€RDWRQ and you feel great about the river because it is
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A series exploring a yoginiâ€™s journey both pre and post baby. The only thing that is absolute is change. Thus far, this is never as apparent to me in my life as it is when I am pregnant which I am right now. Half-way to be exact, with my second child. The physical changes that my body has undergone in a short period of time are mind boggling, not to mention the emotional ones! On top of my hatha classes I teach pre and post natal yoga and ,DPDOZD\VP\VWLÂżHGDQGLQDZH as I watch my classes, rooms full of women and their babies, either on the inside or outside. Learning and growing from the inside out. No one experience is the same, but there is similarity, universality in this common yet extraordinary period in a womanâ€™s life. As I creep up on 20 weeks of pregnancy, I discovered today that if I look straight down in the shower I canâ€™t see my feet. Already!? I had an ultrasound today and got to see my EDE\ÂśVĂ€H[LQJVSLQHEUDLQDQGFKDPEHUVRIDVWHDGLO\ beating heart. Sometimes I just stop and think, â€œWow, how did I do that?â€? It is no wonder that I was so tired. The exhaustion that I experienced in my early pregnancy was debilitating. It was hard to practice and therefore hard to teach. When I am not supported by a regular practice it is hard to teach an inspired class. I couldnâ€™t very well go into my class and teach an hour of relaxation, which was sometimes what my practice was (or we might just call a VSDGHDVSDGHDQGFDOOLWDQDS 'XULQJP\ÂżUVWSUHJQDQF\ I was still in my training. I had classes to attend and was accountable to someone. I also had all the time in the world to practice before I was on the schedule of a certain 2 year old. This time I am accountable only to myself. Thank goodness for the inspiration of my teacherâ€™s classes. After two years of interning their classes I am still continually LQVSLUHGDV,Ă€LSWKURXJKP\QRWHERRNV$V,DPWHDFKLQJ so much more regularly during this pregnancy, I must really work to keep my classes engaged. I want to challenge them as much as I am myself, but also not deny them the poses and progress they need as some poses temporarily slip away from my grasp. Our needs may be different. But I also get to share 32
GLVFRYHULHVZLWKP\VWXGHQWVOLNHDUHÂżQHGH[SHULHQFHRIDQG relationship to the ground, or the importance of relaxation and doing less, not just on my yoga mat, but in all aspects of P\OLIH:HFRXOGDOOEHQHÂżWIURPVORZLQJGRZQ I have to be honest and say that it has taken me close to 2 years to get back to a really regular practice after having my daughter. It was reading an article by a busy mom in Kamloops Momma magazine that motivated me to stop making excuses for my sometimes spotty practice. There wonâ€™t be extra hours in the day unless we design our days that way. So, I have been getting up at 5:30am for the past PRQWKVQRZRUGD\VDZHHN,KDYHWRKRQRXUWKRVH days when the baby-making -instinctual part of my body says, â€œYou sleep!â€? The striving part of me feels let down that now that I have this regular practice I have to slowly give up some postures and perhaps some vigour. I must say, many days it takes all my will to get my practice up off the ground. But I am happy to say it is usually the thought of my students that gets me off the ground to practice more energizing poses. I make term or session long lesson plans and then I can explore the themes and poses that I have planned for that week. This gives me something to fall back on and keeps me accountable. So I practice asana in the morning and then I sit following my breath. The lulling rhythm of my practice has put my baby to sleep. As I sit and my body comes to a relative stillness I feel the growing creature squiggle and squirm, awakening to a practice of its own. I love this feeling. Then I wait for the songs or cries of my awakening toddler from down the hall to tell me I am all done. Next issue: Anxiety: After the disappointment of a caesarean birth, what if I actually get to have the natural birth I dreamed of? YIKES! 7DQLDLVDKRXUFHUWLÂżHG+DWKD7HDFKHUZKRKDVEHHQWHDFKLQJIRUDOPRVW\HDUV$IWHUKDYLQJ KHUÂżUVWEDE\DQGGLVFRYHULQJWKDWWKHUHZDVQRLQIRUPDWLRQIRUQHZPRPVDQG\RJDVKHKDV made it her mission to be better at documenting this journey and sharing it with others. You can ÂżQGRXWPRUHDERXW7DQLDKHUFODVVHVDQGKHURWKHUWKRXJKWVDWZZZJURXQGHGDQGVRXQGFD1HZ sessions of Parent and Baby Yoga and Prenatal Yoga beginning the second week of January!
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As we move more and more into the winter season we are energetically in the yin period. In the natural cycle of the 5 element system, winter is the season of stillness and rest, the state of extreme yin. The shorter and colder days naturally give us the opportunity to wind down. Why donâ€™t we use this time as a gift rather than a challenge? We have the chance to PLQGIXOO\IRFXVDQGUHĂ HFWPRUHRQRXU inner journey.
Having a baby is one of lifeâ€™s greatest moments for sure. Itâ€™s exciting, but can also be very overwhelming thinking about all the preparations that need to be made. The best thing is to keep things simple. Providing the basics is the most important thing to do and babies donâ€™t need a lot of the extras like we are often led to believe. Yes, you may need it down the road but why buy stuff stuff that you may or may not use. Babies can be entertained and learn best with simple toys, activities and most importantly, importantly, interaction. Instead of spending time on getting all these things, spend time on enjoying the moments being pregnant and with loved ones. Focus on the more nature natural way of providing the basics.
Being in tune with our thoughts help us also to detect the sinking feelings and emotions of the â€˜winter bluesâ€™ and enables us to be more proactive. How? ,WLVVFLHQWLĂ€FDOO\SURYHQWKDWKRXURI exercise outdoors (even under cloudy skies) raises the Serotonin level and has the same therapeutic effect as 2.5 hours of light treatment indoors. Not to forget all the additional up-lifting and stimulating physical and mental effects we can achieve through exercise. Taking up a winter activity (alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, tubing, ice-skating, winter hiking, photography...) helps us to enrich and look forward to a full ZLQWHUH[SHULHQFH7KHLGHDLVWRĂ€QGD balance between activity and relaxation. Sometimes it is easier to designate a special â€˜time outâ€™ to retreat and focus.
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8BZTUP4UBZ)FBMUIZ BU8PSLUIJT8JOUFS By Lynn Roberts
As the darkest days of the year are upon us, we spend more time indoors, have to get more creative with our exercise routines, and we inevitably become a little less healthy over the Christmas holidays, only to come back twice as hard in January as we try to redeem ourselves.
Stay healthy this winter! Here are 5 tips to help you be your best ZKLOHDWWKHRIÂżFH 1.Get up and move your body. Our bodies werenâ€™t designed to sit for long periods of time in front of a computer. We get stiff and tight, our metabolism slows down and our energy can feel zapped. Make a point of getting up from your desk at least once an hour for a minimum of 1-2 minutes and stretching, moving your body, walking XSDQGGRZQDIHZĂ€LJKWVRIVWDLUVRUZDONLQJGRZQWKHKDOOWRJHW more water. Take some deep breaths. Find reasons to leave your desk, such as talking directly to a co-worker instead of emailing them. 2. Eat well. Winter doesnâ€™t have to mean overindulging in all the wrong foods. This is the perfect time of year to get creative with plenty of warm foods like soup, stew, chili, or try seasonal vegetables such as squash baked with a drizzle of maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon or roasted root vegetables (diced yams, carrots, beets, garlic cloves and onions tossed lightly in olive oil, basil, salt and pepper and baked at 400 F for about 45 minutes.). Make a batch of soup for Sunday dinner and bring yummy leftover soup in your thermos for lunch on Monday. Choosing foods that are packed with nutrition will keep you energized through the dark and cold winter days and will keep you focused and alert at work. Stay hydrated too with plenty of water. 3. Take more Vitamin D. As we spend less time outdoors in direct sunlight (and many days we donâ€™t get in the sun at all during a Canadian winter), we may not always be getting enough Vitamin D. Health Canada recommends 400 IU daily of Vitamin D, while the Canadian Cancer Society recommends taking in 1000 IU daily. During the warmer months, itâ€™s easy to get enough Vitamin D outdoors, but in the winter months, be sure youâ€™re getting enough through supplementation. Researchers at the University of California in 2007 found that breast cancer rates were 50 per cent lower in people with high levels of Vitamin D in their blood. 4. 5HVROYHZRUNSODFHFRQĂ€LFW Tension at work can move into other DUHDVRI\RXUOLIH5HVROYHFRQĂ€LFWVDWZRUNLPPHGLDWHO\DVWKH\ arise, and if you cannot resolve it on your own, seek help from a trusted co-worker, your boss or Human Resources Manager. Over time little stresses or quarrels can turn into big problems that affect your physical and emotional health. 5. Laugh it off. Work can be serious a lot of the time. Find ways to LQMHFWKXPRXULQWR\RXUGD\7KHEHQHÂżWV of laughing regularly include lowered blood pressure, boosted immune system and a huge reduction in both mental and physical stress. Invite a Laughter Yoga teacher into your workplace to reap the EHQHÂżWVRIODXJKLQJ)RUPRUHLQIRUPDWLRQ on our 60-minute Laughter Yoga workshop here in Kamloops, visit our website. www.innergycorporateyoga.com 34
Healthy Workplace Pose Alternate Nostril Breathing is a great practice to use during the winter. Ancient yogis believed that illness is created by disturbances in breathing. They developed this technique to balance the energetic channels of the body â€“ which cause illness when stagnated. Medical research also supports that this practice has a balancing effect on the functional activity of the left and right hemispheres of the brain â€“ which aids in calming your mind and recalibrating your thought patterns. In other words, Alternate Nostril Breathing reduces stress and soothes the nervous system. There are also clinical studies showing that this technique helps you get better sleep. BENEFITS Improves energy, calms nervous system, promotes better circulation, boosts mood, balances energy channels in the body and can help ward off illness and disease. INSTRUCTIONS Step 1: Place your right hand in a â€œSpockâ€? position â€“ thumb out, SRLQWHUDQGPLGGOHÂżQJHUVWRJHWKHUDQGULQJDQGSLQN\ ÂżQJHUVWRJHWKHU Step 2: Gently place your thumb on your right nostril, closing it off. 7KHSRLQWHUDQGPLGGOHÂżQJHUVUHVWOLJKWO\DW\RXUWKLUGH\H Step 3: Take a breath in through the left nostril - pause at full breath. 6WHS3ODFH\RXUSLQN\DQGULQJÂżQJHUVRQ\RXUOHIWQRVWULOÂą releasing your thumb, then breathe out through your right nostril â€“ pause at empty breath. Step 5: Breathe in through your right nostril â€“ pause at full breath. Step 6: Place your thumb back on your right nostril â€“ releasing \RXUSLQN\DQGULQJÂżQJHUWKHQEUHDWKHRXWRI\RXUOHIW nostril. Step 7: Continue breathing slowly and smoothly through each nostril alternately. Note: Different teachings will give differing times for each breath and for how long to pause and breathe. However, the ultimate goal of this pranayama (breathing technique) is to slow and focus the mind ZLWKEUHDWK6RÂżQGDSDFHWKDWZRUNVEHVWIRU\RX$YRLGKROGLQJ your breath if you are pregnant or have high blood pressure - just Ă€RZZLWKWKHEUHDWKLQVWHDG Innergy Corporate Yoga Inc
CARPAL CARP AL TUNNEL by Cassie Caroline W Williams, Ph.D.
The (mammals) and allow us to use our hands as incredible tools, especially with our opposable thumbs. Within the brain, there are sensory and motor regions of the cerebral cortex which enervate the hands and arms (approximately 20% of the total!) and about 15% for the lower limb so our hands are highly enervated! Even at 12 weeks in utero, a fetus might be using its hands, sucking its thumb. Thus whenever we have an injury/ impairment of our hands, we are most aware of this. The carpals are the eight bones, which occur at the wrist, with four bones to each side of the carpal tunnel, which encases the large median nerve, adjacent ulnar and radial Transverse Carpal Ligament QHUYHV DV ZHOO DV QLQH Ă€H[RU WHQGRQV WR WKH ÂżQJHUVDQGWKXPE7KHZULVWLVVXUURXQGHGE\WKH SURWHFWLYHH[WHQVRUUHWLQDFXOXPWHQGRQDÂżEURXV Median Nerve band around the wrist. So the contents of the carpal tunnel are vulnerable to injuries, especially of a repetitive nature, and in women can be easily aggravated. Thus compression of the median nerve at the carpal tunnel causes unpleasant symptoms called carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).
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There is even one technique called the â€œbinocular techniqueâ€? (due to the placement of the practitioner â€™s ÂżQJHUV WKDWFDQEDODQFHWKHSRVLWLRQVRIWKHUDGLXV and ulna to free the interosseous membrane and median nerve. The practitioner must be very alert not to further exacerbate the wrist tissues and the median nerve, so must ask for the clientâ€™s feedback re comfort while working. Working up the arm, any discomfort in the elbow joint at the olecranon or in the humerus may af affect fect the median nerve, as it may also occur at the level of the clavicle. A few Carpal Bones individuals may have the diagnosis of CTS that Symptoms can be mild or extremely debilitating, is really due to a displaced vertebra in the lower commonly with aching and/or tingling wrists and cervical spine (C6 or C7) or upper thoracic spine (T1). KDQGV$V ZHOO WKHUH PD\ EH QXPEQHVV RI WKH WKXPE DQG ÂżQJHUV with weak palmar abduction. CTS af affects fects women before and during menopause, causing nightly pains, as well as brittle and ridged nails, skin Some people do well with some sort of wrist support to protect the area IURP IXUWKHU DJJUDYDWLRQ XQWLO WKH QHUYH LQQĂ€ Ă€DPPDWLRQ VXEVLGHV ,I WKH redness, tight anterior ribs, diaphragm and bronchi. 2UWKR%LRQRP\ DSSURDFK LV VXFFHVVIXO LW PD\ ZHOO KHOS WKH FOLHQW WR The causes of CTS may be multiple or not. Trauma is a big factor avoid surgery. here, especially repetitive use of the hands and wrists (as for computer keyboard operators, mill workers and tailors). Other possible causes Cassie Caroline Williams, Ph.D., graduated from the University of Manitoba in Zoology/Ecology in include obesity, oral contraceptives, hypothyroidism, arthritis, diabetes RI2UWKKRDV%SLXREQORLPVK\HG6RKYHHUVWXGLVHFGLHZQLWWLKÂżFWKSHDISRHXUQVGDHQUGRILV2DUQWK$RG%YLDRQQFRHPG\3U'DFUWL$WLURWQKHXUUD/QLQGF$ROGQY3DQDFXHOVG,'QV2WUXFDWQRGU and displaced cervical and/or upper thoracic vertebrae. There may also has been in practice since 1987 and instructing since 1995. She is also a Tellington Touch Practitioner IRU &RPSDQLRQ $QLPDOV KDV VWXGLHG ,QWHJUDWLYH 7KHUDSLHV IRU $QLPDO +HDOWK DQG KDV KDG KHU RZQ be a genetic component rather than an environmental one. R6DFUDO 7HDFKLQJ $VVLVWDQW DQ KRUVHV $V ZHOO VKH LV D &HUW 7KHVH PDQLIHVW DV LQĂ€DPPDWLRQ RI WKH QHUYH DQG LWV SURWHFWLYH VOHHYH HSLQHXULXP $ ORQJVWDQGLQJ FDVH RI &76 FDQ SURGXFH QHUYH GDPDJH with numbness, muscular atrophy of the thenar (thumb) eminence and weakness in palmar abduction. The medical profession advocates surgery to rectify this, cutting the fascia of the carpal tunnel, which may not
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The Dangers of Toxicity: 10 Ways to Protect Yourself
We try to be as healthy as we can be . . . most of the time. We exercise, we try to eat well and get enough sleep and then we try to balance all that hard work with a bit of fun too: having the occasional glass of wine, eating some chocolate or a slice of cheesecake, occasionally staying up a bit too late . . . It seems like no matter how much we try to achieve balance in our lives, we can never quite get there and weâ€™re always in â€œtryingâ€? mode. And the facts hit close to home: Cancer rates are now 1 in 2, and most of us know someone who suffers from Alzheimerâ€™s, dementia or an autoimmune disease like Multiple Sclerosis or Lupus.
We live in a toxic world and itâ€™s making us sick. Mercury is one of the most toxic chemicals on our SODQHWDQGLWÂśVLQRXUGHQWDOÂżOOLQJVOLJKWEXOEV and batteries, among other items. One of the most toxic substances on our planet right now is motherâ€™s breast milk, and women who live in the arctic have been found to have 5-10 times the amount of PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls) found in breast milk of women who live in Southern Canada. We need to consider how to both minimize our toxic load and cleanse our bodies on a regular basis, to stay healthy and well, and to enjoy the best quality of life possible. Here are 10 simple things YOU can do to protect yourself from the dangers of toxicity. 1. Clean out your house â€“ And I donâ€™t mean with toxic cleaners and chemicals. Iâ€™m talking about literally walking through your house with a garbage EDJDQGJHWWLQJULGRIDQ\WKLQJWKDWLVÂżOOHGZLWK chemicals: cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, cosmetics, personal hygiene and cleaning products, anything that could kill you if you ate or drank it, anything with big, long words you canâ€™t pronounce and anything youâ€™re in doubt about. Never buy them again. Replace household cleaners with environmentally friendly ones, and take some time to research homemade recipes for cleaning solutions. Anything chemically based can easily be replaced with an environmentally friendly option, including shampoo, soap and deodorant. Norwex is an excellent natural cleaning products company that has come up with a great solution to the toxic overload we are exposed to on a daily basis. Visit
www.norwex.com for more information. 2. Avoid Dry Cleaning your Clothes â€“ Dry cleaning exposes your clothing (and you once you wear it again) to several chemicals that are highly toxic DQGFODVVLÂżHGDVFDUFLQRJHQLF7U\WRSXUFKDVH clothing that is machine washable, and if you must dry clean an item of clothing, hang it outside for a few hours to let some of the chemicals air out before you wear it. Studies now show a link between dry cleaning and breast cancer. 3. Eat well â€“ Eating enough of the right kinds of food gives your body plenty of nutrients and YLWDPLQVSOXVDQWLR[LGDQWVÂżEUHDQGPRUH)RRG LVFULWLFDOHVSHFLDOO\ZKHQZHOLYHLQDZRUOGÂżOOHG ZLWKQXWULHQWGHÂżFLHQWDQGRYHUO\SURFHVVHGIRRGV Avoid wheat, dairy, sugar, alcohol, caffeine and anything fatty or processed as much as possible. Instead, eat nutrient dense, low glycemic food like vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds and lean proteins like FKLFNHQWXUNH\HJJVDQGÂżVK(DWRUJDQLFZKHQever possible to reduce your exposure to dangerous pesticides on produce and growth hormones in livestock. 4. Take your Vitamins â€“ And not just any YLWDPLQV7KHROGDGDJHÂł<RXJHWZKDW\RXSD\ IRUÂ´DSSOLHVKHUH)LQGDJRRGTXDOLW\YLWDPLQDQG \RXZLOOUHDSPD[LPXPEHQHÂżWV:HGR127JHW enough vitamins and minerals from our food anymore, so we need lots of help in this department. A good quality vitamin should be in the form of a capsule, not a tablet, so it is more easily digested, DQGLWVKRXOGQRWFRQWDLQÂżOOHUVOLNHVXJDUJOXWHQ RUDUWLÂżFLDOĂ€DYRXUVRUFRORUV7U\$JHOHVV(Vsentials from Isagenix (which combines 4 vitamins in an easy to use daily package: multi, vitamin C, antioxidant and omega), or visit your local health food store and ask for help in choosing a good vitamin. 5. Exercise â€“ A regular exercise routine is good for your body, mind and emotional state, plus it feels good to move, stretch and engage your muscles. When you exercise, your circulation improves and you sweat out toxins. Best of all, exercise is free DQGFDQEHGRQHDOPRVWDQ\ZKHUHDQ\WLPH7U\WR exercise at least three times a week, for at least 20 PLQXWHVDWDWLPH7U\VRPHWKLQJQHZOLNHVNDWLQJ badminton, dance or yoga. 6. Get enough sleep â€“ When we sleep at night, more happens than we might be aware of. Our bodies repair cell damage, detoxify our organs and rebalance our hormones. We cannot live longer www.InteriorWellness.com
than a couple of days without sleep, so make it a priority by going to bed on time (by 10 pm is ideal) and planning for 8 hours every night. Make your bedroom a sanctuary and use it only for sex and sleep. 7. Donâ€™t Smoke â€“ Cigarettes contain several toxins, which go directly into your bloodstream and stay inside your body. We know the dangers of smoking, so donâ€™t smoke, and if you are currently a smoker get help so you can quit. Youâ€™ll feel better and live longer too. 8. Watch your Alcohol Consumption â€“ Used in excess, alcohol can overload your liver, disrupt sleeping patterns, rob your body of nutrition and much more. If you do consume alcohol, try to stick to red wine. Avoid drinking more than 3 alcoholic beverages per week. 9. Do Yoga â€“ Yoga is a great way to gently detoxify your body. Aim to do yoga 3-4 times a week, but if youâ€™re new to yoga or a very busy person start slowly with a 10 minute practice 2-3 times a ZHHNDQGEXLOGXSIURPWKHUH7U\URXQGVRI6XQ Salutations, some gentle twisting, a couple of hip openers, and lots of deep breathing. Yoga is also great for reducing stress, which can wreak havoc on the body. Seek out a class if youâ€™re a newbie and arenâ€™t sure where to start. Or try an online service like www.myyogaonline.com. Ask if they have a free trial. 10. Cleanse your body on a Regular Basis â€“ Studies now show that eating well and exercising are not enough. Our world is a toxic one â€“ there are over 3000 chemicals present in our air and water, and the government has only tested about 300 of them. Just to name a few â€“ mercury, lead, SHVWLFLGHVKHUELFLGHVDQGHYHQWKLQJVOLNH''7DUH SUHVHQWLQRXUIDWFHOOVDQGRUJDQV''7ZDVXVHG RQFURSVDQGÂżHOGVEXWZDVEDQQHGLQWKHV ZKHQLWZDVFODVVLÂżHGDVFDUFLQRJHQLFPHDQLQJ it causes cancer. It is still circulating throughout our planet, causing many problems.) We canâ€™t see or feel them, but a recent study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) revealed the presence of 116 toxic chemicals in people of all ages. Cleansing removes pesticides, heavy metals and more from your body. Isagenix has a great product called â€œCleanse for Lifeâ€? that is part of a 30-day cleansing system. Visit www.cleanseandbewell.com for more information. Lynn Roberts Health & Wellness Coach Isagenix O\QQ#FOHDQVHDQGEHZHOOFRP 37
Gratitude & Inspiration
Yoga, Health & Spirituality in Kamloops & B.C. Interior
Festival 2012 JUNE 1 - 3, 2012
By the time you’ve made it to this page you will have found another fabulous issue packed with inspirational and informative articles by local authors. (Unless you read from the back - forward...in which case, now you know what’s coming!)
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A call for presenters, vendors & practitioners A new, larger location for the festival means a larger marketplace, lots of parking and even better attendance! More space will be available to enable up to 2-hour presentations and longer workshops. Workshop presenter applications are due by February 28, 2012. There is an advertising fee of $50 (paid by all speakers) for the pre-event publication of speaker schedules and short descriptions of topics. Numbers of presenters will be strictly capped for 2012 in order to provide all speakers with the amount of time and space requested. Chosen presenters will be dynamic, engaging speakers who promote wellness and demonstrate expertise within their specialty. Coaches, healers, fitness and nutrition experts are all welcome. Interactive workshop style presentations for groups of 10-30 participants are encouraged. Please provide a short outline of your proposed workshop and the length of time needed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your application should include: • Your topic • A bullet point outline • A list of exercises that workshop participants will work through • What participants will gain by attending your workshop • The length of time required • Space and equipment requirements
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