There are moments during the holidays where we hear a song, smell something in the air, eat something, see something and suddenly we find ourselves sad and missing a loved one. There are also moments where we catch ourselves doing “ok”. We notice that we are experiencing moments of deep connection, love, a sense of peace and sometimes laughter. What I have learned is that there is no right or wrong way to grieve, AND, as we move through the holidays, it is very important to be gentle, kind, patient and compassionate towards ourselves
Living in harmony is a daily practice for me. The more I practice noticing my mood, my breath, and my physical state, it becomes a clear reflection back to me the thoughts, positive or negative, that have been streaming through my mind.
There’s a very simple solution that I teach and honestly try to live by. This is where the benefits of my meditation practice appear – it’s made me much more aware of when my communication skills are lacking.
A student asked me what it meant when I said that meditation increases our awareness.
My response was that it makes you more aware of everything around you and everything that you do. This is one of the most wonderful – and often unrecognized – benefits of meditation.
You have to take the first step. What do you want to do? Where do you want to go? If it really is something that you want, put your hands on the arms and push yourself up out of that chair!
When I’m teaching meditation I’m trying to help people discover what will work best for them. I know what works for me, and I’ve found it also works for the majority of my students, but if not that’s okay. We keep working at it until we find what does.
The Ayurvedic perspective is that each food has a distinct synergy of taste and energy as well as its post-digestive effect on the body. When foods with very different tastes, energies and post-digestive effects are combined, our digestive fire can become overloaded.
The Solar Plexus Chakra moves you forward and helps you follow through on your intentions. The power plant of this Chakra awakens your internal strength to achieve your desires.
Watching the Heal documentary inspired me to share the Ayurvedic 6 Stages of Disease. It is vitally important to keep our Dosha balanced so that it does not progress into disease.
I believe disease in our body is directly related to the way we think and live. If you’re on the fence about this notion, watch “Heal” and you may be convinced!
This homemade Husband Approved Mouthwash is easy to make and inexpensive. It doesn’t have chemicals or alcohol and is natural with no side effects.
How do you maintain your practice when there’s interference from external factors? It could be anything from puppies to children to work to household duties to vacation time that is putting a crimp in your meditation.
As davidji, my mentor and teacher would say, “Take a Time In!” This is what you need so that you can be at your best and be your authentic self.
If you are currently feeling disconnected in your life, here are some tips to use as a daily check-in with yourself and your emotional state of being.
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