Enthusiasm requires high energy to manifest. When you picture someone you know who is enthusiastic, you probably think of someone who could be described as joyful and energetic. Why is energy such an important part of enthusiasm? The root meaning of the word “enthusiasm” is en or “in” and thus, Greek for “spirit”. More simply stated, enthusiasm’s […]Read More What Does It Mean to be Enthusiastic?
Many of us will find ourselves at one point or another in life when we experience interpersonal conflict. Perhaps between ourselves and another individual, or perhaps we know of loved ones struggling with others. Regardless of how this conflict manifests, we know that such times are in need of healing and resolution. The peace and harmony […]Read More The Peace and Harmony Prayer of Paramhansa Yogananda
The energization exercises were developed by Paramhansa Yogananda in the 1920s as the Yogoda System. The Yogoda system is part of the path of kriya yoga that Yogananda brought to the west from India. Yogoda means that system which imparts harmony and equilibrium to all the forces and faculties working for the perfection of body, mind, and soul. The […]Read More The Benefits of the Energization Exercises of Yogananda
Many people, especially now that it is winter, feel a bit more congested than usual. And may even be starting to get used to this feeling already as a “normal” part of winter, but remember it’s not normal and you can wake up feeling energetic and healthy even when it’s dark and cold outside! Colds […]Read More How to Heal Colds and Prevent Illness with Yoga Practices
Sometimes we start the holiday season off worried about how to get the house clean and ready for company, what to buy as gifts for our friends and family, how we to handle the family drama, etc…. And we don’t really get a chance to enjoy the time we are given to celebrate the deeper […]Read More 5 Simple Tips for Happy and Healthy Holidays
Every cell in our body depends on the energy that comes from the breakdown of nutrients in our food. To achieve a state of perfect health and harmony throughout the body cells, a proper functioning digestive system is key. To improve the functioning of our digestive process, practice conscious eating habits. The Conscious Eating Practices […]Read More Ayurvedic Conscious Eating Practices
There are many different branches of eastern health that have defined the root cause of illness. Even in the west now, we have come to find that the body when in balance is in perfect health, and when out of balance, is in a state of dis-ease. There is a central theme that has survived […]Read More How to Balance pH in the Body for Vitality and Health
The meditation technique of Paramhansa Yogananda is the one that I found to be the most effective for bringing me to a deep feeling of peace and calm focus. Yogananda is author of the best-selling spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi. The name of this technique is Hong-Sau. “Hong” rhymes with “song” and “sau” is pronounced “saw.” Hong-Sau […]Read More How to Meditate: Meditation for Beginners
If you want to give your body a break after all of the holiday festivities of overeating and snacking– below is a great cleansing diet designed to help release the toxins that may have built up over the past few months. The diet below is based on both eastern and western medical advice including ayurvedic cleansing tips, […]Read More Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Get Re-Balanced!
Affirmations can be used in any or all facets of our life: to attract financial success, to achieve glowing health and vitality, to find love… And the reason they have gained so much attention in the past decade is because word has spread that using affirmations really works! You just have make the conscious decision to create […]Read More Life is Just One Big Affirmation (Affirmations for Positive Change)