Article: The Benefits of A Daily Meditation Practice

Meditation is learning how to relax, just the way you are.

In our culture, it can be difficult to understand what a meditation practice really is, until we start our own practice.

I remember when a co-worker first told me that he practiced meditation, and I wondered: “What could he possibly be doing with all that silence?” 

I had always associated meditation practices with renunciates, ninjas and monks. As I read more about the benefits, I quickly learned that its practice is spreading like wildfire across the corporate world, as well as in the education and health care sector, as a way to manage high stress levels and improve performance.

Meditation is difficult to describe to someone who has never practiced before. However, I assure you that it’s a very natural, effortless process, and one that can bring great healing, joy and clarity into your life.

Read more about the benefits here

The Art of Eating : 7 Ayurvedic Tips for Energy & Digestion

Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures.

However, the habits of the modern lifestyle — including high stress levels, working lunches and convenience foods — wreak havoc on our digestive systems  and take away from our ability to relax and enjoy our meals.

As a result, we are seeing an epidemic of food intolerances, allergies, weight problems or other digestive issues.

In this week’s article, I’m sharing 7 natural principles from Ayurveda to promote a more enjoyable relationship with your next meal.

Bon appetit!

July 17 in Ottawa: Introduction to the Practice of Fire Ceremony

 

An Ancient Practice with Physical, Spiritual & Environmental Benefits

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Fire ceremonies have been practiced across the ages by different cultures and traditions for various benefits.

On Monday, July 17 at 7:30 pm, we’ll be providing a free introduction to 2 simple fire ceremonies that you can do at home to promote healing, purity and spiritual awareness.

One is an invocation of light and the second is called agni hotra (healing through fire).

Learn more the practice of agni hotra here

All welcome. Please RSVP.

36 Simcoe Street, in Ottawa (ON) – near Main & Lees

 

Online Course : Ayurveda & Your Health

 

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Online Course:

Ayurveda & Your Health

What Is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga — a 5,000 year old healing modality which understands that body, mind and spirit are inextricably linked.

Ayurveda uses an in-depth understanding of natural laws — including using diet and plants as medicine, natural lifestyle principles and therapeutic modalities (e.g. massage, aromatherapy) to support total, radiant health.

Ayurveda also teaches us that each individual has unique needs, depending on our natural constitution, our age, our lifestyle and our environment. Ayurveda invites us to create balance by honouring the needs of our inner and outer worlds.

 

Course Overview

In this 6-week online course, you’ll be introduced to some simple yet powerful principles to bring balance to your day-to-day life, including:

  • Why your body is unique : Understanding the 3 Mind-Body Types
  • Natural ways to support better digestion, elimination and metabolism;
  • Introduction to the energetics of food and herbs;
  • Exploring the Formation of Toxins : Physical, Genetic & Karmic
  • Principles, therapies & herbs for cleansing, detoxification and chronic stress;
  • Delicious recipes and self-care practices for energy and physical rejuvenation.

This course is ideal for you if:

  • you want to explore natural, practical and time-tested principles for better health;
  • you are ready to re-conceive your relationship with your body, to improve digestion, energy levels and overall health;
  • you want to reduce stress levels and create more balance in your day-to-day life;
  • you are interested in learning more about natural healing arts, yoga, or other spiritual practices.

No experience required. All welcome.

“I’m truly grateful for having Briya as my teacher. She carries warmth, understanding and no judgment. I look forward to many more teachings!” -Keely

“Briya is kind, bright, sunny, simple, convincing, clear and patient. One of the best investments I have ever made. I intend to deepen my understanding with Briya and her associates.” – Peter

Details:
Monday, September 11 – Oct 16 (5 weeks – no class October 9)
7 pm – 8:30 pm UTC (5 pm – 6:30 pm MST)
Cost: $185
Location: Skype

To Register/Inquiries: 
Advance registration is required. Contact briyafreeman@gmail.com or call 819-598-6380.

Full course contents are available here

Happy Summer Solstice

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Today marks the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. This is the longest day of the year, a time of where we celebrate the Sun and the height masculine (yang) energy.

This includes a celebration of our fathers, our father’s fathers, our husbands/partners and our own inner masculine — our intelligence, our radiance, our confidence, and our commitment to our highest ideals.

“When we celebrate the male, we celebrate the stillness, the emptiness, the place within where nothing exists.

It is the possibilities of your psyche, your boundaries, your innate sense of goodness, your innate sense of power, your innate sense of contribution to the whole.

When we celebrate the male, we celebrate structure. It gives us the chance to test our skills, to meet challenges, to move forward, to inspire, to penetrate our own limitations and our life.

It is where we feel limitless, powerful, victorious.”

-Berdhanya Swami Tierra

I wish you all the best in love, light, health, happiness and in prosperity.

In Service,
Briya

 

 

*introduction to the practice of fire ceremony (agni hotra)* – free course

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An Ancient Practice with Physical, Spiritual & Environmental Benefits

Fire ceremonies have been practiced across the ages by different cultures and traditions for various benefits.

Agni hotra is an ancient ceremony originating from the science of ayurveda. It is a simple practice to bring healing benefits to your body, your home and for our Earth.

Agni hotra means healing through fire : agni means fire and hotra means healing.

Agni hotra also helps to purify the environment (reduce pollution and environmental toxins), heal mental and emotional stress and support healthy agriculture.

The practice of agni hotra is based in the understanding of natural laws and is not associated with any religious belief. It can be performed by anyone of pure intention.

Please join us on Monday, July 17 at 7:30 pm at 36 Simcoe Street in Ottawa.

All welcome. Please RSVP.

Learn more about this practice here