We are what we eat, as the old saying goes. We all know the choices we make affect our physical body, but what effect do they have on our mind and spirit? Many ancient practices, including Ayurveda are of the belief that what you eat ultimately determines the level of consiousness you can achieve. Generally … More Exploring Ayurveda: subtle energy and sattvic food.
The idea of practicing Ahimsa is a rather attractive one. Generally speaking it means “Non harm”, though it might be more accurate to think of it as trying to avoid causing unnecessary suffering. Most people interpret Ahimsa to mean giving up meat, or in more extreme cases: eggs and dairy as well. In fact, there … More Exploring Auyrveda: The Vegetarian myth.
If you’ve ever tried yoga, chances are you remember holding downward dog. It’s not exactly the most comfortable of poses, to say the least. 5 breaths of agony. My Hamstrings… Ouch! While I I’ve never felt that way moving through the graceful, flowing forms of tai chi. To be honest, I’ve found yoga poses to … More Have you Tried Tai Chi?
Shoes are something of a necessity these days. Yet for all their usefulness, many of us breathe a sigh of relief when we can finally take them off when we get home. After all, being barefoot is simply not an option. Wouldn’t it be great if wearing shoes felt like being barefoot? I’ve got good … More Have you tried minimalist footwear?