Spiritual and psychological benefits of fasting with a twist of Ayurveda.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
“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
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…
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
When Vata increases our bodies may feel dry, cold, windy and achy, manefesting dry skin, dry bowels, creaky joints, cold hands, poor circulation, gas, bloating, insomnia or anxiety.
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…
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…
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…
Is it summer time again? Let’s look at ways to have a healthier summer by keeping in balance with the elements through Ayurveda.
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,…
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….
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…
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…
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…
When practicing an ketogenic ovolacto-vegetarian nutrition regimen, eggs are often a staple protein source for any meal of the day. This zucchini avocado scramble is a delicious satisfying meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Tulsi, also known as ocimum sanctum or holy basil, has been revered as a sacred plant with healing properties. This beneficial herb has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine for it’s mind enhancing properties and physical benefits earning the names “The Elixir of Life” and “Mother Medicine of Nature”.
During the cold and flu seasons many clients and friends are seeking natural ways to recover. Turmeric ginger spice tea is a blend of ingredients that Ayurvedic medicine uses to reduce symptoms related to the common cold and influenza. Symptoms such as fatigue, malaise, indigestion, aches and pains and congestion in the head, neck and chest region are related to accumulation of kapha and vata doshas.
Cheesy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower by Dr. Christie Smirl HealthierVibrations.com
Ketogenic Vegetarian Spinach Cheese Omelette HealthierVibrations.com Dr. Christie Smirl
Ayurveda understands clearly the process of metabolic toxicity. When the body undergoes improper metabolism of food in the gastro-intestinal system, a toxic substance called aama may develop. Initially, this toxic aama will be isolated in the gut and may be excreted through the feces, but if aama continues to accumulate through abnormal diet and digestion, it will spread through the rasa (plasma) and travel to a weakened dhatus (body tissues). Aama creates the substrate for disease. For this reason, Ayurveda always targets the elimination of aama from the body during any panchakarma (detoxification) or rasayana (rejuvenation) protocol.
Tofu Sesame Brussels Sprout Stir Fry by Dr. Christie Smirl
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