Month: July 2015

Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras are considered to be the greatest textual authority on Yoga. Expansion by sculptor Paige Bradley Patanjali divides his 196 aphorisms into four chapters discussing the wide and varied practices on Yoga.  ‘Samadhi Pada’ is the first chapter and is for the ‘samahita-citta’.  Meaning it is for those practitioners who through dedication and practice have high […]

Ever wondered what your Chinese Medicine Practitioner is looking for when asking you to stick out your tongue?   Here’s a great diagram that shows just that. Pale tongue body:  This can show either qi, yang, or blood deficiency.   A pale tongue is common for people when they are feeling fatigued and for women […]

This is food is medicine at its very best.  It’s delicious, light and nourishing. The Stomach is a hollow yang organ and its function is to receive, rot, and ripen food and drink.   Its Yin partner the Spleen has the function of transforming and transporting the nutrients from this food around the body.  Food […]

Stir, laugh, hum, and pray while you prepare your soup. ‘In Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) we view the human being as a small working model of the universe.  The same natural laws that govern the movements of the stars and plants, the weather and the seasons govern the human body and the human journey through life. […]

Consciousness, Creativity and the benefits of Transcendental Meditation (TM) Transcendental meditation refers to a specific form of mantra meditation called the Transcendental Meditation technique.  The meditation practice involves the use of a mantra and is practiced for 15–20 minutes twice per day while sitting with one’s eyes closed. It is reported to be one of the most […]

‘I salute your form’ Namaste’s original Sanskrit, “NamahKaar”, meaning, Namah: ‘I bow or salute your form’. Kaar: ‘The spirit within me recognizes the spirit within you’. It is both a beautiful and appropriate ritual to begin and seal your practice.  Bringing our hands to Anjali Mudra, in prayer position, whilst closing the eyes and gently […]