My Wholesome 1 Exercise for Fibromyalgia Video!

Hi Veda Healthies!

If you suffer from aches, pain and soreness or have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you might wonder if you can ever exercise again? Well, the answer is YES! 

Fibromyalgia sufferers can actually benefit from slow, controlled physical activity and moderate exercise. Check out my informative video for some great ideas and options for fitness while living with Fibromyalgia.






The Calming Breath – Nadi Shodhana

(nah-dee show-DAH-nah) 
nadi = channel
shodhana = cleaning, purifying

Step by Step

Sit in a comfortable asana and make Mrigi Mudra. Beginning pranayama students may have some difficulty holding their raised arm in position for the length of the practice. You can put a bolster across your legs and use it to support your elbow.

Gently close your right nostril with your thumb. Inhale through your left nostril, then close it with your ring-little fingers. Open and exhale slowly through the right nostril.

Keep the right nostril open, inhale, then close it, and open and exhale slowly through the left. This is one cycle. Repeat 3 to 5 times, then release the hand mudra and go back to normal breathing. (NOTE: some yoga schools begin this sequence by first closing the left nostril and inhaling through the right; this order is prescribed in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, 2.7-10).

Traditionally Nadi Shodhana includes breath retention, fixed ratio breathing, and the repetition of certain “seed” mantras (cf. Gheranda Samhita 5.38-54). For beginning pranayama students, it’s best to focus only on the inhales and exhales.


My Veria Show – For Real!

Check out my two clips from the AYURVEDA Veria Living TV Show!!

Clean Green Living Class!

earth in hand
Healthy living goes beyond just eating right. Household cleaning and personal care products also have a significant impact on our health and that of our families. Many products are loaded with chemicals and toxins that we breathe in or are readily absorbed through our skin. Come learn about clean, green living with holistic health coach, Julie Cerrato, to benefit yourself and the environment! In this class, you will discover incredible tips to go “green” for you and your family’s health and for reducing the environmental impact in your home. With in class demonstrations, you’ll learn what steps you can take on your path to “Clean Green Living” for a holistic household & personal care, how to choose safer products, and some easy, effective homemade DIY solutions. Join us and go clean, green today!Instructor: Julie Cerrato

Free Fall Offers: Intro Phone Consult & Fall Holistic Tips!

Fall tree

September is here!

Vata season is upon us, but are you ready?

Currently, we are in Ritusandhi, the change of seasons where Summer is transitioning to Fall.

You might begin feeling a little dry, sluggish and cold.

Veda Heath can help keep you balanced and healthy for the upcoming season!

For a smooth transition to Fall, Veda Health is offering a

Free Intro Phone Consult and free Holistic Health tips!!!

Just enter your email in the Sidebar and click our Facebook Like button on our homepage.

We’ll be in touch soon to set up your Free Fall Intro Phone Consult!

You’ll also be sent our Free Fall Vata Tips!

Take advantage of these Free Fall Offers and balance Yourself today. =)

I look forward to meeting you!


Julie @ Veda Health

*If you have Previously entered your email for Veda Health but are now interested in a Free Intro Phone Consult and/or the Fall Holistic Health Tips, Like Us on Facebook  and visit our Contact Page to Email us your request.

veterans yoga

The Veterans Yoga Project,

working with Meghan’s Foundation and the Solebury Club,

is offering a yoga teacher training program,

at the Solebury Club in Buckingham, PA, October 25-27th, 2013.

This program is for all yoga instructors interested in working with students who have faced trauma.  

Honing the special skill set required to work with students who have faced trauma requires

a thorough understanding and special sensitivity of the unique needs of this particular community.


If you, or other instructors you may know, are interested in working with traumatized students,

please sign up for the course by using the link below.

Please pass this opportunity along to those yoga instructors who you think might also be interested.

The registration page is up:


Thom Shortt

Amazing Opera by Yogini May-Chee Chen!

Good Morning Veda Healthies, 

I have some exciting news to share! Our good friend and yogini, May-Chee Chen, is an incredible composer who has created a beautiful Opera. You simply must visit her website and videos to see and hear her unique and soulful compositions.

Thank you May-Chee for adding such beauty and heart to the world!



Here’s a sneak peak:


 Born in Taipei, May-Tchi Chen received a BA degree from Soochow University, Taiwan, and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Composition from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. Her main teachers were Ma Shuei-Long and Jonathan Kramer.  During 1991-94, she was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York City. In 1997-98, she led the Program-Planning Division of the National Theater/Concert Hall in Taipei.

As an International Nadia and Lili Boulanger Fellow in 1988-89 based in Paris, Chen participated in the Boulez workshop in Avignon. During her year in France, Ms. Chen’s music was performed at Radio FRANCE and Centre George POMPIDOU. In 1991, she was selected by the National Music Hall in Taipei to be the first ‘Young Music Talent’ to present an entire concert program. After moving back to the United States, Chen was a nominee for the 1997 Music Composition Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Ms. Chen’s compositions have been performed in Cincinnati, Boston, Buffalo, Darmstadt, Copenhagen, Shanghai, Hiroshima, Paris, Los Angeles, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Stuttgart, New York, Vienna, and her home town of Taipei.  Among the conductors and musicians who have performed her music are Bernard Rands, Gerhard Samuel, Aldo Brizzi, Pierre-Yves Artaud, Wu Man and Cho-Liang Lin. Groups that have performed her works include the University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble, Shanghai Silk and Bamboo Ensemble, Darmstadt Ferienkurs Ensemble, Taipei Municipal Chinese Classical Ensemble, Cincinnati Philharmonic Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra 2001, Pulse Percussion Group, Relâche Ensemble, and the French Ensemble 2e2m.

In 1992, to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, the public radio station WGUC commissioned an orchestral piece from Chen.  The Cincinnati Enquirer described Continuum as ‘mesmerizing to watch as to hear,’ and also commented ‘Chen displayed an ingenuous use of timbres and virtuoso writing.’

Ms. Chen has received grants and commissions from the French Government, the Gaudeamus Foundation, Meet the Composer, National Endowment for the Arts, Council for Cultural Planning and Development, and World Music Institute.  Music critics from the Boston Globe and Philadelphia Inquirer have acclaimed her music. The New York Times called her percussion piece, Beyond the Festival, ‘compelling – the metrically complex structure exhibits an aggressive edge that gives it both drama and drive.’

Having explored a variety of contemporary aesthetics and composition techniques in earlier pieces, Ms. Chen’s recent works have incorporated Oriental influences, ranging from the ancient Chinese Elegant Music found in the Japanese and Korean Court Music to Taiwanese folk theater music.

In 2001, Chen produced a concert of her spiritual cycle Sonic Mandala with renowned violinist Cho-Liang Lin, and Chinese lute player Wu Man at the Taipei Theater in New York.

Chen’s most prominent work is a new opera The Firmiana Rain, based on a ninth century royal love tragedy of the T’ang Dynasty.  The New York City Opera selected The Firmiana Rain for their Vox 2002: Showcasing American Composers.  A full production was premiered at National Theater, Taipei, Taiwan, in November 2007. The production team assembles the best talents of Taiwan and Japan, includes the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra. Four thousand spectators packed the house in three performances.

She continues to collaborate with excellent musicians worldwide for new works.  Her currently work is an flute ensemble piece for the French Flute Orchestra in Paris for an October concert at Salle Cortot.

In 2011 her pipa solo piece [Transformation in Purple] performed by Wu Man, became the sound track of “Shadow | Play: The Empress Dowager in the Movies.” at the Power|Play exhibition at the Freer/Sackler Gallery in Smithsonian Museum for 4 months.

In 2011, she presented her opera the Firmiana Rain in a lecture concert with opera singers and musicians from China National Symphony Orchestra in Beijing, which was followed by a broadcast by Central China TV.

Her most recent piece is a violin concerto written for the renown violinist Cho-Liang Lin with Orchestra 2001.  The premier will take place in Philadelphia, and Taipei in the 2014-15 season.







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