February is heart health month and we would like to share programs and special events with you that celebrate a healthy heart! Also some resources for those of you who may have a hurting heart and may be experiencing grief. Our wish for you is that you will use our directory to put you in touch with the health and wellness practitioners that can change your life and lift your spirits!
FLOURISH SPECIAL EVENT CELEBRATING THE HEART CHAKRA!
Yoga & Meditation led by Yoga Teacher Sandra Buckingham to support the Heart Chakra
Heart Healthy Luncheon created and catered by Chef Ming
Special Presentation from Nutritionist Debi Foli on “Nurturing a Healthy Heart” MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIALS AVAILABLE DURING FEBRUARY
TREATS FOR YOUR VALENTINE!
1 hour massage & 1 hour customized facial ONLY $145!
Love Story for Two package
760-723-8264 123 E. Alvarado Street, Fallbrook.
FEBRUARY SPECIAL! 60 MINUTE CLASSIC MASSAGE FOR ONLY $69!
760-758-0310 Located in the River Village Shopping Center, Bonsall
YOGA & HEART HEALTH
Submitted by Leslie Salmon
As this month is dedicated to reducing Heart Disease, I took a moment to do a bit of research and found a great article from the Harvard Medical Review, summarized here: A small but promising body of research suggests that yoga may have special benefits for people with cardiovascular disease. The movement involved in yoga exercises our muscles — anything that works our muscles is good for our hearts and blood vessels. And this activity will help muscles become more sensitive to insulin – important for controlling blood sugar. Participants are encouraged to breathe deeply — this effort temporarily lowers blood pressure and calms our nervous system (think stress). One interesting fact: the heart rests on our diaphragm, our muscle for breathing; therefore, breathing well may assist the heart muscle with its work. Movement combined with deep breathing offers us a physical meditation, focusing and clearing the mind – also helpful in working with cardiovascular disease. The studies that have been done are small, but demonstrate that yoga may: – reduce high blood pressure – ease palpitations – enhance cardiac rehabilitation – lower risks factors such as cholesterol levels, blood sugar, stress hormones – improve balance, reduce falls, enhance breathing No matter your age, physical condition, or body type, there is a class for you. Studios offer many classes from chair yoga to restorative to more active ones. Do your homework – speak with the studio manager or owner to decide which is best for you.
GRIEF COUNSELING FOR A HURTING HEART
If you or someone you know are experiencing sadness and depression due to loss, illness, trauma, major change or any other reason, please reach out to practitioners who are specially trained to help. The following organizations offer these services:
Please note upcoming event at Sage Yoga Studios:
YOGA FOR GRIEF, SAT MARCH 23rd, 1-3pm MORE INFO
And now it is we share this space
Where land meets sea, and sun its place
Setting into night…
And joy it is that beckons me
Into your lustrous sight.
I know not what will come to pass
Nor what will come to be.
I do know there is a sacred space…
Holding both you and me.
I only ask as now as we first meet, that all is shown by grace
Just like the setting sun this eve aglow upon your face.
It was your face that did first entreat
Inquiry into your being
It led me to this wondrous place
Of you, this Grateful One, I’m seeing.
This beautiful love poem written by local Massage Therapist, Craig Lozzi, is actually Part II of a longer poem. In addition to his healing massages Craig holds regular poetry recitals and this creation is one of many!
Circles of Healing, The Complete Guide to Healing with Massage and Yoga, for Practitioners, Caregivers, Students and Clients on sale through February for only $25. Available at Fallbrook Wellness Spa, where you can schedule a massage with Wendy.