Negative Ion Junkie

Via R.R. Shakti
on Aug 13, 2010
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Mystic/Wander Road Trip: Day Three

Road trips are best when there is no need to hurry. After all, the journey IS the destination on the road to being present. And mindful fueling is all about healthy food for the body AND rejuvenation for the spirit. My favorite opportunities for heart-opening, soul-waking spirit fuel are four:

Enjoying Nature
Spreading the Love
Being in Water….

If I am swimming in the ocean, floating on a river, or soaking in a hot bath my smile is gigantic because I am (most likely) part fish.

Water is one of Ma Nature’s greatest healers. According to microbiologists, pathologists, and balneologists (scientists who study therapeutic bathing—who knew?) water therapy exposes us to negative hydrogen ions which raise serotonin levels, reduce airborne bacteria, increase lung capacity and stabilize alpha rhythms. All of this translates (if you’re not a balneologist) to mean a mega-boost to a bather’s over-all health and happiness. Add in some skin soothing and detoxifying minerals, and I have myself a perfectly good case for why I spent day three of my Mystic/Wander Road Trip at David Walley’s Hot Springs Resort in Genoa, Nevada; just this side of the mountains from South Lake Tahoe, California.

Of course, I wouldn’t have known anything about the hot springs if hadn’t been for my biodiesel detour and the ensuing awesome lunch at Cafe Girasole in Gardnerville.
It is all documented (just for fun) in my little video bloggies, below:


(Max and I DO actually and eventually arrive at the Mystic Garden Party)


About R.R. Shakti

Yoga World Reach Director, and Certified Yoga Therapist, R.R. Shakti has been teaching "the blissipline" of Inner Power Yoga since 2000. She is a Certified Massage Therapist and Ayurvedic Health Counselor and has studied holistic approaches to health and well being for over 15 years. She has traveled extensively throughout the world gaining insight, experience, and inspiration, bringing yoga and hope to people from all walks of life. Shakti is a firm believer in the power of yoga to awaken the body’s own healing process by aligning with Grace and empowering one’s unique expression of their True Nature. She holds an A.A. in Outdoor Recreation Leadership from Colorado Mountain College, a B.A. in Traditional Eastern Arts from Naropa University and is currently pursuing a M.A./Ph.D. in Mythology and Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Visit Shakti at


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