The Mind-Body Series
Listen to this Special 9-Part Series and Get Inspired!
Whether you are seeking peace of mind, your life’s purpose, a loving relationship, freedom from an addictive behavior, health and vitality, or inner awakening, the starting point of every journey is having a clear intention – then taking action to fulfill your dream. In the first of this life-changing 9-week series, davidji will teach us why high doses of willpower or effort don’t work, and how focus on practices that enhance our mind-body dialogue are much more effective inmaking our intentions for wellbeing reality.
Most of us were trained to live from the neck up, valuing the mind and the intellect over the body. Yet our body is our most reliable guide to balance, happiness, and health. Every day it consciously tends to us, never losing focus or attention. It stands by us without asking for any rewards, and it sustains every cell through the universe’s infinite supply of energy and intelligence. We can return this faithful service by consciously relating to our body, and cultivating a bond based on trust, consideration, and loving appreciation.
Our minds are engaged in a constant inner dialogue about the past and the future. Meditation takes us beyond this noisy chatter to a state of pure awareness, which is sometimes referred to as "the gap." In the gap, we experience the bliss of present moment consciousness, which dissolves old thought patterns, long-standing stresses, and fatigue. This state of restful awareness also opens us to deeper creativity, intuition, and fulfillment.
In Ayurvedic medicine, every person has a unique dosha or mind-body constitution. Your dosha is like a blueprint that outlines the innate tendencies of your system. For example, you may easily gain weight and feel resistant to change when you’re in a stressful situation, while someone with a different dosha may experience anxiety and weight loss. Knowing your dosha will help you make the most nourishing choices for your physical health and emotional balance.
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February 1: Become Timeless
The flow of linear time is a psychological event. When you’re trying to make a deadline and you say to yourself, “I'm running out of time,” this internal dialogue speeds up your biological clock, as your heart beats faster and your body releases high levels of adrenalin and stress hormones. In today's episode, learn how the practice of meditation can help you to shift from time-bound awareness to timeless awareness, which is characterized by happiness, self-acceptance, creativity, leaps of imagination synchronicities, and a sense of infinite possibilities.
February 8: Sweet Dreams
Do you usually wake up after a night’s sleep feeling refreshed, clear-minded and energized? Or do you have to drag yourself from bed, feeling tired and groggy? Many people exist in a state of chronic sleep deprivation, which affects every aspect of their health and outlook on life. Over time, inadequate sleep disrupts the body’s innate balance, weakens the immune system, contributes to weight gain and depression, and accelerates aging. As the ancient Ayurvedic physicians recognized, sleep nourishes us at the deepest cellular level. In today's episode, discover Ayurvedic secrets to restful, restorative sleep
February 15: Tapping into the Energy of Food
Next to breathing, eating is our most vital bodily function. To create a healthy body and mind, our food must be nourishing. Ideal nutrition comes from consuming a variety of foods that are prepared and eaten with awareness. In today's show, learn how eating with an attitude of awareness and respect is one of the best ways to nourish body, mind, and spirit.
February 22: Exercise for the Mind, Body, and Spirit
Our bodies are designed for movement, yet many of us associate exercise with pain, boredom, or drudgery rather than with lightness and feelings of wellbeing. We may completely avoid exercise or, if we do manage to “will” ourselves to exercise, we may remain disconnected from our body and our feelings as we move. Exercise can be a moving experience on more than just the physical level. In today's episode, davidji will discuss the Ayurvedic perspective and benefits of exercise as a mind-body-spirit experience.
February 29: The Medicine of Love
If you are holding onto a painful experience from the recent or distant past, the unprocessed anger, disappointment, or hurt contributes to toxicity in the body that prevents you from experiencing your true potential for health, happiness, and love. You can begin to release this toxicity by taking a few minutes to quiet your mind, then ask yourself, “What am I holding onto from the past that is no longer serving me in the present?” In today's episode, davidji takes us on a journey to release our fears and discover the potent healing power of love-motivated thoughts and behavior.