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HEALTHY HAPPENINGS May 2016

Walking has many health benefits...

A daily walking program can reduce stress, help with your body’s circulation, and increase your heart rate to burn calories. Being physically active is important to prevent heart disease and stroke (two of the nation’s top killers). To improve overall cardiovascular health, the American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity). An easy rule to remember is: A minimum of 30 minutes a day, most days of the week. If a 30 minute duration sounds like too much you can break up your time into 3 x 10 min efforts per day- these shorter and more frequent durations also provide health benefits.

What is considered physical activity? Physical activity is anything that makes you move your body and burn calories…this includes things like climbing stairs or water aerobics. Aerobic exercises benefit your heart, and include walking, jogging, swimming, or biking. Strength and stretching exercises including weight training, Pilates or Yoga are best for overall stamina and flexibility.

The simplest, positive change you can make to effectively improve your heart health is to start walking. It's enjoyable, free, social, and great exercise. Moab Physical Therapy is sponsoring a morning walking group with Tiffany. Please read about the details below and join us on Tuesdays to start your day with fresh air and great views on a morning walk. Bring a friend and make a commitment to improving your health today!

WHERE: Tuesday’s at Rotary Park (lower lot)
WHEN: Tuesday’s Meet at 7:00 am, Depart 7:10 am
Return by 7:45-8:00 am (depending on personal pace)
WHO: All physical activity levels!

We do NOT need to walk together - find your own comfortable pace. If 35-50 minutes exceeds your personal comfort level, walk as long as you can and we can work on an endurance progression program. Please contact Tiffany White at info@moabphysicaltherapy.com or call (435) 210-1985 for questions about our morning walk!

 

Crystal Seminar at Monflower Co-op
by Cactus Moloney
Native Americans said that if someone leaves a forest without a rock they have thunder; Andy Kennedy stated when starting the Crystals class on the Moonflower patio.

People say that Crystals are New Age, but in fact they have been around a long time with a strong history, Kennedy said.
Kennedy is a Certified Master of Crystology, which uses the guide “Love is in the Earth: Laying-on-of-stones by Melody”
Melody was a geologist by trade and did triple blind tests on crystals.

Melody shows how crystal energy can be best harnessed when understanding the effects of color, shape and location.
Location can mean placement on the body in conjunction with the type of or color of a crystal or gridding in the house.
Crystals are ever present, Kennedy said. In the grid of the earth; beneath us, “our energies tap into it.”

Crystals are formed differently through compression and temperature, through expanding and contracting, and depending how so; they will connect with our chakras.

Even man made crystals have a beautiful energy, she said.

Crystals will pick up energy and need to be cleared. Clearing crystals are needed for basic care of crystals, she said. They do not collect energy; they include celestite, citrine and kyanite.

It is important to clear crystals, when you are wearing them and someone touches them, if you inherited a diamond the energy from its past owner will hold on, or depending on how it was harvested it could hold negative energies. In the case of passed down crystals or new crystals Kennedy suggests using the twelve step clearing process; which includes using water, essential oils, sage, salt, sun and the moon, intentions, the celestite wand, a rattle for knocking the stones and charging the crystals.

It is important to clear them because when it is not done the crystal will become cloudy, dense and the vibrations of the crystals will drop.

Kennedy doesn’t believe having too many crystals can cause a vibration overload, but instead finds they are harmonizing, not chaotic, but jiving with each other.

The shapes of crystals will direct the energy a particular way. A formed point will direct the energy and a flat end or a pyramid will ground the energy.

Crystals and stones have been marketed under the guise as birthstones, but Kennedy explained these were chosen for no more reason than to make money. However, she gave the class a new list to examine of today’s zodiac relative to planets and some new discoveries were made.

In my case, I realized my strong attraction or vice versa to Agate, then looking at the chart recognized this as the crystal for Gemini, my own sun sign.
“Crystals will pick you,” Kennedy said.


 
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