The churna is a combination of Ayurvedic spices that is sprinkled on your food after it is cooked or is used to cook your food so that you have the proper balance of the six tastes for your food. A key to Ayurveda health is maintaining good digestion which is dependent on eating the proper foods that contain the particular combination of tastes (sweet, sour salty, pungent, astringent and bitter) that match your individual body constitution. The churna is a simple short cut that will help you regulate your digestion and keep yourself in balance and harmony.
A patient launches me on a journey of four directions to redefine my role and discover her own journey (where true lasting healing can occur). Finding my tools ineffective, I learn new tools and processes to effect my role in supporting the patients journey to her own unique healing. Each direction offers new insights that can be used for your own journey as well as the patients journey to integration and wellness.
A patient reminds me of the Re-acquaintance with Spirit that was so needed in my own healing challenges and in her own (and most true healing).
Chakra Meditation, a meditation to balance the seven chakras. When these energy centers or vortex’s of the body are open and balanced we function effectively and in loving alignment with our needs on the physical, emotional and spiritual realms.
Consciousness guru Albert Einstein said “we can never reach the solution from the same thinking [vibration] as the problem.” We developed a new way to set intention using this approach and call this program aligned Intention setting and start with Dr. Rivene’s special meditation to bring ourselves to alignment before mapping our intentions for the year.
Dr. Rivene’s 2019 Intention Setting Seminar January 5th, Set your Intentions from a place of boundless growth, increased energy and expansion for recreating body, life and spirit as you welcome more health and prosperity in all areas of your life. Join us as we introduce our new aligned intention setting meditation to open to our unbounded possibilities, set intentions in 9 major areas of our lives, develop visions boards to lock-in our intentions for the year, and create lasting habits that not only help you achieve your specific goals but create a lifestyle of continuing expansion.
Healthy digestion, elimination and wellness is key for Ayurveda which considers digestion and elimination as a fundamental process that must be preserved and balanced for lasting wellness. The root of all illness stems from poor digestion (weakened agni or digestive power, see box) and Ama (toxins from poor digestion, see box). When the doshas (our natural bodies constitution [link]) become imbalanced or aggravated through improper diet, unhealthy lifestyle choices, negative emotions and other factors it affects our digestive ability (Agni) which is the transformative power that allows us to assimulate food and experience yielding both nutrition and consciousness.. The disturbed Agni causes poor digestion of the food we eat. This in turn if left unchecked allows the undigested and unabsorbed food to accumulate in the Gastro-Intestinal tract and turn toxic. If this continues it will eventually flow out of the place of accumulation and spread throughout the body infiltrating the channels and tissues where it causes disease.
This process provides an early warning if we develop our awareness and recognize the imbalance. The first step is to recognize the potential cause of disease for your constitution [link] so you can avoid them. The next step is to take action to modify the cause so you avoid the imbalance (for instance taking a cooling swim during the hot summer day to remain balanced as a Pitta). If we let it get past these two steps we must restore balance after it is lost; which becomes harder but still easily in the realm of self-care. Beyond that we begin to get sick and it has moved beyond its initial location of origin, we must take more drastic cleansing and purification practice which generally require the assistance of an Ayurvedic health consultant. Let’s explore what digestion and elimination is telling you at this time and reclaim our Healthy Digestion, Elimination and Wellness.
On a recent cruise I was reminded of the power of appreciation in my life and more poignantly the power I have to choose appreciating life going well in the present moment (living fully).
The cruise director who was a bit of a Welsh comedian was trying to get us to fill in our reviews and encouraging everyone to rate the cruise high. He quipped, “English people never review anything 10 out of 10. After all there is always room for improvement isn’t there?” It reminded me how slovenly I can be in rating my own day. I was particularly bad when I started, I would see all the things I didn’t get done (an overambitious to-do list) and the disappointments when something didn’t go together perfectly. Is this you or someone you know? Read on to find your way to happier days!
Empowering Youthfulness Within is our New Program. During the last week of June and the first three weeks of July we hosted 5 youth and youthful people from the age of 15 to 40’s from the United States in the new program: The Harmonious Heart and Empowered Youth-fulness. Cassie, Sarah, Kaitlyn, Austin and Nathan embarked on a four week program of experiential learning in health, well-being, food, manifesting and consciousness to create a fulfilled harmonious future of their choosing. Read on here to dream and make your life expansive, thriving and ever growing.
Winter Balancing of Your Constitution Helps you to Stay Healthy. The Ayurvedic science of living recognizes that the change of seasons affects the health of all living beings. Certain changes in diet, behaviour and medicines are prescribed as a “seasonal ayurvedic routine” to counter the bad effects of the season and capitalize on the good effects so we stay healthy. As fall and early winter ends vata peaks with resulting dryness and nervous disorders as we then enter the coldest part of the winter where everything slows down and produces dormancy in plants. This is the season of Kapha and the dosha most affected by winter, peaking in July or August. Winter often brings kapha aggravations like allergies, colds, and congestion. You are being asked to balance your diet and lifestyle now if this is you. Read on to find your magical curative powers.