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Scientists today are calling our digestive system the “second brain.” This digestive brain is very sophisticated and is intimately related to our immune system. When we are under stress, or when we eat the wrong type of foods, our immune system is therefore also compromised. This ecological crisis in our digestive system is one of the main leading causes of auto-immune diseases such as thyroid imbalances, lupus, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and more.
For over 50 years, advances in western science have been validating the wisdom of eastern mysticism. Today, vibrant interest and research in the neuroscience community is demonstrating that the practices of meditation and yoga are profoundly transforming our bodies and minds.
We are living longer today than ever before, but we are also dying longer. Half of Americans age 65 orolder have one or more chronic diseases costing society more than a trillion dollars a year in medicalcare.
Prama has yoga and meditation retreats happening each month. Find out the top 10 reasons to attend one of these wonderful programs.
The fall and winter season is when many of us suffer from colds and flus. It is the time of the year when Ayurveda advices us to eat warm foods such as soups, steamed and baked goods and use spices such as ginger and black pepper to gently heat up the body from within.
Have you ever tried to improve your immune system with high doses of vitamin C or by using an elder berry tincture but still suffered from a bad cold or flu? You are not alone. Fighting colds and flus in the winter season is not possible by using just one single, natural agent, even in a high dose. It is not that simple.
Stress accumulates in our bodies in the form of chronic muscle contractions often out of the range of our awareness until we experience chronic soreness and pain. Thomas Hanna in his classic book, Somatics, points out that these chronic muscle contractions in our bodies result in “sensory and motor amnesia (SMA)”.
For many working at home these days the boundaries between the office and home fades and there is no escaping getting our jobs done. The pressure to get work done is internal and external, exemplified by the falling leaves in our yard and our feeling of responsibility to rake the leaves. How we perceive these perennial tasks can define them as stressful or not.
This series will begin with the early history and move to the present expression of the PI and PWC to convey the intent of the founders and the relationship with the broader community that has come to appreciate the special nauture of what the PI and PWC offers to those seeking personal and social transformation.
Everyone that comes to Prama finds different ways to enjoy themselves. I know there are many more but I wanted to highlight some of our staff favorites.
Our weekend yoga detox retreats are great for those who are new to juice fasting and want to experience the the benefits of the detox process in a relatively short period of time.
Our 10 day detox program will give your mind and digestive system a well deserved vacation. You will free up energy to heal. You will feel more energized and nutritionally satisfied.
Join the Prama Wellness Center staff for an informative and relaxing weekend of wellness. This program will feature all the elements of our weekend retreats except the juice cleanse.
Dr. Sid Jordan is director of the Prama Institute where he teaches yoga psychology and spiritual practices. At the Prama Wellness Center he offers yoga therapy and stress management to individuals and groups.
Ramesh Bjonnes is a writer, yogi and workshop leader. He lived in India and Nepal in the 1980s learning directly from the traditional teachers of yoga and Tantra. He has taught workshops in many countries and is the author of Sacred Body, Sacred Spirit (InnerWorld) and Tantra: The Yoga of Love and Awakening (Hay House India). He lives and practices in an eco-village in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.