Monday, June 26, 2017

The Bottom Line About Meditation

As a holistic healing practice, we support all types of methods for healing. We not only help our clients dig through the past and peel back layers of pain, we also help to give them tools so they can tackle each day with the necessary support. One of those such tools is meditation. So what exactly is meditation and is there research to support it?

Actually, there is. "Meditation is a mind and body practice that has a long history of use for increasing calmness and physical relaxation, improving psychological balance, coping with illness, and enhancing overall health and well-being. Mind and body practices focus on the interactions among the brain, mind, body, and behavior. Some research suggests that practicing meditation may reduce blood pressure, symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression, and insomnia. Evidence about its effectiveness for pain and as a smoking-cessation treatment is uncertain."

To learn more about how to meditate or if meditation might be the right tool to help you tackle stressors in your life, contact me today at: http://innerpassagestherapy.com/



To learn more about meditation and some of the specific research behind it visit the link from the National Institute of Health here!)




Monday, June 19, 2017

Grounding to the Earth (This one is for my yogis!)

Good afternoon!

This article is for all of the yogis out there! Sharing a great article from The University of Maryland Center for Integrative Health about some yoga poses you can do to help ground you to Mother Earth. Take a look and see if you have done any of these before, or if you want to try them in your next session!


*To learn more about how practicing yoga can help you transform your life, contact us today at www.innerpassagestherapy.com 

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Role Of Yoga In Healing Trauma

"A new report from the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown University's law school, says that for young women like Hart, who have been through trauma, there is mounting evidence that yoga can have specific benefits."

Yet another benefit to practicing yoga has been found! We can't stress enough how great yoga can be, and if you are looking for a place to start and learn how to incorporate yoga into your daily routine, contact us today at: www.innerpassagestherapy.com 

To read the entire article from NPR, visit the link here. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Organizing and Prioritizing Life: Food for Thought

Good afternoon,

Today we are sharing an article from ThriveGlobal, entitled 'If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life is More Off-Course Than You Think."  We are sharing this article not because we want you to feel your life is "off course" (we all lead different and unique lives!) but mainly because it shares some good "food for thought" questions, which can help each and everyone of us reflect on our lives. The good news is, if you are unhappy with your life, or find yourself in a pattern of what-ifs, you can change it!

Talking with a professional who is non-judgemental and has been there, can help! Contact us today at: www.innerpassagestherapy.com or call Pauliann directly at: 240–447–0131.



To view the article and the thinking questions it brings up, click the article link here!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Mental Spring Cleaning in 10 Tips

Spring cleaning... we all know about it, some of us might even practice it yearly. We work hard to organize our closets, donate items that we no longer need and re-organize our lives. Some people even go as far to do full body cleanses, but how many of us actually clean out our minds? How many of us learn to move on and move forward from those things which hold us back? In this blog article share from thewellnessuniverse.com, the author talks about 10 tips for helping to clean through the problems of our minds.


"We do this for our houses and even for our bodies, but how often do we do it for our minds? In the same way you might cleanse your body of physical toxins and waste, you can also cleanse your mind of mental toxins like bitterness and unforgiveness. If left to fester, these poisons can eventually destroy their containers, like acids of the mind. To replenish our energy and regain our balance, we have to stop feeding off of mental “anti-nutrients” like perfectionism and the need to always be right."

To read the full article follow the link here. 

If you would like help coming up with a "mental spring cleaning plan" then visit us today! www.innerpassagestherapy.com 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Neuroscience and the True Purpose of Yoga

We all know that yoga has been proven time and time again that it is beneficial for our bodies and spiritual health. But how many avid yogis know the true science behind the improvement? Or why certain poses can be so helpful? In this article share today from upliftconnect.com, it talks about one yogis journey into discovering the science behind the poses.

"Like going back to the beginning of the television series I’d started watching in the middle, I suddenly saw new depth and had a more complete understanding of everything I’d already seen so far. For example, it suddenly occurred to me that this opening of spinal flexibility and increase in strength helps one to sit for extended periods of time with the spine in a state of alignment, for connection to higher awareness in meditation."

If you are interested in learning more and reading the entire article click here for the link.

To learn more about our yoga services and other holistic practices we offer, visit www.innerpassagestherapy.com!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Reiki goes mainstream: Spiritual touch practice now commonplace in hospitals

Good morning,

As part of our integrative and holistic healing process at Inner Passages we also offer Reiki. Today we are sharing an article from The Washington Post "A spiritual touch practice based on the notion that human hands can redirect one’s “life force energy” to heal stress and disease, Reiki is the hottest new Eastern healing practice making its way into the Western health industry."

And now, some hospitals and doctors offices are also offering the practice! "More than 60 U.S. hospitals have adopted Reiki as part of patient services, according to a UCLA study, and Reiki education is offered at 800 hospitals." We are SO excited to hear that more people are opening up to this incredible form of touch healing even though some still find it conflicting.

If you need help and feel like nothing else has worked come try Reiki. Contact me today at: www.innerpassagestherapy.com

To read the entire article from the Washington Post, visit the link here.