A fabulous all-around Twin Cities resource for information on recycling, reducing junk mail and the stuff that flows IN to your life, and responsibly disposing of toxic items such as batteries, paints, cleaners and computers etc.
Center for a New American Dream
Offers powerful tools: how-tos for becoming a responsible consumer and buying "green," and tips for parenting in a commercial culture are just some examples.
Feng Shui Institute of the Midwest
A great resource for articles on Feng Shui topics, answers to questions about Feng Shui consultations, a listing of Institute approved Feng Shui Practitioners, and more.
Experience Life Magazine
How to get rid of your stuff that is too good to throw away or is challenging to dispose of? Alas, the Twin Cities Free Market doesn't exist like it used to, but the Eureka Recycling website has a list of counties and organizations that accept various items for their reuse programs in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area and throughout Minnesota.
Overwhelmed by the amount of plastic in your life and looking for ways to reduce your consumption? Check out myplasticfreelife.com for tons of advice on living a plastic-free (or plastic-minimized) life, as well as some eye-opening info on just how ubiquitous plastic is.
Want to know what do you do with all that still-useable stuff instead of putting it in a landfill, or if local donation centers won't take it? Try out these resources:
Clothes and Shoes
Glasses and Hearing Aids
Visit Earth911.com to search
for recycling centers near you and learn more about the
whats, whys and hows of recycling.
Environmental Protection Agency website has a lot
of electronic recycling information and links.
Feng Shui Links
Isabella: natural skin and body care, home decor, jewelry, audio CDs and other gifts.
Dharma Crafts: meditation supplies, including statues, wind chimes, bells and more.
Sounds True: audio, video, music, books, wisdom for the inner life.
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
Barefoot Yoga: great yoga mat bags!
Gaiam: a source for yoga equipment, clothing and videos.
Prana: sustainable yoga clothing and equipment.
Hugger Mugger: wide variety of equipment for yoga and meditation.
Andrea's Favorite Yoga CDs
Rhythms of the Chakras, Glen Velez
Drumming for the body's energy centers; steady, earthy beats for the body of your practice.
Sounds True, 800-333-9185
2 discs, one with music and the other with a mediation. All lovely. Peaceful and powerful for the body of your practice, for savasana, for meditation and massage. Everyone who hears this CD asks me about it.
Real Music, 415-331-8273
Japa, Dave Stringer
Kirtan chanting music. Five tracks, very energetic and rhythmic. Features guest musicians and vocalists such as Toni Childs and Seane Corn. I often use it to get me up off my mat from resting and into flow in the beginning of my practice.
Dave Stringer or CD Baby
Breath of the Heart, Krishna Das
Powerful, deep vocals with very rhythmic music. A great CD from a very energizing practice.
Door of Faith, Krishna Das
Chanting with powerful instrumentation. Krishna Das has a rich and moving voice. This CD is slower than "Breath of the Heart" and for me more useable as a whole CD for practice as it doesn't get as frenetic.
Refuge, Gabrielle Roth and the Mirrors, featuring Boris Grebenshikov
This CD has been a main stay for me for years. Never gets stale and is great for all kinds of practice. Peaceful and energetic at the same time. Worl beat percussion and add Boris' voice which is big, deep and old and Tibetan chants find a whole new place. Many people ask about this CD.
This CD is a must for me. Her voice is silky, rich and healing, singing in Sanskrit. Vocal style is smooth and steady, intended for savasana and to create a deep level of relaxation. Perfect for opening and closing an active practice, for meditation and massage, or to inspire a slow flow. A collection of chants designed for deep relaxation using harmonium, tamboura, violin, flute, bass, and free-flowing vocals.
Tantric Heart, Music for Lovers, Shastro
2 tracks each 20-25 minutes long. Peaceful, sensual instrumental. Wonderful for massage, and for restorative practice.
Om Namah Shivaya, Master Charles Cannon
Zony, meditative, healing. Essential savasana CD! One long track of his voice chanting, whispering "Om Namah Shivaya", a Sanskrit mantra meaning "I bow to God". The music is subtle and steady, with chimes and water sounds. It feels earth connected, not synthesizerish.
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