GURU PURNIMA JULY 16 2019: WHO IS A GURU?

GURU PURNIMA JULY 16 2019: WHO IS A GURU?

***WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY GURU PURNIMA***

GururBrahma GururVishnu GururDevo Maheshwaraha I
Guru Saakshaat ParaBrahma Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha II

Guru is the Creator (Brahma), Guru is the Preserver (Vishnu), Guru is Destroyer(Maheshwara).
Guru is the absolute Lord himself, Salutations to that Sri Guru.

The full moon that falls on the lunar month of Ashadha is celebrated as Guru Purnima or the full moon where you pay respects to your Guru or your teachers. This day is mainly known as Vyasa Purnima in reverence of the wise Vedic Sage Veda Vyasa, who organized the Vedas and narrated Mahabharata to Ganesha in addition to various other texts.

There are various definitions of 'Guru' the one who takes you towards light away from darkness or helps support your inner journey.

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WHEN NOT TO KETO FOR WEIGHT LOSS

WHEN NOT TO KETO FOR WEIGHT LOSS

After the popularity of Atkins diet, Keto diet has taken the world by a storm. It is the most popular low carbohydrate diet that I see in my practice for beginners starting their weight loss journey. I am often approached by clients for a keto diet plan or keto diet recipes. But as all other diets Keto is not for everyone and let me explain you why with the case study.

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Why Weightloss is a Misnomer + Client Result in 6 weeks

One of my biggest Nutritional Pet Peeves is 'Weight loss'. Everybody wants to lose weight, but do you know that body weight consists of body fat, body muscle, water as well as the weight of your bones, tendons etc.

Often when people visit me with the goal of losing 10 lbs as fast as they can, I suggest 'Chop off your right arm...that's the instant way to lose 10 lbs'.

Most people don’t realize but you can lose weight in the most unhealthiest ways.

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Happy Earth Day 2019 + My 3 Conscious Choices to Honour the Earth

Happy Earth Day 2019 + My 3 Conscious Choices to Honour the Earth

In the Vedic Culture the Earth is depicted as Goddess Bhumi who selflessly provides the mankind shelter to live, foods to nourish and herbs to heal. So on the occasion of Earth Day let us all pay our respects to this wonderful Mother.

The future of our planet Earth is in our hands and each of us can do our bit to protect it and preserve it. And remeber the Earth Day is a great day to think about our planet and get started, but remember that these changes have to be implemented every day of the 365 days of the year to support us, our future generations and other species that have a right over this planet as much as we do.

 When starting out on your journey, you can simply follow the 3 R’s Reduce- (reducing your consumption), Reuse (repurpose what you already have) and Recycle as much as you can

I would love to share 3 of my conscious choices to protect and preserve our planet.

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BUSTING COMMON AYURVEDIC MYTHS

BUSTING COMMON AYURVEDIC MYTHS

Today is World Ayurveda Day, also known as Dhanvantari Jayanti or the birth anniversary of the physician of gods, the preceptor of Ayurveda, Lord Dhanvantari. This day is celebrated worldwide by offering prayers to the deity who Lord Dhanvantari, the supreme healer who is seen holding 'shankha' or conch, 'chakra' or disc, 'jalauka' or leech and a the pot of ‘amrita’ or nectar of immortality in his hands. The sound of the conch symbolizes om or vibrational healing, chakra signifies eradication of diseases, leech signifies purification therapies like ‘panchakarma’ and the pot of nectar signifies a healthy happy long life in todays world that can be achieved through Ayurveda.

I found Ayurveda in the year 2000 as an obese teenager trying her last resort to lose weight and balance my hormones, when the conventional medicine had failed me. The Ayurvedic Vaidya who helped me heal, also mentored me to embrace Ayurveda both personally and professionally. I was so fascinated by this common sense science, that I decided to study Ayurveda and dedicate the rest of my life to support peoples health and healing.

Having studied and practiced Ayurveda in 2 diverse cultures- India and Canada, I feel blessed and amazed at how simple Ayurvedic dietary and lifestyle measures can facilitate the healing of people, who have been chronically failed by all other systems. And yet, it breaks my heart to see all the myths and misconceptions floating around Ayurveda, which makes people shy away from its life-changing benefits.

I have often been asked some astounding questions about Ayurveda, and want to take this opportunity of Ayurveda Day, to dispel the myths and bring light to this wonderful science, so more people can embrace it and improve not just their health, but also their life.

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