Ayurveda

Ayurveda and the Five Elements

Ayurveda is translated as the “knowledge of life” (ayus: life, veda: knowledge). The Indian holistic medical system first mentioned Ayurveda with yoga in the Vedas around 3,500 years ago. It is considered the healing side of yoga, and the practice of yoga is the spiritual side of Ayurveda. Both strive to help us stay connected [...]

By | November 6th, 2016|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Ayurveda for Travelers

Cinnamon Tea is a powerful Ayurvedic remedy for traveling.   When we’re flying through the air (sometimes literally) one of our greatest challenges is to keep our feet firmly planted on the ground. Fortunately, there are a number of techniques from Ayurveda for travelers. The teachings of Ayurveda tell us that the fall [...]

By | October 3rd, 2016|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Demystifying Tongue Scraping and Neti Pots

Practices for a Supportive Daily Routine Tongue Scraping How often do we really observe our tongues?  This may not be a common habit for most people but Ayurveda believes that the tongue reveals information about our internal health; and in the daily practice called Dinacharya, the observation of and scraping of the tongue is as [...]

By | August 3rd, 2016|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Six Tastes in Ayurveda

In 1990, I was a culinary student at the Cordon Bleu in San Francisco and worked for Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley. My goal was to study and work in France and ultimately I spent a year-and-a-half honing my craft in Paris and Provence. With all my formal education I must admit that [...]

By | June 16th, 2016|Ayurveda|0 Comments

The Wheel of Wellbeing: 8 Spokes

Attention to all 8 Spokes on the Wheel of Life is Important for Wellbeing   The Wheel of Wellbeing is our internal navigational device. Learning how to steer it confidently to our intended destination ensures security, accomplishment, and happiness for ourselves as well as for those who rely on us. This wheel consists of eight [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Ayurveda for Daily Life

Retrain your Taste Buds We are creatures of habit and our habits then perpetuate everything about us as a creature. For example, our relationship with our taste buds is in some ways a habit. We become habituated to taste and this affects how we we then make choices about what we eat based in part [...]

By | April 1st, 2016|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Self-Care As Self-Love

Self-care practices rich in nourishment and self-love can be found in Ayurveda. For any operating system, regular maintenance is key to optimal performance and longevity. For our human operating system maintenance includes regular self-care in order to experience a finely tuned physical body, healthy state of mind, a well-balanced emotional operating system, and a daily dose [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Weathering a Windy Day

7 Ayurvedic Antidotes for Energy of the Vata Dosha The windows rattle, the cold seeps in through the cracks, branches crash onto sidewalks, we may have trouble sleeping, and we feel the chill on our face and neck. I know that I feel the effects when the wind does its dance on windy days and I [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Rest and Relax to Counteract Adrenal Fatigue

Why so many yogis have problems with their adrenals and what to do about it. Healthy, relaxed, peaceful, flexible, a layer of core strength and a generous dollop of surrender. These are some of the qualities that may come to mind when we think of yoga. Advertisements for yoga studios and clothing depict happy, beautiful, [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Demystifying Tongue Scraping and Neti Pots

Practices for a Supportive Daily Routine   How often do we really observe our tongues?  This may not be a common habit for most people but Ayurveda believes that the tongue reveals information about our internal health; and in the daily practice called Dinacharya, the observation of and scraping of the tongue is as important [...]

By | December 7th, 2015|Ayurveda|0 Comments