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
My August podcast with with Yogarupa Rod Stryker. In this podcast, we dive deep into yoga nidra + Enlightened Sleep. Subscribe to the LifeSpa Podcast to get updates on new episodes!
The world may not need another cleanse, but the cleanse I’m introducing to you is not new—in fact, it is thousands of years old: perhaps the oldest Ayurvedic detox of all! There is one catch: this cleanse, the LifeSpa Kaya Kalpa Cleanse, is NOT for everyone. It’s more aggressive than our first two cleanses, the
My July podcast is with fitness and longevity expert Ben Greenfield, author of the bestselling book Beyond Training. Subscribe to the LifeSpa Podcast to get updates on new episodes!
A spontaneous healing is when the body recovers from a disease state spontaneously without apparent cause or aid of medical care.1 Some call it the placebo effect and others call it quantum healing, suggesting healing from an invisible source that works through mechanisms that are, as of yet, unknown. Spontaneous remissions, spontaneous regressions, or quantum
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
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.
Subscribe to the LifeSpa Podcast to get updates on new episodes! Dr. John will be discussing Ayurveda 201: his new online course with Larissa Hall Carlson + Yoga Journal launching May 27!
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