As a cup-is-always-half-full, silver-lining, eternal-optimist type of gal, the phrase NEW YEAR, NEW YOU makes me cringe. As much as I love the idea of a New Year, New You, from an Eastern Medicine perspective, it’s misleading and impossible. It implies you haven’t been YOU all this time in 2015, 2016, 2017...and poof, all … Continue reading How to make 2018 the most badass yet
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.
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
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
At some point during my studies in Yoga, Oriental Medicine, Hawaiian Healing and Ayurveda a teacher once shared with me, “Until you can see Love in all things, until you can Love all people, you’re not ready to practice this medicine.” I remember being floored, my gut turned inside out (at the time, not good … Continue reading What “yoga is” to me.
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!
Another blog I wrote on February 15, 2008. It seems just as relevant now as before, except technology has advanced to the nth degree. May you find some "aha" moments nonetheless. Ancient Wisdom reminds us, “What we see on the outside is a direct mirror reflection of the inside.” I sat on a Friday night, … Continue reading Computer Age or Human Age?
For thousands of years*, Yoga and Ayurveda have been used to heal, transform and balance the human body, mind, and thus, Spirit. Through globalization, both have spread worldwide assisting people in reclaiming their health and well-being by promoting daily practices to create health, rather than relying on a magic pill. Both systems were suppressed in India … Continue reading The Synergy of Yoga and Ayurveda