Srijana is Celebrating Losar in Darjeeling

Srijana is in the Himalayas for Tibetan New Year! Festivities begin on the new moon Friday February 16th 2018, and last for several weeks. This year is Tibetan Year 2145, the year of the Earth Dog, which represents loyalty, protection, and friendship. Losar, the Tibetan New Year celebration, can be traced back to pre-Buddhist times when Tibetans practiced Bön. The Tibetan word Lo means Year, and Sar means Fresh or New. It was an annual spiritual ceremony in which people offered incense to local spirits, deities and protectors. Traditional Tibetan Losar celebrations are observed for for fifteen days with incense, mantras, offerings to monasteries, monks, and lamas, prayers…

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One-Stop Detox, March Special $50 (Regular price $119)

Are you ready for the ultimate detox solution? My new client special for the month of March is a holistic, multi-faceted approach to eliminating stored toxins and emotions, to revitalize your life from the inside-out. Make an appointment for a 1 1/2 hour session to get started in a new way. Call Srijana at 505-216-1750 for more information, or Contact Srijana to Schedule a Session: Toxic accumulation, a challenge of modern times Throughout our lifetime, our bodies are exposed to toxins from food, air, and water. Your body is designed to eliminate many of them immediately. Toxic accumulation in the organs…

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Qigong and Taichi Classes

Srijana is practicing intensively with Master Lam Kam Chueng in London. She is teaching his Zhan Zhuang Qigong. “I feel this is the most dynamic, direct, unaltered and un-diluted link to the oldest and purest Qigong system available in the world. There is tremendous healing power in this lineage for physical endurance, muscle tone, circulation, and building Qi in the body. I was very impressed with Master Lam’s attentiveness, precision, and concern for his students’ well-being. He showed me how to teach this ancient system so that over time it can grow.” Master Lam advised Srijana not to discuss philosophy…

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Top 12 Acupressure Points to Optimize Your Health

The simple act of pressing these essential 12 points resets your body’s subtle energy layers, to allow health and wellbeing to flow more easily. Just a few minutes of acupressure on key body points unblocks your meridians. Use gentle yet firm pressure with either middle finger or thumb on these 12 points. Massage in a circular motion for 10 seconds, fell the Qi penetrating into the body, and breathe deeply. As you press, your brain releases endorphins, chemicals that calm pain and invite pleasurable feelings. Your muscles relax and blood flows more freely. As tension recedes, the body finds balance, and you’ll feel better. These are my 12 top priority points…

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Common Diseases, Thoughts, and How to Heal Them

Are our thoughts linked in any way to our physical body? Can habitual thought patterns make our health better or worse? I recently saw the documentary HEAL, in which scientists and spiritual teachers discuss how the mind, beliefs and emotions impact our health. Some diseases have “no known cause”, such as Parkinson’s, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, and Chronic Fatigue. I wonder where do they come from? What thought patterns are linked to them? If we can change the thoughts at their root, can we heal the disease? Louise Hays left us a legacy of tools to heal ourselves. One of my favorites is what she calls “The List”. Through her mindful techniques and…

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Introducing Five Seasons Medical Qigong Classes

Five Seasons Medical Qigong is a total approach to health in body, mind, and spirit. You could call it a kind of meditation that penetrates, clears, and enlightens first the body tissues, then the mind, and finally the spirit. These three are ultimately inseparable. This lineage goes by several names including Zhan Zhuang Chi Kung, Yiquan, Xingyiquan, Taikiken, etc. Since its primary emphasis is the five element system for health, I am using the name Five Seasons Medical Qigong. Master Wang Xiangzhai, Master Yu Yong Nian, and Master Lam Kam Chuen Why I chose this lineage: I studied intensively with Master Lam…

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Past Life Clearings Can Heal Old Response Patterns

We sometimes carry wounds, emotions, and memories not only from experiences in our present life, but also from events in past lives. While this is difficult to explain, it is extremely beneficial to dissolve old patterns or tendencies that can cloud our ability to perceive clearly and experience total health in the NOW. The roots of an emotional problem or a relationship difficulty may be related to an unresolved trauma from a past life. Quantum physics has already made us aware that sequential time is an illusion, and that ALL time is really coalesced in the NOW. This means that emotional imprints…

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Maybe This Isn’t the Kali Yuga After All

In 1895 Yogananda’s teacher, Swami Sri Yukteswar 1855 – 1936, wrote an amazing book called The Holy Science, that was clearly ahead of its time. I bought it on Amazon. It was short and detailed, with crystal clear concepts. The purpose of the book was to remove barriers between all religions. The book explains the astronomical movements of universal bodies and establishes a calculation of the Yugas, or ages of man that had previously been lost. Incidentally, Sri Yukteswar is the man who sent Yogananda to the US, and therefore is in great part responsible for the modern popularity of…

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What is Taichi?

What is Taichi? To answer that question, we need to go back to the roots of Chinese culture – 6,000 years ago – to the story of Fuxi and NüWa. Chinese legend tells that the land was swept by a great flood in which civilization was lost and all people perished. Only Fuxi and his sister Nüwa survived. They lived on Mount Kunlun in Northern Tibet, and asked for a sign from the Emperor of Heaven to be man and wife. Their union was approved and they began to create a new human race. Fuxi is said to have showed…

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Eight Branches of Chinese Medicine vs. Eight Limbs of Yoga

In ancient times, both Chinese and Yogic traditions developed sacred writings on the highest spiritual practices. It turns out both systems have eight branches, and they are somewhat different. Shall we compare them? In this article we look at the Eight Branches of Chinese Medicine, and the Eight Limbs of Yoga. In Eastern wisdom, medical practice and spiritual work were considered one and the same path. By noticing what the ancients believed to be the most important elements of a spiritual life, we can learn a lot about ourselves and the world around us! The 8 Yogic Branches originate from the Yoga Sutras written by Patanjali in the…

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