Letter from the Publisher
It’s September, school has started up again, and we’re coasting into another amazing fall season on the West Coast of Florida. Our little northern hemispheric home again welcomes the Autumn Equinox on the 23rd.
In this month’s issue we highlight the healthy benefits of yoga and of conscious caretaking – lifestyle approaches that effectively support and renew the vitality of our human condition – body- mind- and spirit-wise.
September is National Yoga Month and yoga enthusiasts here at home and across the U.S. are busy raising awareness about the far reaching benefits of yoga. In Wise Words (page 24) this month writer Linda Sechrist interviews world renowned yoga teacher Kamini Desai. This article offers rich insight on the benefits, whys, and wherefores of living a yogic lifestyle.
In this month’s feature, “Conscious Caregiving: Nurture Yourself While Helping Another,” author Deborah Shouse examines interactions between care givers and care receivers, offering thought-provoking suggestions for building upon the health of these vital relationships. In “Sparking Creativity in Elders with Dementia,” Deborah offers further insight on ways to enhance the care giver/receiver relationship through expressive therapies of art, music and dance.
Welcome to another jam-packed look at the latest news and views of the natural health community. As always, this issue of Natural Awakenings is sure to spark the imagination and bolster a sense of real empowerment.
As always, open your mind and read on.