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Eight Reasons Why Spring is the Perfect Time for a Juice Cleanse

Eight Reasons Why Spring is the Perfect Time for a Juice Cleanse

Spring has finally sprung! The flowers are out, the rain is pouring down, and when the sun peaks through the clouds, it is warming and bright. Since spring is generally wet and damp, which, in Ayurveda (the yogic system of health) is characteristic of Kapha season, it...

Cleanse At Home With This Delicious Spinach-Carrot Juice

Cleanse At Home With This Delicious Spinach-Carrot Juice

Cleansing & Detoxing Carrot-Spinach Juice Spinach has loads of iron, calcium and other vitamins and minerals and juicing it is one of the best ways to get its benefits. Here is a simple and delicious recipe using apples or pears with carrots and ginger to make...

Juicing WIthout A Juicer?  Yes, Here’s How!

Juicing WIthout A Juicer? Yes, Here’s How!

You want to juice, but you don’t have a juicer—so what to do? It’s simple.  All you need is a blender and some cheese cloth. Start by making a smoothie in your blender of whatever ingredients you have or by using a specific recipe. You may want to add a little more...

The Benefits of Silent Meditation

The Benefits of Silent Meditation

By Dr. Sid Jordan | February 27, 2024 EXPANDING CREATIVE POTENTIAL AND PEACEFUL MOMENTS Whether you are an experienced or beginning meditator you can benefit from a more intensive period of silent meditation to quiet the mind and reset your heart-felt priorities.  We...

South African Peanut Stew Recipe (VEGAN)

South African Peanut Stew Recipe (VEGAN)

As we’re almost through this Winter season, comfort your body and wake up your palette at the same time with this rich and lightly spicy stew that offers loads of delicious, vital nutrition - including protein!   SOUTH AFRICAN VEGAN PEANUT STEW Prep time: 15...

12 Scientific Reasons Why A Spring Juice Fast Is Good For You!

12 Scientific Reasons Why A Spring Juice Fast Is Good For You!

By Ramesh Bjonnes Prama Co-Founder and Director of Prama Wellness Center   Spring is around the corner!  Now, more than ever, it's a great time of year when I encourage people to juice cleanse.  But then some will ask: is there any scientific evidence that a...

10 Reasons To Go On A Wellness Retreat At Prama

10 Reasons To Go On A Wellness Retreat At Prama

1.  You’ll get time to truly meditate Every day we fill our minds with so many thoughts and tasks. These activities are not transforming our lives for the better but rather keep us preoccupied with a more or less meaningless flow of busyness. During a retreat, we take...

It’s a New Year And The Perfect Time To Start Fasting

It’s a New Year And The Perfect Time To Start Fasting

By Ramesh Bjonnes When the feasting is over, it’s time for fasting. Especially if you feel a bit heavy and sluggishfrom all the good food and drinks you enjoyed during the holidays. Even if you were able to eatand drink in moderation this time, fasting is always great...

Decadent 4-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Truffles

Decadent 4-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Truffles

4-Ingredient Vegan Truffles Are you wanting something decadent, delicious, (and easy) to take to your Holiday party?  Try these incredible vegan, fig & chocolate vegan truffles!  There are a lot of variations you can incorporate into the basic recipe, so get...

My Top 3 Morning Habits

My Top 3 Morning Habits

My Top 3 Morning Habits Via | Jessica Wilkins  | November, 21, 2023   1. MEDITATE! Meditation has taken my experience of life to a whole new level and all my clients who have committed to it would likely say the same thing. I have worked up to meditating for at least...

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Health & Wellness

Eight Reasons Why Spring is the Perfect Time for a Juice Cleanse

Spring has finally sprung! The flowers are out, the rain is pouring down, and when the sun peaks through the clouds, it is warming and bright. Since spring is generally wet and damp, which, in Ayurveda (the yogic system of health) is characteristic of Kapha season, it is common for people to cough and sneeze. In fact, the English word “cough” comes for the Sanskrit word “kapha”.

Juicing WIthout A Juicer? Yes, Here’s How!

You want to juice, but you don’t have a juicer—so what to do? It’s simple.  All you need is a blender and some cheese cloth. Start by making a smoothie in your blender of whatever ingredients you have or by using a specific recipe. You may want to add a little more...

12 Scientific Reasons Why A Spring Juice Fast Is Good For You!

Spring is here. It’s the time of the year when I tell people it’s good to do a juice cleanse. But then some of them will ask: is there any scientific evidence that a juice cleanse is effective? They may also ask me what actually happens to the body when we practice intermittent fasting.

It’s a New Year And The Perfect Time To Start Fasting

By Ramesh Bjonnes When the feasting is over, it’s time for fasting. Especially if you feel a bit heavy and sluggishfrom all the good food and drinks you enjoyed during the holidays. Even if you were able to eatand drink in moderation this time, fasting is always great...

My Top 3 Morning Habits

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.

Give Yourself A New Years Gift By Joining A Juice Cleanse Retreat

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.

This is Why Meditation Helps Your Addiction Recovery

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.

6 Secrets to Supercharge Your Immune System For Fall

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.

Meditation & Mindfulness

The Benefits of Silent Meditation

Whether you are an experienced or beginning meditator your can benefit from a more intensive period of silent meditation to quiet the mind and reset your heart felt priorities.

Choosing Joy & Letting Go of Stress

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.

Meditation Enhances Brain Function & Grey Matter

We have been nurturing a meditation or contemplative practice for our entire life span.  As babies we started with repeating sounds in a singsong fashion.  In a recent NPR interview on Krista Tippet’s On Being program Alice Parker, a renowned chorale leader, commented on singing- “It’s one of the things that we’re born with.

Benefits of Silent Meditation

Whether you are an experienced or beginning meditator your can benefit from a more intensive period of silent meditation to quiet the mind and reset your heart felt priorities.

Intermittent Fasting and the Longevity Diet

Ramesh Bjonnes From August 23-27, we will feature a retreat about the practice of intermittent fasting here at Prama. There are a variety of intermittent fasting techniques, since not all forms work for all types of people. At the retreat, you will learn about all of...

The Yoga of Flow

Ramesh Bjonnes We often think of yoga as a set of physical exercises only. But yoga also has a deep spiritual heart, especially found in its meditation practices. When we hear that yoga means union and that the practice of yoga will lead us to experience this union,...

4 Ways to Get into a Higher Gear

Howard Nemon Last week, I wrote about a different way to think about rationalization. In the summer of 1990, my Teacher explained it as a specific faculty or ability of the mind. It is a mental process that can help the mind become more efficient and effective by...

Let’s get the Mind into high(er) Gear

In one of the last major lectures by my Teacher in 1990, he emphasized the importance of rationalization. He was speaking about developing the mind and how rationalization would help in this effort. Many of us were confused to say the least. We usually think of...

Meditation and the Better Brain

Howard Nemon You sit down to meditate. You close your eyes and try to practice your technique. You have heard of the many benefits attributed to meditation and maybe have experienced some. After you finish the meditation, you feel different—maybe more relaxed,...

Nurturing a Meditation Practice: A Birthright

We have been nurturing a meditation or contemplative practice for our entire life span.  As babies we started with repeating sounds in a singsong fashion.  In a recent NPR interview on Krista Tippet’s On Being program Alice Parker, a renowned chorale leader, commented on singing- “It’s one of the things that we’re born with.

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12 Scientific Reasons Why A Spring Juice Fast Is Good For You!

Spring is here. It’s the time of the year when I tell people it’s good to do a juice cleanse. But then some of them will ask: is there any scientific evidence that a juice cleanse is effective? They may also ask me what actually happens to the body when we practice intermittent fasting.

How COVID Healed My Body

In this program you will gain new ways to think through the facts and the mis- and dis-information about yoga philosophy and its historical roots.

4 Ways to Get into a Higher Gear

Howard Nemon Last week, I wrote about a different way to think about rationalization. In the summer of 1990, my Teacher explained it as a specific faculty or ability of the mind. It is a mental process that can help the mind become more efficient and effective by...

Let’s get the Mind into high(er) Gear

In one of the last major lectures by my Teacher in 1990, he emphasized the importance of rationalization. He was speaking about developing the mind and how rationalization would help in this effort. Many of us were confused to say the least. We usually think of...

Meditation and the Better Brain

Howard Nemon You sit down to meditate. You close your eyes and try to practice your technique. You have heard of the many benefits attributed to meditation and maybe have experienced some. After you finish the meditation, you feel different—maybe more relaxed,...

Diet for a Healthy Planet

Howard Nemon Over fifty years ago, when Frances Lappé wrote her ground-breaking book, Diet for a Small Planet, the idea that the food we eat was significantly affecting our health and that of the earth was a novel, if not radical, idea. Not only did Lappé’s book...

You Are Worth It! – 5 min Self-Care Routines To Include In Your Day

You are an amazing human being doing amazing things all day.  If you are like me, you want to keep doing those amazing things.  I know it sounds like a cliche but, to keep moving you have to take care of yourself.  I must admit, self-care did not come easy to me, I can give easier to everyone except myself.  Although, through burnout and stress, I realized just how important self-care is.

3 Steps for Finding Your “Inner Voter”

It’s voting season again and it’s often a trying experience. Repetitive political ads of questionable validity, additional junk mail, polling phone calls, and more and more of your mental space taken up by politics. Then the decisions – who or what to vote for. For...

The Yogic Path to Truthfulness

There are facts, there are truths, and there is what we believe. And they can vary greatly. For one thing, there are many ways to understand these concepts. Some people consider facts as verifiable pieces of information which are determined by research or some kind of...

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