Why Sounds Are Part of Sound Health, Roslyn McGrath

“Vroom-vroom-vrOOM” roars the motorcycle below my open bedroom window, followed by silence, intermittent bird song and eventually far-off mowing sounds. Each elicits a response from my body and mind, as I tense or relax with my perception of each. Every day, every moment, we hear, make and respond to sounds. We can close our eyes …

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Bodies In Motion: Yoga—Body & Mind, Heidi Stevenson

Yoga is a discipline that asks us to join, or yoke our bodies and our minds. Traditionally, yoga poses were practiced as a part of a holistic approach to life. Here in our Western society, we’ve taken the physical poses, or asanas, and practiced them separately. Sometimes this attention to the physical movement of yogic …

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Herbal Options: Support For Your Strength, Victoria Jungwirth

No matter where your ancestors were from, they all shared something in common: they were all fit, and we have inherited their genes. Hunter-gatherers and then farmers worked herds and were free from many of the health problems that plague current generations. The concept of an “exercise program” would have been foreign to even our …

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Healthy Cooking: Strong & Cool for Summer, Valerie Wilson

Summer is a time of heat, sunshine and high energy. We need to fuel our bodies with strong energy foods to keep us going as we head out for long hikes, bike rides and rock collecting.  Because of its hardiness, the perfect grain for this time of year is quinoa. It grows high in the …

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