This year I grew pumpkins in my back yard planter. Not really sure what kind, but they looked like a tasty pumpkin spice okra meal.
This course will teach multidisciplinary approaches to navigate the cold and flu season for optimal wellness through Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine. This is an excellent webinar for health care professionals and individuals.
It was an honor to be interviewed on the SMYLE Podcast on the topic of “Walking The Spiritual Path” with Sadhvi Kadambari Maa, live from Hariwar India.
” Forgive everyone who has caused you pain. Forget everything. Love everybody in the same way; whether a person is big, small or no longer there. Give the same love to everyone. Do not discriminate with your love. The moment you do that, it creates hurdles you must cross and broken bridges that are difficult…
It was an honor to be interviewed and published on The Dharma Warrior Podcast “Yoga:Life Transformation Beyond Fitness”. It full DWTV episode is now available via Anchor.FM!
Your first step towards spirituality is seeing One inside yourself, and that One inside you, is the One inside everyone else. Take care of your own self, and take care of everything around you and everything connected to you. When you love yourself in a way that you love the One, you love the One that is inside everyone.
In the day and age of modernity, peace is a priceless commodity. Peace can not be bought, sold or traded. It is a state of being, a presence that can only be established inside oneself, then radiated outward. When searching for the elixir of peace there are several synonyms such as calm, restful, silent, bliss,…
“…the emptying of all thought out of the mind so as to leave it a sort of pure vigilant blank on which the divine knowledge may come and imprint itself, undisturbed by inferior thoughts of the ordinary human mind and with the clearness of a writing in white chalk on a blackboard. You will find that the Gita speaks of this rejection of all mental thought as one of the methods of yoga… This may be called the dhyāna of liberation, as it frees the mind from slavery to the mechanical process of thinking and allows it to think or not to think, as it pleases and when it pleases, or to choose its own thoughts or else to go beyond thought to the pure perception of Truth called in our philosophy Vijnāna.” Sri Aurobindo
OM will shelter you like an umbrella. If you chant the sacred syllable OM, your mind naturally returns to a peaceful state of stillness, which eventually becomes emptiness.
The expression of gratitude offers us the opportunity to realign with our heart center. In Ayurvedic medicine, the heart is said to be the seat of the soul. Gratitude is the act of focusing on what we are grateful for and what we appreciate. In the attitude of gratitude, we shift our perceptions intentionally to the vibration of being thankful.
“Anyone calling out for God, from any land, in any language, and in any age, remember, their cries reach this heart like the waves of the ocean crashing onto the shore.” ~Sri Anandamayi Ma
“The world is full of shiny objects that beckon our sense organs deep into the veils and waves of chatter and sway, farther we stray from the Soul’s light rays.” Kalavati Devi
Indra’s vajra strikes the seat of Soul, Stilling vrittis that clutter Self control, Igniting all the indriyas, satloka atmosphere, Agni rises in the East casting Soul to steer, Darkness falls from windows sills Fueling Love’s bright flame, Five for wisdom, five for deed One in central plane, Breathe the nectar, ojas sweet Smell, taste, hear,…
“Soul releases prakruti
Prana dances back to smriti
When’s our time, we never know
Till light it shines a brilliant show
Transcending flight into beauty
Creating space for new found duty
Fix the mind on God, each day, each breath
Find the space of God, each step, each death
See the face of God, each smile, each frown
Be the light of God, each life, each crown.”
On the battlefield there are thousands of roles, seen and unseen, sung and unsung that create a united force. Act upon the changes you are capable of making towards a world you want to see.
We will be experiencing a lunar eclipse June 5th, 2020. This is a time to take wise actions and mitigate confusion, fear, suffering and chaos. Let us create and embody healing, love and divinity.
“The Bhagavad Gita is perhaps the most revered spiritual text in Eastern thought. Influencing Eastern and Western minds, the Bhagavad Gita is a linguistic doorway into the heart of the Cosmic Mind: Sri Bhagavan Krsna. The Bhagavad Gita provides tools for spiritual transformation and for living an inspiring passion-filled life. This is a text which…
Did you know that a sweet potato is not actually a potato? Sweet potatoes are a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the bindweed or morning glory family, convolvulaceae. This easy to grow large, starchy, sweet-tasting, tuberous root does not belong to the nightshade family. Sweet potatoes are so easy to make. You can steam them, mash them, bake them or put them in a stew. Here’s a basic nutrient profile below. Look at the vitamin A load!
Baked zucchini casserole is packed full of flavor and nutrients. Zucchini is filling, satisfying and a great substitute for noodles in a casserole. Did you know that zucchini is high in vitamin A which helps support the health of your immune system, skin, heart, digestive system and vision? Zucchini is also rich in antioxidants that…
The whole plant is edible and nutritious. The leaves, flowers and shoots can be sautéed or stirfried. The leaves can be added to salads. I often place 1 cup of leaves into the blender with 1 cup water for a gentle detox juice.
I love cooking up lentils. They are mildly flavored, filling and very versatile. Lentils are a great source of protein, fiber and lots of vitamins and minerals. Here’s the breakdown!
As a little girl, I loved tapioca pudding, but I’m not into the sugar and processed ingredients, so today I am sharing a simple chia pudding recipe. Chia seeds offer an excellent source of antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids. Chia seeds help reduce inflammation, constipation and LDL “bad cholesterol”. The fiber helps improve HDL…
Join Craig Williams LAc of Ayurveda Austin and I starting April 30th as we cover Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Functional Medicine approaches to healing and balancing the digestive system! TOPICSModule 1: Healing Digestion: Ayurvedic Tools Recognizing the signs, symptoms and sources of digestion abnormalities based on Ayurvedic principles. Learn Ayurvedic approaches for healing digestion. …
Spices have always been a hot commodity, but it seems that much of the population has forgotten that these spices are not just for flavor, they serve as alchemical ingredients! When there are shifts in digestion, seasonal changes and periods of transition, spices can be a phenomenal method of rejuvenation, disease prevention and healing. Many of…
I am so delighted to announce that Energy 911 will be offered early this year. As part of Healthier Vibration’s Ayurvedic Yoga Awakening program, this is an indispensable class offered as part of teacher training. This class was originally scheduled for October, 2020, but with so many people being home and adapted to online interaction, I want to extend this invitation to attend April 11th, 2020 live on zoom 9:00am – 5:00pm PST.
Last year I recorded 8 classes as part of a Chakra Alignment series. I’m sharing the first class in the series here for free. It is a very important process and practice that allows us to align and harmonize our mental patterns and energetic bodies.
Division and ignorance are overcome, and replaced with a unity of consciousness. The physical body will be transformed and divinized. The gnostic being sees the spirit everywhere in the world, and in every other person.
Today I had a great multidiscipline discussion with Craig William LAC on the topic of pulmonary health and longevity. We presented important concepts surrounding lung health from Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medical models. This presentation also tied together relationships between lung health, the immune system, food as medicine, zinc, vitamin b3, agni, digestion, rasayana and breath practices.
This conversation interweaves concepts from functional nutrition, sports fitness, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, yoga and more. The main focus was on the following:
AGNI related to jatar-agni, digestion and nutrition
AGNI related to srota-agni, dhatu-agni and health of the physical body constituents
AGNI related to immunity to disease and cellular modulation
AGNI related to manas-agni, mental fortitude, adaptation and psychiatry
AGNI in relationship to cosmic forces and advanced mental development
Studies have scientifically validated the ethnopharmacological effects of performing fire ceremonies. Medicinal smoke emanated by burning a mixture of odoriferous and medicinal herbs, reduces viruses and aerial bacterial. One study in the journal of Journal of Ethnopharmacology showed a 94% reduction in airborne bacteria with measurable reductions up to 30 days later.