Muladhara Chakra Therapy by Dr. Christie

The first of the primary 7 chakras is the Muladhara chakra. In English it is referred to as the root chakra. In Sanskrit, Muladhara is divided into two terms: mula meaning root and adhara meaning the basis or foundation. This chakra is symbolized by four red petals representing the four compass directions of north, south, … Continue reading Muladhara Chakra Therapy by Dr. Christie

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 Pantjali proposes eight paths of yoga to attain enlightenment. These eight steps are guidelines to living a meaningful and purposeful life. It is a common misbelief that yoga is just a form of fitness with pretzel like poses. … Continue reading Eight Limbs of Yoga: A study of much more than exercise. By Dr. Christie Smirl

Puruṣārthas – The Four Aims of Life by Dr. Christie Smirl

In yoga philosophy there are four aims of human life called the Puruṣārthas.  Puruṣārtha means an "object of human pursuit". The four puruṣārthas are Dharma (duties), Artha (prosperity), Kāma (pleasure) and Moká¹£a (liberation). The  Puruṣārthas are important to evaluate and measure to live a balanced life. If these four aims are looked at like a … Continue reading Puruṣārthas – The Four Aims of Life by Dr. Christie Smirl

Sweet Potato Lentil Salad by Christie Smirl 

This salad has become one of my favorite meals to make because it is fast, easy, packed full of nutrients, high protein, high fiber and low calorie. Sweet potato is an excellent source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, copper, potassium, biotin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B6 and phosphorus.  Lentils are rich … Continue reading Sweet Potato Lentil Salad by Christie Smirl 

Eliminate Aluminum – STINK SCRUB by Christie Smirl 

Aluminum is a source of heavy metal toxicity due to commonly used household items. Unlike other trace elements, the human body does not need aluminum. We consume low levels of aluminum in foods, but when we are exposed to repeated higher quantities the body begins to store it. Higher doses of  aluminum builds up in … Continue reading Eliminate Aluminum – STINK SCRUB by Christie Smirl 

Sage for Smudging and Wellness by Christie Smirl

Sage for Smudging and Wellness by Christie Smirl Sage (Salvia apiana) is a perennial shrub that is native to the southwestern United Sates and northwestern Mexico. Sage belongs to the mint family with rosemary, oregano, lavendar, thyme and basil. Native Americans call sage qaashil in Luiseno, shihtaay or palhtaay in Kumeyaay , kasilile in Tongva, … Continue reading Sage for Smudging and Wellness by Christie Smirl

Triphala to Detox & Rejuvinate by Christie Smirl

TRIPHALA - Balancing Formula for Detoxification & Rejuvenation Triphala is one of the most recommended Ayurvedic formulation and has been used as a daily supplement for over 5,000 years to balance all three doshas - Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Triphala is translated as "Three Fruits" and is composed of dried and powdered amalaki, bibhitaki and haritaki. … Continue reading Triphala to Detox & Rejuvinate by Christie Smirl

TULSI – HOLY BASIL by Christie Smirl

Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, has been revered as a sacred plant that has numerous healing properties. This sacred plant has been used for thousands of years for it’s mind enhancing properties (medhya) and physical benefits earning the names “The Elixir of Life”  and “Mother Medicine of Nature”. Tulsi is praised as the embodiment … Continue reading TULSI – HOLY BASIL by Christie Smirl

Hingvashtak for Healthy Digestion by Christie Smirl

Hingvashtak is a classical Ayurvedic blend of vata-soothing herbs that support the entire digestive system. Vata is cold, light and dry, qualities that in excess can inhibit proper digestive function creating gas, bloating and inflammation. Hingvashtak contains herbs that are warming and grounding to effectively counter balance numberous digestive imbalances. Hingvashtak kindles the digestive fire, … Continue reading Hingvashtak for Healthy Digestion by Christie Smirl