Happiness: The Real Medicine and How It Works | Himalayan Institute

Happiness: The Real Medicine and How It Works

Blair Lewis, PAC


A compelling look at one man's search for happiness through yoga, meditation, and holistic methods. Lewis, a licensed physician's assistant who uses homeopathy, ayurveda, nutrition, and yogic sciences to promote health, shares his own struggles with the same obstacles that keep most of us from obtaining perennial joy. He urges readers to never give up the quest to gain mastery over the mind and body.

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 2005
ISBN: 978-0-893892456
Pages/Length: 176 pages
Paperback/hardcover: Paperback
Dimensions: 9 x 6 x .8 inches

Self Help / Health

About the Author

Blair is a physician assistant specializing in preventative medicine and the holistic treatment of chronic disease from a wellness perspective. He has practiced holistic medicine, consisting of classical homeopathy, ayurveda, nutrition, and craniosacral therapy, for over twenty-five years.Blair is the creator and spiritual director of the Alive and Healthy Foundation in Madison, Wisconsin and the co-founder of the Blue Sky Educational Foundation, providing holistic training and therapies in three major cities in Wisconsin.

A graduate of both the National Center for Homeopathy and the International Foundation for Homeopathy, Blair is the co-author of Homeopathic Remedies for Health Professionals and Laypeople. A graduate of Indiana University and the Physician Assistant Program at Lake Erie College and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, he has also studied in Europe, Greece, and India.

His training in ayurveda and natural medicines continues in the Himalayan region of Uttar Pradesh and with the Himalayan Institute in the United States. Blair completed his training in osteopathic manipulation at Michigan State University. An enthusiastic teacher, Blair lectures nationally and abroad.

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From the Introduction

Happiness is our essential nature. It is not created bu rather revealed. You cannot increase the quantity of happiness. It is like the quiet of the early morning -- when noise is eliminated, quietness reveals itself.

In my life, I have found multiple levels of "noise" that obliterated happiness. There are foods in our diet that make the body and mind too restless for happiness to be experienced. There is pain and tension throughout our body that barricades happiness deep insdie us. There can be a relentless train of thoughts and feelings that prevent the presence of happiness from any and all detection. To be happy requires a proper diet, a body that is comfortable and calm, and most importantly, a mind that is sturday and stable.

Happiness has always been our only pursuit. Through the grace of those who have attained the happiness I sought, I am able to share with you a comprehensive approach to quieting the noise in your boyd, breath, and mind in a manner that will allow the perennial joy hidden in the deepest recesses of your heart to flow forward.


"A practical and personal guidebook to the most elusive but most important aspect of human life..."
-Dr. David Frawley - Author of Yoga and Ayurveda

"Blair Lewis uses his own life and learning to provide a road map to health and happiness. "
-Lee Hamilton - US Congressman 1965-1999, President and Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

"Blair has written a wonderful step-by-step guide to bringing happiness into our lives, restoring health and well-being in the process."
-Neal Barnard, MD - Author of Foods that Fight Pain and Breaking the Food Seduction, President and Founder of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, DC

"Let's all get healthy and happy now, and enclosed is breakthrough info for you."
-Mark Victor Hansen - Co-Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul

"Lewis provides us with a moving and well thought-out methodology to become happy and healthy from the inside out."
-Robert Allen - Author of Nothing Down

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