Topic: Health

Ajna the third-eye chakra: the key to vision

CHAKRA SIX Location: between the eyebrows. Governs: circadian rhythms. Main issue: intuition. Externalizes: as the pineal gland. Element: light. When balanced: we feel imaginative. …

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Ground yourself: Going stir-crazy? Try walking meditation

As an introvert, I’ve been spared the particular COVID – related hardship that comes from quarantine. Still, certain necessary sacrifices have recently proven to be bittersweet. Fo …

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Visudddha: the throat chakra, key to self-expression

CHAKRA FIVE Location: throat. Governs: our metabolism during activity and determines our resting metabolic rate.  Main issue: communication and self-expression. Externalizes: as bo …

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Masking: A survey of the mania

In these uncertain times, one thing we know for sure: People love tacos. The grand convergence of Taco Tuesday and Cinco de Mayo caused a drive- through/pickup gridlock around the …

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Anahata: the heart chakra

The key to immunity. Editor’s note: The Chakra Series, by Todd Mangum, MD, first appeared in CATALYST in 1995 and was repeated in 2009 and 2013. These stories remain among the most …

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First and Last responders

One family’s experience working the pandemic. Watching my 21-year-old getting ready to go off to work at an area hospital emergency department as the pandemic reached Utah, I was s …

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Zoom Yoga

Maintaining community in quarantine These times of quarantine are challenging us all, one way or another. My yoga studio, Mindful Yoga Collective, has been closed since mid-March, …

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Manipura, the solar plexus chakra: Personal power

Innate inner wildness Editor’s note: The Chakra Series, by Todd Mangum, MD, first appeared in CATALYST in 1995 and was repeated in 2009. These stories remain among the most read in …

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Clean Air Solutions Fair 2020

Last grand gathering for a while. Saturday, March 7, 2020 seems like a dream, now. It was the day of our 7th Annual Clean Air Solutions Fair, held at The Gateway. We expected an ex …

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Lost in thought?

Instead, mind your thoughts. Over the past decades of mentoring people in mindfulness practice, the most common quandary I hear from novice meditators is this: “I can’t meditate. W …

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Utah’s 7th Annual Clean Air Solutions Fair

Saturday March 7th, 11am-4pm The Gateway, South end of the Union Station Come with questions, leave with solutions On one hand, the longterm prospect for the Salt Lake Valley’s air …

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Citizen scientists take to the air

PurpleAir, AirU and the future of air quality monitoring. It’s the tail end of Utah’s inversion season—a time when one might assume winter’s passionate concern regarding air qualit …

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Clean Air Solutions Fair – March 7, 2020

It’s time again for Utahns to gather in the name of clean air. Our goal is to help 2,000 attendees discover new tools and skills that will result in better air quality for all — an …

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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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