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 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

Ahimsa in Kali Yuga by Dr. Christie Smirl

Ahimsa in Kali Yuga by Dr. Christie Smirl Ahimsa is a concept that has been promoted by Jesus, Buddha, Patanjali, Gandhi and is a core value in most forms of spirituality. The word ahimsa embraces the concept of not-violence and compassion. Ahimsa was written about extensively in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Ahimsa is the first of […]

Puruß╣ú─ürthas – The Four Aims of Life by Dr. Christie Smirl

In yoga philosophy there are four aims of human life called the Puruß╣ú─ürthas.  Puruß╣ú─ürtha means an "object of human pursuit". The four puruß╣ú─ürthas are Dharma (duties), Artha (prosperity), K─üma (pleasure) and Mokß╣úa (liberation). The  Puruß╣ú─ürthas are important to evaluate and measure to live a balanced life. If these four aims are looked at like a … Continue reading Puruß╣ú─ürthas – The Four Aims of Life by Dr. Christie Smirl

Avoid smoothies that cause disease by following Ayurveda and Dr. Christie’s basic rules.┬á

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 … Continue reading Avoid smoothies that cause disease by following Ayurveda and Dr. Christie’s basic rules.┬á

Ahimsa in Kali Yuga by Dr. Christie Smirl

Ahimsa in Kali Yuga by Dr. Christie Smirl Ahimsa is a concept that has been promoted by Jesus, Buddha, Patanjali, Gandhi and is a core value in most forms of spirituality. The word ahimsa embraces the concept of not-violence and compassion. Ahimsa was written about extensively in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Ahimsa is the first of … Continue reading Ahimsa in Kali Yuga by Dr. Christie Smirl

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, saut├ęed, chopped in salads, blended or juiced in health drinks … Continue reading Amazing Benefits of Fennel by Dr. Christie Smirl

Mantras in Medicine by Dr. Christie 

Mantras in Medicine  by Dr. Chrisite                                                January, 2017 Author: Dr. Christie Smirl, Doctorate of Ayurvedic Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science, Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, Sacred Healing Mantrologist, Founder of Healthier Vibrations. … Continue reading Mantras in Medicine by Dr. Christie┬á

Meditation – Healthier Vibrations by Christie Smirl

MEDITATION - A PATH TO HEALTHIER VIBRATIONS By Dr. Christie Smirl, Ayurveda Doctorate, Nurse Practitioner, Yoga Teacher RTY500, YACEP Meditation can be used for profound healing and transformation. Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years by priests, monks, rishis, sages, seers, seekers, bodhisattvas and householders. Science has already proven that meditation is beneficial to … Continue reading Meditation – Healthier Vibrations by Christie Smirl