Before I can move on to the more practical aspects of healing, I think it is fundamental to understand a few concepts that are the core foundation to my thoughts on the healing process. Energy is probably the most important one. So let’s explore this a little further.
Mantra Repetition or Japa Yoga
One of my fondest memories about having Sri Anandi Ma, an enlightened saint from India, visit my home in the summer of 2003, while doing public programs, was that I had the privilege to massage her feet almost every evening. Once I started rubbing her feet, my mind would immediately quiet down, and all I could hear was the mantra…
About the Nature of Pain
We all know what pain is, we all have experienced physical, mental, or emotional pain at some point or another throughout our life. Pain is suffering and as long as we are in the body, it is inevitable, it is part of life. Yet we seldom understand what the meaning of our pain is, what its purpose may be, or how it arises, and we try to avoid it at any cost, sometimes even at a high price with drugs, alcohol, or other addictions.
About the Nature of Mind
In the west we are used to viewing the mind as just one aspect of ourselves, and a cognitive one at that. Yet the mind is much more complex than that and encompasses much more than just our ability to think.
Body, Mind & Consciousness: The Body-Mind Connection
Ayurveda is India’s 5000-year old science of life, health, and longevity. According to Ayurveda, there is no separation between body, mind, and consciousness. Therefore, the concepts of health and disease must address all of these aspects. The mind is organically related to the physical body. Any imbalance of the doshas (psycho-physiological principles, or humors) will create signs and symptoms at…