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.
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
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 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?