09 Mar 2012
in holistic health, Ayurvedic Medicine, healing systems, interconnection, Holi, medical systems
Tags: health, disease, care, medical system, Holi, Holi Festival, India, colors, tomato fight, La Tomatina, Bhangra music, story of Holi, Hindu, Prahlad, Hiranyakashyap, demon king, Holika, demoness, Lord Vishnu, Lord Naarayana, Supreme God, Holi bonfire, prayer, triumph of good over evil, world religions, unity in diversity, healing system, art to medicine, warmth, sympathy, Hippocratic Oath, classical texts of Ayurveda, ancient sages, good of the patient, physical balance, mental balance, emotional balance, universe repeats itself, collaboration, when the student is ready
I have celebrated two Holi’s in India with some of the most beautiful people I have met. My first Holi- colors flying everywhere, dancing under a rain shower to Bhangra music with a large group of laughing, exuberant people from various states in India and various countries around the world. Holi, in its array of colors has many stories to share, and my thoughts turn to many possibilities and interpretations of its message. Holi- what is it really?
Those of us in the West who are familiar with Holi, even vaguely so, think of a rainbow of colors, the Indian version of Spain’s tomato fight, La Tomatina. The throwing of colors, as fun as it is (an understatement!), is only one aspect of the festival. 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