Dr. Christie Smirl is dedicated to increasing public health awareness through eastern Ayurvedic holistic medicine, western allopathic medicine, yogic sciences, energy medicine and integrated wellness. Dr. Christie Smirl is a clinical Doctorate of Ayurveda, Nurse Practitioner with 25 years acute hospital experience, Reiki Master Healer, Master Yoga Teacher Trainer ERYT500, professor, published author and musician. Her passion is healing and personal empowerment. #integrated #medicine #health #ayurveda #meditation #yoga #nutrition #herbs #mantras #sound #healing #music
Ayurveda and Gnostic Transformation with Dr. Christie Smirl and guest speaker Craig Williams. In this podcast Craig Williams shares his view on the role of Ayurveda to catalyze Gnostic alchemy for personal and spiritual transformation. Craig also discusses the importance of Ayurveda and gnosticism to awaken the Sacramental Vision discussed in his acclaimed book "Entering The Desert".
Healthier Vibrations Podcast 12: Forging the Spiritual Vessel with Guest Julia Persike.
The discussion today with Dr. Christie Smirl and Julia Persike encompasses the concept of creating a strong body for stronger personal evolution.
Julia Persike Bio: Julia currently resides in Las Vegas, NV where she owns and operates her own holistic and Ayurvedic business. Her entire life has been centered around nutrition and health. She holds a Masters in Ayurvedic Medicine from Southern California University of Health Sciences with a continued concentration in Ayurvedic Obstetrics and Women's Health from Arya Ayurvedic Panchakarma Clinic and Ayurveda Academia (Pune, India), and is recognized by NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) as a professional in her field of study, a BFA in Dance from the University of Iowa, She’s been a martial artist now for 11 years and currently instructs on technique, conditioning and yoga for fighting, She has been a personal trainer for 13 years. She holds certifications in Holistic Health, Usui Reiki Mastership, Massage Therapy, and Sports Nutrition. She is also a certified RYT 500 Yoga instructor. She not only teaches yoga to fighters she also is currently teaching yoga to the United States Airforce on Nellis Airforce Base. Her business in Las Vegas is The Practice: An Ayurvedic and Healing Company where she offers treatments, consultations, personal training, reiki, bodybuilding instruction and overall life coaching. She has competed in the Jay Cutler Classic NPC Bodybuilding competition where she placed 2nd and 4th in her categories. She truly embraces the focus of Ayurveda in that she wants to keep the healthy, healthy and illness free and she wants to aid in those with illness to bring them into complete alignment and balance. True health matters from all aspects of the mental body, physical body and spiritual body.
Ayurveda is the ancient science of health and wellness that originated in India over 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda is widely practiced internationally and is gaining recognition as a complete holistic field of medicine. Ayurveda has very specific recommendations for maintaining physiological balance during each season. During summer months the physiologic dosha, Pitta becomes accumulated in the body. Excessively elevated levels of Pitta in the body manifests in heat symptoms such as feeling overheated, irritated, inflamed and restless. High levels of Pitta can also dry the body tissues, create excessive thirst, red eyes, skin eruptions, burning mucous membranes and even abnormal bleeding.
Here are some ways to avoid the rise of Pitta and maintain homeostasis during summer months.
Minimize Pitta aggravating foods and beverages such as tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplant, chilis, salsa, mustard, vinegar, sour foods, deep fried foods, alcohol, caffeine. Stay cool and hydrated. Drink plenty of filtered water. Coconut water is excellent in the summer too. In the summer months, agni, the digestive fire, is weaker. Therefore it is advised to eat lighter meals and reduce richer, heavier, harder to digest foods such as breads, cheese and meats. Ayurveda recommends meals such as fresh vegetable soups, salads and grains during the summer. Ayurveda recommends eating what is naturally growing during each season unless you have a specific imbalance. During the summer you can find a bounty of fresh vegetables at your local farmers market such as green leafy vegetables, asparagus, cucumber, beets, snap peas, celery, carrots, zucchini, corn, rhubarb. Eat plenty of summer fruits such as apricots, plums, peaches, cherries, blackberries, blueberries, nectarines, watermelon, grapes, mango, papaya and raspberries. Pitta pacifying herbs and spices such as fennel, cardamom, coriander, cilantro and mint can help keep balanced. Exercise during the cooler morning or evening hours. Take cooler showers or go for a swim. Practice more yin yoga with slow gentle stretches and cooling breath techniques such as nadi shodhana or sheetali pranayama.
I hope you all have a enjoyable summer and stay healthy.
For more information on Ayurveda education and training with Dr. Christie Smirl, visit HealthierVibrations.com Dr. Christie Smirl is a Doctorate of Ayurvedic Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science, Yoga Teacher Trainer, ERYT, YACEP, Reiki Master, Musician and author. Her motto is “Heal yourself, help heal another and begin healing the world.”.
Enjoy this short class excerpt presented by Dr. Christie Smirl recorded live in class.
Topic: Nutrition, Ayuvreda, Ayurvedic Spices
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