The Namaste Counsel


January 3, 2015
Yoga Therapy Finds Balance for Optimum Wellness

Yoga Therapy often taps into the wisdom of the ancient sages. Thousands of years ago, man lived in sync with nature and had their own healing techniques. Here in the U.S., the Native Americans respected the earth and lived in synchronicity with all that the Creator provided. Ramon J. Vasquez, executive director of American Indians […]

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December 26, 2014
Yoga Therapy and Traditional Healing Methods

When I studied Ayurveda in Southern India, where about half of the treatments are traditional healing methods (Ayurvedic), versus allopathic (Western medicine), we were warned by the head of our Ayurvedic institute that people are lazy and want a quick fix. This third-generation Ayurvedic doctor acknowledged that many, today, choose Western medicine because they think it’s […]

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July 13, 2014
Vegetarian Meals from Around the World

America is the land of opportunity, but for most of us, we overindulge in pretty much everything. Just one area is Americans’ consumption of protein and animal protein in particular. Americans’ intake of protein is twice the level of what most people around the world consume. We have created a society in which people think […]

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June 6, 2014
My Yoga Therapy Derived from Acupuncture and Ayurveda

Yoga Therapy: Acupuncture and Ayurveda. They are both 5,000-year-old practices. The first is from China, the second from India. Thousands of miles apart. Different races. Different languages. Different geographies. Different native plants. Different religions. And yet, there are so many similarities, both of which are crucial for a yoga therapist to understand and incorporate in […]

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April 12, 2014
Who's Got Milk and Where's the Beef?

In the days when a screen was either in your windows, at the movie theater, or on the TV, there was a popular commercial featuring an old woman yelling “where’s the beef?” that went “viral.” Today, people often associate beef with the best source for protein, even though there are repeated studies showing healthier and less […]

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April 9, 2014
Healthier, More Humane Meals

Shawn is a 25-year-old male who is enjoying his first vegetarian meal. He expected vegetarian food to be “more or less bland.” As he cleans his plate, he talks about how pleasantly surprised he was with the texture and taste of the food that filled him up without any meat.  “I can’t think of the […]

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March 28, 2014
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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March 24, 2014
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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