Ayurveda

5 Foods for a Healthy Heart

A healthy heart begins with insightful nutritional choices and continues with our habits such as calming the mind through meditation, opening our heart to love, and exercising—all are essential to preserve and support the heart. However, if we do not make wise decisions at the table, the benefits of these other practices are harder to [...]

By | January 30th, 2015|Ayurveda|0 Comments

5 Reasons to Attend the National Ayurvedic Medical Association Conference

Conferences and gatherings are powerful. Anyone who desires to know more about the science of Ayurveda would greatly benefit from attending the annual National Ayurvedic Medical Association- NAMA conference. Let’s look at five great reasons to attend NAMA 2015. Four days of varied educational classes, practice sessions, panel discussions, question and answer sessions and networking [...]

By | January 28th, 2015|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Morning Ayurveda: Balance with Ancient Rituals

Simple daily practices create intentions for wellness.   The holidays are known to exacerbate anxiety, stress, and an overall imbalance in one's mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Seasonal changes, financial stress, family pressure, holiday shopping, unrealistic expectations, and not being close in proximity to family and friends are some of the triggers that can cause [...]

By | December 4th, 2014|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Gratitude: 6 Superpowers of Healthy Practice of Giving Thanks

We may take gratitude for granted, or feel it is overplayed. Yet according to the teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda, gratitude is not only essential for our well-being, it actually endows us with superpowers. Don’t just save it for Thanksgiving dinner; practice gratitude daily for greater mental health. Superpower 1: Gratitude is your Automatic Reframer [...]

By | November 4th, 2014|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Falling into Autumn Rhythms

   In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?   Siddhartha Gautama   In the Fall Equinox, or Alban Elfed in the Celtic tradition, we are given an opportunity to embody the meeting point of life and death, light and [...]

By | September 30th, 2014|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Ayurveda: Soothe Summer Skin

We tend to associate a sun-kissed glow with healthy skin, but it may not always be that simple. Sometimes healthy skin is protected skin that has been sheltered from the elements for the ultimate in health and beauty. Making decisions about skincare can sometimes seem overwhelming because our individual needs differ based on genetics, geography, [...]

By | June 30th, 2014|Ayurveda|1 Comment

Summer Ritam

Aligning Yourself with the Rhythms of Summer Around the world, celebrations are synched with the Summer Solstice, June 21, the peak of the light, the longest day of the year. Around the world, sites are built in alignment with the Summer Solstice with their architecture aligned with the cosmos: the Great Pyramids in Egypt, Stonehenge [...]

By | May 29th, 2014|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Using Flower Essences to Heal Feminine Cycles

Blossoming in to the Feminine: Using Flower Essences to Heal our Cycles   Pain can happen in an instant. We tend to think of physical, emotional, or energetic scarring as a result of significant trauma, but sometimes the wounding is much more subtle. In the more than a decade I have spent supporting women in [...]

By | May 6th, 2014|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Ayurveda – Cycles of Shedding

Cultivating the energy of Spring cleaning allows us to let go and release. The meaning of the Super Moon we experienced at the launch of 2014, I am told, was all about killing off or releasing relationships that needed to go. I consciously released some; in other relationships, I buried the aspects of the relationship [...]

By | April 13th, 2014|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Cycling through the Day for Mindful Practice – The Doshas

According to Ayurveda, the energetic qualities of the doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha) rotate throughout the day so that different influences predominate in different portions of the day. They can affect our practices of asana, pranayama, and meditation, as well as our strength, mood, state of mind, and more. As yoga therapists, acknowledging and understanding [...]

By | April 4th, 2014|Ayurveda|0 Comments