Mind Herbs

The difference between Ayurvedic herbs and Western Medicine  is that the ayurvedic herbs make you feel alive and the western meds help you to feel functional. Ayurveda can work on its own in mind conditions or in conjunction with Western medicine or other therapies such as Tibetan Cranial, chiropractor care, or acupuncture.  There are some people who must be on Western medicine for mind conditions, but Ayurveda can still help. Ayurveda can help keep the liver strong and the blood clean since western meds can leave toxins which tax the liver and blood.  Ayurveda can also support good digestion which also becomes compromised with anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications.  And Ayurveda has specific mind herbs to support sattvic or balanced mind functioning.  An ayurvedic practitioner will also make recommendations with diet, lifestyle and yoga practices to truly address the root cause of the mind imbalances. Herb tinctures are a great way to penetrate the nervous system deeply to have profound effects.   I now carry Vata Calming tinctures and Pitta soothing tinctures.  Move towards your healing, enlightening journey, by taking the first step of seeing an Ayurvedic practitioner.  Commit to the journey and you will feel profoundly different.

Strong Container to House the Flame of Awareness

We look out,
we look within (the heart),
and we witness;
as the witness we burn and heal the memories of parent’s imbalances &
we burn  our past life hurts & current life pains.
Create the 3rd dimension of witnessing to truly heal.
We need a strong container to house our strong flame of awareness,
we need a strong container + the flame of awareness to be with something (pain)  & be in witness mode,
we need a strong container to contain the newly transformed Energy
created from the transformation of pain to Love.

Essence of Ayurveda

Take time each day to quiet your mind (meditate).
Eat a colorful, flavorful diet.
Engage in daily exercise that enhances flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular fitness.
Sleep soundly at night.
Eliminate what is not serving you.
Cultivate loving, nurturing relationships.
Perform work that awakens your passion.

What is the Essence of Yoga?

Yoga is the practice of quieting the mind such that our true Self or Purusa can operate freely and without obstacles. Yoga provides many tools to aid this process of quieting the mind. Some of the tools are: asanas (postures), pranayama (breathwork), kriyas (cleansing practices), mudras, meditation techniques that may involve visualization or a particular focus on an area of the body or breath or chakra,  recitation of mantra.  All types of yoga and all paths of yoga  boil down to this essence of quieting the mind.

Meaning of Yoga

According to Desikachar, yoga is ” to attain what was previously unattainable.” Yoga is when we find the means to bring a desire into action.  Every change we make is yoga. Another interpretation according to him, is that yoga is our “attempt at creating a state in which we are always present – really present – in every action, in every moment.” To attain that which was previously unattainable and to be completely present in our attempts may occur at the physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual level. So yes, attempting a new pose is yoga, but so is being more discerning, positive, and loving.