The Namaste Counsel


April 30, 2017
Boost Your Bhakti at Shakti Fest

Yoga is Everywhere You can even buy your blocks and mat at any big box store. But the yoga that is so prevalent tends to be the physical component.  In fact, yoga is eight-limbed. Some of those branches may seem a bit obscure. Others, out of reach. However, it’s easy climbing. Especially if there’s a spotlight […]

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April 24, 2017
Sound Therapy in Joshua Tree: From Contact in the Desert to Shakti Fest

In a recent blog, I wrote about Dr. Dream. This is the sound therapy conductor who uses 333 Tibetan bowls. A big fan of sound therapy, I hope to experience the 333 bowl effect next month. Dr. Dream and his team of “angels” will make magical music at Contact in the Desert. Dr. Dream’s bowl sonata will be somewhat of a postlude […]

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April 17, 2017
Sita's Fire: Trilogy Unveiled at Austin Performance

When Vrinda Sheth was 18 years old, an opportunity fell into her lap. Most would have run the other way. Or laughed it off. She toughened up to the challenge. She spent the next 15 years honing her talents, as part of an homage to the goddess Sita. This week, the object of her immense dedication […]

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April 5, 2017
Dr. Dream: Healing Through Sound Vibrations and Higher Frequencies

Dr. Dream led an ordinary life. He worked in marketing. Wore a tie. Jumped into web development. Followed a normal routine. Even had a conventional name — Mark Peebler. Then, he said goodbye. To it all. Dr. Dream as a Healer Today, he lives out of a 26-foot RV. He’s in a different city, on average, […]

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March 14, 2017
Music and Mantra Healing -- Simrit Kaur Interview

Recently, I had to heal from a bad dog bite, and deep second-degree burn. My daily yoga practice was placed on hold for nearly two months, as I tapped into other modes of yoga needed.  As a result, I chanted for almost three hours a day. Mostly, the Ra Ma Da Sa kundalini healing mantra, including […]

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March 2, 2017
Chill Out Therapeutic Stress Reduction Workshop

Aside from my life as a yoga therapist,  I’ve worked my entire adult life in the Public Relations industry. I think I’m pretty chill. However, I just read that Public Relations is ranked the sixth most stressful profession.  Furthermore, event planning (part of PR) is number five. But hey, it’s not as bad as being in the […]

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January 30, 2017
Bhakti Yoga and The Power of Sound

Music or chanting is integral to all cultures. In traditional societies, chanting (like in Bhakti Yoga) is often a part of a healing ceremony. Yet, in today’s world, too few of us practice chanting. Fortunately, for those of us that do, we recognize its healing benefits. Sean Johnson is a yoga studio owner in New Orleans. […]

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December 25, 2016
Radhanath Swami: The Journey Within, Part 1*

“When you expect things, you are never happy,” says Radhanath Swami, author of The Journey Within. Yoga teaches us to live in the present. Don’t worry about the future, or dwell on the past. Be content. Why is there so much arrogance and hate…in the name of religion?— Radhanath Swami Radhanath Swami  was raised in […]

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October 5, 2016
Chant4Change with Gaura Vani

Chant4Change is a non-partisan, non-sectarian grassroots volunteer-based rally cry to uplift our nation, and put a halt to racism and terrorism. Chant4Change is uniting people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs through song, Saturday, October 8, 30 days prior to the presidential elections. Free, and open to the public, people from all political and religious beliefs […]

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August 20, 2016
Chant 4 Change Prior to Presidential Elections

Many Songs, One Voice Last October marked the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. The event, which took place at the Mall in Washington, D.C., was inspired to bring about spiritual renewal and empowerment. Organized by the Nation of Islam, an estimated 1.7 million Black men registered to vote as a result of the […]

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August 8, 2016
Spiritual Journeys to Magical India

“I am who I am and that is that.” Spiritual Journeys to the Rescue. GuruGanesha Singh and Seal repeat that mantra in a song on one of my yoga playlists. I am who I am, in great part, due to my long-distance life experiences and spiritual journeys. Travel can be life-changing.  There’s nothing wrong with […]

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July 31, 2016
Visit India: Learn, Laugh, Love, Live

I had my eyes set on visiting India long before I hopscotched around the globe for a life-changing adventure. I hate a/c.   I love veggie street food.   Malasana (garland) is one of my favorite yoga poses.   So, I’m cool hanging low on a squat toilet. But, you’re not me. Visiting India, distant geographically and culturally, can be […]

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