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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.
There is indeed a natural way to reverse diabetes—and quite painlessly. But it does take effort, and it does involve a change in lifestyle.
These ‘faken bits’ are a great addition to salads and dressings and you can even sprinkle them on your next pizza.
Health, Wellness, Art, Music, Dancing, and most important COMMUNITY My experience at the LEAF festival
At our most recent festival we attended LEAF (Lake Eden Arts Festival) where we were able to meet many new people and reconnect with old friends. We were situated in between the Earth and Sky tent. We were able to witness the many talents of the local health and wellness field. With the endless amounts of activity at this festival including fire dancers, continuous live music, educational workshops, art, and socializing we were touched at how many people stopped by our booth and attended our workshop.
This program will feature all the elements of our weekend retreats except the juice cleanse. You will have daily yoga and meditation classes. During the weekend you will enjoy delicious wellness meals the whole weekend.
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 5 day yoga detox & juice cleanse program is a very popular retreat. You will feel refreshed and revitalized when you leave our center. It is a great way to cleanse in a supportive environment. You will enjoy 3 full days of liquid fasting, two days of delicious and detoxing meals, workshops, private health consultations, group support, daily yoga and meditation classes.
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.