Gratitude journals have been around for a long time, perhaps getting a boost a few years back with books like “The Secret”. The same is true for vision boards and affirmations. And, although these ideas might have seemed trendy for a while, both have become part of me and my life since.
If you are thinking about creating a journal, now might be just the time to pick up a pen and start writing. Read the rest of this entry
Just when you think time can’t more any faster it seems to me it can. Is the rule the older you get the shorter the minutes, days and years seem and time just flies by at a pace that’s super impossible to keep up with?
I realized recently that my current thinking toward time passing me by was resulting in a feeling of being completely out of control….never a comforting feeling. So in an effort to slow the clock down and gain some of my power back, I decided I must change my thinking and a few of my habits.
As with any problem, a good place to start is my current beliefs or perceptions of what the problem is.
Perceived Problem: Time is passing me by (way too quickly).
Perceived Result: Feeling completely out of control (and a bit depressed / scared… you name it…I was feeling it). Read the rest of this entry
When the beginning yoga or ayurvedic student asks the question, “How do ayurveda and yoga work together?” the answer may be as simple as considering how the two modalities complement and function seamlessly together. The principles of ayurveda incorporate the three doshas (or energies) that constitute the world around us, as well as our body types. By discovering which dosha governs your constitutional make-up, you can find a complementary form of yoga to harness that energy most effectively for an enhanced sense of well-being and then discover how both ayurveda and yoga work best together. Read the rest of this entry
When you ask What is Ayurveda? to the National Institute of Health, medical clinicians will describe it as a complementary and alternative medicine, or a whole medical system, that offers the practitioner a way to enhance well-being through diet, meditation and herbal remedies. When you ask a student of the practice “What is Ayurveda,” they will tell you its meaning: “ayur” is the Hindu word for “life,” and “veda” means science. The Vedic culture in India dates back over 5000 years, and the ancient Greek physicians used many of the principles incorporated in ayurvedic medicine to treat and cure disease. Lately, the resurgence in integrative therapies in the medical community has many people asking, “What is Ayurveda?” Read the rest of this entry