Uncommon Help for the Common Cold

Having not had so much as a cold for several years, I was surprised to find myself wake up the other day with a sore throat, which has been my warning signal since I was a child. The sore throat quickly turned into a heavy feeling in the sinuses, followed by a tickling feeling in [...]

Thanksgiving: Taking a Stand for All Earth’s Creatures

Ahimsa So we love yoga, and yoga is about wholeness, health, spirit, and with all that comes the opportunity to put your beliefs where your mouth is.  We say we love all creatures of Mother Earth.  Then it comes time to socialize around a meal, and this is where many turn a blind [...]

Heart-Cross Meditation

Heart-Cross Meditation Kundalini yoga has a plethora of meditations, some with mantra, some with breath work, some with visualization.  I generally have 4-6 "go-to meditation" that I choose from as part of my morning sadhana practice. Lately I have been enjoying the Heart-Cross Meditation, which came to my attention while looking for a [...]

Almond Love for Women

The almond is a wonderful nut, and a woman's best friend.  Its oil is excellent both internally and externally for the skin.  Almonds are an excellent source of protein.  They are a good source of manganese, phosphorus and potassium.  In most cases, it is best to remove the outside skin, which is astringent, before eating. [...]