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A Different Type of Sex Education

by Deborah Metzger, correspondent
The Courier News and Home News Tribune, October 27, 2009 and on MyCentralJersey.com

With memories of mortifying class discussions led by a high school gym teacher, what adult would sign up another round of sex education? As it turns out, lots of them — especially when the lesson is about more than physical aspect of sex and focuses on the complexity of intimacy.

Sexuality is a very important, very complex part of the human experience. In yoga, we are taught about the power of uniting mind, body and spirit. This translates into intimacy; there is a depth to intimacy that we can all benefit from learning about.

I’m sure many of you reading this are wondering, “How can yoga teach me about intimacy?”

Read More…

Looking for More Energy? Take a Whiff of This!

by Deborah Metzger,
The Courier News and Home News Tribune, July 7, 2009 and on MyCentralJersey.com

It seems like every day there’s a new drink introduced that promises hours of endless energy — but also inundates our bodies with tons of sugar, caffeine and chemicals and guarantees a crash once the sugar and caffeine wears off.

Drinkers of these energy beverages be warned: in the United States, these energy drinks have been linked with reports of nausea, abnormal heart rhythms and even emergency room visits.

Read More…

Harmonic Convergence

‘Visionary’ to Offer Therapy through ‘The Song of the Singing Crystal Bowls’

By Susan Van Dongen Special Writer
MyCentralJersey.com, July 7, 2009

What key is the universe in?
Musician, healer and visionary Jay Schwed has read that Albert Einstein felt the key of the universe was G- flat, which ties in well with a collection of crystal bowls Mr. Schwed has accumulated, the most delightful of which plays the note F-sharp — or G-flat.

It’s called a “Faience Bowl” and is a replica of an ancient Egyptian bowl which was used to “tune people up,” help them achieve a light, “high” heart.

Read More…

Are You Breathing? Really? (Don’t Be Too Sure)

by Deborah Metzger
The Courier News and Home News Tribune May 12th, 2009 and on MyCentralJersey.com

Breathing is the most basic function of human life. The body can live without solid food for 3 to 4 weeks, 2 days without water, but only 3 to 5 minutes without air.

What we call life begins with our first breath in and ends with our last breath out and is the process of all the breaths in between. Most of us don’t realize that we are not getting the most out of the breath of life.

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Mindfulness Over Matter

New alternative program helps reduce stress

by Cheryl Ann Borne
The Courier News and The Home News Tribune, April 21, 2009, and on MyCentralJersey.com

“It’s not the events of our lives that stress us, but rather the interpretation of those events.”

New-age mumbo-jumbo? Hardly. That quote is from Epictetus in 50 A.D.

Through meditation, we learn mindfulness, which focuses on self-empowerment through increasing awareness of being in the present moment. This enables us to overcome matters that stress us.

Read More…

A Different Type of Sex Education

by Deborah Metzger, correspondent
The Courier News and Home News Tribune, October 27, 2009 and on MyCentralJersey.com

With memories of mortifying class discussions led by a high school gym teacher, what adult would sign up another round of sex education? As it turns out, lots of them — especially when the lesson is about more than physical aspect of sex and focuses on the complexity of intimacy.

Sexuality is a very important, very complex part of the human experience. In yoga, we are taught about the power of uniting mind, body and spirit. This translates into intimacy; there is a depth to intimacy that we can all benefit from learning about.

I’m sure many of you reading this are wondering, “How can yoga teach me about intimacy?”

Read More…

Looking for More Energy? Take a Whiff of This!

by Deborah Metzger,
The Courier News and Home News Tribune, July 7, 2009 and on MyCentralJersey.com

It seems like every day there’s a new drink introduced that promises hours of endless energy — but also inundates our bodies with tons of sugar, caffeine and chemicals and guarantees a crash once the sugar and caffeine wears off.

Drinkers of these energy beverages be warned: in the United States, these energy drinks have been linked with reports of nausea, abnormal heart rhythms and even emergency room visits.

Read More…

Harmonic Convergence

‘Visionary’ to Offer Therapy through ‘The Song of the Singing Crystal Bowls’

By Susan Van Dongen Special Writer
MyCentralJersey.com, July 7, 2009

What key is the universe in?
Musician, healer and visionary Jay Schwed has read that Albert Einstein felt the key of the universe was G- flat, which ties in well with a collection of crystal bowls Mr. Schwed has accumulated, the most delightful of which plays the note F-sharp — or G-flat.

It’s called a “Faience Bowl” and is a replica of an ancient Egyptian bowl which was used to “tune people up,” help them achieve a light, “high” heart.

Read More…

Are You Breathing? Really? (Don’t Be Too Sure)

by Deborah Metzger
The Courier News and Home News Tribune May 12th, 2009 and on MyCentralJersey.com

Breathing is the most basic function of human life. The body can live without solid food for 3 to 4 weeks, 2 days without water, but only 3 to 5 minutes without air.

What we call life begins with our first breath in and ends with our last breath out and is the process of all the breaths in between. Most of us don’t realize that we are not getting the most out of the breath of life.

Read More…

Mindfulness Over Matter

New alternative program helps reduce stress

by Cheryl Ann Borne
The Courier News and The Home News Tribune, April 21, 2009, and on MyCentralJersey.com

“It’s not the events of our lives that stress us, but rather the interpretation of those events.”

New-age mumbo-jumbo? Hardly. That quote is from Epictetus in 50 A.D.

Through meditation, we learn mindfulness, which focuses on self-empowerment through increasing awareness of being in the present moment. This enables us to overcome matters that stress us.

Read More…

A Different Type of Sex Education

by Deborah Metzger, correspondent
The Courier News and Home News Tribune, October 27, 2009 and on MyCentralJersey.com

With memories of mortifying class discussions led by a high school gym teacher, what adult would sign up another round of sex education? As it turns out, lots of them — especially when the lesson is about more than physical aspect of sex and focuses on the complexity of intimacy.

Sexuality is a very important, very complex part of the human experience. In yoga, we are taught about the power of uniting mind, body and spirit. This translates into intimacy; there is a depth to intimacy that we can all benefit from learning about.

I’m sure many of you reading this are wondering, “How can yoga teach me about intimacy?”

Read More…

Looking for More Energy? Take a Whiff of This!

by Deborah Metzger,
The Courier News and Home News Tribune, July 7, 2009 and on MyCentralJersey.com

It seems like every day there’s a new drink introduced that promises hours of endless energy — but also inundates our bodies with tons of sugar, caffeine and chemicals and guarantees a crash once the sugar and caffeine wears off.

Drinkers of these energy beverages be warned: in the United States, these energy drinks have been linked with reports of nausea, abnormal heart rhythms and even emergency room visits.

Read More…

Harmonic Convergence

‘Visionary’ to Offer Therapy through ‘The Song of the Singing Crystal Bowls’

By Susan Van Dongen Special Writer
MyCentralJersey.com, July 7, 2009

What key is the universe in?
Musician, healer and visionary Jay Schwed has read that Albert Einstein felt the key of the universe was G- flat, which ties in well with a collection of crystal bowls Mr. Schwed has accumulated, the most delightful of which plays the note F-sharp — or G-flat.

It’s called a “Faience Bowl” and is a replica of an ancient Egyptian bowl which was used to “tune people up,” help them achieve a light, “high” heart.

Read More…

Are You Breathing? Really? (Don’t Be Too Sure)

by Deborah Metzger
The Courier News and Home News Tribune May 12th, 2009 and on MyCentralJersey.com

Breathing is the most basic function of human life. The body can live without solid food for 3 to 4 weeks, 2 days without water, but only 3 to 5 minutes without air.

What we call life begins with our first breath in and ends with our last breath out and is the process of all the breaths in between. Most of us don’t realize that we are not getting the most out of the breath of life.

Read More…

Mindfulness Over Matter

New alternative program helps reduce stress

by Cheryl Ann Borne
The Courier News and The Home News Tribune, April 21, 2009, and on MyCentralJersey.com

“It’s not the events of our lives that stress us, but rather the interpretation of those events.”

New-age mumbo-jumbo? Hardly. That quote is from Epictetus in 50 A.D.

Through meditation, we learn mindfulness, which focuses on self-empowerment through increasing awareness of being in the present moment. This enables us to overcome matters that stress us.

Read More…