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Originally published in BRANCHES Magazine Many seekers have accumulated a large theoretical knowledge base about health and consciousness, but the foundation of a healthy life is having a good daily routine that integrates body, mind and spirit. Such a routine strengthens the physiology by bringing it into with biological rhythms, and allowing it to cleanse itself by getting rid of accumulated impurities (called ama in Sanskrit). A good routine supports effective and successf
Originally published in BRANCHES Magazine Twelve summers ago I studied pulse diagnosis with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at his ashram outside New Delhi. Every night students gathered in his garden under the stars to meditate and absorb the wisdom of Vedic knowledge. Maharishi was joined by Balraj Maharishi, an expert on Ayur-Vedic herbs, and Brihaspati Dev Triguna, an expert on pulse diagnosis and herbal preparations. All of the course participants soon discovered that taking a tin
Originally published in BRANCHES Magazine When i took the Hippocratic oath at the end of medical school I promised to "do no harm" and to give my patients the highest quality of medical care. This also means taking care of myself: "Physician, heal thyself!" I committed to regular meditation twice a day and a healthy daily routine. It makes the practice of medicine more fun and I think I do a better job. In the early 1980s I heard about a comprehensive natural health care syst