Blooming Lotus ~

Blooming Lotus ~

Without the mud the lotus would not bloom….

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC encourages you to start your daily meditation practice or deepen your current practice.

Meditation is an essential tool for bringing a person’s mind back into balance and should be incorporated into everyone’s health regimen. There are varying types of #meditation available depending on a person’s prakruti (your base point) and depending on if a person’s mind is in a state of rajas, tamas, or sattva. For example, a kapha mind should be kept busy. Conversely, a vata mind should be quieted and kept still. A pitta mind should be calmed. So an appropriate meditation technique should be chosen based on a person’s manasa prakruti and what state it is in.

Your life will open up to new experiences as the lotus flower below opens to greet each new day.

Sounds daunting – but it does not have to be. Contact us for a consultation to determine your prakruti and state of mind at: info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

www.ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

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Restorative Workshop Tonight

Join us at North Shore Restorative Yoga this evening for a deeply relaxing experience. Focus on your calming breath with supported yoga poses, guided visualization and attention on your body all by candlelight. You will hear the gentle rain and flickering of candles with essential oil massage and reiki assists. Harmonize, clear and release.

$25 6:30PM-8PM www.nsryoga.com

 

After the Fall: A Lesson in Mindfulness

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Today has me reminiscing about Nor’Easter Riley- derived from ‘Reilly,’ which comes from the Old Irish name Raghailleach.

(Video by Tucker Destino)

‘Sheltering-in-Place’ Nor’Easter Riley brought hurricane-force winds, astronomical tides, record-breaking waves and flooded roads. With flying debris and falling tree limbs, I chose instead to shelter-in-place and watch the 3-day storm unfold on the news and social media. Over the 3 days I watched as people were evacuated to safety, trees fell onto homes and branches through car windshields. Never did I expect during this Nor’Easter that I would end up injured in my own home!

Accidents Often Occur in the Home Despite my efforts to stay home and safe, while home alone I ended up falling down my basement stairs. Late that night my husband was on his way home with a weekend guest. I was distracted and hurrying down the stairs in stocking feet to get my laundry, while talking on the phone with my 90-year old mother. Slipping on the wooden steps as if on ice, my feet flew up in the air. Landing hard on one step, I bounced onto the next, then slid down 2 more, then ultimately the basement floor. My phone and I flew in opposite directions.

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Weekend Workshops at NSRY

Weekend Workshops at NSRY

Restorative Reiki Workshop THIS FRIDAY 6:30-8PM A beautiful way to end and begin the week/end! Join Master Reiki Healer Marleen Wood and Kathryn Schroeder for guided meditation, restorative yoga and reiki energy healing that will soothe the nervous system and bring balance to your life. Restorative yoga poses are very gentle and therapeutic meant for every BODY and reiki will help to relax and clear your energy with hands on assists. Enjoy candlelight and essential oils too! $35 and sign up at www.nsryoga.com

Monthly Restorative Workshop SUNDAY 6:30-8PM The GOLD standard of deep relaxation and restoration for mind, body and spirit. Join Katie for this extraordinary, yet simple practice to calm and clear yourself physically, mentally and emotionally. Receive massage and reiki assists, essential oils aromatherapy and lots of love all by candlelight. All levels and no experience. $25 and sign up at www.nsryoga.com

 

 

Just Breathe …

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Feeling overwhelmed or worried? Breathe …, and experience the calmness and release of tension. The simple act of breathing can slow us down physically and mentally and allow us to be more present in this moment.

Meditation becomes as simple as following the breath; a form of mindfulness.

Photo © Karen Pischke/ Niles Beach. Gloucester MA.

Mindful breathing can be done quickly and easily and offers positive physiologic and behavioral benefits. Benefits include decreased blood pressure, decreased stress, relief of tension (emotional and physical,) improve memory, focus and attention, improved mood, increased immune response, improved relationships, increased empathy and compassion.According to the American Psychological Association, 75% of people regularly experience physical symptoms of stress. Mindfulness meditation, breathing and other forms of relaxation can elicit the relaxation response and decrease symptoms of stress.

One study concluded that carrying out a simple mindful breathing meditation for an average of only 10 minutes per day for a period of 16-weeks improved neural functioning that is indicative of improved focused attention. Just Breath ….

Remember, in this face-paced world of high technology it is important to take time for yourself, slow down and enjoy life more.

Contact Us if you would like to learn more about stress, relaxation techniques and how to better manage stress – info@dreamtimewellness.com or phone 978-283-4258.

Best in health,  Karen

Karen Pischke BSN, RN, CCRN Alumnus, Author, Speaker, Nurse Researcher, Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Your Bridge to Health. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit. Karen is a registered nurse with a background in critical care nursing, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac risk factor reduction, wellness and integrative healthcare. Incorporating a collaborative, integrative approach, Karen strives to educate and provide evidence-based services and self-care tools that are safe as well as effective at improving health, happiness and wellbeing. www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Instagram and Facebook

Sources and More Information:

  • APA Journal Psychotherapy. What are the Benefits of Meditation: A Practice Review of Psychotherapy-Related Research. Davis, D. and Hayes. July/August 2012, Vol 48, No.2., 198 – 208
  • American Psychological Association (2017). Stress in America: The State of Our Nation. Stress in America TM Survey.
  • Frontiers in Neuroscience. Regular, brief mindfulness meditation practice improves electrophysiological markers of attentional control. Moore, A. et al. February 10, 2012.

 

 

 

Wind of your soul ~

Wind of your soul ~

The Wind Of Your Soul by Ayurveda Wellness Healing

Wind can be peaceful, still
Wind can be forceful, angry
Wind can be gentle, balanced
The wind of your soul can be balanced, moderation
Excessive behavior, angry
Withdrawn, still
Moderation, balanced

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

Contact us to book your Ayurveda Wellness Consultation and be on your road to moderation.

Info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

www.ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

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Meet Marleen Wood at NSRY

Meet Marleen Wood at NSRY

Marleen Wood has been teaching yoga to adults and kids for over a decade. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher with 200 hour training, a Color Me Yoga certified Children’s Yoga Instructor, and a Usui Intuitive Reiki Teacher and Master. She blends all of her trainings and experience to create a safe and joyful yoga practice for all levels.

Marleen is passionate about bringing yoga and meditation to adults and children. She is the director and founder of Karma4Kidz, a business dedicated to sharing the joy of yoga, mindfulness and relaxation with children and teens through classes, summer camps and private sessions.  She also teaches children’s enrichment classes involving art and yoga at  local north shore schools.

Marleen brings her beauty and grace to each yoga class at NSRY honoring the ancient practices of traditional yoga vinyasa, restorative yoga and mindfulness. Join Marleen on Thursday mornings at 9:15am-10:30am for a joyful, strengthening flow and deeply relaxing restorative practice. She is known to offer the best hand and foot massages with the most soothing lotion leaving you floating after class! She also offers many workshops including Reiki Restorative, Reiki 1 Training, Energy Chakra Healing and Teen Pampering Day. Check out all her classes and workshop offerings at http://www.nsryoga.com

We are so grateful to have this beautiful spirit at NSRY!!!