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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

What are Chakras?

When we hear the word Chakra, we may think of esoteric things, when it is an ancient word that simply names points in our body where the central nervous system connects with the peripheral nervous system. Each of these points circulates and disperses the electrical energy that flows through our nervous systems and out to our bodies. This electrical energy …

Posture Is Important

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/4485-back-health--posture Posture is the position in which we hold our bodies while standing, sitting, or lying down. Good posture is the correct alignment of body parts supported by the right amount of muscle tension against gravity. Without posture and the muscles that control it, we would simply fall to the ground. Normally, we do not consciously maintain normal posture. Instead, …

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, …

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Recipe of the Month

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Make Your Own Calendula Oil

Perfect for sunburns, bug bites, and skin irritations.
Ingredients:
Organic Sunflower Oil
Dried Calendula Flowers
Glass Jar with tightly closing lid
Directions:
Clean and sanitize glass jar.
Fill jar 3/4 with dried calendula flowers
Pour sunflower oil over dried flowers, covering them, mostly filling jar.
Close tightly, shake well, and place in sunny window.
Shake daily for two weeks.
Strain and store in a clean glass bottle or jar in cool dark place.
When kept cool and away from light it will last for 3-5 years.

Product of the Month

Bug Be Gone Spray

Mother Gaia's Bug Repellent Spray

Naturally repels insects to help prevent bites and stings.
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

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May is Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Here are just a few benefits of physical activity:
Children and adolescents – Improve muscular fitness, bone health, and heart health
Adults – Lower the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer
Older adults – Lower the risk of falls and improve cognitive functioning (like learning and judgment skills)

https://healthfinder.gov/nho/maytoolkit.aspx
https://www.welcoa.org/health-observances/may/
http://www.whathealth.com/awareness/may.html
https://ctsurgerypatients.org/may-health-observances

Fitness Tips for Wellness

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Virabhadra: Warrior II Pose

Named for a fierce warrior, an incarnation of Shiva, this version of Warrior Pose increases stamina.

Virabhadra = the name of a fierce warrior, an incarnation of Shiva, described as having a thousand heads, a thousand eyes, and a thousand feet, wielding a thousand clubs, and wearing a tiger's skin.

Its ability to stretch your upper legs and ankles while also expanding your chest and shoulders makes it an essential foundational pose for most asana-based (pose-based) yoga practices.

ADJUSTMENTS/MODIFICATIONS:
  • Option to shorten the length of your stance or bend your back knee to relieve pressure in the knees.
  • For added support, use a folding chair under your front thigh.
  • Press your back heel into a wall for balance and support.
  • Rather than looking over your front hand, look straight ahead and maintain length in both sides of the neck.
  • Flip your palms face up to help soften the shoulders, then flip your palms back down.
CONTRAINDICATIONS AND CAUTIONS:
  • High blood pressure.
  • Vertigo and other medical conditions that affect balance.
https://www.yogajournal.com/poses/warrior-ii-pose
https://www.gaia.com/article/virabhadrasana-ii-warrior-ii-pose

Classes Offered by Mother Gaia in Colorado

Mother Gaia comes to you: in your home, apartment building, 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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