There is a ton of momentum pushing us to have a particular emotional experience of life. Much of our suffering is experienced through our emotions, which are passively and unconsciously recorded as implicit memories in our brain 24/7. We also inherited patterns of emotionality from our ancestors, retracing back for seven generations. So, our hard-drive is overloaded with patterns that seem to be beyond our conscious control.
In the book Prakriti, Dr. Robert E. Svodboda offers an entirely different paradigm for loosing weight. I highly recommend reading his book to attain further understanding. Here are some of the principles he puts forth…
The vast majority of original yoga and ayurveda was practiced by the “people” – who had neither means, nor time (as householders) to travel and teach. If they did, though, the West would have received a set of yoga teachings that were much more practical, healthy and effective for householders.
“Your pulse is a reflection of the rhythm in your life.” I found that beautiful. I also knew I was screwed. If that statement were indeed true, my heart would surely reveal my secret. And it did. My pulse was erratic… a perfect reflection of the way I had been living.
I am thinking about starting a book review/discussion about practical books for “natural wisdom” spanning various topics. Would this be a good resource for you all? I would like this site to be a place where you can discover useful material, for free, to better your lives. But, to do that, I need to know [...]
Photo: Vectorportal Energy of Mind: A Sauhu Therapy This is the 10th and final blog in an ongoing series of a yogin’s intentional “crimes against wisdom.” This series is highlighting my experience of purposefully ignoring 10 years of training in yoga, meditation, ayurveda and psychology in favor of performing typical current cultural behaviors of [...]
Not only do I want my boy to see me with a sparkle in my eye, vibrant, nimble, active and full of vigor but I also want him to see me living in a sacred way, low to the earth, still and quiet, deep in meditative prayer.
I really feel like shit. Seriously. I am not just saying this to make this blog exciting and dramatic. I am bloated, I feel tight everywhere, I have pain in my joints, and not more 30 minutes after showering I stink with sour b.o. In the previous 3 years I had completely thrown away deodorant. Now, it is a compassionate necessity.
This is the 2nd blog in an ongoing series of a yogin’s intentional “crimes against wisdom.” This series will highlight my experience of purposefully ignoring 10 years of training in yoga, meditation and ayurveda in favor of performing typical current cultural behaviors of modernity.
I wanted to demonstrate both an open mind and heart with my family and also put my yogic development to the test by seeing how my state of being would be affected by “doing as the Romans do.”