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Jennifer Lawson, aka Mother Gaia
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The Beauty of Colorado

Boulder Sunrise, Highway 93, Fall 2018

Latest Content

Fighting Allergies Naturally

What Is an Allergy? Allergies are an abnormal response of the immune system. People who have allergies have an immune system that reacts to a usually harmless substance in the environment. This substance (pollen, mold, and animal dander, for example) is called an allergen. What Happens During an Allergic Reaction? First, a person is exposed to an allergen by inhaling it, swallowing it, …

Carbonated Drinks

What are Carbonated Drinks? Beverages that contain dissolved carbon dioxide. The dissolution of CO2 in a liquid, gives rise to fizz or effervescence. The process usually involves carbon dioxide under high pressure. When the pressure is removed, the carbon dioxide is released from the solution as small bubbles, which causes the solution to become effervescent, or fizzy. These are …

Mother Gaia's Moisturizing Lotion

Mother Gaia’s Moisturizing Lotion has been reformulated to prevent the need for preservatives (prevent bacterial growth) during long-term storage. It is also a perfect carrier for essential oils that fully emulsifies them as well as assists in their transport through the skin. It is not your typical skin-blocking, petroleum-based lotion! Through continued use of her own products Mother Gaia began …

Want to read more? Visit Mother Gaia's Blog Archive here.

Recipe of the Month

fruit & yogurt smoothie
As the weather gets warmer, cool and refreshing smoothies can be a nutritious and cooling way to start your day. With this fruit and yogurt smoothie you get healthy probiotics as well.

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/249318/fruit-yogurt-smoothie/

Ingredients:
¾ cup nonfat plain yogurt
½ cup 100% pure fruit juice
1½ cups (6½ ounces) frozen fruit, such as blueberries, raspberries, pineapple or peaches

Directions:
Puree yogurt with juice in a blender until smooth. With the motor running, add fruit through the hole in the lid and continue to puree until smooth.

Make ahead of time and keep covered in the fridge for the next day or two.

Product of the Month

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Mother Gaia's All New 'Water-less' Moisturizing Lotion

A great all natural alternative to petroleum based lotions sold in stores.
Learn more about why Mother Gaia's went water-less here.
Purchase yours here.
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Use Mother Gaia's shopping cart for the first time and get 30% of your ENTIRE order. Simply enter FIRSTTIME at checkout! Start shopping here.

Seasonal Tips For Healthy Living

April is Healthy Home Awareness Month

https://www.spine-health.com/blog/8-tips-healthy-active-spring
After the winter chill is gone it's nice to go for a walk without having to navigate snow banks, salt, or sleet. Everyone can benefit from taking advantage of the more healthful opportunities afforded, but the trick is to not overdo it. Getting your body used to a more active lifestyle takes some conditioning and common sense. Keep these tips in mind when you head out the door.

https://ezbreathe.com/healthy-home-tips-april-is-healthy-home-awareness-month/
April is Healthy Homes Awareness month! We, here at EZ Breathe, have long supported the Healthy Homes initiative. We are proud that two of our staff members hold the Healthy Homes Specialist certification. They have graciously put together these helpful tips. One for each day…

https://seniorsresourceguide.com/articles/art01046.html
April’s Healthy Living Tips from Medical Health & Fitness
Article submitted by Eric Durak of Medical Health & Fitness. Visit their website for more information - www.medhealthfit.com

http://www.med.umich.edu/docs/tip-2011/faddiets-0411.pdf
April's Healthy Eating Tip of the Month: Busting Fad Diet Claims! Have you ever tried going on a diet or lost weight quickly from a fad diet, but then just as quickly gained it all back?



Fitness Tips for Wellness

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Mountain Pose

The foundation of all standing poses, Mountain Pose makes a great a starting position, resting pose, or tool to improve posture. For step by step instructions go to: https://www.yogajournal.com/poses/mountain-pose

Contraindications and Cautions

Headache
Insomnia
Low blood pressure

Modifications and Props

You can check your alignment in this pose with your back against a wall. Stand with the backs of your heels, sacrum, and shoulder blades (but not the back of your head) touching the wall.

Deepen the Pose

You can challenge your balance by practicing this pose with your eyes closed. Learn to balance without any reference to the outer environment.

Partnering

A partner can help you learn about alignment in this standing position. Have your partner stand beside you and check that your ear hole, the center of your shoulder joint, the center of your outer hip, and your outer ankle bone are in one line, perpendicular to the floor.
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Classes Offered by Mother Gaia in Colorado

Mother Gaia comes to you: in your home, community center, recreation center, church, library, park, school, etc. On your schedule.

Silver Sneakers Flex Senior Stretch Class

Classes are held at the Residences at Panorama Pointe, Oberon House, Innovage Lakewood, & Eaton Senior Communities in Colorado (for Residents only)
FLEX classes are small, welcoming and led by enthusiastic instructors. Instructors even include their personal contact info in the class locator so students can really get to know them. And of course our FLEX instructors are all certified.

BEYOND THE GYM
One of the hottest trends in fitness is taking workouts beyond the gym. SilverSneakers FLEX® celebrates this trend with group classes offered outside of traditional gym locations. FLEX classes may be held at recreation centers, retirement communities, pools, parks and other local venues.

All of the classes are conducted by certified instructors and, so far, more than 70 types of classes are included in SilverSneakers FLEX. They range from tai chi to boot camp and Latin dance to yoga. Class locations and types are always expanding and we love getting your ideas for new ones. The possibilities are nearly endless. Getting fit and having fun in your neighborhood: What's not to like?

Dancing Gaia: The NATURE of Movement & Meditation

Jennifer is an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Silver Sneakers Flex instructor and has been instructing group fitness classes for over four years.

Each class begins with deep breathing, energy building, and gentle stretching warm-ups. Class continues with a unique blend of Tai Chi, Yoga, Qigong, and Tae Kwon Do style movements. Then we finish each class with a slow and gentle cool down and seated hand posture practice.

These classes are for anyone that wants to get fit without hurting themselves. Dancing Gaia offers seated versions for those who are less capable. Want Dancing Gaia in your community? We'll come to your community and provide classes on your schedule. Send Mother Gaia an email here.


Wellness Education

Classes held at the Eaton Senior Community, Fridays @ 2:00pm
In the 6th Floor TV room 323 S Eaton St in Lakewood, CO 80226
(open to the public)

What do you get to learn about?
  • Ten dimensions health and wellness
  • Physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness
  • Understanding your body.
  • Making change in your life.
  • Alternative Medicine — other than surgery and medications
  • Ways to improve your health without spending money.
  • Cheap and easy remedies to use at home.
  • Simple, gentle exercise to improve function.
  • Free handouts for attending.

AROMACRAFT

Learn about and experience essential oils and all of their wonderful benefits, create seven (7) of your own products to take home including a water based spray, moisturizing lotion, aroma body/bath oil, natural skin toner, deeply cleansing mudd mask, strengthening tooth powder, and nourishing mineral milk bath.

HERBALCRAFT

Learn about and experience herbal remedies, their amazing benefits and simple uses, and blend six (6) products including an herbal tea, naturally scented herbal sachet, moisturizing herbal infused mineral milk bath, infused body/bath oil, cleansing mudd mask, and strengthening and antibacterial tooth powder.

Happy Hands Aromatherapy

Each therapy includes:
• Gentle, caring application of body oil blend of your choice.
• Expertly blended oils for your health and safety.
• Massage and manipulation of fingers, palms, and wrists.
• Deep breathing practice to help you relax and feel better.
• Fully insured and certified for your safety.

Looking to try out a class? Learn more about Mother Gaia's classes here.
How about an unusual birthday party for that open minded teen, loved one, or friend that has everything? Send Mother Gaia an email and we can schedule it on your time in your space.
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