The Namaste Counsel


The Colors of Nature: Prescribing Produce the Best Rx

The San Antonio Mayor’s Fitness Council recently conducted a nutrition summit to tackle the poor state of health among many of our residents.  One of the two primary goals was to increase the intake of fruits and vegetables using the slogan Prescribing Produce to Prevent Disease. The second goal was to encourage the community to […]

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Got Water? Drink Only the Best.

The earth’s surface is 71 percent water. Our bodies are 60 percent water. So it is logical that we need to nourish ourselves with water. Not soda. Not juice. Not ‘energy’ drinks. And, no, not milk from other mammals. At a Mayor’s Fitness Council food summit held recently at the San Antonio Food Bank, experts […]

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Krishna Das: The Long Island Kirtan Wallah

His first concert attracted only four people in a New York City yoga studio. Since then, he’s made Kirtan (devotional music) a bestseller, moving millions with his heartfelt vocals and harmonium playing.  He’s performed on the Grammys and was the subject of a documentary that was released in 2013. He’s the Kirtan Wallah (maker) aka […]

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More to Yoga Than Pretzels

Growing up in Dallas and Hawaii, fitness and meditation was the last thing on Jared McCann’s mind.  He was a party boy and indulged in far too many illegal drugs. He got a degree from UT and moved to New York City. At the age of 26, he got on a yoga mat and his […]

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Lives Transformed Through Yoga

Most people think of yoga as a very private and quiet activity. Yogis typically perform their sequence of postures in tranquility, behind closed doors. That won’t be the case March 14-16 at the 2014 USA Yoga National Championship, when more than 200 highly skilled yogis representing 36 states will gather at San Antonio’s historic Aztec […]

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Yogis in the Spotlight for National Competition

Yogis in the house, tell the truth.  You may be used to sweating and breathing up close and personal next to a hundred fellow yogis on their sticky mats. But how about a string of 150-200 yogis, one yogi at a time,  and 1500  onlookers? Most yoga studios have a special energy.  The  OM and Namaste […]

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Krisha Das: Singing and Living From the Heart

Many years ago, in India, Krishna Das came upon a wise old man that could tell the future. He told the kid from Long Island that one day he’d be famous.  Krishna Das immediately, added, “and rich?” to which the saddhu simply replied. “Famous.”   After some 50 years of playing music, Krishna Das finally […]

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What’s it all about, Patanjali?

We are one. An ever continuum or wave of energy, Mind, body, and spirit. Sympathetic and parasympathetic. Body and soul. Heaven and earth. Life and death. Appearance and disappearance. Spring and fall. Sow and reap. We are One Likewise, we cannot heal physical symptoms without addressing the whole.  An aspirin may temporarily reduce pain, but […]

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Come Together without I Me Mine

The Beatles made an indelible mark on the music scene. Their passion for Eastern philosophies and Hindustani music was more subtle but ultimately groundbreaking for the Western world. Spiritual counselor, teacher, and ordained interfaith minister, Phillip Goldberg, in his book, “American Veda,” delves into the history of the ancient Vedic scriptures as they resurfaced among […]

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Disconnect from the Haze and Daze

Most of us lead a fast-paced life. Our smartphones are on our bodies. We cart an iPad or smart notebook everywhere. Many are weighed down, physically and mentally by the constant connection with gadgets. Connections to inanimate objects cause stress, and stress is a major factor for disease. We are constantly “checking in,” “following,” “liking,” […]

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The Magic, and Science, of Mantras

Chanting is magical for many, and Deva Premal and Miten have been conduits for this meditative practice for decades. Their concerts and best-selling recordings have introduced millions across the globe to the joy and deep relaxation found in spiritually-based songs and chanting mantras. They have even shared their style of devotional music with the Dalai […]

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“Weapons of Mass Destruction” at the Mall or Big Box Store

Everything’s bigger and better in South Texas, right? We have the biggest cars and trucks. Those Minis, Smart cars, scooters, and motorcycles you see everywhere in Europe — and even Austin — are a rarity in San Antonio and Hill Country. “Stuff” is Insignificant Most of us have two-car garages, fenced-in yards big enough for […]

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Somehow, in the I me mine world that we live, emotional and physical well being has escaped the vast majority. The Namaste Counsel encourages simple proven practices to live a healthier and happier life. Any time. Any where. By anyone.
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