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Love Your Body Yoga Festival

10 Years of Celebrating YOGA, commUNITY and WHOLEness Yoga studios and wellness centers of Northern Virginia will offer classes, services and share information at Love Your Body Yoga Festival (LYBYF) from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on June 17, at Reston Town Center. With free admission, LYBYF offers plenty of activities and entertainment for the whole family including live music, ... Read More »

Why Are My Joints Hurting Me?

A Seminar on Arthritis Many people suffer with insomnia, muscle and joint pain, inability to exercise because of pain and fatigue, depression or lack of motivation, memory problems, brain fog, nervous and emotional problems without any hope of relief. Serena Satcher, M.D., has an approach that can get at the root causes and is offering a free talk that will ... Read More »

An Opportunity to Explore your Dwelling

Dwell to Live is a workshop hosted by Takoma Park architect Bill Hutchins, in concert with his new book, Dwelling: A Poetic Exploration of Home. The workshop explores the dialogue between your inner home and how it relates to the physical home you live in. Dwell to Live has a simple format, centered on being guided through a series of ... Read More »

Letter From the Publisher

Dear Friends, April is an appropriate month to observe Earth Day as the ground thaws, tress come back to life and wildlife begins to shake off the winter. As a third generation Washingtonian, I’m forever amazed at nature’s offerings in our area—from the Chesapeake Bay as the largest estuary in the United States, the glorious mountains throughout Maryland and Virginia, ... Read More »

What’s Your Ayurveda Type?

by Laina Poulakos Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old philosophy, based on the belief that humans are all made of one of three prime energies. We are born with one prime energy at birth—prakruti, but we will have a bit of the other elements through different times, as we face our journeys through life. Keeping these elements in balance will help the ... Read More »

Rose Wellness Provides a Fully Integrative Approach to Wellness and Healing

Sushma Hirani, M.D., a family medicine practitioner, has been practicing integrative medicine using the best of conventional and alternative medicine techniques for the past 11 years. When a patient has what Hirani refers to as their “Aha! moment”—the moment they finally start to understand why their body is behaving the way it is—the healing process begins automatically because they not ... Read More »

Paul Hawken Shares a Plan to Reverse Global Warming

by Linda Sechrist For author Paul Hawken, a leading environmental entrepreneur working with a coalition of research fellows, advisors and expert reviewers, the climate goal is drawdown, or reversing global warming—the point in atmospheric time when the concentration of greenhouse gases peaks and begins to decline on a year-to-year basis. Hawken edited Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to ... Read More »

Thermography for Breast Health

by Donna Marie Scippa Thermography or Medical Infrared Imaging, is a painless, non-invasive and inexpensive breast scan approved by the Food and Drug Administration for women of any age. Research suggests that breast cancer survival rests upon the earliest possible detection. When discovered early, 95 percent cure rates are possible, making breast thermography an essential part of risk assessment and ... Read More »

Indigenous Wisdom

Elders Urge Us to Reimagine Life by Anita Sanchez First, 27 indigenous elders from 23 North American tribes, two African tribes, a Tibetan Buddhist and a Sami from Finland gathered at Turtle Mountain, in Dunseith, North Dakota, in 1994. Recently, 13 elders from 10 tribes from Russia, Columbia, South Africa and the U.S. gathered in Kauai, Hawaii. Other such gatherings, ... Read More »

Healthy Climate, Healthy People

Why a Warming Planet is Harming Our Health by Lisa Marshall Samantha Ahdoot’s son Isaac was 9 years old when he collapsed from the heat while playing clarinet at band camp. It had been a record-hot summer following a mild winter and early spring, and Dr. Ahdoot, an Alexandria, Virginia, pediatrician, had already noticed a string of unusual cases: A ... Read More »