November 5, 2016

At the Ayurveda Health Retreat's morning yoga class we teach our guests these four pranayamas. Prana is living force. In different cultures around the Earth, living force is called by different names. The native American Iroquois Indians called it "orenda" in the middl...

October 27, 2016

Do you ever wonder why some people get sick all the time and others never get a cold and stay healthy and strong. It’s because of Ojas.

OJAS is the essence of all the bodily tissues and is related to our immunity and vitality. Just as bees gather molecules of pollen fro...

February 20, 2016

Agni - Digestive Fire

 

Agni is the root of the english world Ignite.

Agni is the creative fire of transformation behind all of life. Agni is also the name of the Hindu God of Fire. Agni is the ability to process all of our life, not only our food, but also our emotions a...

February 7, 2016

 

As a young 17 year old, I read Be Here Now, by Ram dass. This book in its simple way conveyed archaic wisdom from the Yoga tradition. I and millions of others were taken by the purity of heart he shared on his journey. He introduced me to my Guru, Neem Karoli Baba and...

December 27, 2015

 

This is a beautiful Poem from the Bhagavat Purana written thousands of years ago. It is Krishna’s final discourse to his beloved disciple Uddhava, spoken on the eve of his departure from earth. 

 

Sri Atma Gita

 

Om Sri Atma gita now I’ll sing

 

On hearing wh...

January 25, 2015

By Richard A. Masla, Ayurvedic Practitioner
Ayurvedic Practitioner

Are you one of those people who suddenly come down with a cold and cough when winter changes to spring? I will share some information from the ancient teachings of the Ayurveda that will help you to supp...

January 25, 2015

By Richard A. Masla, Ayurvedic Practitioner
Ayurvedic Practitioner

'Ayur' means life and 'Veda' means knowledge. Ayurveda is the science of life. If there was a life handbook given at birth guiding us to a healthy and happy life, included would be several chapters on th...

January 25, 2015

By Richard A. Masla, Ayurvedic Practitioner
Ayurvedic Practitioner

In the Bhagavad Gita, a classic text on yoga, Sri Krishna compares the peaceful mind to a calm lake which has very few ripples or waves. Although there may be many rivers and streams running into it, the...