Health and Wellness

There is nothing complex about it. Either you are storing fat cells or burning fat cells. Pause. Feel. Which is it right now?  Right now in this moment you can feel your agnis (digestive and tissue agnis). Is there density or lightness in your inner body? If there is heaviness you're probably storing. If you're warm and feel space inside you're probably burning fat.         (Heat having that hot quality ; ) So if you want to have less body- you have to digest it. Sounds a little cannibalistic and carnivorous. Burn up the ama...

Having an understanding of constitutional (prakruti) tendencies can greatly improve your ability to connect with your students. If we don't understand constitution often we just project our experience of yoga onto our students. For example, if you're strongly driven and have pitta tendencies and you notice one of your students continually seem distracted and can't link instructions within their own body, you might feel disconnected from them. Simply using your drive to connect intuitively with them will start to shift their practice. You might simply offer them to lower...

The current alternative medical model copied the western medical model in treating the individual. This misses the greater context of the individual being part of a family organism. Most individuals who I see want to spend our limited and precious time together talking about themselves, but I encourage talk about their children, mates, and parents. In gaining a larger perspective of a client’s relationships and the lifestyle and meal patterns of the family I am able to construct a better plan and offer suggestions that resonate within a larger context...

Enlightened Health Care As Americans, we’re aware how our health care system may not serve our evolving exploration of wellness. From my perspective two of the biggest shifts from conventional medicine and conventional holistic medicine into enlightened health care are: 1.         Taking a family-based approach as opposed to an individual-based approach 2.      Education as opposed to treatment You have probably shifted this in your life to some degree already. I’m inviting you to incorporate the shift your beliefs into actions.  As an inquiry, I ask: Why do we treat individuals instead of families?...

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