The Healthy Way

The most healthy way to eat is a way that FEELS good and satisfies you. Because health is so much more than what’s on your plate.

We love that superfoods are multi-taskers—foods brimming with various disease-fighting nutrients, usually without providing too many calories, and delivered in a delicious form. Easy-to-eat, easy-to-find, everyday “super” foods to keep eating healthy simple.

Superfoods are incredibly nutritious, whole foods that offer a wide arrange of essential micronutrients in high quantities, like vitamins and minerals that are needed for our bodies to run smoothly and stay disease-free.

Along with essential nutrients, superfoods can heal because they contain very potent and unique compounds beyond vitamins and minerals that protect the immune system and even kill harmful bacteria in our guts.

These news-worthy compounds like antioxidants, sulforaphanes, and healthy anti-inflammatory fats are just another reason why these foods are so super.

love, #krishna

 

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Bhakti Fest Yoga|Dance|Sacred Music Festival 

Bhakti translates as love and devotion. This fabulous festival is four days of camping in the starry California desert, or spending your stay at Joshua Tree Retreat Center practicing meditation and yoga to live musicians, singing kirtan and dancing barefoot to the likes of MC Yogi and Donna Delory until late at night. 

My whole heart is filled with so much happiness to be at Bhakti Fest
For those who like to keep the yoga and mantra mix going, White Swan Records offers innumerable soundtracks for the yoga of life. 
Coconut Bliss served delicious scoops of pure delight. Cool, creamy bites of salted caramel, ginger cookie, and hazelnut chocolate kept yogi and yogini faces more than relaxed, chilled and happy while vibing to the mystic afternoon beats of Girish. With an eclectic mix of rock, indian and reggae inspired rhythms, every artist set us off into a state of bhavtastic bliss!  

Bhakti Fest as a whole was  awesome. Part of what made it so powerful was that the entire sacred festival revolved around live music. It has been envisioned and talked about how Bhakti Fest is as a spiritual Woodstock, where thousands of people come together, chanting the names of God. 
Krishna Das has said that in India, people understand that God is within. The Hindu images associated with God, deities like Krishna and Hanuman and Ganesha, are symbols of the divine that live in each one of us. Chanting the names of God from any tradition is sacred because each repetition is said to be a seed, and sooner or later, that seed grows.

The seeds of love were certainly sent out with rain showers and rainbows in the early morning sky. It was breathtaking to look at and a rainbow has such a powerful message to convey. Lovely to gather there with a cluster of new friends, sitting on lawn chairs and blankets, singing along with other music artists, everyone dancing and spinning. Fantastic evening concert and such a transforming event @ Joshua Tree Retreat Center

We LOVE Bhakti Fest!! 
love, #krishna 

   

Lake Tahoe – Squaw Valley

Lake Tahoe, the psychic, clear, aqua blue lake tucked into the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Our adventures to Tahoe has been an unforgettable journey in the summer and winter time. A place to call home as it is a place that welcomes the, adventurers and travelers to its laid back, and pine-scented atmosphere. Lake Tahoe keeps everyone’s interests awakened and holiday vacations active throughout the year.

The nation’s second deeper lake, is Lake Tahoe, California and shares with the other half of Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Attracting travelers from around the world mesmerized by the lake’s beauty and wealth of activities. This area keeps blossoming and embodies the American Dream’s concept of “having it all” Tahoe has it all. Mountain trail hiking in stunning Tahoe City, and to bask on sunny beach in South Lake Tahoe. In winter, shred out on snow-covered slopes of Squaw Valley. In summer, check out the mindful triathlon and yoga festival in Squaw Valley Wanderlust  Festival

 

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Explore the boutiques in Truckee. Try out different gourmet cuisines as you watch the setting sun into the lake in Incline Village… beautiful… we could go on for hours about Tahoe’s offerings. Every place to stay, every vacation rental company, tahoe real estate, attraction, entertainment, restaurant, casino, and native american magic.

love, #krishna

Ayurveda for Kids: Bala Tantra

Ayurveda has a specialized branch of Pediatric medicine known as BalaTantra or Kaumarabhritya. This ancient science offers some simple, natural, wisdom to keep kids healthy and happy in today’s fast paced world. Childhood is a tender but wonderful stage of human life. Because the dhatus are still immature, special care during childhood is essential.  The physical development and the mental state during this cycle play a major role in the foundation of the rest of a person’s life.

 

Ayurveda recommends that both parents undergo panchakarma before they wish to conceive a child. This helps to prevent their current state of health vikruti from being passed on to the baby. Once conception is achieved, the mother practices to be relaxed during pregnancy, reading spiritual books, chanting mantras, eating a doshic diet, following a self-care regime, receiving regular abhyanga, practicing gentle and restorative yoga and meditation.

From conception onward, Ayurveda places great emphasis on post partum care for the mother to balance vata and promote vitality and good health in her, as well as to ensure the healthy development of the baby. After birth, both the newborn infant and the mother are to be cared for throughout the first forty days with the utmost attention. Traditionally, these rituals consist of daily oil massage, bathing, and other herbal therapies. Even today in much of rural India and Nepal there is a wealth of wisdom on birthing and infant’s health care that lays in the hands of midwives and grandmothers, even though many restrictions have been placed upon them.

One of the eight branches of Ayurveda like we expressed early is pediatrics (Bala Tantra). It teaches simple natural wisdom to keep our little ones happy and healthy. Kids live in a Kapha period of life no matter what their constitution is. That means that they will be prone to Kapha diseases like cold, cough and other respiratory disorders and sometimes a disease is a call for attention and love in both kids and adults.

Here are a few suggestions to implement Ayurveda in your little one’s daily life.

 

  • Protecting of emotions

Over-stimulation or sensory overload from TV, computer, video games, and commercials leave lasting impressions on kid’s minds. These go deep into the psyche and disturb their life force (prana), affecting emotional and spiritual growth of our loved ones. Since they can’t control themselves it is our focus to protect their delicate sensory organs. Even newborns when being in the room where an adult movie is running can experience thier senses offended.

  • Creative play

Playing with children develops their creativity and imagination, while their souls are satisfied by the love and attention they crave from us. They remember for their life not the plenty of toys and video games bought for them, but a simple game outdoors when you played, bonded and laughed together.

 

  • Consistent routine

Consistency gives a child a sense of security, confidence and reduces stress. Waking up early, going to bed early and eating with nature’s rhythms. While the Sun is on its highest while consuming meals provide good digestive fire which are a strong foundation of good health.

  • Freshly cooked, medicinal meals with herbs and spices

Warm nourishing meals like hot cereal, vegetable soups and kitchari (thin warm dish with rice and green or yellow mung beans) speak well to kids. Such food is highly nutritious and easy to digest. Small pinches of digestive spices like cumin, coriander, fennel, cinnamon, and turmeric clear possible toxins and can ward off common colds, flus, and allergies.

  • Warm oil massage

A daily Abhyanga (warm oil massage) before bath time calms the nervous system and provides a layer of protection from germs. It boosts the immune system and to their intellect as well producing qualities of happiness and healthiness. These few minutes of loving abhyanga enhances the bonding and affection that kids seek.

May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you, and the pure light within you, guide your way on.

love, #krishna

 

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Third Eye Inspiration

Third eye opening is an intuitive training and it is probably not going to be what you expect it to be. The third eye is the ability to see what might be: In other words the third eye is our ability to see.. Spirit represents the motion and connections to everything around us. When people begin to see images from their third eye, it can be so real, they automatically begin to wonder what the next steps can be. Many people assume third eye training will match something out of a spiritual martial art movie.

What you are seeing isn’t reality but rather potential. The real part of third eye practices is learning how to understand and shape that potential. Many people can learn how to use the third eye. 

Understand the path is one that requires patience and balanced practices such as yoga, or qi-gong, balanced diet and many other considerations to help a person maintain a healthy lifestyle within. 

love, #krishna 

El Morya 

El Morya is the chohan of the first ray and chief of the Darjeeling Council of the Great White. 

El Morya represents the divine masculine attributes of courage, certainty, power, forthrightness, self-reliance, dependability, faith and initiative. El Morya has, through many embodiments, worn the crown of authority, ruling many kingdoms wisely and well. 

An Ascended Master Who Embodies the Will of Guru 

The name “El Morya” may be unfamiliar to some. But it is more than likely that millions have heard about one or more of his past lives. Because of his love of the will of God lifetime after lifetime, El Morya has come to embody the quality of compliance with law to holy will. 

Today he serves from heavenly realms as the Chohan1 of The First Ray2, the blue ray of guru’s will, faith, protection and power.

love, #krishna 
*Thank you Tom Miller photography 

Appreciating Your Gifts and Talents

We are here in this lifetime to learn how to take care of the details and to be thorough in all that we do. Paying attention to the details helps establish structures that will make you feel fulfilled. It’s important to develop, and learn to manage skills at taking care of the details, because this helps so much to be productive and remarkable at what you do, and assists you to achieve the progress that you aim for in your life.

Close your eyes and focus on your breathe, we recommend that you spend some silence time by yourself, recognizing and thinking about your gifts, and how they attract people to you. As you breathe deep, inhale sat, exhale nam, Reflect on what happens when people are around you, and how they respond to you.

 

What is attracting them to you?

There is a part of you that knows what you do, and how to do it. When your heart is open, that sends people to you, but it also brings people together. You may believe that this is a common gift that anyone possesses, yet it is uniquely your gift. And in fact, if you want to find out what it is that you can do in the world to express yourself, and be yourself, you only need to look at those skills that feel simple for you to do. You will probably be surprised to find out that these skills are exactly those that make you unique, and not everyone is able to do the same things that you do. These are the gifts that you can share with other people, and they can serve a larger purpose, as you align yourself to serve your Soul’s purpose.

Sometimes the things that you don’t even see, because they feel so natural to you, are the gifts that you’ve been searching for a long time. You’re not able to clearly see them because you expect to find something more glamorous. But it is not about the glamour, or about what we think that our gift should be. It is more important to find that one thing that you are able to do and that comes easy to you. See how this attracts other people into your life.

love, #krishna

 

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From Shakti Fest to the largest UFO Conference in the USA

Wishing that everyone had a great weekend and a Happy Mother’s Day.

For the last four years, We have headed to Shakti Fest and Bhakti Fest without fail. Shakti Fest is in Springtime. May 12-15 this year and truly had the Yoga and Music Experience of a Lifetime. Both Bhakti and Shakti Fest bring the best yoga teachers, Kirtan musicians, and workshop leaders to Joshua Tree. They celebrate the devotional paths of yoga, Kirtan and meditation. Quite a few of the Shakti/Bhakti workshop leaders have influenced our teaching and yoga playlists.

The most potent class for us this past weekend was the experience of Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda’s music. Their music is a combination of kirtan, bhajan and original singer/songwriter compositions. Alternating bansari flutes and vocal weaving, creating heaven on earth, they truly create a profound healing experience with a balanced sound current glowing with devotion.


On May 19 – 22, come meet us out in Joshua Tree as our journey beyond the mountains and across the high desert for an event that is truly out of this world: Contact In the Desert 2017, the largest UFO conference in the United States, will hold its 5th year at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center. This unparalleled event attracts UFO experts and enthusiasts from all over the world into the heart of the Mojave Desert, home to UFO sightings.

CONTACT in the DESERT descends on Joshua Tree, California, one of the most famous UFO sighting areas in America, attracting thousands to attend now the largest UFO Conference.


Featuring the strongest speaker lineup ever assembled in the UFO field, speakers expected include CONTACT In the DESERT returnees Chariots of the Gods author Erich von Daniken, “Ancient Aliens” star Giorgio A. TsoukalosGeorge Noory host of “Coast to Coast AM,” Fingerprints of the Gods author Graham Hancock, Disclosure Project founder Dr. Steven Greer, and best-selling author of the Communion series, Whitley Strieber.

For Additional Information:
What
: Contact In The Desert
When: May 19-22, 2017
Where: Joshua Tree Retreat Center, 59700 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree CA
Web/Ticketscontactinthedesert.com
See you there!


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May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you and the pure light within you… guide your way on.

Infinite Blessings,

Kelly Krishna Dunn

Intuitive Magazine

May 2017

 

 

Upcoming events

What: Contact In The Desert
When: May 19-22, 2017
Where: Joshua Tree Retreat Center, 59700 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree CA
Web/Ticketscontactinthedesert.com
See you there!