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Japa Meditation- an alternative to sitting.

New location! 
With Ayurveda/Marma growing by popular demand I’ve added a new location.
 Mondays @ AcuWellness 550 Pharr Rd  Buckhead suite 410- contact me for appts there 678-357-3443 or email, please.

Dear friends,
Sometimes it feels hard to sit and meditate. You just feel antsy and anxious, impatient to wait for the mind to calm down. What’s an alternative to sitting with this discomfort?

It’s called ” Japa Meditation”. I like it because I get to walk and meditate at the same time!

You basically just use a ” mala”, a beaded bracelet made of gemstones. It’s your pick. I have tulsi beads on one of mine and rose quartz as the other. You pick a mantra such as ” I am that”, or “So-ham”( same meaning) or use an affirmation. Perhaps you even use a phrase from your Bible study. As you repeat the mantra you roll the bead between your fingers, thumb, and forefinger from one bead to the next. Soon you will feel your mind begin to calm down, your thoughts stop racing. Any negative emotions begin to move like clouds in the sky.
If you’re like me and you walk every day, japa meditation provides a second or first option for daily meditation.

To learn more about Japa meditation read this article https://www.youryoga.com/japa-mala-beads/
See my Japa post on instagram  https://www.instagram.com/p/Bue8dZGB-Hm/
Where to buy a “mala”?
Phoenix and Dragon Bookstore Atlanta
www.siddhayoga.org bookstore
Topaz Gallery Buckhead

Want to learn to meditate? Come for a free Introduction to Siddha Yoga meditation Saturday, April 13th 11 am- Free. No registration required.

Ready for a yoga retreat? I’ve got great news!  
You’re warmly invited to join me at a Yoga retreat at the beautiful “Elohee” retreat site in North Georgia March 22-March 24th. It is a Yoga weekend offered by Ellen East from Hartwell, Georgia -Studio 4 Whole Health.  It is entitled “Spring Equinox Yoga Retreat” and details are on this page. There are a few spots left Ellen says.https://www.elohee.org/retreats/  

I will offer a complimentary talk Friday night on ” How to Discover your Ayurvedic Energy type and Why it Matters”. And on Saturday will be offering energy/Marma/ Ayurvedic consults. Between the hiking trails, waterfalls, organic meals, yoga, meditation, the owner’s love ( Eve Cook) this retreat is the perfect transition into Spring. So let me know if you’re in ( registration is with Elohee) and I’ll look forward to seeing you there!

Spring is a time when the earth rejuvenates itself and so too in Ayurveda a time for renewing and restoring our health from the heavy oily foods of winter. The mountains thaw from snow and so too in our body we can melt away fat, and cleanse our lymphatic system.

Dr. John Doulliard owner of Life Spa in Denver Colorado ( Ayurvedic Spa) explains this so well in his article

Spring Cleanse For Optimal Health https://lifespa.com/spring-cleansing-requirement-optimal-health/

Many of my clients ask me each year “how do I cleanse? what’s the best cleanse? how many days should I cleanse?”
My answer, ” there are many ways to cleanse, from raw foods to just liquids to a kitchari cleanse in Ayurveda.  My recommendation, an Ayurvedic cleanse. You won’t starve. Ayurveda provides food that is both detoxing and nourishing while cleansing as opposed to raw juices that are more difficult to function within everyday life – especially if you have children or a full-time job. My advice, try the Colorado Cleanse. I’ve seen many clients including myself go through this cleanse with illustrious results”.

The Four Key Benefits of an Ayurvedic Cleanse Are:

  • Redeem a sense of calm to the mind and the nervous system.
  • Instill both clarity and groundedness in the mental, spiritual, and emotional spheres.
  • Revive an improved sense of energy, vitality, and enthusiasm for life.
  • Support the maintenance of a healthy body weight

I find Dr. Doulliard one of the most reputable Ayurvedic doctors in the USA guiding people through cleansing safely. His program provides enormous support during the process. My clients have reaped great rewards from this cleanse.

To learn more about the Colorado Cleanse click here https://www.idevaffiliate.com/33229/620.html

Local kitchari cleanse here   http://samafoodforbalance.com/

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warm regards,