The ancient traditions do not see a separation between the life that surrounds a tree and that which sparks the life in a human being.

The native americans have an old saying ¨Mitakuye Oyasin, we are all related!

We are all part of the same energy but sadly in our current modern world we have decided to separate ourselves from everything.Looking around we see that we need to compete in order to survive and at a cellular level we are transmitting to our cells,¨disconnection ¨& separation ¨

The meaning of longevity is ¨long life¨so to trace back to our ancestors we find that the cultures that lived the healthiest and fulfilled lives were very “connected¨and rooted to nature. Many of their daily practices involved rituals to become more connected with themselves,with their family’s, people and environment.

Epigenetics ¨a new science¨tells us that the way we interact with our environment on a daily basis can have an impact in the expression of our genetic material, affecting directly the gene activity.

The following practices have been used for hundreds and thousands of years by our ancestors. They were used with respect, understanding and caution and played a vital part of there everyday lives.

The main purpose of these practices is to re-awaken the senses, to preserve and expand the inner force, to tune with the natural rhythms of the body and the spirits of nature.

These practices teach us to preserve our body through pure and clean living, to resect our environment for us and for our children and grandchildren.And, most importantly to re-connect with ourselves, our intuition and our heart.

The Five Tibetan Rites.

This very famous book, Ancient Secret to the fountain of youth, rediscovered the ancient practice called The Five Tibetan Rites.Colonel Bradford, a mysterious retired British army officer who learned of the rites while journeying high up in the Himalayas. Fountain of Youth  offers practical instructions for each of the five rites, which resemble yoga postures. Taking just minutes a day to perform, the benefits for practitioners have included increased energy, weight loss, better memory, new hair growth, pain relief, better digestion, and just feeling younger.

Sun Gazing.

This practice has many names now a day´s and can be known as Sun Yoga, Solar Yoga, Surya Yoga.All terms refer to the practice as staring directly at the sun in order to receive nourishment,spiritual enlightenment and healing.

Th process of Sun gazing consists of gazing at the sun for a few seconds to eventually a 40 minute period (building up slowly) during the first hour of sunrise and the last hour of sunset when the sun rays are most gentle to the eye. It is scientifically proven that during these times one is free from exposure to ultraviolet and infra red rays that are harmful to our eyes.Thousands of people all over the world report on the multiple benefits of this practice.

Agnihotra or Homa Therapy

Agnihotra is a very ancient Vedic healing art therapy. The basic principal is using fire in a specific shaped copper pyramid to purify the atmosphere and our body.The fire is made from dried cow dung cakes along with ghee (clarified butter) and rice is also added to the fire at specific moments. The practice is also performed by following two important circadian rhythms, sunrise and sunset,and at the same time specific mantras are chanted and certain amounts of rice and ghee are given to the fire.Obviously this practice is not available to the masses so just by sitting in front of an open fire on a daily basis for as long as you can will have a huge healing effect on the body.

Neti Practice or Nasal Irrigation

Used in India for thousands of years this is a personal hygiene practice.It involves using a little pot like jug filled with warm salty water, you then put the spout up one nostril and then tilt the head and let the water flow out of the other nostril and vica- versa.

The main purpose is to rinse out the dirt and bacteria filled mucous lining and help to dissolve any internal build up of layers of it by the loosening effect of the warm water and salt.People with chronic allergies and sinus problems have found great relief and even cured symptoms with this very simple and ancient practice.

This article is for educational purposes only Please seek professional advice before following any of the practices-

Beverley Pugh. Hippocrates Health Educator,Raw Food Chef & Coach

Vegan & Raw Juice Bar & Kitchen. Plaza Bisbe Berenguer de Palau 5. 07003. Palma de Mallorca.


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