The Vagus Nerve, Stress, and Breathing

The Vagus Nerve, Stress, and Breathing

            Feeling like your body’s stress response is firing at high speeds these days? You may need to spend time engaging your vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is directly connected to the stress response and plays a major role into how we face stress, reduce...
Breath-Work to Reduce Stress

Breath-Work to Reduce Stress

            Breath is our main source of prana, or life force, and is one of the most basic human functions as well as one of the most profound!  It is also one of our greatest tools and the key to our nervous system. When you inhale, the diaphragm- a dome-shaped...
Discovering Ojas: The Pure Essence of You

Discovering Ojas: The Pure Essence of You

            As many of you may know, the three Ayurvedic doshas are Kapha, Pitta and Vata. With these doshas you will find their pure essence of what makes them up, Ojas – Water, Tejas – Fire, and Prana – Ether. Achieving balance within these elements is...
Mantras

Mantras

“Mantra” is a Sanskrit word meaning “a tool for the mind.” Mantras can be very powerful if you are looking to deepen your meditation practice. The idea of a mantra is to connect you with a higher consciousness, deepening and broadening your mind and effects of...
Vedic Astrology Forecast, Mar. 29 – Apr. 5

Vedic Astrology Forecast, Mar. 29 – Apr. 5

Saturn aspects Venus, Mar. 30             Venus is beauty and comfort. When Venus goes to work, as seen in its masculine sign Libra, you find a shopkeeper or a salesperson in the busy downtown scene of a city. These people deal in abstract values, such as fashion,...
Vedic Astrology Forecast, Mar. 22–Mar. 29

Vedic Astrology Forecast, Mar. 22–Mar. 29

Jupiter in Dhaniṣṭhā             Jupiter has moved away from Saturn into the next nakshatra, Dhaniṣṭhā, where Jupiter will stay until May 21. Dhaniṣṭhā literally means wealthy and complete. To the rishis and sages, wealth was a state of being moreso than a title based...