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Healing according to Dharma

Health, Disease & Healing

Health is oneness; disease is separation. Health is abiding in peace; disease is agitation. Health is cooperative function; disease is self interest. To heal is to regain oneness, peace, and cooperation.

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Healing Buddha

“His left hand rests in his lap, palm upward, in the gesture of meditative stability or meditation, representing the eradication of sickness and suffering —indeed, the very roots of samsara— through the realization of absolute truth. “From the point of … Continue reading

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Adapting to the Seasons

Exploring seasonal adaptation requires that we understand various seasonal cycles:  The Life-Stage Cycle The Four Quarters of Growth, Production, Decline, and Termination Growth: Ojas Predominates Production: Agni Predominates Decline: Prana-Agni Predominates Termination: Prana Predominates  The Yearly Cycle Spring, Summer, Fall, … Continue reading

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Three Pillars of Health

There are Three Pillars of Health that pervade, interpenetrate, and integrate the subtle and gross bodies. Although we speak of them as three separate principles, they are in essence three expressions of one life-sustaining power. This power adopts these three … Continue reading

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On Health, Disease & Treatment

Health is inherent harmony of the flow system that is the human organism. Harmony rests on the Three Pillars of prana (life force), agni (transformative power), and ojas (residual essence). The Three Pillars are supported by the three sustaining pillars … Continue reading

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Is your food “unfit for consumption”?

Dioxin has been called “the most toxic compound synthesized by man.” Not only is dioxin considered a known human carcinogen, adverse health effects may include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, endometriosis, early menopause, reduced testosterone and thyroid hormones, altered metabolism and immune … Continue reading

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Healing with Prana

A simple awareness practice is very effective in bringing healing to any part of the organism where there is pain, tension, or discomfort. If you already know how to perform Vase Retention (a technique to hold the breath with mula, … Continue reading

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The 50% Rule

Ayurveda, literally, is the science of life. It is not medicine, which by definition is focused on disease and its remediation. It does not value our deficits nearly as much as our strengths.   That strength, that life force —prana— needs … Continue reading

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The Three Pillars of Health

There are Three Pillars of Health that pervade, interpenetrate, and integrate the subtle and gross bodies. Although we speak of them as three separate principles, they are in essence three expressions of one life-sustaining power. This power adopts these three  … Continue reading

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Reduce Stress

Stress that is not properly managed and resolved leads to tension, stiffness, detectable pain, or deficiencies, and ensuing: Contraction of the affected energy meridians (nadi), with consequent expansion in others through compensation. Deranged circulation (excessive, deficient, or unsuitable) of prana … Continue reading

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