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
24 Feb 2012
in awareness, heart health, holistic health, interconnection, life choices, mind-body connection, mind-body health, trauma
Tags: challenges, control, emotions, energy work, excuse, faith, happiness, herbs, joy, living matrix, molecules of emotion, potential, serenity
photo credit: Lisa Place
Holistic Thesaurus Search: excuse
Results: lack of awareness, fear, projection, uncertainty, victim, disempowerment, procrastination, ignorance, despair, hesitancy More
07 Feb 2012
in awareness, Ayurvedic Medicine, DNA, epigenetics, holistic health, interconnection, mind-body connection, mind-body health, signal transduction
Tags: belief pattern, betrayal, biology of belief, bungee jumping, chakra, control, electromagnetism, faith nadi, fear, inner critic, introspection, judgment, Ley Lines, potential, self-examination, semi-conducting proteins, the power of thought, willpower, Yoga
Life can be a bungee jump, the untrodden path, diving into cold water at sunrise. Sometimes its unexpected turns take the breath away… but then again, it’s at that point that you learn how to breathe to the fullest again. The feeling of failure, or perhaps just the fear of it, comes to all of us. When it comes to your bungee jump into life, what is it that you are afraid of? What is it that is holding you back?
When you feel the fear of failure or are hurt from its bite just remember: you bear within you all the potential of the universe. More
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
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.
02 Nov 2011
in awareness, consciousness, holistic health, mental health, mind-body connection, mind-body health, psychology of health
Tags: calcium waves, emotions, formation of reality, healthy psychology of healing, Helen Keller, memories, molecules of emotion, perineural system, story of health, thalamus, visualization
Once upon a time… I had a story. And you had a story too. There are many different kinds of stories- as many as there are fingerprints. Perhaps “once upon a time” was a story of pain, perhaps a story of being a victim, and then perhaps a story of healing. The mind is one of the most powerful sources that you can draw upon for healing and achieving optimal health. But how is your mind working? What stories have you created for yourself?
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It is worthwhile to take a moment to explore the patterns and definitions of the mind which create the perceptions which we acknowledge as reality. Unlocking the flow of perception and becoming aware of how we create our identity can be transformative in developing a powerful tool for achieving or maintaining holistic health. 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