Maintaining mental stability through emotional mapping is a learned skill. In this video I discuss a technique that can be done hour by hour to overcome the emotions such as anger, jealously, guilt, anxiety and fear. Remember that YOU are in control.
Ayurveda has a very clear understanding of the causes of mental imbalances and insanity. This video introduces the concepts of mental adaptation and tendencies based on Ayurvedic principles. Learn about how food and lifestyle can trigger emotional symptoms of vata, pitta and kapha imbalances. In this video I also discuss meditation, the experience of reality and developing a nondual state of awareness.
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It was great to see so many of you for the second class of the Chakra Alignment Series as a supplement to the Chakra Alignment workbook. For anybody who was not able to attend live, here is the recorded class where we discussed the root chakra in detail, how to incorporate therapeutics into your sadhana and how to set up for ritual meditation in the upcoming classes. During the next three weeks, we will dive into ceremony and transformational practices. I look forward to seeing many of you in the next class. Details, resources and links can be found at HealthierVibrations.com
It was wonderful to see so many of you for the first class in the Chakra Alignment series. For those could not attend live, I have recorded the class. Feel free to join the upcoming classes . Details and recordings are posted in the Healthier Vibrations Learning Center at HealthierVibrations.com.
During this first class we reviewed the three key building blocks for establishing a strong meditation practice. Svadhyaya, sankalpa and sadhana are key concepts to explore as we begin exploring sacred practices and using the book – Chakra Alignment – A transformational guide and journey to reclaim control over your chakras and life.
It was an honor to be featured on Dharma Warrior TV to discuss my devotional art, music and latest article “Bhakti: The Most Sacred Love”.
Bhakti is to love for love’s sake and surrender to Divinity. “Bhaj” is to adore or worship God. The beautiful indescribable path of devotion cultivates a transformative peace, stability of mind, strength and inspirational bliss. Bhakti is much more than singing or chanting the Holy names.
Having an Instapot pressure cooker saves so much time. Today I made a meal that was savory, sour, bitter, pungent, sweet and spicy. The science of Ayurveda understands that it is important to partake in all the different flavors and this recipe knocked them all out of the ball park. This quinoa and green bean meal was filling, bursting with flavor, agni stimulating and kapha reducing.
I’m excited to announce that Brian’s Unfortunate Brainstorm has now been published! This is the second kid’s wellness book I wrote this year. Brian’s Unfortunate Brainstorm helps families and friends weather through stormy emotions. This brightly illustrated book helps children learn simple mental health techniques when caught in a different mind storms. This is a perfect addition to the first kid’s book I wrote this year titled Cringy Cat – Ayurveda for children. One book examines food and lifestyle causes of mental “cringe” and the other teaches simple fun coping skills.
It was such a pleasure today to join Jason McKean to discuss my inspirations behind writing and publishing the books Alchemical Yogini, Kali Samadhi MMXX and Cringy Cat – Ayurveda for children.
Cringy Cat, an Ayurveda book for children that I wrote, is now published and available for international shipping just in time for Christmas. This is an easy and funny story with big print and bright illustrations to teach children basic Ayurveda and helps children problem solve the nutrition and lifestyle sources of 3 types of “cringy.”
I am very excited to announce to publishing of my new book CRINGY CAT – Ayurveda for children.
Cringy Cat is a children’s book that helps families understand the basic principles of Ayurveda. This silly and fun story illustrates three types of “cringy” and how they feel physically and mentally. Meema helps the child figure out why she feels the way she does. Together they discover what nutrition and lifestyle imbalances caused the “cringe”.
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.
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!
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.”
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.