Wow… Nutiva has just had a great experience with Peace Sticks! About 20 of us in our Richmond Headquarters came together for an afternoon of play. Brothers Shine and Evan Riling from Ojai led this amazing interaction with us, and then and made some killer Nutiva smoothies with deep purple berries!
Peace Sticks are very simple, but have remarkable affects on the participants. Two beautifully painted sticks are passed between partners to the rhythm of a drum beat. The rhythm and movement becomes a dance where energy is created and exchanged.
Graphic Designer Nancy Spellman describes it: “I liked the energy and the flow and the movement. Let your brain shut off, just pure energy connecting between people. Not focusing on anything else. The energy is tangible.”
Warehouse Warrior Denny McDaniel felt transformed: “I’m big on universal things. I’m big on community. Even though I feel it’s already here, I felt closer. It kind of got us out of our comfort zone–especially looking directly into each other’s eyes. I don’t really do that. It opened up another part of me.”
It’s easy to get lost in the day to day, you know? Peace Sticks have been used in many companies as a way to have fun, blow off stress, and create stronger shared experiences amongst employees. Nutiva values Community and Well-Being, so this kind of tribal togetherness reminds us of the bigger picture.
Read more about the surprising benefits of Peace Sticks HERE.
As you continue to play you enter deeper and deeper into the zone, where you are able to act effortlessly from your deepest power. The opportunity to discover our true ability and strength gives you the confidence to meet the world with peace and offer your true gifts.
Physical: Cardio work out, relives stress, oxygenates all cells in the body, increases reflexes, hand eye coordination, strength, flexibility, and endurance.
Mental: Connects neural pathways between left and right hemispheres of the brain, shown to increase mental abilities, development, and help mental disorders such as dyslexia.
Emotional/ social: The practice is based on non-judgment and collaboration. This creates the opportunity for us to experience and discover ourselves and others on a very deep level building true self confidence and friendship.
Spiritual: In this technology age our minds are often flooded with stimulation and information from computers, cell phones, video games, etc.
This leads to high levels of stress, and a disconnection from ourselves and nature. Peace Sticks is one of the quickest and easiest ways to enter into a state of clear mind, meditation. This allows us to connect with our spirit, to hear and feel our own heart and being, and bring forth our unique gifts and healing into the world.