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Manifestation Using Power Plants

Certain plants are perfect for boosting our creative capacity to manifest blessings in our life. I think of manifestation as the utilization of our creative will—an innate function of our foundational Jing energy—and the co-creative partnership we make with these potent plant allies.  In celebration of the New Year, I’m going to share my personal simple manifestation tips utilizing ‘power plants.’

First, I get in touch with a deep part myself by focusing on my heart and determine what I truly would like to see happen.Read more

The Ultimate Health & Beauty Elixir

There is a flower that surpasses all others in terms of its enduring usage and reputation to significantly impact beauty. A time-honored treasure that cannot be matched in terms of its ability to impact whole body health with its exceptional emphasis on skin appearance, health and radiance.

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Improving Your Clinical Skills with Flower Essences

 

  1. Flowers hold a type of sustenance for the human psyche and are a primary treatment for Shen.
  1. Flower essences are the Qi or the Life force of a flower that has been captured by water that offer significant therapeutic benefits for the body-mind complex.
  1. Each flower essence works with a different psychological issue or theme.
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Time-tested Rosemary

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By Stephanie McCann

Many of the herbs we use as medicine today have long traditions spanning back thousands of years, but sometimes their uses seem a bit superstitious and outdated. Although folklore has provided us with great direction in understanding the benefits of various plants, modern science is beginning to confirm the merits of these historical uses.… Read more

Balancing Kapha with Essential Oils

Ayurvedic Doshas

Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, translates best as “the science of life”. Ayurveda, using the five sense therapies, seeks to restore the true inherent nature in ourselves that was present at our birth. This true nature is called “prakruti” and we all have a unique thumbprint of a combination of the three doshas.… Read more

Invoking our Plant Allies by Rowen White

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The nectarine and plum trees outside my kitchen window are just starting to show the brilliant white and fuchsia blooms, harbingers of spring here in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. We have lived here on this homestead for over 10 years now, and I still find myself anxiously awaiting the flowers of spring, which signal the beginning of days of tending the plants in the greenhouse, tilling fertile garden beds and singing awake the soil for the season of planting ahead.  Read more

David Winston on Herbal Medicine for Depression

We caught up with one of our favorite herbalists, David Winston, to ask him a few questions about treating depression with herbal medicine. David is is an Herbalist and Ethnobotanist with 46 years of training in Cherokee, Chinese, and Western herbal traditions.  He has been in clinical practice for 39 years and is an herbal consultant to physicians, herbalists and researchers throughout the USA and Canada.Read more

Top 7 Uses of the Surprisingly Talented Coconut Oil

By: Sara Crow L.Ac

Coconut is a surprisingly talented traditional oil that has been used as both food and medicine for thousands of years in tropical cultures. Coconut oil is derived from what is commonly called the ‘Tree of Life’, the coconut palm, known for its ability to meet a great number of basic human needs: food, fuel and shelter.… Read more

The Inner Spiritual Dimensions of Ayurvedic, Tibetan, and Chinese Medicine: Esalen Institute. July 24-29th, 2016

Using a body-based contemplative approach, students will be shown how to perceive the inner dimensions and deeper meanings of these fundamental medical and spiritual principles as understood by ayurvedic, Tibetan, and Chinese medicine, including prana and chi (life force), ojas and jing (nutritional essence), shen (spirit), and agni and soma (essence of sun and moon).Read more

Activating the Healing Power of the Mind and Achieving Emotional Balance with Flower Essences – September 22, 2016

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An Evening Workshop

Sara Crow, L.Ac.

Thursday, Sept. 22 – 6:30pm-9:30pm
Members: $35  /  Nonmembers: $45

 

 

Flower essences are energetic preparations of flowers that work directly on the acupuncture meridian system to stimulate the healing of the body, mind and spirit. They are a primary treatment for what Traditional Chinese Medicine calls Shen, our psychological health and well-being.… Read more

Medicinal Plants & Spiritual Evolution at Golden Bridge Yoga, Santa Monica CA – Saturday, October 15th, 2016

10929173_1592152077683576_1261780316147727740_oThis immersion will be a contemplative journey into the healing and spiritual aspects of aromatherapy and everyday use of medicinal plants.
Join renowned author, teacher and founder of Floracopiea, David Crow for a 7-hour intensive workshop where you will receive practical, time-tested methods to harness the innate healing powers of plants and herbs — to increase your vitality, foster optimal wellness, and advance your spiritual growth.… Read more

Veda MeLA, November 12 – 13, 2016

Veda MeLA, November 12 – 13, 2016, Los Angeles, California

The Veda MeLA expo floor will be host to approximately 50-60 booth spaces in the beautiful “Subterranean” space at The REEF in Downtown LA. Exhibitors include renowned Ayurvedic practitioners and educators, nutrition and herb purveyors, bodyworkers, yoga studios, yoga products, clean eating/living products, and more.… Read more

Citrus Oil and the Sun

by Sara Crow, L.Ac.

Some things are best accomplished under the night sky. Here we learn how solar and lunar forces unite to create harmony in skin care and essential oils.

Some categories of essential oils, such as the citrus oils*, markedly embody solar energy. Extracted from peels and fruit of citrus trees growing in sunny Mediterranean climates, they are often referred to as “distilled sunshine.” Their bright, sunny disposition lends perfectly to uplift a downtrodden heart and mind.Read more