Laser Mental Focus and Meditation

er meditational skills with a laser focused mind into stillness. Meditation is critical for mental health. Here are some quick tips for success.

Ayurvedic Mental Mapping, Insanity and Meditation

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.

Yoga and Meditation Training from home. Enrolment is open!

The Healthier Vibrations Yoga and Meditation Training programs can now be done in the comfort of your own home, self paced with private mentorship. There are five training opportunities weather you want to become a practitioner for your own transformation or a teacher. Enroll today.

Chakra Alignment – Class 2

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

Chakra Alignment Class One

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.

Bhakti – The Most Sacred Love

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.

Brian’s Unfortunate Brainstorm – New kid’s book!

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.

Cringy Cat – Ayuveda for Children AVAILABLE SOON!

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”.

Ceasefire into Ananda

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,…

Fragrance of Gratitude

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.

Yoking with Divinity

“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 
 

Shiny Objects – Tejobindu Upanishad

“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

Indriyas Burning Clear – Meditation & Satsang

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,…

Transcendence – Atma Upanishad

“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.”

The Power of Spice Tea

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…

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.

Balanced Mental Well Being with Ayurveda by Dr. Christie Smirl

Mental well being is a primary pillar of health. Everybody strives for optimal concentration, memory, sleep patterns and emotional balance. Western allopathic medicine and modern psychology can be dramatically augmented with the medical science of Ayurveda. Ayurveda understands the functioning of the human mind according to three gunas (qualities). The three gunas that influence the…