Eating Slow Feels Good! Years ago, I co-directed an Ayurvedic in-residence wellness center with Dr. Deepak Chopra. We prescribed Ayurvedic treatments and guided patients through 1-3 week detoxification and rejuvenation programs. The organization we worked for had a handful of centers around the country, but ours was for more serious conditions, such as cancer and
Yoga nidra has become a popular and effective relaxation tool common in many yoga studios. But it is not always practiced with an understanding of its original purpose. Translated, yoga nidra combines yoga, union of mind, body, and consciousness, and nidra, sleep. Strictly translated, yoga nidra is the ability to sleep while maintaining a state
Fitness trends, much like diet trends, change so quickly it’s hard to keep up. Constantly changing health strategies are confusing and exactly why I turn to time-tested ancient wisdom, backed by science, at LifeSpa. My first book (published in 1994), Body, Mind, and Sport, is all about Ayurvedic exercise, employing nose breathing to keep exertion
What is the connection between mind and body? How does the juncture point operate and could it be the key to health and quantum healing? According to Ayurveda, we carry a life force called prana that bridges the physical body and the subtle energies (like mind and emotions). We have various layers (koshas) to our
Primitive cells figured out that if they joined forces and became communities, they had a better chance of survival. Survival depended on the ability to be aware of and adjust to an ever-changing world. Awareness of the outside world came from the cell membrane: the skin of the cell that is constantly interacting with the
Most Americans have turned their clocks back every fall and ahead every spring since 1966 with little pushback . . . until recently. Mounting evidence suggests that changing clocks to accommodate daylight savings time is linked to increased accidents and health concerns.
If matter is derived from consciousness (as scientists Max Planck and Eugene Wigner describe), then let’s look how Vedic science describes this process using the concept of knower, known, and process of knowing.
In a study published on February 12, 2007, in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Athens Medical School reported that Greek people who took regular siestas were 37% less likely to die of heart disease than those who never indulged in a midday slumber.
Edited by Daniel Mazori Originally published in Natural Health Magazine An Integrative Psychiatrist Says: Anxiety is a physiological response to fear that feels especially intense for people with low self-esteem or perfectionist personalities. Treatment: I see anxiety as the springboard to finding inner calm. In a session, I talk with patients to discover the root
By Kathleen Finn Originally published in Delicious Magazine John Douillard, DC, helps athletes attain peak performance. At his LifeSpa in Boulder, Colo., he teams up Ayurveda and exercise to tailor programs based on individual mind-body types. John Douillard wants to get the word out that exercise can be fun. He’s not selling a fitness video