by Sheila Julson Long before life coaching became a recognized profession, Renae Cerquitella, founder of Start Here Coaching Services, discovered she had a knack for helping people get to the crux of their problems and move forward. Despite being a good listener and a trusted source for
by Sheila Julson “I think that a lot of people in the U.S. believe yoga is more for physical fitness,” says Heather Lensgraf, registered yoga teacher at Cardinal Yoga, “but it’s so much more than that. Increasing studies show the benefits of yoga for various psychiatric
by Ashleigh Muse, DC Good posture is imperative for staying healthy. The ill effects of sitting have become a growing health concern in the last few years. The mechanical stress from sitting causes chronically flexed postures and shortening of the hamstrings, hip flexors and pectoral muscles.
People are not the only victims of tick disease. Animals often contract tick-borne illnesses and deal with many of the same symptoms as their human counterparts. These can include joint pain, blood problems and even bone marrow suppression due to blood loss from these parasites.
According to the law of vibration, our bodies are energy and vibrate at a certain frequency. Gemstone therapy uses gemstone mandalas to help move energy throughout a person’s aura, helping the body to heal.
Each therapeutic gemstone vibrates at a unique frequency, working in a specific
Breath is the most fundamental part of life. It is the first thing we do upon entering this world and the last thing we do when leaving. Without oxygen, the heart ceases to pump and after three to four minutes without air the brain can
The popularity of yoga as a practice of self-care is on the rise. Although there are many styles of yoga to choose from, the slower-paced restorative yoga provides practitioners with a healing, recuperative experience. Known as the “stress-buster,” restorative yoga relies on the use of
There is an herb for every part of the body and all imaginable ailments. Pairing herbs with music that uplifts the mind and positively impacts emotions can provide an optimal environment for the body, mind and soul to thrive. When the body is energetic and we
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cites Alzheimer’s disease as the sixth leading cause of death among American adults. While there is no cure for this devastating disease, there is hope in the form of yoga. A recent study published in the Journal of
A regular yoga practice is beneficial to all ages, including children. These benefits are being seen across the country in classrooms where yoga is taught to help students cope with the stress and distractions of academic life. The modern world is filled with distractions and
You Power Yoga will focus on its children’s yoga program this fall, offering a Yoga for Kids class from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays in October. Of the class, instructor Kate Darafeyeva says, “It’s amazing to see the kids transform. Families are always excited to
Radiant Living Center, in Oklahoma City, will host an Open House from 2 to 4:30 p.m., September 10. Visitors can explore the center and discover all of the services available. Refreshments will be served and drawings for prizes and gift certificates will be held every
Rolfing Oklahoma City’s owner Robert McWilliams has experienced some inconsistent functionality with his website in the past few months, but the problem has been fixed. Interested clients can visit the website to make appointments and learn about the benefits of Rolfing. For more information, visit RolfingOklahomaCity.com.
Central Oklahoma Acupuncture has moved to a new location at 2525 Northwest Expressway, Suite 201, in Oklahoma City. The practice has also extended its hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with the last appointment beginning at 3 p.m. “Acupuncture is effective for an enormously wide
Urban Agrarian will present a Farm-to-Table Dinner, September 29 beginning in the Farmers’ Market District, in Oklahoma City. Participants will enjoy an appetizer and a glass of sparkling wine and ride in a shuttle of new Cadillacs provided by the event’s sponsor, Central Oklahoma Cadillac
Sandalwood & Sage, a metaphysical gift store in Norman, is celebrating its eighth year in business this month by offering educational workshops and events. Workshop topics include The ABCs of Immune Support with Essential Oils, September 3; Learning to Cleanse with doTerra Essential Oils and
Stretch U, a premier wellness corporation focused on increasing clients’ range of motion, flexibility and reducing pain and tension within the body, is open at Northwest 44th Street and Western within the Ketch Design Centre, in Oklahoma City. To celebrate, the studio is offering new
The Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma, Top of the World, David Gorham and two anonymous families are matching every dollar, up to $150,000, donated to the Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids program this month. Last year, the food bank provided millions of meals to chronically
Dr. Michele Menzel, founder of Energetic Wellness, is expanding to a new location at 2851 West 2nd Street, in Edmond, in October. In addition to her current services, which include naturopathic counseling, a pure whole food retail store, aesthetician services, ionic foot detox, infrared sauna
Bikram Yoga Oklahoma City is offering a new student special this month. First-time visitors to the studio can pay $10 for 10 consecutive days of classes. With a mission to enable students to take control of their health and well-being through a proven series of
Yoga instructor, Certified Hypnotist and Reiki Master Sara Alavi, the owner of Yoga Home School of Therapeutics, in Oklahoma City, is launching a children’s yoga program this month from 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Designed for children ages 8 to 16, the program is
No longer shrouded in mystery, the ancient spiritual practice of shamanism is attracting the interest of psychologists, registered nurses and medical doctors that study its guiding principles to use personally and benefit others. They train one-on-one and in small groups with indigenous shamans in the
The United Nations warns that water use is outpacing population growth two to one. At this rate, two-thirds of the world will face water stress by 2025, meaning fewer crops and jobs and higher food prices. “Globally, 3 million people, mostly children, die each year due
In classical yoga, teachers often sequence instruction toward reaching a pinnacle pose such as an inversion or arm balance. In restorative yoga, the peak pose is savasana—in which the practitioner fully relaxes while resting flat on their back. Leeann Carey, author of Restorative Yoga Therapy:
We all have good intentions to eat more fruits and vegetables, and it’s easier if we start with just one plant-based meal a day—lunch. Natural Awakenings has enlisted the help of vegan lunchbox experts to help us all enjoy easy-to-make and colorful feasts good for
Influential spiritual leader Ram Dass has described Krishna Das (Jeffrey Kagel) as an example of someone whose “heartsongs” open channels to God. The Grammy-nominated kirtan artist, long considered yoga’s rock star, consistently plays to sold-out crowds worldwide. The Long Island native’s journey has gone from
As primeval drumbeats echo across an African savannah, the rhythms circle the globe, picked up by the chants and rattles of shamans gracing Amazonian jungles and Siberian tundra. They’re repeated in Gregorian chants filling medieval cathedrals and “om” meditations sounding in Himalayan caves and yoga