Topic: Heal

Muladhara, the root chakra

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 t …

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New Frontier Central at Sundance 2020 Catalytic Pick #2: Breathe

Courtesy of Sundance Institute To follow up our New Frontier Catalytic Pick #1: Solastalgia, we bring you our second pick of the festival’s New Frontier exhibits: Breathe, by Diego …

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Smaller, deeper, deadlier

From PM10s to ultrafines, what particulate matter comes down to From the beginning of time, humans have lived with air pollution. With the discovery of fire we began to poison ours …

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Breathe easy with botanicals

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 q …

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Baby backbends: Yoga’s unsung power poses

You won’t see them on Instagram. There are so many other backbends that look way more impressive on a sunset-drenched beach. In fact, they may barely register as backbends when you …

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Psychedelics, science and mental health

First Intermountain Psychedelics Symposium meets in Salt Lake City this month If you’re a regular reader of this publication, chances are you’re already familiar with psychedelic t …

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Chakra Series part 1

Reclaiming the caduceus The caduceus, better known as the medical symbol, with its central staff, entwined snakes and feathered wings on top, looks uncannily similar to the subtle …

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Manual adjustments in yoga class

What to do and what not to do Years ago, one of my former students took a yoga class at a local health club. My student had been practicing for several years and had developed a he …

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Indoor air quality

Inversions are natural events due to cold temperatures and our surrounding mountains (for a more detailed explanation, take a look at CATALYST’s January 2018 issue). When air becom …

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Just Imagine

What Utah would look like without prisons. The U.S. incarcerates more people than any nation in the world, including China…. In 2016, the Brennan Center examined convictions and se …

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Human hibernation

Yogic help for deeper sleep Right now, much of the world is sleeping. Creatures such as bears, marmots, bats and bees hibernate. Reptiles fall into a state of sluggishness and inac …

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Our mattress obsession

Shopping therapy may (or may not) cure your sleep woes In young adulthood, when we first move out on our own and most of our possessions can fit in our cars, a mattress is a weight …

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Sleep, medication and Alzheimer’s

A team of USU researchers find curious correlations “The last few months of her life my dad would simply hug me and thank me for the visit. Words I exchanged with my mom soon were …

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Sleep 101

Neglect not the obvious Noooo… I don’t want to go to sleep!” we may have wailed as children, preferring to run, play or even hide to avoid the confines of a bed. This approach to n …

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Beyond Sleepytime tea

Sleep is sacred. Rest is our opportunity to process the adventures of the day—its twists and turns, ups and downs. It’s our time to rejuvenate, restore and reharmonize. Without pro …

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