Yoga Nidra: The Art of Conscious Relaxation
Yoga What? Most of us have heard of Yoga. Now Yoga Nidra is exploding in popularity. But what is it?
Yoga Nidra can be defined as “expanded awareness in a state of deep relaxation.” Literally, yoga means union and nidra means sleep; however, if you actually fall asleep during yoga nidra, you get a nice nap, but you have not achieved the yoga nidra state.
For thousands of years, Ayurveda has utilized the deep cleansing and rejuvenation practices of panchakarma to restore health to body, mind and soul. Panchakarma is extraordinarily powerful; it returns you to your true self; to your optimal state of being in which your body is free of ama (toxins) and your mind is clear.
What’s happening in our learning garden this summer? ~ Beautiful lavender is in full bloom and the bees are busy!
The famously beneficial lavender calms the mind, skin and stomach. Plus it smells amazing!
“So much attention has been focused on the fad diet of the day. These diets generally make one recommendation that all people should follow and then focus almost entirely on what you eat rather than how you eat. None of them have been found to work on a consistent basis.
VPK- (Balancing to all three doshas)
1 cup dry quinoa
Boil quinoa to a boil in a small saucepan with:
2 cup water
1/2 tsp. salt
At the California College of Ayurveda, we offer four levels of training, beginning with a very high level introductory program in Ayurvedic Medicine, providing students with a solid foundation from which to explore the deeper applications of Ayurveda. Students who complete this program may continue their studies to become an Ayurvedic practitioner or begin to integrate what they have learned into complementary modalities (including massage therapy and Yoga).
“The subtle body is a field of energy whose form is more fluid than the physical body. Energy (prana) flows through subtle channels called nadis. These channels permeate the entire subtle body. The mind can be understood to be the sum total of all of the nadis, as the mind can not function without the nadis and the nadis can not exist without the mind. The mind is the field and the nadis are the channels through which pranic energy flows.
The California College of Ayurveda (CCA) in conjunction with international tea & herb company, ORGANIC INDIA, will be sharing a very special gift with the local community of Nevada County this Wednesday. The CCA is a teaching college and clinic which has partnered with ORGANIC INDIA to provide community education and access to herbal medicines both here in the US and in India.
What’s happening in our learning garden this summer? ~ Comfrey!
Our good friend Comfrey is doing fabulous this year, and the bees seem just smitten with its flowers!
“Given a choice, how many consumers do you think would go into a restaurant and order a side dish of pesticide with their meal? Obviously no one would, and yet that is what happens every day. It not only happens at restau- rants but in almost every home. Pesticides are in our children’s breakfasts, lunches and dinners and even in the water.