Happy New Year!
Hope to see you all in 2012.
I have some wonderful events planned.
Jan 19 Balancing the Winter Season taught by Rob Talbert., C.A.S., California College of Ayurveda, Cerritos, CA, 7-8:30pm. Free Third Thursday lecture at CCA!
Avoid the traffic and meet for dinner first at 5pm at Udupi Palace in Artesia for south indian vegetarian food.
18635 Pioneer Blvd., Artesia, CA 90701, 562-860-1950
Jan 22 Gemstones and Ayurveda taught by Rob Talbert and Mark Mauthner (Certified Gemologist), California College of Ayurveda, 17100 Norwalk Blvd. Ste. 108, Cerritos, CA, 3:10-6pm. Free!
To reserve your seat, call Rob, 949-497-3134 or email. Give your name, email address, phone and the number of people who will attend. Please do this at least 24 hours in advance of the event. This promises to be a very special class. Mark is a certified gemologist, museum curator, mineralogist, geologist and miner. After Rob presents how gemstones are used in Ayurvedic Medicine, Mark will be bringing in the actual gemstones to give us all a chance to experience them. He will be discussing each of the gemstones from the perspective of a gemologist. Some of the gems we will have the pleasure of viewing are: rubies, blue and yellow sapphires, pearls, emeralds and few surprises!
Feb 11 Free Introduction to Ayurvedic Medicine taught by Rob Talbert, Laguna Beach, 3-5 PM, Free.
March 17-18 Herbal Teas and Traditional Formulas, taught by Rob Talbert, California College of Ayurveda, Cerritos, CA, 9am-5pm. $149 by Feb 15 and $179 after Feb 15. Call CCA to register 530-478-9100x202. Or click here to register online. Advanced Herbal Materia Medica Workshop. Drink some tea, deepen your knowledge, mingle with the plant spirits. Read flyer to make sure you complete the pre-requisites.
April 19 - 22 National Ayurvedic Medical Association Conference: Ayurveda: Healing People, Healing Communities Hyatt Regency Bellevue Bellevue, WA 98004. Hope to see you all there.
May 25-28 Ayurveda and Yoga Nature Retreat. Presented by the teachers at the California College of Ayurveda. Born from our love of the outdoors and the insights it brings, we created this event as a way of sharing the wisdom in the context of a community retreat. Mark your calendars Memorial day weekend 2012 in beautiful Idyllwild, CA.
Gem Therapy is a modality of healing that comes more from Vedic astrology (Jyotish) and medical astrology rather than directly from Ayurveda. A rudimentary understanding of the effects of gems can be an important part of an Ayurvedic Practitioners practice especially when working in conjunction with a Vedic astrologer. Most gemstones have a stronger effect on the subtle body rather than on the physical body. As we know disease manifests first in the subtle body or "blue print" of the body before manifesting in the physical body. So this can be an important method to address the root cause of disease.
All gem stones, with the exception of coral and pearl, are the finest and purest consolidation of minerals that exist, formed under extreme heat and pressure inside the Earth. Healing stones are crystals of clear and purified minerals that are also found in the human body.
|The value of vitamin D - Top story of 2011
The simmering debate over vitamin D came to a boil as the scientific organization representing hormone experts embraced daily recommendations for the vitamin that far exceed those put forward in late 2010 by a U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM) panel. The Endocrine Society asserted in July that people need two to three times as much vitamin D as the IOM had recommended.
The IOM daily levels top out at 600 to 800 international units for most people, the amount found in many multivitamins.
In calling for substantially more D, the endocrinologists cited widespread deficiency in all age groups and pointed out that very few foods naturally contain the vitamin.
A torrent of recent studies have linked vitamin D deficiency - particularly at northern latitudes - with heart disease, cancer, infections, asthma, preterm births, high blood pressure and, among the elderly, difficulty with mental tasks. Two trials now in progress in the United States and New Zealand may clarify the vitamin's health-giving potential. But results are still several years off.
|Honey to sooth a cough
Honey proves a better option for childhood cough than OTCs
Playing to the sweet spot of Egyptian tongues more than 5,000 years ago, honey is the world's oldest sweetener. Still valued for its natural goodness, the golden elixir is recognized today for its exceptional antioxidant qualities, which make it an immunity-boosting powerhouse with antiviral and antibacterial capabilities. Researchers in a Penn State University College of Medicine study found honey more effective than dextromethorphan (DM) (found in many over-the-counter cold medications) at reducing the frequency and severity of nighttime coughing in children. Parents also rated honey most favorably for symptomatic relief of their child's nocturnal cough and sleep difficulty due to upper respiratory tract infection. Honey soothes the throat on contact and is thought to activate endorphins. To enhance immunity, enjoy 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey a day.
Jan 20-23, 2012
Teachers and Hosts:
Yoga & Meditation
Compassionate Communication & Mindfulness
with Special Guest:
Rob Talbert C.A.S.
Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist
Private home in Laguna Beach
Awaken the Energy
Centers of Your Body
Re‐Connect to Your True Nature
using the Body as the Voice of the
Experience New Energy
Lead a Fuller More Balanced Life
Experiment with New Ideas &
Release Old Patterns
No Yoga or Meditation
This Experiential Workshop explores the
CHAKRAS, an ancient framework for
Mind * Body * Spirit
through Music, Dance, Meditation,
Creative Expression, Yoga, Chanting, and