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Let’s get the Mind into high(er) Gear

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...

The Benefits of Stretching

The Benefits of Stretching

Stretching is a relatively simple form of exercise. It can be included in your daily routine to provide many important health and fitness benefits. When done the right way, the benefits of daily stretching can help you boost your flexibility, improve blood flow,...

Meditation and the Better Brain

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,...

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...

What is “Demon Hunger” and How to Quench It?

What is “Demon Hunger” and How to Quench It?

By Ramesh Bjonnes Demon hunger is when our brain fools us into feeling hungry when we really are not. But what causes these false hunger pangs? Here are some of the main reasons. GROWLING STOMACH. When we eat too much food, especially too much junk food, the stomach...

Raw Carrot Cupcakes

Raw Carrot Cupcakes

These simple “tastes-just-like-the-real-thing” carrot cake cupcakes are both vegan and delicious. Oh, and RAW!  Try them for breakfast, as a dessert or just as an afternoon snack for natural energy and fuel.  Cake Ingredients:  (use organic ingredients when possible)...

The Amazing Power of Silence

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...

Diet for a Healthy Planet

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...

Living in the Present

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...

Health & Wellness

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...

Six Ways to an Alkaline and Nutritious Diet

by Ramesh Bjonnes In my work here at the Prama Wellness Center with hundreds of clients over the past seven years, as well as in healing my own chronic diseases, I have observed the importance of an alkaline diet. The most alkaline diet possible is experienced during...

Who needs a juicer, anyways?

by Ramesh Bjonnes 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...

Boost Your Immune System: Foods and Supplements for All Seasons

Compiled by Ramesh Bjonnes Here is a selection of foods and herbs that boost your immune system and help you avoid illness during any season. Vitamin C This well-known vitamin increases the production of infection-fighting white blood cells and antibodies and...

The Fast Way to Stay Young

In 2016, the Japanese cellular biologist Yoshinori Oshumi won the Nobel Prize for proving the process of authophagy, the way cells utilizes and recycles unnecessary or dysfunctional cellular components. In other words, I was able to heal my chronic condition during my 14 day juice fast because the fast allowed my cells to detox, regenerate and rebuild themselves.

Prama’s In-Person Retreats During Covid-19

The staff of the Prama Institute & Wellness Center is pleased to announce that we will be opening up our in-person retreats on a limited basis, starting at the end of July. In order to maintain a safe environment for all of us, we will be strictly adhering to the guidelines of state and local health officials regarding the present health crisis.

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