Prana in Indian medicine, called Qi in Chinese medicine, Pneuma in Ancient Greek medicine, is all an ‘energy’ translated to ‘the breath of life’. It is the life vitality that describes how we feel. All practice that gives us more Prana is Pranayama, and it is an important part in all Yoga but seldom used. At Olive Retreat it is a fundamental part of the Ashtanga Yoga that we teach. One good way of getting Prana is to understand and then do all that makes us healthy, and it’s you that decides what that is for you. It is not only about the physical body, like eating and exercise, it is also about what we do and how we use the mind. The mind is a tool given to us just as our bodies are. It gives us a clear message when we abuse it and it will be giving us less Prana when we do. Then we feel low, bad, less energized. That’s when we have neglected our needs of being honest, generous, kind or healthy to others or ourselves.
One way of getting more Prana is to do what is morally good. It’s like a guru described to me once:
‘If you decorate your home nicely you feel better. In the same way, if you decorate your life nicely you feel good, you get more Prana, and that is healthy. This is the meaning of Karma, it’s here and now.’
So if you think it’s important to take care of our earth, or be non-violent in all forms, or to be kind, you have to stand for it in any way you see possible. I want to stop GMO crops, so I don’t buy them. I want to stop the cruelty to the animals, so I don’t eat them. I want to change the political parties but keep the right to vote, so I vote blank. I want to get rid of publicity or crap news on my email, so I don’t click on it. I want Earth to be cleaner, so I don’t buy my 17th T-shirt (it takes 100 liters of fresh water to produce one T-shirt, and a lot of fresh air). I want to stop violence, so I don’t read a book about murder or play a video game killing people. This is being a mindful and conscious consumer, speaking our most common world language; the language of market economy. It’s the only communication that the companies understand, they are only here to give us what we buy. It is not about what you can afford, it’s about what you really need. If you want to get more Prana, make your own vibrations (energy) by telling them through how you consume!
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Naturopaths who deeply believe Natural Immunity is still the best, and therefore we work in defense of it.
Since 20+ years we have successfully been consultants in the natural health sector to support individuals and we are in particular working with entrepreneurs and professionals. Our mission is to defend natural health, the only one that really works so far. We mainly but not entirely use Eastern philosophy such as Ayurveda, TCM, Yoga, Thai chi, Falun Gong, and only honest modern science.
Everyone can heal naturally, it's what bodies and (free) minds want. Our O• Method is based on physics, chemistry and biology with emphasis on the first one as the rest often follow naturally. We divide our work in three parts: Body-Mind-Soul. To allow them all to detox and let go we work with energy (Prana, Xi, Vitality, Spirit, Pneuma or whatever you call the life force, it's the same force mentioned in ancient texts) to heal on all levels, i.e. from chronic disease, toxicity, depression and traumas using our own method, reaching 96% success rate which is unheard of by others in our sector. Would you know of anyone with that result, let us know.
Considering that we invented and dumped >120.000 (petro)chemically derived substances since 1945, of which many are very toxic, getting healthy will most likely include a good old body detox sooner or later.
My love for Ayurveda started in 1993 with Deepak Chopra and after a few turns in life I quit my job as a Nordic Brand Manager and BI strategist at the largest Nordic telecom operator and re-schooled in natural medicine. Besides Dr. Chopra I have studied Dr. Lad, Dr. Siva (Pune, India) and other prominent teachers in their field, but the real difference comes with a practiced. I added nutrition, Orthomolecular Medicine with Dr. Nielsen (USA/Spain) and herbalism.
Today we teach those whom want to continue our work and we love to dig down in etymology and the original (mainly Avestan, Pali and Sanskrit) scripts to understand the words fully and I fall in love with the concepts over and over again for every sutra. This love affair that created a few books (Amazon), presentations, essayes and many events and consultations, is still giving us Yang-Yin balance and inspiration. I guess with that we are recognizing the value of Dao De Ching 💚🌿💜
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