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Recent Articles

yoga-and-pilates-one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-otherDo you know the difference between Pilates and yoga? Newcomers to either practice often do not know how...
ring-theory-keeps-foot-out-of-mouth The truth is, no matter how much we care, it's easy to say the wrong thing to people in, or near, a...

Body

yoga-and-pilates-one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-otherDo you know the difference between Pilates and yoga? Newcomers to either practice often do not know how the disciplines differ, or if...
oven-roasted-squash-with-garlic-parsley 5 pounds Butternut (or other winter variety) squash and sweet potatoes cut into 1-inch chunks3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive...
another-great-reason-to-brush-your-teethA recent study from India didn't conclusively prove that gum disease is another direct cause of COPD, but the 100 cases in the study...

Yoga

great-morning-stretch-sequenceSome days, it's just not possible to put in a full hour and a half of yoga. But most days will allow for this 10- to 15-minute...
Here's a quick revitalizing sequence from Women's Health... roll out the mat and fire it up!  
yoga-fans-donate-170-000-to-smithsonian-s-first-ever-exhibit-on-yogic-artAround 600 generous souls helped raise more than $170,000 for the Smithsonian’s ”Yoga: The Art of Transformation” – with a bit of...

Features

malcolm-gladwell-choice-happiness-and-spaghetti-sauceThe Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry's pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce -- and makes a larger...
storytelling-and-brain-science "Story represents a pathway to understanding that doesn’t run through the left side of the brain. People who can recognize...
cost-of-enlightenment-10-daysNov 24 - Dec 05  Rocky Mountain Vipassana, Elbert, CO  The registration for this renound and cost-free 10-day retreat is...

Our mission at Marmapoints

Marmapoints is a free quarterly magazine and daily website published by the Smokebrush Foundation. We are devoted to promoting yoga and wellness in our Southern Colorado community.

Editorial submissions come from a diverse population of writers who take on a variety of topics that will be of benefit in the quest to nourish mind, body and spirit. They include all things yoga, alternative healing therapies, wholesome food choices, meditation, trends in exercise as well as personal growth and ‘Aha!’ moments.

Anyone who shares in our inspiration is welcome to contribute to our pages and our site.

What are marma points?

Marma points are critical junctures in the body where multiple organ systems bridge and intersect. As such, marma points are vital to good health. Although even minor damage to marma points can be serious, they are essential locations for treating symptoms and correcting dysfunction.

Questions? Want to write for us? Talk yoga?

Who we are

Publisher Don Goede
Editor Ethan Engel
Art Director Nicholas Baranek
Tech Guru Justin Kovach
Sales Associate Emilie Rose McMahon 

Happenings

from-lhasa-with-love In 2006, several monks from the Drepung Monastery visited Colorado Springs, and over the course of three days at the Fine Arts...
tibetan-administration-to-take-over-tibetan-schools-in-indiaFrom the Times of India On Apr 21, 2013, it was reported that the Tibetan administration in India is to take over Tibetan schools in...
anandaful-yoga-creates-a-new-community-for-all-yogisWith more than 410,000 residents, Colorado Springs is the second most populous city in Colorado. That’s a lot of potential yogis. In...

Spirit

ring-theory-keeps-foot-out-of-mouth The truth is, no matter how much we care, it's easy to say the wrong thing to people in, or near, a personal crisis. So Susan...
one-man-and-his-vowJusto Gallego Martinez, an 86-year-old farmer from Spain, has spent the last 50 years of his life single-handedly building a large...
15-points-on-the-power-of-mantra Traditionally, in India, the method of conveying awakening consciousness is especially through mantra. In the mystical yogic...

Mind

deep-thinking-about-lab-grown-brainsHave you heard heard about the: Miniature ‘human brain’ grown in laboratory? This train has left the station, but you can still...
Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at U Mass, and...
mindfulness-training-for-children-and-adultsChildren learn largely by example.  Use "about to" moments in daily parenting to your advantage.  Have you ever...