Have you ever prayed when you or a loved one was in a dire situation? So many people turn to prayer in times of need, and now we are beginning to see scientific support for its power. Prayer and meditation have been used for thousands of years to support healing and spirituality. Our ancestors believed
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
Oxytocin is known as the bonding hormone. At birth, it is released by the mother and literally bonds parents and child for life. Oxytocin is increased during acts of appreciation, generosity, service, touch, hugging, massage, gratitude, and emotional connection.1, 2 Oxytocin is sometimes called the “hugging hormone” or “trust hormone” because it naturally increases during
How were your holidays? Over the past couple of months, many of us have had occasions to accept or reject, to open or close our hearts, to friends and relatives. According to Ayurveda, opportunities for deep emotional transformation come first and foremost with the ones we love most. The extent that someone affects you is
I invite you to take some time today to reflect on what you can do to achieve the goal of becoming an incredibly powerful source of love. These activities can be done solo or with a partner. Start the morning with yoga. The sun salutation is a complete Ayurvedic exercise also known as Surya Namaskara.
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes 34 seconds According to Ayurveda, there are subtle pathways that carry spiritual energy in the body called nadis. These pathways are so subtle that they are invisible until they are activated or in use. The best analogy for the elusive nature of the nadis is to think of them as
Average Reading Time: 4 minutes, 52 seconds In a world where sex and love have been glued together, many live an entire life without knowing or experiencing true love. Let me explain. Two people meet, they both feel an instant attraction and choose to pursue the friendship. After a few dates, the attraction grows and
Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 58 seconds This Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to taste the magic of true love, Ayurveda style. Most of us choose gifts commensurate with what we believe our recipients deserve. If they have been awesome lately, we go out of our way and give a really nice gift.
Ayurveda teaches that you don’t have to wait for an idyllic moment sometime in the future to experience the healing power of unconditional love. It is available to you right now, wherever you are and whatever you may be doing. Please try this exercise: Take a paper and write a letter to someone you love
Excess stress causes exhaustion, which can create a host of problems for us. This article, while it deals mostly with sleep support, also offers strategies to rejuvenate the nervous system so that we have the energy needed to enjoy better sleep, mood, focus and vitality. This exhaustion may be responsible for fatigue, poor focus and