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Especially oriented toward those in 12-step programs, this comprehensive wellness guide describes how yoga can stimulate recovery from addiction by bringing the mind and body closer together. The supportive and understanding text presents a 21-day yoga regimen using dynamic affirmations, relaxation techniques, nutrition and lifestyle suggestions, aerobic activities, and journal writing, all of which are geared to incorporate the 12-step philosophy into yoga practice. The featured poses are drawn from the popular hatha yoga tradition, while the complementary contemplations are applicable not only to addicts, but to anyone seeking physical and spiritual enrichment. Newly updated and revised, the guide includes beautiful, professional photographs throughout to demonstrate the wide variety of asanas.
Focusing on the wide spectrum of feelings that may arise when with child, this companion to the emotional journey caused by pregnancy, birth, and early parenting offers informative resources and homeopathic remedies for both parents-to-be and childbirth practitioners. With advice about laying fears to rest, keeping birth gentle, and protecting the baby-moon, this hand-held doula helps couples face the choices on their journey to parenthood as well as adjust to their new roles as parents, all the while emphasizing the spiritual journey of birth by putting the mother's emotional and spiritual needs before her physical requirements. Proposing that the experience of childbirth has the capacity to nourish rather than replete the soul, the book encourages women to take responsibility for their own birthing process and to surrender to their own instinctive powers rather than to those of medical intervention.
Filled with straightforward, accessible information that can be used in everyday life with dramatic, positive results, this compendium of craft ideas provides clear instructions for constructing 20 practical, magical, and spiritual items and shows how to employ simple metaphysical techniques to maximize their potential. Projects include a magic wand, a divine dream pillow, a gemstone amulet, a divining pendulum, prayer beads, power talismans, mystic runes, and magical beeswax candles. Each chapter features fascinating background information, illustrated examples, and other creative tools to help stimulate the imagination, such as chants and prayers. Additional magical association keys-including guides to color, astrology, moon phases, crystals, metals, and numerology-help crafters focus their intent to achieve specific goals, from love and wealth to happiness and health.
Both professional practitioners and casual massage enthusiasts will learn to raise their practice to an art with this step-by-step guide to foot massage as traditionally taught in Thailand. The practical sections of the book clearly cover the different parts of the massage process, and color photos and graphics provide clear explanations to help learners utilize the techniques with confidence. The book also covers the history and theory behind Thai foot massage, including discussions about the reflex points on the feet and the concept of Sen (energy) lines that flow throughout the body, to help explain how this ancient healing art works. Though Thai foot massage is not a curative in itself, the featured techniques can promote general health and well-being.
Newly updated to showcase color photographs, this spiritual classic presents the history and philosophy of Scotland's Findhorn Community. Findhorn was founded more than 40 years ago in far northeast Scotland on windswept and barren sand dunes that happened to sprout a miraculous garden. Plants, flowers, trees, and organic vegetables of enormous sizes began to grow in a small plot around the 30-foot caravan trailer inhabited by three adults and three children living on meager unemployment benefits. Guidance by God and absolute faith in the art of manifestation led the occupants to this unlikely locale to create a magnetic center that would draw people from all over the world. Their discovery of how to contact and cooperate with the nature spirits and devas that made the garden possible sparked a phenomenon that continues today, as Findhorn has grown into a thriving village housing hundreds of people from all over the world and an internationally recognized spiritual-learning center.
Cat owners can care for their felines from kittenhood to old age through a safe and natural system using the flower remedies created by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s. This book explores how this healing therapy treats ailments with different flora and can be applied to cats to ease their mental stress, worry, and other emotional problems. Individuals can gain a closer understanding with their cats and spare them from unnecessary medications and drugs in the process. The book delves into the background of the 38 different Bach flower remedies and their applications in animal health, and it also addresses commonly asked questions about cat behavior.
Dog owners can care for their canines from puppyhood to old age through a safe and natural system using the flower remedies created by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s. This book explores how this healing therapy heals ailments with different flora and can be applied to dogs to ease their mental stress, worry, and other emotional problems. Individuals can gain a closer understanding with their dogs and spare them from unnecessary medications and drugs in the process. The book delves into the background of the 38 different Bach flower remedies and their applications in animal health, and it also addresses commonly asked questions that dog owners may have.
Examining the mind-body connection in specific relation to the chakras and feet, this treatment manual will appeal to both holistic professionals and dabblers. Key issues and ailments are listed for each particular aspect of the foot, along with further explanations and case histories-including overall shape, shoes, broken nails, calluses, footprints, and bunions. The format and illustrations allow for quick reference as well as in-depth insight when required.
Sheds new light on the relationships between victims and perpetrators, be they from governments and regimes, wars, sexual abuse or crime.
Tapping into children's seemingly inherent love of rocks, this accessible introduction to gemology provides youngsters with a base understanding of crystal qualities, the power of colors, and the metaphysical importance of positive thinking. Divided into seven sections, each chakra is explored and visualization exercises are included in order to experience the chakra's energy. Explaining the perils of an imbalance in these areas, practical advice is given for choosing the best stones to restore equilibrium. Each crystal has a photograph and text describing its appearance and energy qualities, as well as concrete examples of life situations where a crystal and some positive thought affirmations can be helpful. Also included are free space sections for writing down one's experiences and reflections, as well as a Life Challenges Easy Reference Chart.
Carefully researched and comprehensive, this reference gives extraordinary insights into the emotional world of animals and explores the healing powers of Australian Bush Flower Essences. Providing practical hints for keeping creatures fit and happy as well as dealing with health and behavior problems, this helpful guide offers naturopathic remedies that are both safe and time saving. Exploring a variety of case studies, particular Australian Bush Flower Essences are recommended to support sound management, balanced diet, and exercise by stabilizing the energy that is essential for the well-being of animals. While this handbook focuses primarily on dogs, cats, horses, and birds, more exotic creatures are covered in the Repertory of Symptoms section offered at the close.
Using near-death experiences as a springboard into an in-depth discussion of five key areas of awareness, this guide explains how to recognize and demystify these seemingly inexplicable events. Readers are shown how to properly extract the lessons of a near-death experience through reflection and cultivate five key concepts: gratitude, humility, beauty, innocence, and a sense of place in the world. By visually connecting each of these ideas together in the shape of a five-point star, the author demonstrates how these key insights are interlinked, each supporting and adding value to the others, with the open area inside representing love. Brief but eloquent, it addresses a popular and important topic without overly-sentimental or religious overtones.
Exploring the straightforward theory that there must be a reason why people aren't enjoying the life they want, this perceptive examination allows readers to uncover their personal stumbling blocks. Using the five steps to Sandy Newbigging's Mind Detox Method, unhealthy beliefs that cause physical and emotional problems can be rooted out and eradicated. These powerful techniques can simplify therapy and provide useful tools for letting go of emotional baggage, clearing the path towards achieving one's goals. More than just a tool for emotional betterment, this insightful guide demonstrates that dealing with inner conflicts can improve chronic pain, digestive issues, problem skin, and other physical maladies, thereby allowing for more effective life enjoyment.
When did growing and eating food cease to be considered sacred? How did food lose its connection with health? Why is our food system out of control? What simple steps can we each take to profoundly change our world as a healthier place for us all? Journalist, author Jim PathFinder Ewing answers these and other questions with his new book, Conscious Food: Sustainable Growing, Spiritual Eating. Ewing provides a background on the emergence of agriculture and the declining connection with food as society evolved, particularly during times of war, and scrutinizes today's "conventional" farming that relies upon deadly toxins and unsustainable fossil fuels. The book outlines how modern people can avoid being victims of biocultural evolution and the resultant entropy of declining global and personal health - and instead contribute to the movement toward mindful food choices and better world health, both physically and spiritually. Ewing discusses how society can nurture the unseen Spirit world that permeates plants through adopting nondenominational spiritual understandings, and includes how-to examples for growing organic food and fostering a supportive community and urban agriculture, as well as notes for expanded resources.
The Gospel of Thomas is one of the earliest texts containing the teachings of Jesus and offers profound and inspiring insights into his sayings. The Gospel is attributed to Didymos Judas Thomas, a member of Jesus's inner circle who received his deeper teachings. The original text of the Gospel was discovered with the Nag Hammadi library in 1945 in Egypt and this interpretation of the Gospel brings Thomas's message into today's world and emerging consciousness. Through a unique combination of artistic renderings and a spiritually inspired interpretation of each of the 114 sayings of St Thomas, this guide offers fresh perspectives into the teachings of Jesus and their relevance for today. From "Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds" to "l have cast fire upon the world, and see, I am guarding it until it blazes," this narrative links the intentions of the original text with modern day prophets such as P.M.H. Atwater and Stephen Hawking and the sparks behind the Arab Spring uprising and the Occupy Movement for those searching for divinity in the current moment and climate.
Exploring a European tradition formerly considered a lost art, this accessible guide offers day-to-day applications of earth-energy work. From the simple act of bed placement to choosing the location of a home, practical tools are offered for making living and working spaces healthier. Encouraging realignment with the natural earth patterns and influences on both personal and planetary levels, this exploration delves into work with trees, alignment of stones, and the value of sacred sites. Geomancers, feng shui enthusiasts, and those simply looking for more health and harmony in their lives will benefit from the hands-on, practical tools for building stable, flourishing relationships within daily environments and the world.
Based on more than a decade of the author's successful workshops, this resource expands and refines the unique combination of the hands-on healing modality of Reiki with the life-changing shamanic journey. The resulting knowledge is presented clearly and concisely, making it possible for those with no previous background in Reiki or shamanism to understand, appreciate, and enjoy the teachings while those more experienced can glean new insight for their own healing work. Providing generous examples of shamanic journeying beyond ordinary reality and citing hundreds of case studies from the author's own private practice, this reference also lists internet references for further research.
Designed for meditation and contemplation, this set of 44 beautiful cards and accompanying book explore in great depth the spiritual and metaphysical qualities of crystals and how to communicate with the part of the collective consciousness that the crystals represent. Each card is a photographic mandala featuring a different crystal that conveys messages directly into the consciousness of the viewer. The corresponding volume contains information about crystal healing and meditation practice. Together the cards and the book build a map, representing the shared spiritual and healing potential that these meditations can bring.
Focusing on its therapeutic properties and capacity to enhance health and intimacy in all relationships, this book demystifies the medium of massage and makes it accessible for everyone in the family. Designed for the nonprofessional with simple step-by-step instructions, it teaches the three principles that make learning massage easy and fun. Also included are ideas for bringing home massage into daily life and how to use these principles to share massage with infants, children, adolescents, spouses, and the elderly. By emphasizing the innate healing power of touch to reduce stress and improve the immune system, this practical manual provides the tools for achieving health, relaxation, and connection with loved ones.
Drawing from Thai history, cultural studies, Buddhist religion, and yogic practices, as well as a modern understanding of anatomy and physiology, this guidebook bridges the gap between theory and practice while presenting bodywork as it is understood in Thailand-as a therapeutic medical science. Presenting detailed analysis of each step in a Thai massage routine, the history, spiritual traditions, and ethical codes are offered in an engaging, informal style. Numerous photographs and diagrams illustrate the variety of techniques used, and examples of routines for treating specific disorders are discussed. Updated with new layout, photos, and expanded text, this exhaustive handbook is complete with a section on the main energy meridians and diagrams of acupressure points, making it the perfect tool to accompany anyone studying this popular healing modality.
Drawing upon the ancient wisdom of Tibetan monks, yoga practitioners, and indigenous people, this manual for aging is an informative and inspiring guide for coaching those in the second half of life to feel and look great. A combination of do-in-an ancient technique of self-massage that strengthens the chi and circulation and warms the body from the inside out-yoga poses, and breathing exercises, this program offers a simple approach that can be done in the comfort of the home. An immediate understanding of how to breathe will help practitioners live in a more conscious and efficient way, and the poses will build confidence for a healthier, longer life. A well-researched study, this is an invaluable tool for nourishing an aging inner and outer radiance.
The essays in this dynamic compilation are a testament to dance as a healing art. Widely interdisciplinary in nature and written by women dancers from around the world, they illustrate a rich array of dance practices, cultures, and disciplines and show how this expressive therapy can be both empowering and exhilarating. The women's narratives all share a deep appreciation for the connection between mental, spiritual, and physical dimensions, offering dance as a transformative power of renewing and rebuilding that bond. Both personal and professional, the stories weave a vivid tapestry of lived experiences and insights, balance, and a community healed by dance.
A powerful and inspirational treatise, this study examines the heart as the seat of the soul and shows how, with a daily application of love, humanity can access its wisdom to find answers and create change. Drawn from research of indigenous tribes, ancient rituals, and Christian mystics, this resource teaches that heart consciousness-the idea of the heart as the ultimate truth of creation and the way in which people connect with each other-will enable harmony, peace, and satisfaction. Also illustrating that there is something crucially lacking in today's society because of the disconnect to the heart, this important investigation encourages readers to be open to love, the fundamental physiological aspect through which true inner peace, normally lost in childhood, can be rediscovered.
Drawn from years of experience, training, and travel, this resource presents an original method of healing centered on the heart, which represents the innate wisdom of the universe and divine instructions from the source. Utilizing the power of guided visualization, this inspiring and pragmatic examination illustrates seven key steps for how to shed suffering and struggle by awakening and connecting to the heart's magical and immediately transformational power. Anyone who has suffered a loss-whether it concerns identity, a relationship, a passion, purpose, or interest-can practice this powerful and vital exploration to release trapped emotional traumas and move from simply surviving to living fully awake and alive.
The ultimate guide to understanding, preventing, and healing diseases and illnesses, this resource offers simple steps for creating permanent well-being. Emphasizing how repressed emotions, such as anger and grief, can manifest in pain and sickness, this book shows how new, more empowered choices-including forgiveness, openness, and radical acceptance-can prevent problems and heal at the root without the employment of drugs or surgery. With information on how these healing techniques can help and prevent even the most advanced and debilitating illnesses, this essential study raises awareness on the relationship between spiritual growth and health.
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