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Morning Ayurveda: Balance with Ancient Rituals


Simple daily practices create intentions for wellness.  By Vasavi Kumar   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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]