A journey of Self-discovery:
Profound freedom for Body, Mind, Soul
Do you ever feel that everything in your life looks pretty great by all the outer worldly standards of what 'success' should look like - but still feel like something is missing deep down inside? That you've checked all the boxes that are supposed to lead to happiness and fulfillment, yet there is still a void of emptiness inside? Or perhaps you've searched everywhere for lasting solutions to health challenges, but every solution, while effective to an extent, is not giving you the real relief you're seeking?
I felt this way once, too.
Informed greatly by my own personal wellbeing journey, my practice of spiritual counseling for body, mind and soul is strongly rooted in the spiritual science of Ayurveda, integrated with its spiritual sister sciences of Yoga and Vedanta (a spiritual system of philosophy on the nature of the soul). All three of these sciences have their origins in the Vedas, India's oldest, most sacred body of spiritual wisdom.
I came to these sciences because I wanted to experience greater freedom at all levels. At one point in time, my body and mind felt like a prison I was trapped inside, suffering from eating disorders I could never find full relief for, no matter how many modern methods I tried.
Finding Personal Freedom
Ayurveda unlocked the key to freedom for me at the physical level - freeing me from years of anorexia nervosa, along with digestive difficulties, insomnia, anxiety and so much more
Yoga brought me freedom at the subtle level of my mind and its persistent, circuitous limiting, self-defeating thoughts and emotional patterns
Vedanta gave me knowledge to change my deeply-rooted karmic patterns to transform my most difficult relationships by developing a relationship with my own higher Self, identifying myself first and foremost as Soul, and everything else second
In the Vedas, there is a concept of 3 bodies (gross, subtle and causal) that require healing with different, yet integrated medicines. I bring my knowledge of all 3 sciences into my practice to help you heal at all levels.
Ayurveda Heals the Physical Body
Ayurveda digs deep to assess the root causes of our physical health challenges.
In Ayurveda, the 3 root causes of distress are:
1) Crimes we commit against our own wisdom
2) Misuse of the senses
3) Our daily and seasonal food and lifestyle choices
The key to health in Ayurveda = BALANCE.
How Ayurveda Heals You
A Beautiful Spiritual Daily and Seasonal Lifestyle
Ayurveda offers us an incredible, time-tested circadian lifestyle that helps us deeply align ourselves with nature's eternal rhythms.
Superfoods that Detoxify, Purify and Balance the Body
Delicious, seasonal superfoods and recipes to enjoy them offer us purification and balance that clear the mind as much as they balance physical ailments.
Healing Garden Herbs and Kitchen Spices
Ayurveda inspires us to grow our own health with home garden remedies and to cook our way to wellbeing with kitchen spices that heal, cleanse and nourish us.
Balancing the Three Pillars of Health: Vata, Pitta, Kapha Doshas
The three bioforces of the body, made of the five great elements (space, air, fire, water and earth) are examined carefully and brought into a state of balance.
Addressing the Three Subpillars of Health: Food, Sleep, Sex
There are different recommendations pertaining to each of these three vital aspects of wellbeing that allow us to access radiant health year round.
Yoga Heals the Mind
While we often think of Yoga as a physical practice, the real purpose of this ancient science is to heal the mind by removing its myriad distractions.
With Yoga, we examine three qualities of the mind:
1) Inertia (Tamas)
2) Agitation (Rajas)
3) Balance (Sattva)
The keys to health in Yoga = Practice (Abhyasa) + Detachment (Vairagya).
How Yoga Heals You
Bringing About Greater Sattva
Sattva is the true state of the mind, synonymous with purity, clarity and abiding inner peace. Yoga practices boost our inherent sattva by reducing rajas and tamas layers.
Poses that Connect Us With the Spirit of Nature
Return to the roots of the ancient Yoga practice by learning to really embody the spirit of the lion, tree, cobra, and so many other beautiful teachers in nature.
Breathing Exercises that Boost Our Vitality
Our breath, mind and prana (vital force) are intimately connected. Learn to breathe deeply as a way to calm and still the mind and experience vibrant, radiant health.
Mantras that Bring Our Mind Into a Powerful State of Focus & Clarity
The Yoga Sutras of Rishi Patanjali share how we must replace disturbing thoughts by thinking of the opposite. Mantras help feed the mind positive new content.
Meditation Practices that Help Us Tune Into Our Highest Nature
In meditation, we are able to calm the waves of the mind to experience the stillness, peace and ease that are our true essence.
What You Can Expect in Working With Me
Our first session together will begin with an examination of your physical and emotional pathology to dig into the deepest root causes for your suffering. A customized course of therapeutic action will then be recommended for you that integrates Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta for the most profound healing possible.
In the Vedas, we find the origins of the famous expression:
"Sow a thought, reap an action;
Sow an action, reap a habit;
Sow a habit, reap a character;
Sow a character, reap a destiny."
The thoughts we think, the actions we take, the habits we make, the character we develop and the destiny we manifest all depend upon the seeds of our desires.
Once your soul decides "Yes, I wish for health and freedom," they shall, in time, with practice and consistency, be yours.
Vedanta Frees the Soul
Vedanta unlocks the doorway to inner freedom by ridding us of false identifications with our changing body & mind.
When our divinely embedded desires for health, abundance and spirituality go awry, we have 3 addictions:
1) To the physical body
2) To the world
3) To spiritual knowledge
The key to health in Vedanta = manifesting balanced, pure, universal desires, especially the desire to know who we really are, as Soul, first and foremost.
How Vedanta Heals You
Achieving 4 Universal Human Goals of Life in a Balanced Way
The spiritual science of Vedanta helps us achieve the goals of pleasure, wealth, purpose and spiritual freedom in a balanced and harmonious manner.
Meditation Practices to Go Beyond the Body and Mind
There are many beautiful meditations we can practice to go beyond identification with the body and to approach the world from fullness (rather than for fulfillment).
Ancient Yogic Spiritual Practices to Remember Who You Really Are
Since even spiritual knowledge can be an addiction when approached at the surface (information) level, we have inspired ancient practices to help us tap into the deepest knowledge, which is the experiential remembrance of ourselves as Soul.
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