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Lover of life, Ayurveda Educator, Certified Massage Therapist, aromatherapist, herbalist, mother of two beautiful crystal children, Jasmine Skye and Mira Shanti, wife, organic gardener, spa junkie

Saturday, December 12, 2009

40 days to greater inner peace

Did you know that scientists have measured the synapses in the human brain and discovered we think an average of 40,000-90,000 thoughts in ONE DAY!  Yikes.....  Add on top of that all of the outside stimulus, the car radio, magazines, newspapers, musak in stores, TV, internet, this blog ;), for me, my girls constantly talking to me... we are inundated with information and stimulus all the time...

Where do we get SPACE to not think??... to have epiphanies, to have source tell us what way to go, our intuition to be heard? What is our life purpose? Who am I?
Well, let me share with you, many of you already know this method, but hopefully this will validate and encourage you on your path.... meditation will help you find the peace it takes to allow these answers to unfold.

PLUS, meditation has been proven to lower blood pressure, increase the immune system, reduce depression, and decrease stress levels and stress hormones in the body.

Who wouldn't want less stress this time of year? Anytime really?  I could do without my mind playing its usual tricks on me.... 

Here is a great way to start or continue a meditation practice knowing that you are held by all of the other thousands of people across the globe committing too...  Winter Feast for The Soul.

"What nine months does for the embryo
Forty early mornings will do
For your growing awareness"

Jelaluddin Rumi

Join me with many other folks in this project...  January 15, 2010- Febrauary 23, 2010
Everyday for these 40 days, 40 minutes of meditation practice....
 photo credit to Lisa O'Connor

My daily practice will look like this:
Awake at 7am
drink a glass of room temperature water
Wash my face, scrape tounge and brush teeth
Apply few drops of nasya oil in nose
sit on meditation cushion, light candle and stick of sandalwood, or frankincense and myrrh incense
apply small amount of sandalwood essential oil (Source for sustainable sandalwood: Floracopeia Aromatherapy 
to third eye chakra/ajna marma to calm and pacify the mind
 meditate for 40 minutes.

please let me know if you are joining me and how your experience goes...



  1. Nice blog. Do you know about these yoga books?

  2. A great idea to have more people interested in meditation. I will be doing my sadhana around the same time...