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Yoga for Wellness

There is a beautiful biblical saying: “Seek the kingdom of God first and all the rest will be added unto you.” Whether you want it or not, it will come. Health, wealth, friends, money and fame will just come to you. They are the by-products of the most important...

Ojas: the Ayurvedic Energy Booster You (probably) Didn’t Know About

In Ayurveda there is much talk about ojas. But what exactly is ojas? Is it some magical, sparkling, golden elixir like I first imagined it to be? According to Ayurvedic guru David Frawley, “Ojas is not a physical substance, but the sap of our life energy that exists...

Yoga Brings Us Back to Our Nature

We all want to become healthy, both mentally and physically, but somehow there are a lot of toxins in our bodies and minds. The more we clean the mind, the more we bring out the true light within. I can compare what happens in the oil industry to what happens within...

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Our Lungs Hold Our Grief

Our Lungs Hold Our Grief

Have you heard the saying, “our tissues hold our issues”? Our bodies remember each fall we took as a child, each scraped knee, each angry word hurled at us, each trauma and abuse that we endured, as well as each loving embrace and joyous occasion. In acupuncture and...

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Nothing Can Influence You, Including Your Influenza

Nothing Can Influence You, Including Your Influenza

You have to be strong to face things. Going into seclusion, or into a protected environment, helps you  make yourself strong. You don’t need to be afraid of this always. Once you build up physical and mental stamina you don’t have to be afraid of anything. Nothing can...

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Dr. Pranayama to the Rescue!

Dr. Pranayama to the Rescue!

Over many years, Swami Satchidananda made recommendations for keeping our bodies strong, our minds calm, and our hearts open, which all apply especially in this age of the Coronavirus or what I like to call: the “Karuna”-virus. Karuna is the Sanskrit for “compassion.”...

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Don’t Let Fear Come into Your Heart

Don’t Let Fear Come into Your Heart

In this short video, Swami Satchidananda addresses the fear expressed during another health crisis—AIDS. He said that no matter what the disease or condition we face, "The fear of the disease is worse than the disease itself. Many people lose their life because of the...

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Fear Kills Us More

Fear Kills Us More

When your body is sick it needs the help of a strong mind to repair it. Your fear worsens the situation; fear makes the body weaker. Fear is not in the body. Fear is in your mind. When you don’t accept what is happening in the body, and when you identify yourself as...

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Hope is the Best Medicine

Hope is the Best Medicine

There is a village proverb in South India: “It doesn’t matter who pounds the rice; as long as I get the rice, it’s fine.” I think this also could be the motto for health and wellness providers. It doesn’t matter what approach you take, what “pathy” you use: allopathy,...

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Dis-ease: Don’t Disturb Your Natural Ease

Dis-ease: Don’t Disturb Your Natural Ease

We have an expression, “He or she is fighting the flu or fighting cancer.” I don’t recommend fighting with disease. That creates more disease. Instead, understand the disease. Because disease is nothing but dis-ease, disturbed ease. You were at ease and that ease got...

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The Real Doctor Is Within

The Real Doctor Is Within

For a long time, Yoga was thought of as something mysterious, something fit for the so-called recluses, escapists and cave dwellers. It took a long time for the public to realize that Yoga is something that can be practiced by anybody who wants to live an easeful,...

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We Are Healthy By Nature

We Are Healthy By Nature

We are gathered here to find ways and means to be healthy, holistically healthy. We don’t need to do anything to be healthy. By nature we are healthy. We were born healthy. We don’t need to be doing anything to bring in positive vibrations. Instead, we should know how...

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