02 Apr 2012
in awareness, Ayurvedic Medicine, community, holistic health, interconnection, life choices, mind-body connection
Tags: 2010 Olympics, 2025, Amazon, beliefs, blood pressure, body fat, breaths per minute, cattle farming, cohesion, conscious mind, Darwin, David Bohm, development economics, division, DNA, donor countries, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Einstein, electricity, eradicating poverty, extreme poverty, genocide, good cholesterol, health of society, heart rate, high density lipoprotein, humanity, institutionalized racism, Kayapo, killing, Kofi Annan, logging, moral guidelines, open mind, racial profiling, respect, species, stealing, sub-Saharan Africa, subconscious mind, survival of the fittest, swastavrutta, Vancouver, wealth, wholeness of universe
In the news recently is highlighted yet another trial, yet another tribulation, yet another reason for the native peoples of the Amazon, in this case the Kayapo, to be violently ousted from their home. The reason today? Electricity. The reasons in the past? Logging and cattle farming are two of the most prominent. In the past, this sort of news has been fairly inaccessible to the general public though the truths have been even more shocking than currently, stretching to include even the genocide of Amazonian native people.
photo credit: The Washington Post
This sort of truth is not unique to Brazil, to the Amazon, though its result and its root are just as heartbreaking. In 2010 native people in Vancouver, Canada were forcibly removed from their homes in order to make way for Olympics-related industries, such as new strip malls and larger hotels for Olympics visitors. Similarly, in the US legislative battles still occur in order to protect and expand upon native peoples’ rights while the country also wavers in its significant issues with both institutionalized racism and racial profiling. More
23 Nov 2011
in Ayurvedic Medicine, community, holistic health, interconnection, mental health, mind-body connection
Tags: ayu, cardiovascular health, coordinated movements, loneliness, longevity, snehana, synchronization, Thanksgiving
Come tomorrow, millions are going to be indulging in the feast of the year, filling their stomachs to the brim, and savoring that uncomfortable yet somehow pleasant sensation of pants fitting too tightly after eating miles and miles of food (oh, I couldn’t stop!). Others will grin ear to ear as they watch you suffer your food coma and motion to an oversized waistline of their pants, “I came prepared- I’m wearing my Thanksgiving pants!”
photo credit: Ana Johnson
Some will bow their heads, while some will simply sit content, their hands folded in their hearts with no God to pray to except for the light that seems to surround them, and still others will just smile and be thankful.