Life is good. Between assistant
teaching for the California College of Ayurveda,
teaching at UC Irvine, seeing clients and organizing a
visit for Dr. Gupta to Southern California in early
I'm having more fun than I've had in years. They say
that if you follow your heart you can't go wrong. Well
they were right in more ways than you can imagine.
Dr. Liladhar Gupta from Vrindavan, India will be
Southern California in late May and early June. I'm
organizing a two day workshop on June 3rd and 4th
which will be aimed at
students of Ayurveda or practitioners. There will also
be an opportunity to greet Dr. Gupta on the evening
of June 2nd. Details will be in the next newsletter.
The Art of Living to be taught at UCI!
April 6 to June 14, Wednesdays, 6-9pm; 10 meetings.
No class May 3rd.
Presented as part of UCI extension Yoga Studies
program. Enroll now!
May all beings be with Peace,
|India Part 3: Fire Ceremony
Upon my arrival in India, during my initial session with
Dr. Gupta, I mentioned that one of the things I was
specifically interested in learning more about mantra
therapy. Mantra therapy is the use of sound
(specifically in the form of Sanskrit words) for
healing. Dr. David Frawley, a Western authority on
Ayurveda, yoga and Vedic knowledge, has stated
that mantra therapy is considered the most powerful
therapy for working with the mind. All disease
processes are said to start in the mind and then
manifest in the digestion track and then relocate to
other places in the body where western medicine
gives them symptom names.
|How is health and wellness created?
Ayurveda recognizes that each person has a unique
mind-body constitution. Ayurveda then identifies the
various components of that individual's constitution,
determines where imbalances and disturbances exist,
and provides education, guidance and a plan for
helping the individual bring about their own
improvements in health and wellness.
|Simple wisdom from a trusted source
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a
Leave room in your schedule for a good nap.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your
face to be pure ecstasy.
Never pretend to be
something you're not.
Be aware of when to
hold your tongue, and when to use it.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Delight in the simple joys of a long walk.
A Journey to India
Saturday, April 8th, 6:30-8:30 PM at the Lotus
Room, Omadawn Yoga Studio in Seal Beach.
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- Living and studying in Vrindavan
- What I learned
- Exploring rural areas
- Fire Ceremony: mantra initiation
- Parikrama: A walk around the town
- Taj Mahal, Keoladeo National Park
- Making Chyavanprash
- Botanical Pictures– amalaki, shatavari,
ashwagandha, arjuna, guduchi, haritaki, shankha