October 2nd was Gandhi's birthday. It’s a lovely day celebrated by yogis and many others to remember the man who personifies Ahimsa, which means non-violence (Sanskrit, from a ‘non-, without’ + hiṃsā ‘violence’). Ghandi realized that in force and violence we all lose. He asked his followers to deal with their anger through prayer and … Continue reading Is This Health Care?
Body + Mind = Life Energy (Prana) -> Water + Riverbed = Flow
Who makes the choice in our lives, really? And how do we know what is a good or a bad choice.
Did we lose God or is it only the O we lost in our interpretation of our Gods? Put the O from Nature back in God.www.oliveretreat.comWhen is the O lost in God? From a historic perspective I don't believe the O stayed for very long in all new Gods that appeared every 500 years or … Continue reading Where is G(o)od? – Part 1/3
Of the five elements used in Ayurveda and other ancient schools of life and medicine 'Ether' is an interesting concept for a westerner and largely misunderstood or forgotten as it existed in European ancient schools of medicine too. Today it's often translated to Space but that's not how I translate it. As per Ayurveda, the … Continue reading Ether isn’t “Nothing”
Ayurveda teaches us that we have a set of possibilities since birth which are divided in three equal parts, one third comes from the mom and one third comes from the dad and these would partly be translated as our genes. The last third however comes from the environment we were born into combined with … Continue reading Understanding the Imbalance (Prakriti v. Vikriti)
In previous blog I elaborated on the Gurvadi Gunas, the attributes or properties everything around us has and offers to us in various forms and ways. Some of them might be overwhelming and some will be subtle. In all cases it is good to be aware of these attributes and how they contribute to our … Continue reading Ayurveda – Tastes (Rasa) is Important
The ancient philosophy of wellbeing and healing called Ayurveda has roots back to the first civilisations. As many other ancient philosophies this one sees humans as part of nature and therefore differs fundamentally from today's allopathy in that we connect with nature and don't battle nature. We learn to live with it in Ayurveda, not … Continue reading Ayurveda – Attributes (Gurvadi Gunas)
Pasteur himself admitted it on his deathbed, after a lifetime of studies of bacteria and microbiome defining them as bad or good: “Le microbe n'est rien. Le terraine est tout. (The microbe is nothing. The terrain is everything.)” By terrain, he meant the environment in the body, in which the microbe can thrive when it is unhealthy … Continue reading “The terrain is everything” confirmed again
A student, who as a physiotherapist had learned that each human has one centre of gravity, asked me where that center of gravity was. At the time he was having trouble finding his balance while trying to do inverted yoga postures, such as the headstand or the shoulder stand. Sometimes he also had lower back … Continue reading Where is the center of gravity, as per Ayurveda?