Ayurveda Guide to Healing the Mind, Body, and Soul by Vivian Lox

We can not always heal everything, but there are many issues within our body we can help heal by eating certain foods, resting, moving, and loving!! Hear is to leading a full and moving life that can at times feel free!!!!




Rodeo Bruise

And there it was

a leather draped version

of a hot blooded bull.

Sitting in the middle

of an air filled red and blue mattress

like a doll that had been played with

way too many times.

I jumped up into

the makeshift saddle

with the struggle

of a fat lady trying

to get on a mechanical bull.

I grabbed the leather strap

and put my head down

determined to stay in

this electronic fight.

The attendant started the rocking

and I felt the hard mass push up

into me. I had no choice but to

fling my arm up and start rocking

in an S motion

to go with the flow.

The whole cow rotates from right

to left, trying to fling me off.

I am determined. I squeeze tight

but not too tight to lose focus.

I go on a few seconds like this

and look up thinking

Is this all it is?

The bull continues

its slow pace. It still

takes effort to hold tight.

Okay, I had enough.

It gets faster.

I squeeze more.

I say okay

that’s enough

but I was too quiet

I am holding myself

with just the strength

of my arm

The pain starts

it’s in my wrist

and then it feels like the bone

The bulls moves faster

and I lose control

But I’m not letting go.

and just before my

arm is about to snap

so it felt.

It stopped

and everything is quiet.

Even the people staring

at me behind the fence.

Next, I could feel the pain

throbbing beneath my skin.

I rode the mechanical bull!

Aches and Sickness

It starts with a kiss

or being in the same room

with an infected person.

When you are in love it is hard

not to both get sick

half the fun is helping

each other back to health.

It starts with an an itch

and an ache

A swollen lymph

or a subtle pain in the throat.

Lathargy begins to set in

and all the mind can focus on

is doing nothing.

Just lying in bed and closing your eyes

and wondering whether this is death.

over the counter syrups cover up the pain

For a few hours. Being sick is like a story,

there is a begin, middle, and end.

There is the denouement when you

Are sure you are going die

And you go sleep and wake-up

to find yourself feeling better than

when the sickness started.