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Depression, the #1 Illness Worldwide.
Far surpassing all previous predictions, depression is now the #1 cause of illness and disability worldwide.
300 million people worldwide suffer from this condition…
…roughly 1 in 12 people.
World Health Day was April 7, and to honor it, we are highlighting the condition of depression and inviting those who may silently be suffering to know they are not alone. Help, treatment and care is available.
If you are one of these people who may need to talk to someone about care for you, or someone you know, please contact our office to speak to our staff about how we can help.
Authentic rose essential oil is not only very expensive, but in the authentic non-chemicalized form, is rare. But there is no other flower that is more representative of love, than the beloved Rose. I recently enjoyed a talk by David Crow, the founder of Floracopeia Essential Oils, which we sell in the boutique. Here are some points from the presentation.
- Roses support a spiritual practice of awakening and attunement, they are mood enhancing, calmative, euphoric, they work to help heal the mind of suffering and reestablish wellbeing
- True Rose essential oil can only be harvested by hand without the use of chemicals and only during a particular time of day
- 1 ounce of Rose essential oil has about 40,000 rose petals in it
- Alternatives to true rose essential oil can be found in rose water, hydrosols, rose hip seeds and ayurvedic, organic rose petal jam
Within our boutique we offer Floracopeia’s Rose Petal Infused Perfume. It is pure Rose Petal absolute and 100% pure, organic Jojoba oil in a 1 dram size.Read More
LifeForce Yoga® is designed to work with and manage the mood. The practices support students in self–regulation and many of the yoga techniques can be done in a chair, in bed, and do not require a yoga mat. Practices incorporate asana movement, pranayama (breathwork), mantra (sound/tone/words), bhavana (imagery), sankalpa (intention), mudra (hand gestures) and meditation.
This practice and recording, called Stair Step Breath, is a breathing practice integral to the Lifeforce Yoga teachings. It is both energizing and calming, and meets the states of both depression and anxiety. It also incorporates visual imagery and mantra.
Try out the breathwork practice at the beginning of your day, in the afternoon, and also at the end of the day.
By incorporating this brief 4 minute breathwork practice into your day you are beginning to decrease cortisol levels, calm the sympathetic nervous system, elevate your mood, balance the left & right brain functions and create a practice and exercise that is an active form of therapy that you can control and offer to yourself at any moment of the day.
Attached is a worksheet called weekly breathwork goals to help create a physical reminder of your breathing practice goals.Read More
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