09 Jan 2012
in awareness, Ayurvedic herbs, Ayurvedic Medicine, consciousness, holistic health, meditation, mental health, mind-body connection, mind-body health, nutrition, psychological health, Yoga
Tags: constitution, DNA, goals, January, New Year, Sattva, setting goals
January beginnings. Are you starting fresh? Are you starting anew? January resolutions. How are they going? Are you feeling strong about the changes you are bringing into your life? Whatever your resolution, there are specific steps you can take to ensure that you stay on the path you have set out for yourself and reach the goals you are working to achieve. Just as with any task you set out to accomplish, the first step in reaching a goal is awareness.
photo credit: Marc Adamus
From an Ayurvedic perspective, mental focus and following through on tasks is considered in terms of your natural physical constitution, your natural mental constitution, and the physical and mental state that you choose to cultivate. More
29 Nov 2011
in awareness, holistic health, meditation, mind-body health
Tags: believing is seeing, expectations, goals, neurology, perception, power of practice, practice and the brain, V.S. Ramachadran, Yoga
photo credit: Nivas Ameya
Do you ever feel stuck in a rut, whether it be physical or emotional and feel a lack of power in making a change? Have you ever thought about starting an activity or incorporating a new lifestyle mode but think that you cannot because it seems it would take too much at the time? “…I have to take care of…” Of course you do. But let’s step back and look at this from another perspective: Did you ever decide one day to the next that you were going to become a bodybuilder and then proceed to go into the gym the next day and lift 500 lbs?
If you are smiling and shaking your head imagining the likely consequences of trying to attempt such a feat, you are on the right track… More
10 Oct 2011
in healing, health, heart health, holistic health, meditation, mind-body connection, mind-body health, stress
Tags: anger, appreciation, awareness, calm, care, compassion, cortisol, DHEA, fear, fountain of youth, heart intelligence, heart rhythms, longevity, love, pain body, positive emotions, stress hormones
As the stories go, many have sought, battled towards, and even claimed to have discovered the “fountain of youth.” Perhaps we can imagine the emotional state of these mythological and historical figures while embarking on their journeys. What did they feel as they were searching, when they failed, or when they uncovered this supposed fountain of youth? Their journey was outward, a search for a tangible site, but the search continued today has been conducted by modern scientists and they may have unlocked at least one source: the heart.
Have you ever felt the ache of a broken heart? The swelling of pride in your chest for someone you love? The sensation of calm washing through you when you exercise compassion?
This is your heart displaying heart intelligence. This is your heart sending signals More
02 Oct 2011
in Ayurvedic Medicine, biosynergetics, healing systems, health, holistic health, meditation, mental health, mind-body connection, mind-body health, synergetics
Tags: biosynergetics, green living, healthy lifestyle, Hippocrates, holistic healing, interconnection, intuitive healing, laws of nature, Leonardo Da Vinci, living in harmony with nature, Purusha, Shambhala, study medicine, Sushruta, synergetics, vitality, well-being
One of the primary focuses within Ayurvedic Medicine is living in harmony with nature. For mainstream society “living in harmony with nature” may imply a focus on green living with recycling, eating organic food, living more simply, and so on. These can all be included within a modern conception of this message yet there is an aspect that is still missing from this equation.
Many, if not all, ancient intuitive or holistic healing systems, whether with a foundation in medicine, in meditation, or in another holistic practice, stressed the importance of unity with nature. More
26 Sep 2011
in cancer, chronic illness, electromagnetism, healing, healing systems, health, meditation, mental health, mind-body connection, mind-body health, miracles, physics
Tags: cancer, chronic illness, electromagnetism, healing, health, meditation, mind-body connection, mind-body health, miracles, paralysis
The mind-body connection. How far connected is it exactly and what does this mean?
photo credit: tejiendoelmundo
Many have heard the wonder stories of people who have miraculously cured themselves of cancer, even recovered from paralysis. What has your reaction been? Amazement? Wonder? Hope? Disbelief? –even anger? For an individual living in relative health the stories are often just stories. For those struggling with a chronic illness or condition or having watched someone else do so, the mind may see-saw from one of enthusiastic inspiration to frustrated despair. More