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What Are You Feeding On?

Nov 16, 2019

What Are You Feeding On?

According to Ayurvedic philosophy, we are all created of spirit and light rather than mere flesh hand bones.  The physical body is a temple that houses the finer domains of the mind and soul. As recognized by ancient cultures and religions around the globe, we are actually spiritual beings having a human experience, rather than the other way around.  We are crafted from the same energy that weaves together all of life. 

To truly understand how to “feed” ourselves, we must, therefore, extend beyond the physical body alone.  According to Ayurveda, anything that affects our consciousness is considered food. Yoga, breathing exercises, and meditation are thus highly charged types of food, because they directly nourish our deeper consciousness.

The realm of the senses also provides direct nourishment to the finer domains of the mind and soul.  For example, a soothing sonata and a blaring car alarm are merely different types of...

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YOU ARE FULL OF IT!?

Aug 15, 2019
We are exposed to 6 million pounds of Mercury and 2.5 billion pounds other toxic chemicals each year.
According to Dr. Mark Hyman, eighty thousand toxic chemicals have been released into our environment since the dawn of the industrial revolution, and very few have been tested for their long-term impact on human health. And let me tell you, the results aren’t pretty for those that have been tested …
How can we not be affected by this massive amount of poison?
According to the nonprofit organization Environmental Working Group, the average newborn baby has 287 known toxins in his or her umbilical cord blood.
If a newborn is exposed to that many toxins, imagine how many you have been exposed to in your life…
Do you think this may be why so many of us are sick and fat today?
The simple truth is that we are living in a sea of toxins and it is destroying our bodies and brains.  Ayurveda has recognized the roll of toxins and the toll it takes on our bodies for...
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Back Pain- Could it Be the Chakra’s?

Aug 03, 2019

In this blog we will cover:

  • What are the chakras?
  • Signs and symptoms of chakra blockage
  • How to unblock the chakras
  • Keeping the chakras open
  • Other reasons you may be experiencing back pain

Back Pain

According to the American Chiropractic Association approximately 80% of the population suffer from some form of back pain.  Back pain is also the 3rdmost common reason for visits to the Drs. Office.  A study of 5,000 patients with lower back pain revealed that only 20% had some underlying structural problem such as damaged vertebrae, herniated disc (that was pressing on a nerve), or arthritis.  The remaining 80% were diagnosed as being caused by inelastic (too tight) and/or weak muscles…and the ancient sciences of Ayurveda and yoga believes that there is even more to this…a possible energetic blockage of the 7 energies of the body.

There are many reasons for back pain.  One reason that you may have never thought of is an energy blockage.  Have you...

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Today I Rest ~Return to Sattva

Jul 14, 2019

There are times in our lives in which we feel completely depleted, emotionally drained.  With information overload coming at us at the break neck speed of the internet, or the click of the 'on' button of the remote, we can easily become so over stimulated that at times we feel our head is spinning out of control.  We lose our focus, our mental grounding and the earth seems to tilt.

If you are anything like me, when you feel this way, you make poor choices.  Choices to alleviate the discomfort with  immediate gratification.  Choices like overworking and expecting everyone else to do the same. Or deciding to spend what little downtime I have on a Netflix binge to dull my mind and avoid the issues I need to deal with.  If I go to the grocery store in this state of imbalance, hungry and depleted - mind, body and spirit empty, I will choose foods that will 'feed' this dangerous state.  Fore example instead of an apple or fruit to satiate my sweet...

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How to Make Kitchari

Jun 18, 2019
 

Kitchari is Ayurveda's go to staple when we want a complete, easily digestible meal.  Kitchari is traditionally made in one pot, hence letting the nutrients energies mingle to create 'peace in the pot'.  This recipe uses all 6 tastes and is delicious and satisfying.  This is a sattvic (peace) inducing recipe for body and mind.  

V  = P  = K =  (Tri-doshic)

Kitchari

Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

1 C

Basmati Rice

1/3 C

Mung Beans – soaked until sprouted (a couple of hours)

3 C

Water

1

Zucchini - chopped

1

Small sweet potato – Peeled and chopped

2 T

Ghee

3 T

2 t

2 T

½ C

2 T

1 T

Hulled Pumpkin Seeds

Curry Powder

Braggs Liquid Aminos

Organic Coconut Milk

Lemon Juice

Maple Syrup

Sea salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Put soaked mung beans rice and water in pan and bring to boil.  Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 min. Add Zucchini and sweet potato.  Cover and cook until...

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What is Ayurveda?

May 09, 2019

AYURVEDA ~ THE SCIENCE OF LIFE

The Dragonfly Plan is based on the principles of the ancient science of Ayurveda.   Ayurveda uses food, lifestyle and herbs as medicine to keep you in balance or to bring you back into balance.  Ayurveda believes that each of us were meant to live in balance and harmony and therefore in a state of bliss at all times.   Ayurveda is believed to have come from a divine source. The legend is that it was handed down from God to humans through a lineage of sages in ancient India, who continued to develop and refine the practices through insight and deep mediation over five thousand years ago.  These sages were not only holy men but also physicians. Ayurveda was a complete health care system for managing all aspects of health. Because Ayurveda views the human as a tripartite being Ayurveda addresses health and including it with spirituality and utilizing holistic methods for increasing longevity, healing disease, performing...

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What is Yoga Therapy?

May 09, 2019

If you have ever practiced yoga, then you know the benefits of yoga for living include experiencing a healthier and better life.  The asana (physical practice), pranayama (breathwork), and meditation practices of yoga are well-honed tools for cultivating  a sense of wholeness in our lives and for opening ourselves to a more expansive appreciation of life itself.  When customized for a particular injury, illness or emotional issue then yoga becomes even more therapeutic in it’s wholistic benefits.  Yoga Therapy is a cutting edge integrative healing modality when combined with allopathic medicine. It utilizes the most effective modern scientific knowledge with ancient therapies that has a history of thousands of years of proven healing techniques.  Together, we can optimize healing injuries, diseases and emotional wounds with clients. Yoga Therapy is empowering and life changing.

Yoga Therapy is now breaking ground into the allopathic realm and being...

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