Celibacy and Vegetarianism vs Sex and Meat – Response to questions about the Yamas of Brahmacharya and Ahimsa.
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YAMAS: LIMB 1 OF ASHTANGA YOGA
“When the components of yoga are practiced, impurities dwindle; then the light of understanding can shine forth, illuminating the way to discriminative awareness. The eight components of yoga are external discipline, internal discipline, posture, breath regulation, concentration, meditative absorption, and integration. The five external disciplines are not harming (ahimsa), truthfulness (satya), not stealing (asteya), celibacy (brahmachari) and not being acquisitive (aparigraha). These universals, transcending birth, place, era, or circumstance, constitute the great vow of yoga. “
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 and Yogic Self Care
Daily self care rituals can make or break your health, happiness and Self evolution. We discuss Ayurvedic and yogic self care routines for optimal wellness in the 50 hour, 200 hour and 300 hour Ayurvedic Yoga Awakening programs. Here is a short classroom excerpt. To learn more and enroll today, go to HealthierVibrations.com.
Light of Auṃ ॐ
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.
Navigating Health through Mother Nature’s Seasons
Did you know that for thousands of years, Ayurveda has illustrated the importance of living in harmony with the changing seasons. When we connect with Mother Earth through gardening and observation, we connect to Her changing seasons and witness what special nutrients are being offered during each seasonal shift. For instance, this summer, I look forward to enjoying the medicinal benefits of cilantro greens that I planted. Fresh cilantro greens help to regulate digestion, support the liver and reduce heavy metal build up in the body. Once the cilantro plant bolts, I will be able to harvest the coriander seeds which have their own unique medicinal profile.
Ayurveda and Yoga for Healthcare Professionals – 50 hour program
Healthier Vibrations now offers a 50 hour Ayurveda Yoga program for wellness and health professionals. This fast track program is designed specifically for health care professionals who want to learn the core fundamental sciences of Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation. Whether you are a RN, EMT, NP, DO, PA, MD, RD, RT, PT, DC, ATC, LVN, DNP, LAc or therapist, this 50 hour program will give you immediate tools in the workplace for clients and patients.
Ayurvedic Oral Care
In this Healthier Vibrations education video, Christie Smirl, AyuD, NP will introduce the topic of Ayurvedic oral care. Mouth filling with proper herbs and spices along with oil pulling is excellent for preventing and treating many different conditions related to the head, neck and mouth.
Ahimsa – Yamas of Yoga
Ahimsa is a concept that has been promoted in most forms of spirituality for millennia. The word ahimsa embraces the concept of non-violence and compassion. Ahimsa was written about extensively in the yoga sūtras of Patañjali around 400 CE . Ahimsa is the first of the yamas – self restraints – in yogic philosophy. On the surface this concept of non-violence advocates refraining from physically harming another human out of malice. Ahimsa, the concept of not causing physical harm seems straight forward when we talk about murder, rape, shooting, stabbing, torture and punching. However, there are mixed beliefs about violence as it applies to appropriate self defense or even defensive war. As we know in this Kali yuga, times can get wild, unpredictable and dark. This is the time more than ever to guide our actions and thoughts towards peace.
Unlocking Higher Life Potentials – Newest Episode of Dharma Warrior TV
Purification and alignment of the chakras can be achieved once a person learns how the physical body, emotions and subtle anatomy interact. Selecting new patterns, activities, thoughts and emotions can create incredible, long term multidimensional transformation in one’s personal life, relationships, professional life, spirituality, future generations and beyond. Change starts with us. As we heal ourselves, we can help heal others and begin healing the world.
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.
Yoga & Meditation Practitioner Training and Teacher Certification
Healthier Vibrations is now offering 5 training programs with private mentorship with Christie Smirl, AyuD, NP, MS, E-RYT500. Enrollment is now open! Chose one or more program.
Love Without Discrimination
” 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…
The Dharma Warrior Podcast “Yoga: Life Transformation Beyond Fitness”
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!
To Love the One
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.
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.
Bhagavad Gita – Eternal Teachings for Transformation
“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…
Supramental Consciousness with guest Craig Williams
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.
Inaugural Shri Maa Yoga Collaboration
I am honored to announce my collaboration with my guru, her Holiness 1008 Mahamandaleshwar Adishakti Satigiri Ji Maharaj , affectionately called Maa, to launch the 2020 inaugural Shri Maa Yoga teacher training program.
Introduction to Ayurveda: Doshas 101 by Dr. Christie Smirl
Ayurveda is an ancient holistic health system originate over 5,000 years ago in India. Ayurveda is now widely practiced internationally. To understand the foundation tenets of Ayurveda is, the doshas must be mastered. Here are the dosha basics. There are three doshas that control physiology of the human body – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The health science of Ayurveda is also based on the Panchamahaboota theory. Panchamahaboota means 5 elements – Akasha (space), Vayu (wind), Agni (fire), Aap (water), Pritvi (earth). Each dosha is formed by a paring of these elements. Let’s take a look at how these elements compose Vata, Pitta and Kapha to better understand Ayurvedic physiology.
Eight Limbs of Yoga: A study of much more than exercise. By Dr. Christie Smirl
Eight Limbs of Yoga: A study of much more than exercise – Dr. Christie Smirl The writings of Patanjali proposes eight paths of yoga to attain enlightenment. These eight steps are guidelines to living a meaningful and purposeful life. It is a common mis-belief that yoga is just a form of fitness with pretzel like poses….