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Transcript of interview with Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

We had the opportunity to meet Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, the master Kundalini Yoga teacher and co-founder of Golden Bridge Yoga. Here is the transcript of the video which is uploaded on YouTube. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYo05Hc02vs)  Hi everyone, This is Valdet from Aroma Veda, thank you for joining Aroma Veda's Youtube Channel. I hope this finds you and your loved ones in good health and good spirits considering these momentous times. It is through Aroma Veda that I have decided to make it my mission to spread the goodness and the wisdom of Ayurveda all around the world. In an attempt to share the views on the topic of Ayurveda with Masters in the world of Yoga, I have decided to meet with...

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What is Ayurveda?

“Ayurveda, if it’s not the only, it is certainly the best, most comprehensive, easily comprehensible, non-sectarian, biologically-based system of holistic macro thinking that reveals to humanity it’s deeper existence and pranic identity and its inherent inter-connectedness with all life” - by David Crow Ayurveda is the Sanskrit word that literally translates to the science of life.  “Ayu” means life or longevity and “Veda” means knowledge or wisdom. Ayurveda teaches us that human beings are an inseparable part of the cosmic whole. It defines true health and well-being as the proper alignment of the body, senses, mind, and soul. Its wisdom provides us with a clear understanding of our own psychological and physical make up so that we may live in harmony...

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The Beauty of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is truly a holistic therapy that has its roots in the most ancient healing practices of humanity. From the Ayurvedic perspective, it is used to protect one’s life force (prana), improve respiration, blood circulation, regulate digestion, metabolic activities, deflect disease and promote a sense of peace and well being on the mental, physical and spiritual plane.  Essential oils are crystalline structures that carry light. They travel through the space between our cells, where molecules of emotion also travel. In this way, they are able to work on deep levels to bring healing and therapeutic benefits. They have a beautiful way of mingling with the aura emanating from a person. It is no wonder fragrance has been used since time immemorial...

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The role of a guru in our lives

In eastern traditions, a guru occupies a very important space in society. The pecking order goes like this: Mata (Mother), Pita (Father), Guru, Daivam (God). The concept of a guru is not readily understood in the west. A guru is someone that guides us towards the light, the knowledge that we need to find ourselves, our purpose and god. There’s another saying from India that goes - God, Guru and the Self are one and the same. These are blindingly beautiful words. I hope to clarify these concepts in this blog using my own life experiences. I have had many gurus in my journey. Ones that taught me Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, aromatherapy, food, astrology, Feng Shui- you name it. Like...

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Plant-based medicine

There is power in plants, tremendous life force, and life intelligence that lies in these plants. They give us the power to protect, heal and prevent the onset of any disease or disharmony. You only have to discover it for yourself and be vigilant and disciplined enough to want to use their power to take care of everything. Every ailment, disease, imbalance, and disharmony can be healed through plant-based medicine. This is in the form of food, herbs/supplements, and aromatherapy. Nature never dies. Animals in nature are known to self prescribe and consume plants in their ecosystem to heal themselves - this even includes carnivores! Plants were here before us and will be here - way after us. Understanding the...

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