Health & Wellness

Plant Medicine

The following information was submitted by Eileen Daugherty, a student in Karuna’s 500-Hour Five Element Shiatsu Program ,as a part of the Local Herbs and Plants as Medicine component of the training. In this elective to the shiatsu program, students study with local herbalist Chris Marano, RH of Clearpath Herbals. Students take herbal walks and forage indigenous …

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It Don’t Mean a Thing if It Aint Got That Jing

Karuna’s 500-Hour Five Elements Shiatsu Certification Program just commenced its third weekend training. The focus of the training was on the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concept of Jing. Jing, the Water element, is stored within the kidneys and “is said to be the material basis for the physical body and is yīn in nature, which means …

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Reflections on practice: Ujjayi, Viloma and Brahmari Breath

As part of the last 200 hour Teacher Training at Karuna students were asked to reflect on their experience of three different methods of pranayama: Ujjayi, Viloma and Brahmari. Aurora Sjostrom shared these reflections My Pranayama experience recently has been profound. I have enjoyed Ujjayi for quite some time now- the sound of the breath …

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The Five Contemplations: Food Blessing by Thich Nhat Hahn

This food is the gift of the whole universe: the earth, the sky and much hard work. May we live in a way that makes us worthy to receive it. May we transform our own unskilled states of mind and learn to eat with moderation. May we take only foods that nourish us and prevent …

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Vegan Holiday Feast!

Almond Nog Soak 1 cup almonds 8 hours. Strain. Place in blender Add 1/2 cup dates soaked for 30 minuets. Strain. Add to blender Add 1/2 vanilla bean or tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp grated nutmeg 3 cups water Blend, strain if you wish. Chill and enjoy. Country Style Cashew Gravy 2 cups water 1/2 …

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Leek Miso Soup

Leek Miso Soup from Wild Flavors by Didi Emmons Makes 4 Servings 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 medium leeks, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces, green and white parts seperated 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup yellow split peas 2 teaspoons freshly minced ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin pinch ground cloves 1 cup chopped carrots, in …

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