Muladhara, the root chakra

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Survival and security Location: near the base of the spine, in the perineum. Governs: our understanding of the physical world. Main issue: survival and security. Externalizes: as the adrenal gland. Element: Earth. When balanced: we feel grounded. Color: a harmonic of red. Key words: matter, body, home, family, food. Influences: feet, knees, legs, bones, large […]

Breathe easy with botanicals

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Nature has some answers for the season of colds and bad air. Can’t kick the cough? Chances are you’re one of many Wasatch Front residents struggling to breathe easy with poor air quality, wintertime inversion, and the daily battle of cold and flu season… all at the same time! While we all may have occasional […]

Eating the Uintas

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This is a good fall for foraging! But learn a thing or two before you go. I started backpacking in Utah’s Uinta Mountains with my cousin about the same time I started eating wild foods, some 50 years ago when I was about 12 years old. Back then we mostly caught and ate trout from […]

Spring sleep: tips for better snoozing this season

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The pillow’s low, the quilt is warm, the body smooth and peaceful. Sun shines on the room’s door, the curtain not yet open. In the air, the youthful taste of spring comes to you even in your sleep. — Bai JuYi, 8th-century Chinese poet   There’s green in the garden under the melting snow. The […]

Stabilizing Your Joints

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Protect your joints, build stability Instagram may currently dominate and define 21st-century yoga’s outward image, but social media didn’t invent yoga photography. As long ago as the 1960s I remember gaping at photos of loincloth-clad yogis staring wide-eyed—and rather forbiddingly—at the camera, balancing on their hands with one ankle hooked behind their neck and the […]

First HolistiCon brings mind body, healing under one roof

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To help educate and empower the community, the holistic market gathered under one roof June 15 and 16 for the first-ever Salt Lake HolistiCon. The convention included speakers, vendors, classes and more consisting of essential oil representatives, crystal healing products, foot therapy, skin care, herbal supplements, yoga instructors, holistic healers and more. “For our first […]

 
 
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