Can a Temporary Tattoo Contribute to Permanent Transformation?

...the answer is YES for one Syrian family living in a refugee camp in Jordan

The holidays have come and gone, and as many Americans rest and recover from too much celebration, too much food and drink, and too much spending on gifts for one another… families in war torn areas of the world continue to struggle daily to meet basic needs.

The yoga lounge is working through our own yogis, Greg & Jan Franck, with their daughter-in-law Marcy Franck to support a family of three from Syria who are currently living in Jordan in a refugee camp. The young family has been through more trauma than most of us endure in a lifetime. In their current living situation, no matter how hard they work and persevere, the future remains dim. Their best hope is to move to Canada where a network of support is already in place. The roadblock between this family and their future is the cost of transporting them to their new home and making sure they have adequate financial resources for the first 12 months. The balance yoga lounge community is committed to supporting this family on their journey to safety and stability.

During the month of January the lounge will sell temporary tattoos with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the family’s go fund me page. 

tattoo collage

Each $10 donation earns you a temporary tattoo… but these are no ordinary tats, and Conscious Ink is no ordinary temporary tattoo company. In fact, they’re a consciousness company that utilizes temporary tattoos, hats, and anything they can get their hands on, to support people on their path. Conscious Ink Manifestation Temporary Tattoos consist of a dream list of positive words, inspiring quotes, healing affirmations and empowering invitations. Even at the most basic level, these messages can have a profound effect by simply reminding us of our intentions to live mindfully. 

Intentions, positive thoughts and messages can extend much deeper than you might think. Anyone familiar with Dr. Masaru Emoto’s work on the effects of intentions and labels on the molecular structure of water will understand the significance and power of words applied to the body!
2. BREATHE. Choose your intention. 
3. Make a $10 donation toward PEACE for a Syrian family.
4. Share your message of LOVE with the world by wearing your temporary ink as a reminder to live with intention and compassion for self and for others! 

Syrian child

It’s as simple as that! As yogis we understand that each small step takes us closer to our aspirations... and every dollar represents another step for this little girl and her parents waiting in Jordan for a permanent home in Canada.
Choose from four inspirational temporary ink messages during the month of January. Tattoos available before or after classes. Message Sandy for more information.

Marcy Franck lives in Belmont, MA- a suburb of Boston. You can read more about her work with refugee families in the Belmont newspaper OR, read Marcy Franck’s blog to learn more about the struggle of the Syrian people to find safety. She works tirelessly to support dozens of families and has forged deep personal connections with families in need of a helping hand.


The Power of Mudra in Meditation

Meditation Around Town Des Moines Iowa 5.19.16
Thursday, May 19 (6pm) Sandy Eimers led Meditation Around Town at the Des Moines Botanical Center.
The meditation centered around the use of hasta (hand) mudras to silently externalize inner thoughts and feelings. The meditation focused on the seven chakras that lie along the length of the spine to balance physical and energetic health.

Hasta mudras have been utilized throughout time to tell stories and to reconnect practitioners with their internal source of prana (energy) to support well-being and spiritual evolution. The practice of mudra sends pranic energy emitted by the hands, back into the body to support a meditative state of mind.

Mudras are an effective tool for linking the physical body with the energetic and mental bodies- which sometimes become disconnected in the hectic pace of modern living. Recent research indicates that hand gestures stimulate the same regions in the brain as language. Whether you experience sensations immediately, or it takes some practice- what if you find greater health and harmony right in the palms of your hands? It's worth the effort!

Actions speak louder than words, and the use of the hands are no exception. The chart below was taken directly from the book, "Mudras for Healing and Transformation," written by Joseph and Lilian Le Page. With 108 mudra shared in detail, it is by far the most comprehensive resource available. Purchase the book directly from the Integrative Yoga Therapy website. Laminated mudra cards are also available.

Chakra Mudra Chart