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. […]
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 […]
In 1986, when I was in India studying Ayurveda, there was always a buzz circulating around the healers that you just “had to go see”: palm readers, palm leaf and akashic record readers, psychic astrologers, Ayurvedic pulse readers, distance healers, and more.
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.
Constipation and incomplete bowel movements can be one of the most frustrating experiences imaginable. Luckily, one of Ayurveda’s primary areas of focus is digestion.
We all love chocolate. But is it good for us? Let’s explore. Chocolate, like coffee and tea, is loaded with over 300 powerful chemicals and antioxidants that deliver numerous health benefits (when consumed without milk and sugar).
In the late 1980s, I was teaching a pulse reading course to a group of lay people in Los Angeles. About halfway through the all-day seminar, one student fainted and fell to the floor. We supported him, and after a few moments, he said he was fine and wanted to continue with the course. I […]
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) + Brain Lymphatics (Glymphatics) The brain and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are crucial to our health and happiness. Read on to learn more about how they work and how to keep them healthy. Did you know that your brain has its own lymphatic system (called glymphatics) and that there are easy ways to […]
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 […]
Have you ever heard of ancestral or generational healing? Or seen a family where the same trauma pattern seems to mysteriously develop generation after generation? The Ayurvedic idea of samskaras along with the science of epigenetics may shed some light on this mystery. According to Ayurveda, physical, behavioral, mental, and emotional traits can be carried through […]
Your sense of taste and smell is hard-wired to the emotional center of your brain, called the amygdala. We have all had the experience of smelling a fragrance and recalling a childhood memory, like the smell of brownies in the oven, or apple pie cooling on the counter. Staggering new research has brought new light […]
According to Ayurveda, digestive toxins, environmental toxins, and even toxic emotions are stored in the body’s fat cells, and the purpose of seasonal cleansing was not only to flush toxins out of the body, but to also free the body and mind of lingering, unwanted emotions. The late Neuroscientist, Dr. Candace Pert Ph.D., called “The […]