February 4, 2020 | 55 minutes, 55 secondsDownload In Search of Unconditional Love Unconditional love is something many of us aspire to, but few attain. Most likely, this is because we are looking for it outside ourselves. Loving fully without anything in return may sound a bit scary to most of us, but the ability
What is Grace? The word gratitude comes from the Latin gracia, meaning grace, graciousness, or gratefulness, depending on context.1 During the holidays, unwrapping a deeper understanding of gratitude and taking actions based on it promise more joy and meaning. When we look to world religions for some ancient wisdom on grace, we find very clear
Ayurvedic Anatomy of Psychology According to Ayurveda, we feel emotional impressions in the emotional heart. This is called sadaka pitta—the aspect of pitta that feels everything. These impressions are then transported to the brain through the carrying channels of prana vata—the emotional aspect of vata. Emotional impressions felt by sadaka pitta are carried and written
How is Your Nervous System? What are you doing to calm your nervous system? Keeping your cool on the inside may be more important than you think! A new study in one of the world’s most prestigious journals (Nature) may have just proven a fundamental Ayurvedic principle,1 showing that nervous system activity is linked to
Imagine walking through a garden and the plants feeling your presence—your state of mind and emotion! Now imagine that you are a plant in that garden that can feel and communicate that with the other plants. Are the plants reaching out to you feeling safe as you walk through (imagine a Disney scene)? Or are
If you are exhausted at the end of each day, fighting against the current, and using your weekends just to recover from your busy week, this podcast is for you!
It is true: there is a growing number of selfie deaths!1,2 Selfie death is typically caused by risks people take to get that perfect selfie. A study in the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care suggests that this has become a real problem, with 259 selfie deaths reported from 2011–2017.1 The researcher searched keywords such as
When I was training in India many years ago, whether you were seeing a palm reader, pulse reader, or palm leaf reader to gain insight into your health (future or past), you would always walk away asking how much of that reading was psychic or intuitive. My Ayurvedic teacher, an expert pulse reader, would routinely
For 26 years, I administered Ayurvedic panchakarma detox retreats, guiding thousands of patients through the mental and emotional transformation that Ayurveda requires for optimal health and longevity, giving us the capacity to live a content, joyful life with the freedom to love, give, and care for others fully. To take this knowledge to the next
A 2004 study found that early life influences may have a more potent impact on adult behavior than previously thought. The study compared a neglectful environment to a nurturing environment. Nurture took a commanding lead in the nature-vs-nurture debate! It turns out life experiences and environment, especially during early years, can turn genes on or
It makes sense that love, happiness, and good health are all related. In one report, studies found that even when all of our basic needs are met, humans fail to flourish without loving relationships.1 Strong, loving social bonds are some of the most fundamental building blocks of evolution. Without love and social interaction, humans might
In the tender formative first six years of life, we receive much of our programming. Childhood patterns become driving forces of adult behaviors, and it’s hard to create the opportunity or awareness to change these old patterns. Most of us think we’re in control of our thoughts, desires, and aspirations, but science begs to differ.