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Creamy & Crunchy Vegan Cole Slaw

Creamy & Crunchy Vegan Cole Slaw

This is an excellent side-dish for most any meal or use as a condiment on a sandwich or wrap. It only takes a few minutes to make!   Ingredients:  (use organic when possible) • 1/2 head green cabbage• 1/2 head red cabbage• 2 large carrots• 3 Tbl raw agave or honey• 2...

Nurturing a Meditation Practice: A Birthright

Nurturing a Meditation Practice: A Birthright

by Dr. Sid Jordan 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...

Meditation and the Awakening of Consciousness

Meditation and the Awakening of Consciousness

Living in the mountains gives me ample opportunity for viewing breath-taking overlooks, stunning summits and panoramic mountain balds. Of course, it usually takes a bit of climbing to reach there. Sometimes the journey takes us up and up until gradually we begin to...

What is the Prama Wellness Method?

What is the Prama Wellness Method?

by Ramesh Bjonnes At the Prama Wellness Center, we believe that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. By integrating various natural health systems, without compromising the system’s integrity, a new and often more effective therapeutic value system can...

Delicious Chia Pudding (for breakfast or dessert)

Delicious Chia Pudding (for breakfast or dessert)

Chia seed is a well-known superfood and is an excellent source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Not only is chia a superfood, but because it expands in the belly, causing a greater sense of satiety than most foods, it's a great ingredient to add into your diet to...

Autophagy & The Secrets Of Intermittent Fasting

Autophagy & The Secrets Of Intermittent Fasting

By Ramesh Bjonnes Celebrities in Hollywood do it. CEOs in Silicon Valley do it. But why is changing your mealtime rather than your meal good for you? Research has proven that intermittent fasting, or time-restricted eating, can help heal chronic illnesses, including...

A Vision for the New Year

A Vision for the New Year

Sometimes we can find new directions by bringing together the wisdom of the past with a vision for the future. The science of yoga speaks to us about becoming one with our inner selves. But this effort becomes difficult when our social lives are fragmented by...

Juicing Tips for the Winter Season

Juicing Tips for the Winter Season

According to Ayurveda, fall and winter is the vata season, a time that increases the experience of cold and “wind” in our bodies. Traditionally, juice cleanses are not recommended during this time, especially not for people who also have a thin, agile and energetic...

Top Seven Reasons Why Fresh Water is Essential To Good Health

Top Seven Reasons Why Fresh Water is Essential To Good Health

I never realized how important fresh and clean water was to my life before I, as a young man, spent time in poor and dry parts of India, where fresh water was not always easy to come by. Especially not clean water. One day, in the sweltering heat of over 100 degrees...

Foods for Health and Longevity: Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen

Foods for Health and Longevity: Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen

By Ramesh Bjonnes Popular food writer Michael Pollan’s slogan for healthy living pretty much sums up how to live a long and healthy life: “Eat whole foods, mostly plants, not too much.” But if we want to refine that slogan with a few more details in terms of nutrition...

Health & Wellness

Meditation and the Awakening of Consciousness

The awakening of consciousness is a precious experience that expands our minds and enriches our lives. As these realizations are rare and unpredictable, people have, since time immemorial, tried to develop more systematic ways to achieve them. One of the practices for opening us up to consciousness is meditation.  

What is the Prama Wellness Method?

by Ramesh Bjonnes At the Prama Wellness Center, we believe that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. By integrating various natural health systems, without compromising the system’s integrity, a new and often more effective therapeutic value system can...

Autophagy & The Secrets Of Intermittent Fasting

Traditionally, juice cleanses are not recommended during this time, especially not for people who also have a thin, agile and energetic vata constitution. During the cold season, our digestive system tend to weaken and raw juices may make us bloated and tired. Does that mean it is not good to juice in the winter time? You can still juice, but it is best to follow some important insights from Ayurveda.

A Vision for the New Year

Traditionally, juice cleanses are not recommended during this time, especially not for people who also have a thin, agile and energetic vata constitution. During the cold season, our digestive system tend to weaken and raw juices may make us bloated and tired. Does that mean it is not good to juice in the winter time? You can still juice, but it is best to follow some important insights from Ayurveda.

Juicing Tips for the Winter Season

Traditionally, juice cleanses are not recommended during this time, especially not for people who also have a thin, agile and energetic vata constitution. During the cold season, our digestive system tend to weaken and raw juices may make us bloated and tired. Does that mean it is not good to juice in the winter time? You can still juice, but it is best to follow some important insights from Ayurveda.

Top Seven Reasons Why Fresh Water is Essential To Good Health

I never realized how important fresh and clean water was to my life before I, as a young man, spent time in poor and dry parts of India, where fresh water was not always easy to come by. Especially not clean water. One day, in the sweltering heat of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, I sank to my knees of exhaustion due to dehydration. Water is indeed essential for keeping us energized and alive.

Foods for Health and Longevity: Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen

Mr. Greger is a bestselling author and renowned authority on plant-based nutrition. His work at nutritionfacts.org features the latest research on nutrition and health, and his book How Not to Die is probably the most comprehensive book ever written on plant-based nutrition.

Don’t Miss our Next 10 Day Juice Cleanse Retreat!

by Ramesh Bjonnes “A seven-day retreat is ideal, a 10-day one is even more beneficial.” --from the website for the film Food Matters   Usually only once a year we organize a 10 day juice cleanse at the Prama Wellness Center. Most of our wellness retreats last 3...

How to Maximize the Immune-boosting Power of Turmeric

by Ramesh Bjonnes Now that summer is turning to fall and colder weather, the cold and flu season is also upon us. This is also the time when many people turn to natural supplements to help strengthen their immune systems. One of the most popular antiviral...

Meditation & Mindfulness

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.

One Yoga, Many Paths

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.

Why Study Yoga Philosophy & History

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.

The Yoga Flow

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, what is...

3 Ways to Stay Balanced in an Unbalanced World

Whatever your ideological leanings or belief system, you can’t avoid the fact that our world is traversing a particularly imbalanced period. We are all affected and this makes it hard for us to stay balanced in our own lives. Why is balance so important? When we lose...

Knowledge of Neurophysiology Enhances Yogic Practices

Sid Jordan | July 29, 2020 Yoga and meditation teachers encourage their students to study and know the biological structures that underlie their practices of asanas and meditation.  The basic tenet is that familiarity with these structures and functions will enhance...

4 Ways to Get into a Higher Gear

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 eliminating...

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...

Finding Unity – Within & Without

You may be familiar with the story of the elephant and the six blind men, or a similar tale. As they inspect the elephant, each of the six men gain a different understanding of what the elephant is according to what they touch. One feels a wall, another a hose, a fan,...

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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...

Diet for a Healthy Planet

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 overturn popular myths...

3 Ways to Stay Balanced in an Unbalanced World

Whatever your ideological leanings or belief system, you can’t avoid the fact that our world is traversing a particularly imbalanced period. We are all affected and this makes it hard for us to stay balanced in our own lives. Why is balance so important? When we lose...

4 Ways to Get into a Higher Gear

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 eliminating...

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...

Finding Unity – Within & Without

You may be familiar with the story of the elephant and the six blind men, or a similar tale. As they inspect the elephant, each of the six men gain a different understanding of what the elephant is according to what they touch. One feels a wall, another a hose, a fan,...

Meditation and the Better Brain

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, peaceful, aware,...

12 Scientific Reasons Why a Spring Juice Fast is Healthy

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.

12 Scientific Reasons Why a Spring Juice Fast is Healthy

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.

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