My Journey To India

 

I had the most amazing spiritual experience! I traveled to India to study Yoga and Meditation. I spent my time with others from all around the world who were searching and looking for something deeper within their life and within their yoga practice. I went not searching for anything in particular for myself. I gratefully found contentment and happiness within my soul quite some time ago. My travels to lndia were for nothing other than pure, un-altered wisdom and guidance from a practice that I grew to love. Yoga. I wanted to embrace it, understand and experience yoga on a deeper level. Yoga isn’t just about asanas and breathing. It isn’t just about becoming more flexible, or physically fit. We have Americanized it to such, and I knew I would need to go to the country of origin for what was calling me.

Yoga is a way of life. It’s the journey of life. A journey I had already started and embraced and craved for more; not only for myself, but for my beautiful children and whom ever I     could share it with.

I knew I’d come back from school a bit wiser and more experienced, but nothing prepared me for the life changing insight I received. Going into this experience I understood a little where yoga came from, and I understood myself pretty well. My professional practice is completely aligned with yoga. But when you align your passion and spiritual calling together on a level I can’t even begin to explain, you understand SELF in all its glorious depth. I wont get into detail of my personal experience because, well, thats for me.:) I had been walking around subconsciously knowing the yoga was my path.  We are so caught up in doing rather than being. In action rather than awareness. And when we still the natural restlessness of the body we get to know who we really are. We get to know our oneness with infinite intelligence, power and joy.  This experience, this journey, was a complete validation that the yogic life is my true path.  And I must share this! This beautiful, raw, sacred wisdom.

The word Yoga means “union”: of the individual consiousness or soul with the Universal Consiousness or Spirit. Yoga is a group of spiritual, mental, and physical practices or disciplines. And all of these practices have a specific purpose to guiding you to inner peace, to enlightenment. When you truly embrace yoga for what it was meant to be, its life changing. The journey of a Yogi strips down the walls, the delicate layers, the ego, the expectations, the judgment, physically and emotion body and you are left with pure SELF. And how beautiful it is to just BE.

I am forever grateful I had the pleasure of being embraced by yoga in its truest form, this past month. Being away from my family, and in another country, was definitely out of my comfort zone, but I found complete peace within the philosophy and wisdom of the yogic path. I am so grateful for my teachers who brought the wisdom and the light and embraced each and everyone of us. A wisdom I cannot wait to share with others. It was exhilarating. It was My Journey. It was Me. It was Yoga. I am Yoga.

Namaste.

LOts of LOve,

Lauren

Holistic Nutrition & Eating Psychology Coach
Yoga and Meditation Teacher 😉

The Missing Link in Nutrition

As a Holistic Nutrition Coach I always felt there was something missing in my approach to helping people. For some people there were a few nutritional tweaks but for others it wasn’t so easy. Although I had great results, it seemed so superficial at times. Deep down I felt there was more to health than what we put in our bodies.  Believe me, I am extremely passionate about what we put in our bodies, but my gut was telling me there is more to the story of good health.

It wasn’t long after that I discovered the psychology of eating and became a Certified Eating Psychology Coach. This was the game changer. This was the answer I’ve been searching for!

Eating psychology helped me connect with my clients on a deeper level. Many health issues like depression, anxiety, fatigue and digestive issues, weight gain or inability to lose weight are not always directly related to diet. What’s going on emotionally is equally important. Helping people find much needed pleasure, happiness in life is one of the best things about my job. That alone can alleviate unwanted symptoms, and combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle, It’s complete nourishment.

But the ultimate reward is guiding those to their purpose in life, and teaching them how to love and except the beautiful being they are. With this happiness follows, and the body goes into a relaxation response. When we are in a relaxation response we heal emotionally and physically.  To see the personal transformation one makes in my office is so rewarding! I get to witness some beautiful journeys. Finding your passion or calling in this world can have profound affects on your health. This is my purpose on earth and with the exception of my children, fills my soul like nothing else. Although improving one’s health through various holistic and nutritional approaches is something I am passionate about, Eating Psychology is the icing on the cake!

Bringing mind, body and soul together through physical and emotional nutritional strategies, is a cutting edge approach to health.  It’s the missing link in nutrition. So if your having unwanted symptoms and your feeling confused because you feel your doing it all right, maybe its time to take a deeper look into where life is calling you. What’s life asking of you? How and why is your body getting your attention?

As important as these can be, there is more to life than being “Vegan” or “Gluten Free”.  At least I’d like to think so.

LOts of LOve,

Lauren