Monday Message 12 | We are not defined by our circumstances

So many of us are stuck in our past, and we define ourselves by what has happened (or is happening) to us. We are not defined by our circumstances, we are defined but what we do with those circumstances!

In this video I share an old taoist tale to help give some insight to the idea of not getting caught up in our habit of labeling our life experiences as good or bad, and trusting that all is unfolding for our greater good! 




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Shirodhara for stress reduction

Ayurvedic tradition honors the body as whole.  This also includes the mind and its subtle energies that so often feel more than just subtle. Shirodhara is one of the most powerful treatments to relieve Vata (wind) from the mind. When Vata (wind) is in excess the mind can easily become overstimulated. Preoccupied by swarming thoughts, the mind has a difficult time slowing down. This can lead to an inability to handle stress, creating nervousness, anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, psychological disorders and much more. Shirodhara is the specific treatment for these disorders and any other stress related disorders. With 80 percent of all diseases in the west now attributed to stress, Shirodhara becomes one of the most helpful body therapies gifted to us by the great rishis (sages) of India.


Shirodhara works mainly with the manomaya kosha, or the mental sheath of the body. It is here in this sheath that the mind holds on to past impressions and emotions that create...

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Netra Basti


It's Spring Time. I know your eyes and nose are feeling it…. Have you ever spent 10 minutes just rubbing your eyes because they are so irritated and itchy, just to realize it made them itch even more? Did you ever wish you could take your eyeballs out, rinse ‘em off and put ‘em back in? No? Am I the only one? I know I’m not...

Netra Basti is just that. Well, we don’t take your eyeballs out. Living in Southern California, in the age of technology, where everyone is staring at cell phones and TV’s (Whether it's at home, in line at a supermarket, the doctor's office, the bank, etc.) or working/playing at the computer all day and night, we are left with a society of dry, itchy, irritated and red eyes. And not to mention all the pollution infesting the air we walk around in all day. My eyes are itching just thinking of all that!

Netra Basti is the traditional Ayurvedic eye treatment that involves bathing the eyes in plain or medicated...

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Abhyanga - full body oil massage for increased stamina

Uncategorized Jan 21, 2019
Abhyanga: an application of oil; massage or self-massage.
Give yourself a full body oil massage on a daily basis. It is nourishing, pacifies the doshas (energies), relieves fatigue, provides stamina, pleasure, and perfect sleep, enhances the complexion and the luster of the skin, promotes longevity and nourishes ALL parts of the body.
Here are some of the benefits traditionally associated with regular performance of this pleasant daily routine:
• Increased circulation, especially to nerve endings
• Toning of the muscles and the whole physiology
• Calming for the nerves
• Lubrication of the joints
• Increased mental alertness
• Improved elimination of impurities from the body
• Softer smoother skin
• Increased levels of stamina through the day
• Better, deeper sleep at night. 
So how is this ayurvedic abhyanga done?
  1. Use comfortably warm massage oil (store your oil in a plastic flip top and warm it by...
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