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8 Keys for Feeling Your Best & Having Your Best to Give

Join us for an enlightening program and book signing with Meenakshi Angel Honig, internationally acclaimed certified Integral Yoga instructor, wellness consultant and author. The signing will take place on Tuesday, October 24 at 6 PM – 8 PM at the White Lotus Wellness Center in Takoma Park, Maryland. The program will be based on her new book entitled Feel Good Now: How to Feel Your Best & Have Your Best to Give, a comprehensive two volume set for individual and global radiant well-being. Meenakshi Angel Honig is dedicated to peace and loving kindness. She […]

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September is National Recovery Month

Every September SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. Mental and substance use disorders affect people from all walks of life and all age groups. Mental Disorders As defined by SAMHSA: Mental disorders involve changes in thinking, mood, and/or behavior. These disorders can affect how we relate to others and make choices. Mental disorders take many different forms, with some rooted in deep levels of anxiety, extreme […]

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Your Best Foot Forward: Ayurvedic Foot Care

If there is one part of your body that works hard for you, it is your feet. Every day, walking and other activities bring the weight of your entire body to bear on your feet. And that workload may come with a cost — your feet are the area of your body most subject to injury. Yet most of us pay little attention to our feet, unless of course there is an injury or imbalance. Here are a few tips to give your soles some love and avoid hot, […]

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Vocal Toning for Health and Healing

Vocal Toning is a unique form of meditation. It can be practiced in a group or alone.  Group toning is energizing, empowering and easy to do. Participates create tones, basic vowels sounds that resonant with themselves.  In a group circle, each person adds to his or her own tone to the mix, which begins to build a tapestry of sound. This practice of breathing and creating communal sound is an intuitive, joyful and  playful practice that produces variety of energetic cleansing and healing effects. Michael Gallelli, a shamanic practitioner […]

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7 Ways to Protect Your Skin from Aging

Each year, Americans spend billions of dollars on beauty products to prevent their skin from aging. Yet keeping your skin youthful takes much more than applying a moisturizer. Knowing your skin type, eating the right diet, and daily cleansing are essential for fresh and young-looking skin. Protect yourself from the sun In our world of ozone holes and 30+ sunscreens, many people have come to think of the sun as an enemy to the skin. Yet the sun, besides being the source of energy for mind and body, also […]

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Understanding Trauma: Yoga for Recovery, Restoration, Reintegration, Resilience

The holistic healing that comes from a regular yoga practice can be profound. Subsequently, the body of research in the yoga arena continued to grow exponentially; the field is now looking at yoga as a therapeutic modality and yoga in our communities. Accordingly, the most dedicated yoga teachers and healthcare professionals need additional trauma-based training, or resilience training, to adequately serve within these areas. Thus, Jai Yoga Integrative Therapy and Yoga2Sleep have collaborated to offer a comprehensive Resilience Yoga Therapy Training for Yoga Teachers like no other. Understanding Trauma: […]

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Top Tips for Balancing Fiery Emotions An interview with Nancy Lonsdorf, M.D.

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy — except when those fiery Pitta emotions flare up as a result of too much heat. Fortunately, Ayurveda offers easy, natural remedies to keep you cool as a cucumber this summer. In the interview below, we delve into the topic with top integrative physician and Ayurvedic expert, Nancy Lonsdorf, M.D. Dr. Lonsdorf was named “one of the nation’s most prominent Ayurvedic doctors” by The Chicago Tribune. vpk: Could you explain why, from the perspective of Ayurveda, we might tend to feel more irritable or short-tempered […]

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The Imago Center of Washington DC Announces Three New Women’s Groups

Hayley Hoffman; a Counselor Therapist at our partner organization, The Imago Center of Washington DC, will be leading three new Women’s Groups beginning this fall. Women in The Second Chapter of Life Women who identify as any or all of the following may be interested in a psychodynamic group therapy experience: 20-something to 40-something, curious about how you got here and who you are in this moment of your life, willing to explore the emotions, behaviors and patterns that keep you stuck, prepared to peel back “layers of the onion” […]

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Summer Art Camp

Activities will include: Mandala Making, The Zen of Drawing, Beginning Knitting and Crochet, Weaving, Collage Making, Watercolor Painting Art supplies will be provided. Students please bring a bagged lunch-light snacks will be provided. When:  Mondays and Fridays during July and August. 9am – 1pm Where: The White Lotus Wellness Center 4912 Berwyn Road College Park, MD 20740 Phone (240) 391-6742 Cost: $35 per child

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Priming Your Microbiome for a Healthier, Happier Life: An Interview with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary

People often say, “go with your gut.” But if the microorganisms that live in your intestines are out of whack, it might lead you to make unhealthy choices, according to integrative neurologist Kulreet Chaudhary, M.D. A pioneer in integrative neurology and the author of The Prime, Dr. Chaudhary draws from both Ayurvedic knowledge and Western medicine to treat her patients. In this interview, we talk with Dr. Chaudhary about the microbiome and how it affects our mind, body, and emotions. vpk: The microbiome seems to be making quite the […]

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