Jim Montrose

Ayurvedic Counseling, Yoga, Rebirthing, Meditation, Healthy Cooking

Balance, the Art of Living

21 Day Balance 7

21 day clean, purge, balance
16 April 2020 Day 21 (Balance 7) – A Balanced Day
Welcome to Day 21 (Balance 7) – Bringing balance forward in your life each day.
We have explored a number of topics and practices in the last 21 days. A virus asks us to do four things when it visits us, that we have been negligent of, they are: to clean, to purge, to balance, and to rest. It is a good thing that it reminds us. It reminds us, to mind our wellness on a daily basis – to take care of our foundation of well-being on a continuous basis. Today as you prepare to move forward with your journey of life, consider how and where you can consciously support these four pillars of wellness in your life.
We have offered a daily eating and care plan that we go over with all our patients; this is a good beginning. With a morning ritual of detoxification, alignment, meditation, breath work, light breakfast, big lunch, light dinner, exercise, and evening routine to slow down prepare for sleep, meditation, breathing, alignment. To this core we can add elements of our 21 day routine to expand and own what we have experienced and wish to continue. Review the list of our 21 day takeaways and consider adding them to your daily, weekly, annual routines.
Clean 1) – Start the day with lemon and warm water and eat light high water content foods until noon.
2) – Joy start your body and lymphatic’s with a self message each morning.
3): Luxuriously sleep (in bed by 10am and wake at sunrise) to maximize health and vigor.
4): Hypercharge health with tongue, nostril and ear cleaning – clear brain and senses.
5): Energize and inspire yourself for longevity with movement and breathe each day.
6): Begin with gratitude and ask for what you truly desire to benefit yourself and others.
7): Be more in your life (80%) & only from alignment add the action (20%) & see what you can create.

Purge 1): Clear the clutter for more effectiveness, let go of the resistance.
2): Fasting allow the body to naturally detoxify and then rebuild to increase longevity.
3): Release unwanted habits; embrace your real self in your heart center for contentment & fulfillment.
4): Impeccable words of truth set a force of love to please and increase the flow of what we focus on.
5): Become aware of your natural tendencies and start to replace them with love based responses, using tapping and NET to program the subconscious mind.
6): Go inside to find the real expert who resides within where the Supreme Self resides.
7): Reclaim your passion and energy by releasing incompletes and resistance.

Balance 1): In the stillness inside me is a calming peace that is always accessible.
2): Eat real living food (as nature gives) in all colors, and the six tastes for abundant balanced life force.
3): Adopting the characteristic of child-like play as an adult keeps your mind and body flexible, young and spontaneous. It renews mind/body and reverses the aging process.
4): Change your perceptions; change your life for renewal and regeneration.
5): Live life fully, unfolding your great purpose for being with confidence and happiness.
6): Take the journey of consciousness, dive deep into the stillness of not doing -relax in your true being.
7): Your daily actions become your habits which become your beliefs, choose what supports well-being.

Rest: What do you do to ensure your rest? Daily, weekly, yearly – time off, sleep, vacation, re-creation.
Stay in balance remembering: In positive emotion I allow my complete alignment and communication with Source Energy I reclaim the balance in my physical and mental body, living in the fullness of my well-being. I maintain my balance and well-being easily with consistent good feeling thoughts. I am aware of my emotional state and whenever I dip towards fear based emotions there is nothing more important than restoring my high flying positive emotional state as quickly as I can.
Take Away (Balance 7): Your daily actions become your habits which become your beliefs, choose what supports well-being.
Practice this for 21 days to see the effects first hand. Continue the practices from previous days for the entire program to fully experience the benefits.
Enjoy your Balance and rest,
Dr. Zaida Rivene, D.C.
www.drzaidarivine.co.za
083 290 1283
and Jim Montrose, Ayurvedic counselor
www.drzaidarivene.co.za/jimmontrose
071 959 0786
P.S. Check out the website (www.drzaidarivene. co.za) for other articles and resources on practices, words, inspired living, health, chakra meditation, Ayurveda and other topics.
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Balance, the Art of Living

21 Day Balance 6

21 day clean, purge, balance
15 April 2020 Day 20 (Balance 6) – Awareness
Welcome to Day 20 (Balance 6) – the three levels of consciousness, going beyond the everyday “reality.”
Awareness goes beyond the social “reality” we accept as the “real” world which we have made through agreement. In reality we have dominion over our life and what we aspire to achieve through our awareness and employment of our innate curiosity, intelligence, purpose, motivation, resilience, self worth, self esteem, and diligence which produce desire and activation of our infinite potential. When we see beyond man-made limitations our enlightened consciousness offers absolute freedom.
There are three levels of consciously, yet many never proceed past the first level. They are 1) the ego personality, the everyday reality – how we want the world to see us; 2) the unconscious self, where we stuff the negatives we don’t want others to see. Yet the unconscious self also contains creativity and sensitivity that is a source of intuition and distills the essence of life experiences to inner fulfillment even in the face of terror and pain of the past; and 3) the “true self”, which is close to the source, our pure consciousness, the eternal wholeness and infinite potential of co-creation. The state of “I am” of observing still silence and the pure consciousness of no activity before activity.
First step is to stop conscious thinking and chill, not doing just observing, so your true self emerges. This is achieved in meditation when we abstain from conscious mental activity by focusing on our breath or a mantra (like So Hum) and observing the stillness that comes through first in small glimpses and with practice expands. It is often referred to as the open spaces between thoughts that contain nothing yet out of them (the void) occurs the next thought.
An important part of this awareness we are developing is to be in life but not swayed by it. The state of equanimity where you observe without craving what you like and do not push away things you do not want. You simply observe from a relaxed being of wholeness, as integrated body and mind, no thought, and no striving. A hard place to be in the beginning that gradually opens the way for a deep sense of being in your existence and consciousness, which are actually one, as the ego identity falls away and the true self emerges from the silence. Let go of achieving, just take the time to touch the stillness and all will come.
Take Away (Balance 6): Begin your journey of consciousness, diving deeply into the stillness of not doing to relax in your true being.
Practice this for 21 days to see the effects first hand. Continue the practices from previous days for the entire program to fully experience the benefits.
Enjoy your Balance,
Dr. Zaida Rivene, D.C.
www.drzaidarivine.co.za
083 290 1283
and Jim Montrose, Ayurvedic counselor
www.drzaidarivene.co.za/jimmontrose
071 959 0786
P.S. Check out the website (www.drzaidarivene. co.za) for other articles and resources on practices, words, inspired living, health, chakra meditation, Ayurveda and other topics.
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Balance, the Art of Living

21 Day Balance 5

21 day clean, purge, balance
14 April 2020 Day 19 (Balance 5) – Purpose
Welcome to Day 19 (Balance 5) – Knowing your purpose in life provides fulfillment and a reason to live.
As Kelly Turner noted in her study of people who have achieved radical remissions of life threatening diseases has discovered, people who survive disease and traumatic events have a strong purpose in life in common. Knowing your purpose in life provides fulfillment as well as a strong reason to live. Your life’s purpose gives life meaning and joy. In popular vernacular, when you lose your game you lose you will to live.
Yet one’s life purpose seems to be a mystery that many find frustrating and hard to define. Jim had a business professor that had the class write their obituaries and look back on what they hoped to accomplish and leave as a legacy. This professor believed if you asked an American who they were and what their purpose was they would list the jobs they have and accomplishments they made – a small part of who they really are. He believed that a European would answer that she/he would not know until they had lived life. And this is one of the keys; we create our life and our purpose incrementally as we live it. It is a moving target that is refined as we live. The theme may remain similar but the focus and details expand.
We do know that our ultimate basis of life is Happiness. As the spiritual master Abdu’l-Baha said: “As to spiritual happiness, this is the true basis of the life of man, … life is created for happiness, not for sorrow; for pleasure, not for grief. Happiness is life; sorrow is death. Spiritual happiness is life eternal.” This may be our best advice and guidance to finding our purpose, does it create happiness? And that is our journey in life to discover and live the life we are meant to live full of joy and happiness. Notwithstanding the moments of contrast that spur us with increased resolve to launch new desires for a better life and the fulfillment of an ever-evolving and expansive life purpose.
Today I investigate what is my life purpose. Start by entering a short meditation to center and ground yourself. Close your eyes and do 8-12 full yogic breaths deeply breathing in to chest and belly and out, come to a resting place with eyes closed for another couple of minutes and sit in stillness returning attention to the breath or a simple mantra like “So” on inspiration and “Hum” on exhalation for a couple of minutes. Then open your eyes taking a piece of paper and writing at the top “What is my life’s purpose?” Write the first answer that comes to mind on the paper. Then ask again and write the next answer. Continue with this process until the answer feels right, hits you emotionally as the true right answer (maybe you cry at its simplicity and rightness). Don’t stop until this occurs, you may have to write 100 answers, 500, or more but when you exhaust the surface answers it will reveal itself. Do over several days until it feels right. When you find your true purpose it will feel joyful and make you happy.
Now the fun begins (continues) as you take your Hero’s journey to becoming. In reality the journey uncovers and expands what we already truly are at our deep inner core. The knowing of it, however, can give us much confidence and solace on our journey living life fully.
Take Away (Balance 5): Live life fully, unfolding your great purpose for being with confidence and happiness.
Practice this for 21 days to see the effects first hand. Continue the practices from previous days for the entire program to fully experience the benefits.
Enjoy your Balance,
Dr. Zaida Rivene, D.C.
www.drzaidarivine.co.za
083 290 1283
and Jim Montrose, Ayurvedic counselor
www.drzaidarivene.co.za/jimmontrose
071 959 0786
P.S. Check out the website (www.drzaidarivene. co.za) for other articles and resources on practices, words, inspired living, health, chakra meditation, Ayurveda and other topics.
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Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counseling

What is involved –With a 7000 year history it is probably the oldest medical system in use. It has had an extensive history of interaction and influence with Chinese medicine and was a major influence on Greek, Arabic and Western systems of medicine.

Ayurveda is not just a system of medicine but a science of life quality enhancement that is designed to enhance well-being, longevity, happiness, energy, and freedom. It is a complete system of living physically, mentally and spiritually and truly nourishes the whole organism for optimal health and greatest use of our faculties.

Who can Benefit– It can benefit everyone and prescribes complete and comprehensive health regimens from birth to old age. It is tailored to meet your needs by determining your own unique body constitution. Knowing your constitution and becoming aware of your natural health urges you will learn to balance and live in harmony with your own nature.

Services – Constitution Analysis, Ayurvedic Exam (learn your constitution, current imbalances, nature and receive your treatment plan), Lifestyle recommendations, Herbal Recommendations, Ayurvedic Treatments, Training and Ayurvedic education, Diet Planning and cooking for your constitution.

Make an appointment – call now 071-9595-0786 or email: jimmontrose@redroanranch.co.za

Rebirthing

rebirthingWhat it is – A modern day innovation on centuries old Pranayama breathing techniques designed to purify and resolve emotional blocks and traumas that interfere with a persons natural ease and health.

How you will benefit – Leonard Orr the developer of modern rebirthing says that everyone has birth trauma and usually many other types of trauma. He goes on to say without the successful resolution of this trauma and removal from the physical body it inhibits one’s full execution of life. Rebirthing is a very effective way to cleanse the body and remove the traumas from the physical body and mental patterns. It is a simple breathing technique that everyone can learn, usually within ten sessions, and continue on their own.

Ridding yourself of the nine traumas – Leonard Orr, developer of Rebirthing, has identified nine traumas that people commonly have and are effectively resolved using the Rebirthing breath technique:

Birth trauma,  Personal Lie, Repression of Feminine, Past Lives (tribal trauma), Parental Disapproval,

Death (unconscious) Urge,  School trauma, Religious trauma

Make an appointment – Schedule a session or a package of ten treatments now call now 071-9595-0786 or email: jimmontrose@redroanranch.co.za

Yoga Therapy and Life extension/ease

yogaAyurvedic  Yoga – Yoga and Ayurveda are twin sciences of the Vedas and work together to help the individual to obtain optimal health and longevity in order to fulfil their unique purpose in life. Ayurvedic yoga acknowledges the unique needs of the individual’s body constitution in designing the proper yoga routines for her/his nature and phase of life. It also offers unique cleansing, purification, breathing, meditation and associated processes to assist in maintaining wellness, ease and life extension.

How you can benefit—The proper ayurvedic yoga routine and/or therapies can help you live a more fulfilled, physically at ease and rewarding life.

Programs and appointments – Private consultations are offered for physical and health challenges leading  to a specific program designed for your need. I offer classes and seminars from time to time for learning about this in a group situation.

Call 071-9595-0786 or email: jimmontrose@redroanranch.co.za for appointment, schedule and information.

Rejuvenation

untitled-jpg4Ayurveda and Rejuvenation – Ayurveda has had a long term focus on extending life so an individual can achieve their purpose in life. Through a number of herbal rasayanas (tonic formulas), meditation, detoxifying methods, fasting from sensory inputs and other techniques as well as life style selection coupled with modern techniques and procedures we can reverse the aging process and live healthy and vibrant lives for 120-140 years.

What it can do for you – Learn simple strategies and seasonal tune-ups that can keep you younger, energetic and alert.

Who should consider it – Anyone who wants to get the most out of life and feel alive, energized and young.

The Program –  The Art of Rejuvenation has been offered as an 8 week program consisting of 3 hours of lecture and daily homework and experiential learning  during the week. It is available from time to time and may be offered as a 3 day seminar or as a private consultation.

Register or private consultations – Call now 071-9595-0786 or email: jimmontrose@redroanranch.co.za

Meditation

untitled-jpg5Meditation – Meditation is Yoga for the mind and has many forms that can be tailored to an individual’s needs and provide great health benefits. Meditation helps everyone gain more balance, perspective and calm from a psychological point of view. Physiologically medical doctors studying this eons old system have identified a relaxation response that  meditators produce that not only reduces the markers of modern day stress and mental agitation but improves the immune system, helps circulation, maintains brain functioning, helps irritable bowel syndrome, reduces high blood pressure and insomnia. In short this ancient science is a potent elixir to maintain health and enjoyment.

How you can benefit—Developing a meditation practice gives you the tools to maintain your perspective, reduce stress and create broader and deeper awareness and enjoyment in your own life and it particularly useful in dealing with dis-ease.

Programs and appointments – Private consultations and group classes are offered. Also check our blog for meditation hints and articles. Retreat patients are offered meditation and breathing instruction as part of their program. Check out our Classes and seminars for learning about this in a group situation.  Call 071-9595-0786 or email: jimmontrose@redroanranch.co.za for appointment, schedule and information.

Healthy Cooking and Nutrition

untitled-jpg8Private and Group Instruction – I offer private and group instruction on the following cooking systems and nutritional programs:

Ayurvedic cooking – learn some of the secrets of using food as your medicine in the ancient ayurvedic system of eating for your constitution.

Gerson Therapeutic diet and Cooking – Learn to cook with low temperature, no oil and no salt to create tasty and healthy rejuvenating meals for people on the Gerson program or people who want to create to maintain life at high levels.

Gourmet Vegetarian and Real Food Cooking – Give up the damaging processed foods and toxic food choices of modern eating with Real foods cooked to retain nutrients and reduce the toxic loads of our modern industrialized food network.  Learn the secrets of great tasting gourmet foods from around the world.

Call now 071-9595-0786 or email: jimmontrose@redroanranch.co.za

Jim Montrose

Jim Montrose

MSEE, MBA, Ayurvedic Counselor, Vegetarian Chef, Rebirther, Yoga Therapy and Black Belt Karate.

Director and manager of the Red Roan Ranch retreat programs. “I love to help our patients develop clarity on their healing/rejuvenating journey and help them create life skills that allow them to fully own their unique abilities to make a difference in their families and the world.”

Jim trained with the leading US Ayurvedic master, Dr. David Frawley in Ayurvedic self-care and rejuvenation. He has also had coursework and training from Dr. Chopra, Dr. Lad, Mukunda Stiles and other top teachers and Yoga masters. With a strong interest in nutrition and healthy cooking for over forty six years, Jim has written two cookbooks on Healthy Vegetarian cooking and Raw Food Preparation. He has a strong interest in Ethnic cooking from around the world and is a master at Gerson Cooking and Real Plant Based Foods and cooking. “ I love introducing people to tasty and filling vegetarian foods.” Trained by Leonard Orr, the founder of Rebirthing, he can help you breathe new life into your body and release the nine traumas.

In an earlier incarnation, Jim cofounded Chipcom Corporation and introduced broadband Ethernet and Fibre Optic Ethernet to the vibrant 1990’s computer networking environment. When Chipcom went public, Jim explored his artistic and health side developing courses in vegetarian cooking and learned Jazz Piano.

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Make an appointment – Schedule a constitution analysis or ayurvedic exam and get started now!  call 071-9595-0786 or email: jimmontrose@redroanranch.co.za

© Copyright - Dr Zaida Rivene

From the N2 (Cape Town towards George) Take the first Swellendam exit (left). This is the R60. Proceed (1km+) through the 4 way stop and continue approximately 2-3 km and look for a sign for the Hermitage. Make a hard right (270 degrees). After the turn continue about 200 meters and turn left at first road (dirt). Proceed 300 meters and turn left into Red Roan Ranch and go to bottom of hill (the main house).

(Coming from George to Cape Town) Take the third exit (R60) right. Proceed (1km+) through the 4 way stop and continue approximately 2-3 km and look for a sign for the Hermitage. Make a hard right (270 degrees). After the turn continue about 200 meters and turn left at first road (dirt).  Proceed 300 meters and turn left into Red Roan Ranch and go to bottom of hill (the main house).

GPS:  S34 degrees 01.367 minutes, E020 degrees 25.193 minutes. Note most GPS units (Garmin, etc.) have the wrong coordinates for Red Roan Ranch.

Call if you have trouble 071 959 0786 or 083 290 1283