I have long held that being a highly sensitive person a great asset. Learning how to be a sensitive person, however, in an insensitive world, is the key—but once mastered, the rewards are great, especially for women!13 A 2015 study in the journal Psychonueroendocrinology suggests that women experience 2-3x the stress and mood-related concerns that men
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
I am so excited to introduce my new Yoga Journal course, Ayurveda 201: Six Weeks to Transformation + Bliss through Ayurvedic Psychology. In the course, Larissa Hall Carlson + I will guide you through weekly yoga, breathing, meditation, Ayurveda, + Ayurvedic psychology techniques to shed unwanted patterns of behavior that lie at the root of our mental, emotional, + physical health challenges.
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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
Learn more here: bit.ly/2Gaht5m Receive 25% off with code JDOUILLARD According to neuroscientists, 95 percent of the way we act, react, and even move originates in the unconscious mind—that’s why it’s so difficult to disrupt our most deeply rooted patterns. Join Dr. John Douillard and Kripalu’s former dean of Ayurveda Larissa Hall Carlson, who both
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
Ancient Vedic philosophies indicate that some of the most subtle aspects of nature are the most powerful — and this concept is now at the forefront of cutting-edge science. In 2017 two Nobel prizes were awarded that support ancient Ayurvedic wisdom through the lens of scientific inquiry. Science now shows that tiny microbes in
I have always been a believer that athletics was the best model for life—living life fully from a calm center. Along the way, I have been a big fan of Dan Millman’s books: most famously, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior. He most eloquently links athletics, peak performance, life, and spirituality in his 17 books. As