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Shakti Yoga for Healing the Whole Body

How the Sacred Practice of Shakti Yoga can Heal the Whole Body Yoga is not something new, and it is certainly not solely a physical practice of twisting ourselves into contorted positions. Ancient Yoga was considered to be a whole and complete system of spirituality, and at the same time, a most potent source for…

Karma or Humility

The notion of humility as a virtue brings numerous images to mind, some based on culture and some on expectations. For some people, the concept may not be so culturally valued, and for others, humility may have been a lesson learned by their key role models or institutions.  This is the same with the concept…

Even Difficult Experiences Can Strengthen Us

    Truth and grace are always with us. It flows like a river through our lives, artfully reminding us that there is magic and power beyond what our eyes can see. At times we catch its subtle beauty, like during chance meetings, near misses, and insights that seem to come from nowhere. Other times…

Because You Matter! Skin Food Soul Food

You’ve probably heard about all the hidden chemicals and health risks surrounding so many of the beauty and skin care products on the market, but what exactly are they and will you ever be able to put on your lotion or eye cream again in peace — without wondering if you’re poisoning your body? The…

Ayurveda and Healing

Ayurveda through the Samkhya Vedic system is firmly based upon the principle of causation. Nothing can exist without a cause. As is the cause, so will be the effect. Ayurveda and Healing This doctrine, that from a real cause can only occur a real effect of like nature, is called the principle of “Satkaryavada,” the…

Anxiety and its Treatment through Yoga and Ayurveda

Anxiety is almost epidemic in the modern higher tech world, though it is a long standing human problem. It is increasing globally during this coronavirus pandemic. Anxiety is largely Vata Dosha disorder in Ayurvedic medicine, a problem that arises from an excess of the air and space elements and lack of earth, water and fire,…

How Yoga and Ayurveda Helps Sleep and Reduce Anxiety

The mind and the body can’t be separated by neat lines – they work together as one. Modern medicine treats mental and physical ailments separately, while Ayurveda views each person as an integrated mind-body system. When the mind is out of balance, there will always be a manifestation in the body, even if it can’t…

Pranayama for well-being and immunity

Most important for our well-being and enlightenment is to have a unified and balanced prana-our life force. Prana upholds the immunity of body and mind. This upholding prana is not simply the breath, with which it is related, but the deeper vital energy that sustains our entire embodied existence. Prana also forms the subtle or energy…

Start your day with Self Care – Because you are worth it!

Are you on your ‘Who I have to take care of list? When I ask my students or clients to make a list of all the people they have to take care of each day, nearly everyone of them do not even put themselves on that list. Self care is something that they struggle with…

Heal our Bodies – Heal our Fascia

Fascia, which means “band” or “bundle” in Latin, surrounds, connects and supports our muscles, organs, bones, tendons, ligaments and other structures of the body. Containing nerves, these tissues also serve as a layer of protection and body awareness……but also so much more! Researchers have identified this previously unknown feature of human anatomy with implications for the…

Still Your Mind – Your Happiness Depends on it!

Behind the veil of your intellect and emotions is your self-image or ego. The ego is not your real self; it is the image of yourself that you have slowly and keenly built over time. It is the mask behind which you hide, but it is not the real you. And because it is not…

Nature, Spirituality and Mental Health

Is the love of Nature connected to our inner Spirituality? The realities explored in science and spirituality are often assumed to be unrelated to one another. Both find their basis in a spirit of inquiry. Modern science is objective analysis, while spirituality is subjective understanding. Science explores the outer world with a series of questions…