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Diet & Lifestyle to support our Monthly Cycle - Ayurveda for Women

Authored By: 
Kirsten Joy Burch

The science of Ayurveda comes from ancient texts of India called The Vedas. Regarded as humanity’s oldest literature, they were written over 5,000 years ago and give insight into the purpose of life, how to be healthy and how to live in harmony in our surroundings. It’s not a religion, but rather the oldest philosophy on how we got here, where we’re going and why.  It provides the ‘Handbook for the Human Condition’ and is the original holistic medicine.

Here are some basics:

About the Author: 

Kirsten studies full time in the ParaYoga program and is a student of the Himalayan Masters.  She has received her Ayurveda Lifestyle Certification with Om Yoga Journey / Aripta Shah under the tradition and texts of Dr. Vasant Lad.

Sleep Apnea: Causes & Remedies – an Ayurveda 411

Authored By: 
Kirsten Joy Burch

“Living Yoga” is a state of being calm and staying calm, of being kind and loving. It’s where you finally realize that virtuous intention results in virtuous karma. It’s when you align your thoughts, words and deeds to a higher purpose which allows you to fulfill your heart’s desires, while contributing positively to the universe.  It means aligning yourself with Nature, because when you do, you become more balanced, and have more time for practice and study. As a result of this yogic living, suffering becomes less of an option in your daily life.

About the Author: 

A scientist by nature, a business executive by design and a Teacher by tragic blessings, I graduated Magna Cum Laude from UTD with a focus on Environmental Science and Business Management.
I retired from the corporate whirlwind when my husband was finally diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.  Since his passing in 2014 I was initiated into the Himalayan Tradition and study full time with Rod Stryker (ParaYoga), Pandit Rajmani Tigunait (Tantra) and Arpita Shah (Ayurveda).

Unless otherwise cited, my sources include experience from personal practice as well as translations from the Charaka Samhita, articles and texts from Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. David Frawley and Dr. Robert Svoda.

I am a certified Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor, member of the Modern Widow's Club, and teach at Sync Yoga & Wellbeing off Sylvan/30.

My Public Yoga Schedule at SYNC Yoga & Wellbeing is:

  • Wednesdays - 5:30pm Flow Basics
  • Sundays - 9:00am - Flow and Release with Guided Meditation / Yoga Nidra

Ayurveda clients can schedule directly with me (kirsten [at] livingyogadallas [dot] com) or with SYNC Yoga & Wellbeing.
You can also order personalized, dosha specific tea samplers, abhyanga oils and churna (spice kits) as well as dinicharya starter kits by contacting my at kirsten [at] livingyogadallas [dot] com with your request.

Space - Ayurveda 101

Authored By: 
Kirsten Joy Burch

Ayurveda is the original science of life, passed down from teacher to student for untold generations and eventually documented in Sanskrit in the Charaka Samhita. It contains over 8,400 verses (mantra), in the form of meter and rhyme, and was compiled around 400 BCE.  Like the other Vedic wisdom, these mantra are memorized as an ongoing tradition in self mastery and transformation.  In modern terms it can be viewed as the seed of organic chemistry, cellular biology and quantum physics.

About the Author: 

I was raised in healthcare and found my first career as a rural and famly / sport medicine nurse.  I graduated magna cum laude from UTD, studying environmental science and business management and transitioned into the software industry. After I retired from a career in finance and sales operations, I found my path in Yoga Therapy and began studying ParaYoga with Rod Stryker.

Initiated into the Himalayan Masters tradition in October 2014, I continue my yoga education with Yogarupa Rod Stryker and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait of the Himalyan Institute.
I earned my Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor certification with Om Yoga Journey through Arpita Shah, under the framework of Dr. Vasant Lad's teachings.
I provide private consultations and workshops. I'm also a member of the Modern Widow's Club, and teach public classes at Sync Yoga & Wellbeing off Sylvan/30.

You can find my LYD Member Profile here...

Please contact me at kirsten [at] livingyogadallas [dot] com or my personal email Kirsten_J_Burch [at] yahoo [dot] com for questions or scheduling.

Living Life with Wisdom

Authored By: 
Dr. Paula Joyce

Tip of the Week

About the Author: 

Dr. Paula is a best-selling author, radio host, life coach and speaker. She has been in USA Today, the Dallas Morning News and on national radio and television. As a Leading Expert in her field, she will help you change your life.

Be Positive - Be Productive

Authored By: 
Dr. Paula Joyce

Negative thoughts eat up our time, energy and health, not to mention our self-esteem. Research says:

90% of our self-talk is negative.
1 to 8 hours a day is spent worrying (1/16 to 1/2 of our waking hours).
Most heart attacks occur Sunday night due to worry about returning to work.
Yet, only 8% of what we worry about actually happens. If you can do something to prevent an unpleasant outcome, do it. If there's nothing you can do, visualize, think, draw or say the outcome you want. At the very least, you will shift your mood.

About the Author: 

Dr. Paula is a best-selling author and radio host. She has been in USA Today, the Dallas Morning News and on national radio and television. As a Leading Expert in her field, she will help you change your life.

2016 is a Year of Great Potential: Here’s How to Make the Most of It

Authored By: 
Dr. Paula Joyce

What follows is extremely valuable information on how we can make 2016 a spectacular year for ourselves and at the same time decrease destructive influences in the world, like violence and global warming. If enough of us do this, we can even help to create world peace. All we have to do is spend a few minutes each day doing the exercises described below. Invite others to do this to add even more positive energy to the world. The more of us who do this, the better it is for all of us.

About the Author: 

Dr. Paula is a best-selling author and radio host. She has been in USA Today, the Dallas Morning News and on national radio and television. As a Leading Expert in her field, she will help you change your life.

Travel Tips to Stay Well

Authored By: 
Kirsten Joy Burch

I almost titled this article "Why are the airlines trying to kill us?”… but then I remembered, they just don't know better…

I'm not sure why this holiday season's travel hit me as hard as it did, I've been all over the globe by myself without a hitch.  Maybe it’s possible that my perspective has changed in the recent past...now that I've experienced what a healthy doshic balance feels like, travel induced Vata derrangement is like a bucket of ice water to the face!

About the Author: 

Kirsten is a student of the Himalayan Institute and ParaYoga.  She teaches public classes at SYNC Yoga & Wellbeing, and is a certified Ayurveda Lifestyle Counselor.  

She graduated Magna cum Laude at the University of Texas Dallas with a focus on business management and environmental science.  She retired from the corporate world in 2012, where she worked as a director in the field of accounting, finance, sales operations, internal audit and process improvement.  She acquired Living Yoga Dallas in the fall of 2015 and finds joy in sharing the knowledge of yoga & ayurveda to the metroplex and encourages every yogi, teacher and practitioner to always keep growing.  

"Life is short, we have a wonderful opportunity to learn from some great Teachers and living Masters - there's always a chance to Level-Up!"  --Kirsten Joy Burch

Your Body Speaks Your Mind

Authored By: 
Kim Salisbury

One of the most amazing books that I was introduced to several years ago during my yoga therapy certification was “You’re Body Speaks Your Mind,” by Deb Shapiro.  Since reading this book the very first time it has remained at my bedside and weekly I go to it for answers and inspiration.  It is filled with stories and recommendations for decoding the emotional, psychological, and spiritual messages that underlie illness.  It presents the idea of how interconnected the mind and body are and the importance of listening to both. 

About the Author: 

Kim is the owner of The Fit Room in Plano, TX and much of her week is spent one on one with people seeking healing and health. Having a passion for all things physical, Kim began her career in personal training, became curious about the mind/body connection opening her world to Pilates and then dealing with injuries herself and those of her clients, dove head first and still hasn't come up for air into the healing world of yoga.  Currently studying to become a health coach, Kim wholeheartedly believes that your health and wellness is not just dependent on being on your mat or showing up at the gym.  Living a healthy life involves meaningful relationships, physical activity, fullfilling employment and a spiritual practice.  It is keeping balance in these 4 areas of life that keeps us well, joyful and passionate.  

The Power of Ayurveda: 3 Ways to Beat the Late Summer Heat

Authored By: 
Sarah Guglielmi

As summer’s nearing end, I find myself and the world around me entering a season of change – back to school, vacation’s over, and the lush vibrant greens of midsummer are now showing browns and yellows at the edges.  Just today I saw a hint of red coming forth!

No matter where you live geographically, your internal “nature” experiences the change of the seasons.
Summer is the season of heat.  The sun is close, and the element of fire is predominant in nature.

About the Author: 

Sarah Guglielmi has been on a personal journey of healing and spiritual growth for over 15 years. She has taught yoga since 2002 in corporate, studio, and clinical settings. Originally drawn to yoga practice to relieve chronic stress and illness, Sarah has not only regained her health, but has discovered a spiritual dimension of life she finds rich and inspiring. Sarah serves on the teaching faculty of the Himalayan Institute and is the Professional Education Manager at their headquarters, where she has lived in residence since 2004. She holds a Masters Degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Delaware, and completed an eight-year engineering career with W.L. Gore and Associates, prior to joining the Institute.

A few tips to stay balanced..... AND not lock your kids in the closet!

Authored By: 
Laura Abbott-Coan

Tips to stay balanced .........AND not lock your kids in the closet!

About the Author: 

Laura is a mother of three lively kids and wife to an awesome husband.  She currently works at The Lifeworks Group as a yoga therapist.  She has been a yoga practitioner for 15 years, and a former studio owner. She attained her 500 hour certification with Tias Little, Prajna Yoga, and currently studies under Rod Stryker, Para Yoga, Arpita Shah, Om Yoga Journey for Ayurveda, and The Mindful School, mindfulness for children.   Her joyful nature brings ease and comfort to her clients, adults and children alike.   She loves the innocent and inquisitive nature of children and tries to bring that back to adults who might have lost that along the way.  Her dedication to study and practice keeps her evolving and deepening the journey to self realization.  She aims to bring a truly authentic classical approach to her teachings and to everyday life. Her focus is on the energetics of the asana combined with breath work to create a unique and transformational experience. She works with clients helping to re-set the nervous system of people who suffer from anxiety, depression, ADHD, addictions, OCD, grief, and many others. 

If you ever find yourself questioning what this all about she is there to walk beside you; in to the depths of yourself in a safe and methodical way through yoga therapy, Ayurveda, and mindfulness. 

For you or your child to meet with Laura for a yoga therapy session or group yoga therapy she can be reached at
214-850-0746
lacoan [at] wefixbrains [dot] com

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