Health

Nationally Acclaimed Yoga Therapy Program

One of the nation’s leading schools for integrative health, the Maryland University for Integrative Health (MUIH) in Laurel (formerly Tai Sophia) has recently launched an innovative program in the field of yoga therapy. Beginning in September 2013, MUIH will offer the nation's first Master of Science in Yoga Therapy.  To serve the needs of students, two world renowned practitioners of ... Read More »

Knee High by the Fourth of July!

  “Knee high by the Fourth of July,” every time I pass a corn field, I think of that saying. Growing up in Northeast Ohio, the summer months were my favorite “food time” because we would feast on fresh corn on the cob that had been picked only hours before it was presented at our dinner table.  My mom cooked it ... Read More »

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

The International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS) will be holding a D.C. conference this coming Labor Day weekend. Publisher, Robin Fillmore, interviewed Dr. Diane Corcoran, RN, who currently serves as the president of the organization. Background: A near-death experience (NDE) is a profound phenomenon, typically occurring when a person is clinically dead, facing death, or under physical or emotional trauma. ... Read More »

Treating the Individual Rather Than the Disease

After a long career as a board certified physician in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. John Pan, had a different idea of how to treat his patients. Conventional medical practice begins by looking at a patient’s symptoms. Drawing on the rich and sacred traditions of the world’s best healing practices, Pan decided to turn that notion on its head. The starting ... Read More »

Living Sacred: The Practical Necessity of Meditation

If you’re like most, you grew up wanting to be a part of the solution—or at least not part of the problem. Yet with everything from complicated relationships to work stress to distressing world news, our inner domain is often anything but calm or loving. How do we live well, deeply and helpfully with all the changes and challenges we ... Read More »

Phoenix Bikes Raises Up Old Bikes and Young People

Phoenix Bikes, a financially and environmentally sustainable nonprofit bike shop in Arlington, empowers local youth to become social entrepreneurs through direct participation iN its community programs. Their programs are designed to teach youth how to restore out-of-service bikes as they work their way toward earning their own bike. In the process, they build free bicycles for needy people in the ... Read More »

Things are Growing at Common Good City Farm

Common Good City Farm, in the heart of LeDroit Park, is green with new shoots of asparagus and leafy lettuce. Sitting on a half acre amidst old row homes and a new playground, the residents of this diverse neighborhood have found the farm to be an oasis for fresh vegetables and herbs. For the past five years, what used to be ... Read More »

Organic Nutrition as a Lifestyle

The search for healthy, nutritious food options often proves to be a hardship amidst one hour lunch breaks and fast food restaurants. In 2010, computer programmer, Rachan Malhotra, walked out of his downtown DC office looking for lunch, and it became clear that most of the food he found was neither healthy nor nutritious. This realization set him on a ... Read More »

Finding Balance for Total Wellness at The Yoga Fusion Studio

The Yoga Fusion Studio has a deep tradition of providing sanctuary and wellness to Bethesda Chevy Chase, offering yoga and pilates classes, as well as unique services and workshops. Celebrating its 3rd anniversary this month, the studio was founded by Laura Urgelles, former principal dancer with the Washington Ballet and 3-time Kona Triathlon finisher, Bill Beyer. During the time she ... Read More »

Body Smith Gym Inspires Neighborhood Growth

For 15 years, BodySmith Personal Training had been a fixture within the Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhoods, providing private studio personal training to a multitude of clients in the DC area. Today, it has moved into a brand new and expanded location, giving life to BodySmith Gym. Owner, Stuart Smith began his career as a personal trainer and quickly realized ... Read More »