When I feel the chill of winter near, I start to dream of warm, foamy chocolate; hot toddies; and long, luscious sleep. And this is a good thing. Naturally, the fall and early winter season season beg for more heaviness and warmth in both the foods we eat and in our lifestyle routines. The downside of this season is that it is also a time for overindulgence and strong cravings, especially when we couple the cold weather with the stressors of the holiday rush.
Check out this interview in Fit Fem’s “Healthy Bod” series. We talk about how to know your Ayurvedic type (or better said, the ways you are imbalanced), as well as why we should be more compassionate with our own body types, according to this ancient science.
Here is my remedy for the ten p.m. “I really wanna hot fudge Sundae in bed” cravings. It includes turmeric, a well-known anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, pain-reducer, antiseptic, digestive and anti-allergy medicine.
In this 35 minute interview with Where is My Guru, I dive deep into the feminine and today’s yoga culture – something that is never talked about.
Whether you suffer from insomnia or sleep like a log, the ancient teachings of the Vedas tell us that the way we set up our bedroom can have a powerful impact on the depth and quality of our sleep. Here is my modern interpretation on a simple vastu bedroom wisdom. Use it to optimize your sacred sleep chamber.
Watch this half hour Google + panel where I joined some great experts to answer questions on how to incorporate yoga, exercise and good nutrition into our busy lives.
Agni is built through asana, cleansing techniques (diet), bhanda, tapas, tejas, certain pranayamas and meditations like this one that bring more focus and silence.
Most systems of organizing the universe – including Ayurveda, Tantra, and Traditional Chinese medicine – understand this dyad as the two polarity-forces permeating all of nature. The Tantrics referred to these forces as Agni and Soma, or fire and nectar. Learn how to cultivate these two forces to become more balanced.
So Ham is often translated as translated as “I am That…” In other words, I am the union of the Individual and the Everything – every time I breathe. Here is a recorded meditation for you to find what you are looking for… you.
Breath is a direct personal blue-print of your life experiences. Every time you breathe, it sends a message to your unconscious mind of your current state and inform how we experience the world. You can immediately begin to alter these micro-imbalances using my free recorded meditation.