In yoga, the personal practices toward uncovering one's true nature, self inquiry (svadhyaya) is a very powerful tool for releasing anything that disturbs the mind, especially feelings of fear, frustration, worry, jealousy, hate, and attachment to name a few. The practice of self inquiry and self reflection have been very powerful tools in my own life and have played a major role in my own physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing.
Villa, a beautiful word I previously associated with southern France, green rolling hills, and lots of wine. Now, scratch the wine and the green rolling hills, we are living in a villa in Bahrain, a desert flatland of cement jungles and no alcohol.
Booom! Just like that, we've been here for 30 days. So here is what I've learned. Time flies. Duh, we've all heard this. Let's get to something better. Moving on. You pronounce the H in Bahrain. It's a small guttural sound. Ba-hrain. Tall ceiling houses are awesome and why don't we do that in States? … Continue reading First 30 days in Bahrain
At the age of five, maybe even earlier, I was often plagued by stomach aches. It mostly happened after I ate. My parents, relatively western in their ways, did what any suburban middle-class parents would do, they took me to my pediatrician. I loved my Pediatrician. She was untouchable to me. It was so cool … Continue reading Six Tastes of Ayurveda
Whether you like it or not it’s the time of giving. Giving gifts, giving your time to family, shopping, traffic, going to obligatory work functions, holiday parties and giving your immune system an extra test with travel. Unfortunately, if you're not careful and give too much, you end up sick, stressed out, overwhelmed, and the … Continue reading Gift Yourself this Holiday Season
When the hustle and bustle of the holiday season grabs you by the arm, neck, throat, or well, you know what, rather than fight back, smile at it this year and say, “Thank you.” Huh? Thank you??? Yep, “Thank You!” with a big smile of course. With this week being Thanksgiving we are constantly being … Continue reading Gratitude as an Act of Devotion
It’s Autumn which means several things in my world. Autumn is a wonderful transitional season. The mornings begin to have a nice crisp in the air once again that just screams to the lungs...Wake up! And as soon as I take in a deep breath, my body responds with AAAAH! Oh Autumn, how I love thee. … Continue reading Asian Medicine Wisdom for Autumn
Another blog discovered in my archives from January 10, 2010. About two years ago, I was sitting with a close group of soul-sisters who are dedicated, beautiful, and ridiculously funny Change Leaders from the non-profit organization, Shakti Rising, in San Diego. It was during a fun night of honoring the sacred feminine, speaking our Dharma, … Continue reading You are the difference!