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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 […]

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 […]

Ayurvedic Winter Skin Care


While we are in the tail end of Winter, we’re feeling the accumulated effects of months of dryness. This brings up a few important questions: How does your skin feels now? Are you experiencing any  dryness, burning, itching, or localized […]

Remedies for Radiation: The Greener, the Better, for Mineral Balance and Overall Protection


By Dr. Gabriel Cousens The Fukushima meltdown, and possible melt-through, is the largest ecological disaster of the last 6,000 years. From a yogic perspective, humanity’s asana, broadly interpreted as proper relation to the earth, has been disrupted. This disaster also […]

Alleviating Anxiety with Ayurveda

Alleviating Anxiety

In Ayurveda, vata is one of the three doshas, or organizational constituents that maintain homeostasis in the body. Vata dosha embodies the energy represented by the element of air and space (think wind). If you’ve experienced inspiration and the feeling […]

Cleaning up the House: Physical, Emotional, & Spiritual Detox

Cleaning House

At some point in our lives, mostly at the least opportune time, we come to a sudden recognition of ill health. Be it fatigue, lack of mental clarity, weight gain, lethargy, a sloppy inefficient liver, cholesterol and blood sugar levels […]

Staying Cool (sheeta) This Summer

The energy of the pitta dosha, according to Ayurveda, embodies qualities similar to fire. For any of us with a dominant amount of pitta in our constitution, researching decisions and operating in a way that maximizes efficiency and logistics are […]

Guidelines for Stress-Free Travel

Stress Free Traveling pic

While the positive aspects of travel include seeing new places, meeting new people, and many other joyful experiences, we have to find ways to cope with the mind/body stress and anxiety associated with changes in our usual daily routines and […]

Ayurvedic Suggestions for New Mothers

Ayurveda for Mothers

A mother-centered approach to balancing health and well-being In Ayurveda, the journey of becoming a mother is acknowledged as a great transition. As in any transition, vata dosha, the energy of air and ether, is elevated after childbirth. Transition involves […]

Warm Up and Let Go

Warm up and let go

Balance the heavy, earthy, wet kapha energy of the spring season  When people ask me what Ayurveda is, I like to describe it as an awareness. Simply stated, the practice of Ayurveda is the practice of being so in tune […]

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