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Home Offices During COVID & After: Feng Shui & Vastu

I was invited by Redfin to contribute to a Feng Shui article on home offices. Here's what I wrote, followed by the snippet they used. Vastu is the Yoga of Design from ancient India and is part of the origin of Feng Shui. Six tips from Vastu expert Sherri Silverman, PhD to create a healthy, unobstructed flow of ch'i, or "universal life energy,” in your home workplace: 1. Use the current situation of COVID as incentive to decide what’s really important in your life and home. We’re all getting rearranged inside and out. Seize this opportunity to organize and declutter.  2. If your home has no space for anything and chaos everywhere, spend twenty minutes a day throwing out or selling or giving away what...

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How to Experience Joy and Ecstasy

All the beauty in this world--- and there's lots of it if you just look for it--- is there to bring you joy. What you focus on grows stronger in your life. Be mindful: Shift your attention to all the wonderful sounds, scents, gardens, art, beautiful things in your home, etc. Keep bringing your attention back to all the blessings you’re grateful for, to all the good things in your life. Then forge ahead with feeling level of your own emotional support— and the support of nature itself. Gratitude brings grace-- and more joy, miracles, happiness, and success in life. I give thanks to the wonderful American poet Emily Dickinson and her observations almost two hundred years ago for this...

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Ayurveda Recommendations for a More Blissful, Healthy Life

Ayurveda is a unique holistic health care system that enhances your health and wakes up your body's intelligence. I recently began utilizing more of it and am relieved and grateful for the beginning of profound improvements and the clarity of the root causes of health issues and steps to clear them.   I've been familiar with Ayurveda, a sister science of Vastu, for a long time. I first began studying it in 1984. I read Dr. Vasant Lad's first book and met him for a consultation; he founded and teaches at the renowned Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, where I've spoken a couple of times when he taught Vastu courses. I hosted an Ayurvedic doctor from Ahmedabad, India at my Santa Barbara home in 1985/6...

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Obstacles and Delay in Marriage: Remedies

  QUESTION:  Dear Madam, i went through your site and found it very interesting. I am an amateur follower of Vastu. My request :- Any yantra you may suggest for me due to obstacles and delay in my marriage.Thank you very much for a response. Regards, Ritesh ANSWER: Dear Ritesh, If your marriage is delayed, why not befriend the planet Venus, planet of love and a good marriage, and Saturn, who causes delays and obstructions? You can chant their mantras 108 times a day while looking at their yantras, which are on my website at Vastu Yantras . Another option is the Shri Yantra, the balanced union of Masculine and Feminine Divine, Shiva and Shakti, Lakshmi and Narayana. This can be in...

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Dharma, Living as Your True Self on Your True Path

Q: A client recently wrote me, "The word dharma came up a couple of times while I was at a yoga workshop. I still can’t get a grasp of what it means. I thought you might explain it better than what I’ve read." A: Dharma is right action. It's being in the flow of your authentic self, following your personal path that is in alignment with your soul and your purpose and with the universe. Dharma never violates the laws of nature; it is in tune with Truth and the universe. Your dharma and path are unique. Copying what someone else does is not a good choice, although it is common. You have to find what inherently feels right and...

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