“The five internal disciplines are bodily purification, contentment, intense discipline, self-study, and dedication to the ideal of yoga. With body purification, one’s body ceases to be compelling, likewise contact with others. Purification also brings about clarity, happiness, concentration, mastery of the senses, and capacity for self-awareness. Contentment brings unsurpassed joy. As intense disciple burns up impurities, the body and its senses become supremely refined.”
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The Power of Pranayama – Dharma Warrior TV
It was an honor and pleasure to be featured on Dharma Warrior TV to present “The Power of Pranayama” as part of the series “Yoga: Life Transformation Beyond Fitness”. For thousands of years, yogis have harnessed and manipulated vital life forces through breath control. In this podcast and blog I discuss the benefits of pranayama and teach two techniques to take back control over your physiology, mind and subtle body.
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.
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…
Ayurvedic Summer Health by Dr. Christie Smirl
Is it summer time again? Let’s look at ways to have a healthier summer by keeping in balance with the elements through Ayurveda.
Meatless Flour-free Lasagna – by Dr. Christie Smirl
Meatless, flour free, simple lasagna.
Meditation for Compassion Cultivation Dr. Christie Smirl
Compassion is the ability to feel sympathy, empathy, love and humanity for others who are suffering. Compassion can be extended to those in physical pain, mental pain, social conflict, financial hardships and many other situations. How about holding compassion for somebody who is lashing out in anger or fear? In current society there are so…
Coconut Vegetable Soup by Dr. Christie Smirl
Ketogenic coconut vegetable soup by Dr Christie Smirl at HealthierVibration.com
Turmeric Ginger Spice Tea by Dr. Christie Smirl
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
Cheesy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower by Dr. Christie Smirl HealthierVibrations.com
Red Cabbage Spinach Cheese Omelette by Dr. Christie Smirl
Ketogenic Vegetarian Spinach Cheese Omelette HealthierVibrations.com Dr. Christie Smirl
Ketogenic Avocado Cucumber Hemp Salad by Dr. Christie Smirl
Whole and fresh food recipes are the best way to ensure your nutrition is clean and healthy. Here is a satisfying ketogenic vegetarian avocado cucumber hemp salad.
Ketogenic Vegetarian Spinach Salad by Dr. Christie Smirl
Ketogenic Vegetarian Walnut Egg Spinach Salad by Dr. Christie Smirl
Ketogenic Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps by Dr. Christie Smirl
With busy schedules it is easy to just grab convenient food that is not necessarily healthy. I’m always trying to create meals that are full of balanced nutrition, flavor and freshness. Here’s a great recipe for Ketogenic Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps I designed.
Golden Auspiciousness in 2018 by Dr. Christie Smirl
As 2018 dawns I send you all love, prayers for peace and wishes for health and prosperity. 2018 is predicted to be an auspicious year bringing truth, wisdom and spiritual transcendence.
Breath yourself into a better mood – Emotion regulation with pranayama by Dr. Christie Smirl
Learn how to breath yourself into a better mood – Emotional Regulation with pranayama.
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….
Avoid smoothies that cause disease by following Ayurvedic principles.
Smoothies have been all the rage for quite some time now. The smoothie health craze has created a different way of obtaining nutrition, which at first glance seems “Oh so good”. I remember the first time I walked into a popularized smoothie retailer and ordered a concoction that sounded like a really healthy meal. I…
Amazing Benefits of Fennel by Dr. Christie Smirl
Fennel is a delicious celery-like winter vegetable full of amazing health benefits. The white bulb, long green stalks, seeds, and leaves are all edible. Fennel is harvested in the fall and traditionally seen in fall or winter recipes. Fennel as a vegetable can be steamed, sautéed, chopped in salads, blended or juiced in health drinks…
Aroma Therapy for Mental Health by Dr. Christie Smirl
Aromatherapy is the ancient practice of using plant oils for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. The use of aromatherapy is an ancient health practice traced thousands of years back to Greek, Egyptian, Chinese, Persian and Indian cultures. The mechanism of action takes only 8 molecules of aromatic substance to trigger the sense of smell…
Kapha reducing Garden Vegetable Bean Soup by Dr. Christie Smirl
Ayurveda strongly suggests warming soups to reduce kapha accumulation. Kapha’s gunas (qualities) are guru (heavy), snigdha (unctuous), sheeta (cold), manda (slow), mrudu (soft), sthira (stable) and slaksna (jelly like). If kapha over accumulates in the body, these qualities create stagnancy and diseases related to blocked srotas (channels) such as obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes and abnormal…
Coconut Green Bean Sweet Potato Soup by Dr. Christie Smirl
This is a delicious soup that is filling, satisfying, high in protein, low sodium and easy to digest. INGREDIENTS 1.5 cup rinsed organic red lentils 3 cups diced organic green beans 4 cup cubed unpeeled organic sweet potatoes 2 cups cubed pears 1 can organic coconut milk 3 Tablespoons Ghee 2 teaspoons curry powder 1…
Meditation A Path to Health by Dr. Christie Smirl
MEDITATION – A PATH TO HEALTHIER VIBRATIONS Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years by monks, sages, seers and householders to induce profound healing and transformation. Science has proven that meditation is beneficial to reduce anxiety and depression, increase memory and focus, regulate heart rate, lower blood pressure, balance neurotransmitters that affect our emotional…