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The Rest and Repair Diet

By Briya Freeman  A rest-and-repair diet is a good idea anytime you want to give your digestive system a reboot, such as after the holidays, illness, low digestive fire, at the change of seasons or in times of stress.  You may choose to follow this diet once a week,...

The Art of Eating Wisely

By Briya freeman Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures. To promote better digestion and a more enjoyable relationship with your next meal, try incorporating the following lifestyle habits into your routine: Tune Into Your Body Start by recognizing that you have a...

2 digestive tea recipes

By Briya Freeman Agni Tea: Agni Tea is a simple, warming beverage that helps to stimulate your digestive capacity, increase metabolism and burn toxins. Ideal for vata and kapha. Pitta can enjoy occasionally. Ingredients: 1 quart water 2 T grated or minced Ginger Root...

Agni: the Digestive Fire

By Briya Freeman “Quand l’appetit va, tout va.”, or so say the French [Translation: When the appetite is good, the rest of our life goes well.]. Here, ayurveda tends to agree: good digestion is the cornerstone of good health, and that which builds your bodily tissues,...

Ayurvedic Open House: Revealing the mysteries of your nature

Ayurveda Open House: Oct. 22,  6 p.m. An interactive free and fun evening  You are invited to Learn the wisdom of nature Natural health is no longer a luxury, but our birthright given to all of us as the children of Mother Earth. At Berdhanya’s Teaching Centre, our...

Affection: a seed of change

  For the seeker, the journey toward reconciliation with your true nature is surely a beautiful passage. Reconciliation, acceptance or the invitation for all your parts to dwell in affection is the lesson behind each experience that we create. When you are in your...

Spiritual Contraction and Surrender

We can think of spiritual contractions as a series of pressures points of different densities interacting in the structure of being.  These pressure points can be of different natures, such as: intense: when the discharge of energy is like electricity;  subtle: when...

Boldness: the certitude of the heart

Certitude is the heart force and fluid that reassures and expresses the divine flow in a bold and clear way. Certitude is your belief systems in action and the expression of the colour of your personality. It gives you a permanent strength to sustain the core of your...

How much Love can you take?

The qualities and attributes of Divine Love are infinite, wise and destructive to any illusion. The more we get close to the softness of our nature, the more the limited self will resist, oppose and judge. The comfort of our limitations cannot co-exist with the love...

Relaxing into Chaos

(Satsang, January 9, 2018)   Berdhanya: Chaos is an opportunity and its counterpart is joy. When joy is not expressed, when it is being repressed or manipulated, you become chaotic.   A little bit of chaos is good. That's why I never keep you as eternal monks. You...

Coping with life is not any more a choice

Once you're aware of the challenges that you're facing in your life, you have the choice between 3 options for how to live:  1. Coping: You can try to cope with the inevitable evolutive challenges by trying many different dances around a single solution. However,...

The Call to Respect the Power of a Woman’s Moon Cycle

As women, we are privileged to have a natural cycle that gives us the ability to understand two important aspects of life: activities that are constructive, creative and expanding;  and those that call us to go within, to reflect, and to renew ourselves. What Modern...

The 7 Qualities of the feminine

These teachings were explored under the topic of Contemplation and Enlightenment as Feminine (May 2017). The 7 Qualities of the Feminine The 7 qualities of the feminine are: Reception Reflection Volume/Magnification of the information; Expansiveness Fill up the light...

Love: a Painful awakening

The Laws of Human Love We are born out of love;  we live and grow because of love. We seek love and we long for love. For us, love is always an incomplete phenomenon. We need to understand this principle of incompleteness to feel peace and to stop thinking about...

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