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How to Juice Cleanse in the Cold Season

How to Juice Cleanse in the Cold Season

Juice fasting and intermittent fasting have become very popular these days. Juice fasting can be very effective in curing or reducing the symptoms of colds and the flu. It can also help us to heal from various chronic health problems. Juicing in the warm summer season...

Choosing Joy & Letting Go of Stress

Choosing Joy & Letting Go of Stress

THINGS TO THINK by Robert Bly "When someone knocks on the door, think that he is about to give you something large: tell you you're forgiven, or that it's not necessary to work all the time, or that it's been decided that if you lie down no one will die." Slow Down,...

This is Why Meditation Helps Your Addiction Recovery

This is Why Meditation Helps Your Addiction Recovery

This is Why Meditation Helps Your Addiction Recovery Via | Eddie LeShure | October 9, 2023 From Addict to Person in Recovery Addiction typically involves automatic behavior used to escape difficult unwanted feelings. Mindfulness involves a conscious investigation of...

Meditation Enhances Brain Function & Grey Matter

Meditation Enhances Brain Function & Grey Matter

Dr. Sid Jordan Expanding Creative Potential and Peaceful Moments 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.  We need to remember that...

Benefits of Silent Meditation

Benefits of Silent Meditation

Silent Meditation Retreat Benefits: Expanding creativity, peacefulness, self-realization, service to others and being your own best friend.   Via Dr. Sid Jordan |September 26, 2023 Expanding Creative Potential and Peaceful Moments Whether you are an experienced...

6 Secrets to Supercharge Your Immune System For Fall

6 Secrets to Supercharge Your Immune System For Fall

6 Secrets to Supercharge Your Immune System Via | Ramesh Bjonnes | September 19, 2023 Have you ever tried to improve your immune system with high doses of vitamin C or by using an elderberry tincture but still suffered from a bad cold or flu? You are not alone....

How COVID Healed My Body

How COVID Healed My Body

By Dr. Guildeniz Ucelen (Guest Writer) A Tribute to the Alkaline Diet: How COVID Healed My Body Last week, I tested positive for COVID-19, and my health took a pleasant turn for the better. That doesn’t sound right, but that is exactly what happened. Here is how it...

The Body’s Buffer System: The Secret to Health

The Body’s Buffer System: The Secret to Health

By Ramesh Bjonnes Do you know why having an alkaline diet of mainly whole fruits and vegetables is important? The main reason is that acidic foods, including meat and refined carbohydrates, will tax our buffer system and pass on toxins to the various organs, which...

3 Reasons Its Time For A Juice Cleanse

3 Reasons Its Time For A Juice Cleanse

By Ramesh Bjonnes Juice cleansing and intermittent fasting have become popular ways to improve health in recent years.  One of the main effects of a juice cleanse and a fast is that we feel more light, focused and relaxed. We simply feel better overall. Now, why is...

Health & Wellness

Intermittent Fasting or Calorie Counting?

Ramesh Bjonnes Many people today are struggling with obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, and they often try some kind of weight loss program to shed extra pounds, reduce blood sugar and blood pressure. If done right and maintained, these methods work. But is one...

The World’s Worst Foods

Ramesh Bjonnes What are the three worst types of foods?  Sugar, animal- and trans fats, and salt. Refined sugar increases glucose levels in the blood and may cause diabetes and heart disease. Americans consume on average 30 teaspoons of sugar per day. Sugar + refined...

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”.

The Amazing Power of Silence

Howard Nemon Why attend a silent meditation retreat? If you would have asked me 13 years ago, I probably would not have been able to give you a good answer. I knew a lot about meditation retreats, having organized them for decades. And even though short periods of...

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.

Living in the Present

Sid Jordan Living in the present is aided by taking the position of “I don’t know where I am going or what is coming next”.  This posture is an honest admission of how little we know and opens us to what is right in front of us or within us at the moment—the  images...

The Sweet Ecstasy of the Heart: Review of Andrew Harvey’s Turn Me to Gold

Beyond dogma and tradition, yet deeply steeped in a path of ecstatic love-worship that is uniquely Indian. Kabir was a sacred activist in his time who was not afraid of exposing dogma and superstition. In Harvey’s beautiful renditions, this medieval poet has become a sacred teacher for a future spirituality of the heart that the world sorely needs.

Dispelling the Myth That Juices Have Too Much Sugar

Some people don’t even eat fruit or drink juices in fear of getting diabetes or becoming obese. But in reality, those people are missing out on healthy antioxidants and important sources of fiber—yes, even juices do contain some fiber.
But fruit sugar is not the same as table sugar.

Meditation & Mindfulness

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.

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.

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...

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,...

Other Topics

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...

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...

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,...

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.

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.

History of Prama Institute & Wellness Center

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.

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