Sujantra interviews meditation teacher and author Sally Kempton. Listen as they discuss mystical awareness meditation, the spiritual heart and brahmacharya: celibacy…
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Ep 03: Sujantra interviews meditation teacher and author Sally Kempton. Listen as they discuss mystical awareness meditation, the spiritual heart and brahmacharya: celibacy.
If you have been on the fence about adopting a vegetarian diet only watch Forks over Knives if you want to take the plunge…
Forks Over Knives
If you have been on the fence about adopting a vegetarian diet watch Forks over Knives if you want to take the plunge.
I was looking for a documentary recently on Netflix and came across the 2011 film and was captivated. I like science and the film is built around the lifetime work of two pioneering doctors, who both discovered the significance link between nutrition and health. Another way to phrase it was they both discovered the significance between certain diets and heart disease and cancer.
Bottom line: they both live and teach the importance, both personal and planetary for a plant-based diet.
A Plant Based Diet
Forks Over Knives presents a strongly persuasive, scientifically backed argument for the health and life benefits of a plant based diet. That is defined as a diet of fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains and legumes. Yes, you could say that is a vegan diet, though that word rarely comes up in the film, as there are subtle differences. To get a sense of those nuances I suggest watching the interview with Teekhnata Metzler, who has a Ph.D. in Holistic Health and is one of the senior instructors at Optimum Health Institute in Lemon Grove, CA.
Forks Over Knives centers around a group of doctors and their success in treating a wide range of diseases through a plant based diet. The movie also draws on a number of significant studies that have been done in the United States, India and China. The studies are conclusive and compelling.
Awareness through Yoga
Yoga teaches us to look at ourselves and our actions with a clear mind. In that clarity arises which can then be the fuel for change. Every breath is precious and the yogi does all she can to sustain and nourish the life force. Diet affects our body, mind and emotions.
Cancer and Diabetes
The movie is well made and has a series of story threads running simultaneously which keeps the learning curve high throughout the film. From studies in China involving 65,000 people to 24 patients given less than a year to live, their story is our story as we all share the human body.
Give the film a watch and see what it does for you!
The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers; Little we see in Nature that is ours…
The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
Each yoga class is an opportunity to pull our attention away from our phones, e-mail and ceaseless thinking and planning; and return our awareness to our bodies, our breath and our spiritual hearts.
Connecting with a Deeper Sense of Self
Yoga teaches that we have the power to both turn our awareness outward and inward. Most people have lost the ability to turn within. Yoga teachers guide us back to that within! We forget that we exist in this marvelous reality called life. We get lost in the day-to-day minutia and lose touch with our deeper sense of self.
Yoga Cultivates Awareness
One or two sessions of yoga each week with our wonderful teachers will allow you the space and time to remember that you are part and parcel of Nature and that deep in your awareness dwells the heart beat of the Universe.
What helps you get in touch with your deeper sense of self? Let us know in the comments below!