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Show us your Energy Mudra!!!

We encounter many familiar faces as we live, work and play in Central Iowa. Dropping off the kids at school, shopping at HyVee or ordering lunch at Noodle Zoo. There they are; faces we recognize from our community- we might smile, or wave- or spend a few moments trying to remember how we know them....The next time you see a familiar face from yoga class, share the energy mudra! When you see balance yoga lounge in the Summerfest Parade- hold your energy mudra high!
Place the thumb, middle finger and ring finger together- extend the index and pinky finger. The Apan Mudra has a balancing effect on the mind and gives us patience, serenity, confidence, inner balance, and harmony. In the mental realm, it creates the ability to develop vision. You need all of this when you look into the future, while facing new challenges, and if your wishes are to be fulfilled. Try using this energy mudra while you are stuck in traffic or waiting in line to calm and re-focus.

This training comes at a time when national health policy is looking for ways to reduce national expenditures, which is expected to reach $4.4 trillion and comprise just over one-fifth (20.3 percent) of GDP according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Additionally, the demand for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has increased. About 38% of U.S. adults report using CAM, mostly to manage pain through breathing, relaxation, yoga or other techniques according to the Nationa Institutes of Health (NIH).

The training at balance yoga lounge blends tools of yoga with Ayurveda, the traditional medicine system of India, and western mind-body medicine to create an adaptive form of therapy that emphasizes restoration, pain relief, and individual modification. The yoga and meditation tools learned in this training are the same techniques that are seeing results at other majo yoga therapy programs such as the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

For more information visit  www.kcfitnesslink.com/yoga_therapy_training.html


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blends tools of yoga with Ayurveda, the traditional medicine system of India, and western mind-body medicine to create an adaptive form of therapy that emphasizes restoration, pain relief, and individual modification. “This approach to therapy is much different than the Western approach and is all about personalization. It promotes the opportunity for people to manage their own care and to be active in their therapy through ongoing lifestyle habits,” says Darryl Olive the instructor for the program. The yoga and meditation tools learned in this training are the same techniques that are seeing results at other major yoga therapy programs such as the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and in Dean Ornish’s best-selling book Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease. KCfitnessLink, the provider of the training program, is one of the 47 member schools with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), a non-profit organization that supports research, membership and education standards for yoga therapists. IAYT defines yoga therapy as the process of empowering individuals to progress towards improved health and well-being through the application of philosophy and practice of yoga.

For more information about the training, visit www.kcfitnesslink.com/yoga_therapy_training.html.

In Ankeny, IA will be hosting a 200 hour yoga teacher training certification that prepares existing yoga teachers and health professionals to provide in-depth yoga therapy and holistic health services to populations with chronic conditions, known diseases and musculoskeletal problems.

This training comes at a time when national health policy is looking for ways to reduce national expenditures, which is expected to reach $4.4 trillion and comprise just over one-fifth (20.3 percent) of GDP according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Additionally, the demand for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has increased. About 38 percent of U.S. adults report using CAM, mostly to manage pain through breathing, relaxation, yoga and other techniques according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Iowan yoga students and teachers can attend the area’s first training of its kind in yoga therapy October 19-30, 2009.

 

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Making the transition to a holistic household

Synthetic products created with chemical ingredients hazardous to our health are unsuspectedly resting in our home's kitchen, bath, garden and laundry cupboard shelves. Ingredients such as propylene glycol,chlorene bleach, SLS/SLES (sodium lauryl sulfate) and others have shown possible skin irritations, eye irritations/deformities, protein denaturing, hormone imbalance and cancer causing reactions through scientific research. Learning to read labels of all the products we use as consumers is invaluable to our health. Begin building knowledge to create a safer environment for your home & family.  It will ensure you are providing healthy options.  A great way to start is by selecting one product you are currently using which includes the unhealthy ingredient and finding an alternative/safe replacement. Here is just one example of a favorite replacement which includes a variety of uses;  Young Living "Thieves" product line.  I purchased the Thieves concentrated cleanser last June('08) and have found the following uses:  dish washing (sink or machine), laundry detergent, stain/pet odor remover, bathroom cleaner (sinks, showers, countertops, stools...), vacuum (1 drop on air filter - refresh/clean bacteria & germs), clean areas when flue/cold season is hot and heavy - really cuts the germs and improves immune system, dilute with distilled water and place into spray bottle to refresh cushions, pillows, mattress and even destroy mites/bed bugs! To learn more about alternative safe replacements for your home, contact Linette Mace at linette@balanceyogalounge.com (515-205-0807), watch for upcoming workshops, or visit http://oilsbalance.vibrantscents.com to review important information on these therapeutic oils/understand their unsurpassed quality or request informative emails you can read at your leisure. Guest blog written by Linette Mace- Ankeny educator, balance yoga lounge instructor and Young Living Oils distributor.