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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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The Value of Being Yourself

"You can change the world by being yourself."  Yoko Ono Be your true self. Keep in mind that, as Oscar Wilde said, "everyone else is already taken." Why would you want to be exactly like everyone else? How boring! If you never seem to fit in, perhaps there is something good and magnificent about that, and you should figure it out. I remember clearly struggling to fit in and finding out over and over that I didn't. It was a huge revelation when this idea popped into my head that my individuality was a plus and deserved attention. This allowed me to flourish more. It's when my life started opening up even more.  Why live a restricted life that doesn't...

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Longevity and Happiness from Plants and Vastu

Years ago when I moved into a Cambridge apartment with my now-friend of over forty years, we consolidated our houseplant collections. Today when we get together in the San Francisco Bay Area, we both take photos of amazing flowers we find in nature. We harvest Meyer lemons, oranges, and nasturtium blossoms in her backyard and oregano and other herbs from my porch garden. Lately I've read a number of articles that propound the virtues of having houseplants and gardens to live longer and happier. We knew this already, but it's nice to see it verified. An article on simplemost.com gives these findings from Harvard: "Women who lived in the greenest surroundings were found to have mortality rates a whopping 12 percent lower...

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