Health

Mindful Eating

If you’ve ever finished a meal and don’t remember eating it all or put the next bite of food in your mouth before you even finish the first, you may be eating mindlessly. Studies have shown that when we eat mindlessly, we tend to consume more calories and feel less satisfied afterwards. The art of mindful eating involves taking the ... Read More »

Eco-Friendly Holiday Gifts Fair at Community Forklift

Community Forklift, the D.C., area's largest thrift store for modern and vintage house parts, will be exhibiting work from local crafters and artists during its fifth annual Green Gift Fair. The fair will run from November 1 to December 30 during regular store hours, at the Forklift's huge warehouse, just five minutes outside of D.C. Nancy J. Meyer, CEO of Community Forklift, says, ... Read More »

Dance Your Way Towards Health with Biodanza

In her 1997 landmark work, the late, great Dr. Candace Pert, author of one of the most important mind/body texts The Molecules of Emotion, talks about the mystery of human energy and refers to it as the “free flow of information carried by the bio-chemicals of emotion, the neuro-peptides and their receptors.” Pert also states that it is through touch, that stored ... Read More »

Experience Transformation with Workshop in Fairfax

Local wellness coach, Elaine Gibson, will be offering a day-long transformational, raw-food and lifestyle workshop on November 16 in Fairfax, for those who feel drained, stressed or overwhelmed because of body imbalance. Gibson, who shares her own story on beating stage IV cancer in 2008 without “big pharma,” is offering insights on this journey to help others prevent disease prevention ... Read More »

Noted Sufi Teacher to Visit Georgetown

Sufi teacher Pir Zia Inayat-Khan will present a rare set of public programs in Washington during the first weekend in November. On Friday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m., he will lead an evening of invocation and reflection on “The Sufi Path of Love.” He will also lead a seminar on “The Path of the Heart,” with Sufi teachings, meditations and ... Read More »

Grammy-Nominated Artist Jai Uttal Performs in Kids and Evening Concert

California-based, world music pioneer Jai Uttal returns to the D.C., area with two concerts on Saturday, November 9, featuring his eclectic East-meets-West sound. His call-and-response musical performances unite hearts and bring peace. The visit is a special collaboration of the D.C., and suburban Maryland based yoga studios that offer major children’s yoga programs and the Oneness-Family School (OFS), an international ... Read More »

Zero Balancing

Zero Balancing®, or ZB for short, was developed by Fritz Frederick Smith M.D., doctor of osteopathy and medicine and master of acupuncture. This cutting-edge modality has been taught since 1973 and integrates Western medical science with Eastern healing traditions. Zero Balancing® optimizes health and physical function by aligning a person’s structure and energy. This is achieved by working with the ... Read More »

The Ancient Roots of Yoga at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery

The first exhibition about the visual history of yoga, “Yoga: The Art of Transformation”, is now open at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and explores yoga's rich diversity and historical transformations during the past 2,000 years. Available to view through January 26, 2014, The Art of Transformation examines yoga’s fascinating meanings and histories through more than 130 objects from ... Read More »

Meditation Goes Mobile

When today’s images of inner peace seem synonymous with destroying your work-assigned smartphone, unplugging and stepping away from a device might be the opposite of what you need. Why not find peace and love your mobile device all over again? A digital health technology start-up headquartered in Washington, MeditationAnywhere has set out to help people do just that. High tech ... Read More »

Values and Community at Maryland University of Integrative Health

When Cheryl Walker first entered the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) in 1998, as a student in a community education program, she had no idea that one day, she would be setting a new standard for university education as the nation’s first Chief Values Officer. Nor did she realize she would be creating a transformational educational experience for the ... Read More »