Expectations, Impermanence and Suffering

I once sat in a room of people and heard a woman confidently tell us, “Your suffering is not a food shaped hole; it is not a alcohol or drug shaped hole; it is not a shopping spree shaped hole or a sex shaped hole!”. That was when I learned to stop cramming stuff and…

Season of the Goddess

Summer has passed, fall equinox at last, the season of Sacred Feminine amassed The Goddess dances in my mind, stilling, stirring, enchanting, tipping scales Shakti runs through my limbs pulsing, fevered, slow yet with urgency She invokes through my mouth as alphabet and song echoing in the night Her caress dulls my pains and evokes…

Ayurvedic Nutrition presentation with Dr. Christie Smirl for Necessary Nutrition Academy

It was a pleasure and honor to be a guest presenter for the Necessary Nutrition Academy to introduce theories behind Ayurvedic Nutrition. During this presentation students will learn the basic theories of Ayurveda as applied to nutrition principles, including the panchamahabhuta and tri-dosha theories. This information will be integrated to understand how certain foods aggravate…

Insidious Systems of Control with speaker Craig Williams

“The concept of systems of control, and their role in limiting the expansion of human consciousness, is fundamental to the investigations and revelations found within the Golgotha current. There exists distinct control mechanisms in place on both exoteric & esoteric levels of reality with obscure Pathways to self transformation and self-realization. Ahrimanic and Asuric in…

The Mother – Grace of A Yogini

Evoke the rapture of Shakti! Delve into the depths of her unfathomable bliss. Become enveloped in her powerful feminine sensuous creative power. Let the Mother wrap her darkness all around like a comforting womb, nurturing, guiding, reminding us of our deepest truths.

Ayurveda Past & Future with guest speaker Dr. Jayagopal Parla

Welcome Dr. Jayagopal Parla for this episode of Healthier Vibrations discussing the past and future of Ayurveda. During this broadcast, Dr. Jay shares about some of the historical origins of Ayurveda and the future of Ayurveda in Integrative Medicine. Dr. Jay is a world renowned speaker and professor of Ayurveda. His training background includes a…

Forging The Spiritual Vessel with guest speaker Julia Persike

“Sariram yad avapnoti yac capy utkramatisvarah grhitvaitani samyati vayur gandhan ivasayat.” ~ Bhagavad Gita 15:8 In the Bhagavad Gita, the the living body is compared to an entity in the material world that carries life as the air carries aromas. Each of us are described as isvara, the controller of ones own body. Each moment,…

Ayurvedic Yoga Awakening with Dr. Christie Smirl

I am honored to receive so many recent testimonials for Ayurvedic Yoga Awakening Program.  “Where do I even begin! This yoga teacher training with Dr. Christie Smirl has been absolutely incredible so far; I don’t want it to end!! Christie has such a genuine, pure, kind energy, with SO much wisdom and teachings to share. I…

Ayurveda and Gnostic Transformation – with Craig Williams

The process of self transformation is a continual pursuit. Join me to listen to an excellent interview with Craig Williams. In this discussion, Ayurveda and Gnostic Transformation, guest speaker, Craig shares his view on the role of Ayurveda to catalyze Gnostic alchemy for personal and spiritual transformation. Craig also discusses the importance of Ayurveda and…

Reiki: The Healing Light Within by Dr. Christie Smirl

Healing abilities are present within us all. We are all divine beings of energy. When we think of our body we think of our physical anatomy and mind, but we are much more. We have an energetic anatomy which is composed of many energetic fields which support our physical body function. Those same energetic fields…

Energy Vampires by Dr. Christie Smirl

Are there people in your life that exhaust and drain you, leaving you feeling frustrated, manipulated and bewildered? Consider that you may be dealing with an energy vampire. At first glance this term may seem silly or fantastical, but if you have experienced the phenomenon of an energy vampire, the description is spot on. In…

Ayurvedic Nutrition Guidelines for Balanced Doshas by Dr. Christie Smirl

Ayurvedic Nutrition Guidelines for Balanced Doshas by Dr. Christie Smirl Ayurveda is the comprehensive science of wellness that originated in India over 5,000 years ago and is still widely practice globally. In Ayurveda each person has a unique Prakruti which is your body constitution. Each person’s Prakruti is determined by a unique combination of Doshas,…

Macro-nutrient Digestive Science and Health by Dr. Christie Smirl

Too many people consume far too much glucose in the form of simple carbohydrates, complex carbohydrates and protein. Remember that excessive glucose causes high insulin levels, weight gain and multiple disease processes discussed above. Transfats are dominant in junk foods and fast foods and are harmful to your overall health. Start looking at your food in terms of fuel and life source. My biggest recommendations are

Respiratory Integrated Health by Dr. Christie Smirl

The respiratory system is responsible for bringing life the the body. In Advanced Life Support or CPR, breathing is the first thing assessed. No breath, no life. The respiratory anatomy consists of the nose, mouth, sinuses, pharynx, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, right lung with three lobes, left lung with two lobes, the diaphragm, cilia and alveoli….

Liver Health by Dr. Christie Smirl

The liver one of the most important organs in the body responsible for a wide range of functions including: Regulating the composition of blood, including the amounts of glucose (sugar), protein, and fat in the bloodstream. Removing bilirubin and other toxins from the blood. Bilirubin is a by-product of the breakdown of red blood cells….

Meditation for Compassion Cultivation Dr. Christie Smirl

Compassion is the ability to feel sympathy, empathy, love and humanity for others who are suffering. Compassion can be extended to those in physical pain, mental pain, social conflict, financial hardships and many other situations. How about holding compassion for somebody who is lashing out in anger or fear? In current society there are so…

Sea Salt Bath Detoxification by Dr. Christie Smirl

Are you looking for a easy, inexpensive way to improve your health and well being? Try taking a detoxification bath. Sea salt baths have been used for centuries to promote health, healing and beauty.

Manipura Chakra Therapeutics by Dr. Christie Smirl

The third of the primary 7 chakras is the manipura chakra. In English it is referred to as the solar plexus chakra. In Sanskrit, manipura means “city of jewels”. This chakra is symbolized by a yellow 10 petaled lotus flower representing the mastery over spiritual ignorance, thirst, jealousy, treachery, shame, fear, disgust, delusion, foolishness and…

Svadhisthana Chakra Therapy by Dr. Christie Smirl

The second of the primary 7 chakras is the svadhisthana chakra. In English it is referred to as the sacral chakra. In Sanskrit, svadhisthana means “one’s own base”. This chakra is symbolized by an orange 6 petaled lotus flower representing the mastery over 6 modes of consciousness, known as vrittis: affection, pitilessness, feeling of all-destructiveness,…

Healthy Mind Rejuvenation with Brahmi by Dr. Christie Smirl

Ayurveda understands that the mind can be rejuvenated and supported by natural herbs that have medhya (mind) actions. Brahmi has been used since ancient times to support proper brain function. The leaves enhance memory, concentration and sattva – mental harmony and spiritual well being. Brahmi has many other medical uses. Ayurvedic Properties of Brahmi Rasa…

Coping with P.T.S.D. by Dr. Christie Smirl

Post traumatic stress disorder (P.T.S.D.) effects up to 8% of the United States population. P.T.S.D. can be temporary or lead to serious life-long complications unless recognized and managed. There are many reasons people experience P.T.S.D.

Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting by Dr. Christie Smirl

Intermittent fasting means of voluntary abstinence from food and nutritive drink for a set period of time. This type of nutrition planning has been shown to reduce the risk for several diseases. One way to intermittently fast is to only eat during a few hour window each day or set days. For example only eating during a short window of time such as noon and 4 pm, then refraining from food for 20 hours. Let us take a look at the benefits.

Ayurvedic Spring Health by Dr Christie Smirl

The vernal equinox signals the beginning of spring once the sun crosses the celestial equator from south to north. After the spring equinox we will start enjoying earlier sunrises, later sunsets and beautiful blooms. This change in season also triggers a change in the doshas (Ayurvedic biological forces) within our bodies. The ancient science of…