3 Unconscious Mistakes Yogis Make (And How To Stop Making Them)

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I created a free 45 minute online workshop sharing some of the foundational tools of Ayurveda and how you can put them into use in your daily life to create greater health and wellness....

Why Do Yogis Cleanse?

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If you do yoga long enough you will notice that you start to make different choices. You may start to gradually lose your desire for foods that make you feel heavy and dull, you may lose interest in relationships that don’t uplift you, and you may find yourself craving simplicity over excess.....

Ayurvedic Seasonal Wisdom for Autumn

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As the second full moon of August waxes towards the first new…

Ayurvedic Seasonal Wisdom for Summer

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The summer season is one of abundance and beauty. It is a joyful time of increased light and warmth, and it's nature is generous, and extroverted, compared to the chill, dry seasons of fall and winter. It is a time to delight in the colors, and smells, and flavors offered up from the Earth, and to gather with friends and family to play outdoors and savor the long evenings and lazy days....

Spring Cleanse Recipes

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Here are some of my favorite spring time recipes that I have been making lately while spring cleansing. Cleansing does not need to be an exercise in deprivation but rather can be a celebration of the lighter, brighter spring season. All of these recipes highlight the spring tastes that assist our body in releasing the heaviness of winter, support our bodies in detoxing naturally and nourish us with prana.....

Spring Wisdom for Vibrant Health and Wellness

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According to the science of Ayurveda each season is ruled by two of the five elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. The spring season is characterized by an excess of Earth and Water (Kapha Dosha) and has the qualities of coldness, heaviness, and dampness. So even though the cherry blossoms are out and the days are longer there is still a winter chill in the air on most days, the spring rains are heavy, and the ground is wet and cold....

Kitchen Sadhana: Nourishing Your Soul Through Food Preparation

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One of my favorite ways to ground and nourish myself is by spending time in my kitchen preparing food for my family. My first Ayurvedic teach Kimberly Loeb introduced me to the concept of Kitchen Sadhana, or conscious food preparation, as a genuine path of practice, and since then my time in the kitchen has become even more purposeful....

Living a Life of Practice

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Most of us crave cycles of growth and renewal in our lives, as we all want to feel the newness of discovery and expansion in our relationships, in our careers, and in our spiritual practice. But we often forget that before growth there must be a period of birth, and before birthing there is a period of change, death or release. It is in these aspects of the pulsation that we often become stuck, because death or letting go is painful, and birth requires effort and a willingness to push into the unknown....

Cleansing Comfortably in January

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To support you in making lifestyle shifts that will support your overall health and wellness in 2012 I’d like to offer the following tips on how to cleanse safely and comfortably in January. Keep in mind that seasonal cleansing is ideally done in Spring and Fall when nature supports us in eating lighter so January can be a challenging time to lighten up, especially if you live in a cold climate. These guidelines offer some very simple tools that can support you in releasing excess and up leveling your overall wellness though the next month...

Holy Nights

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In the Christian traditions the period of time between Dec 24th and January 6th is known as the Holy Nights or the 12 Days of Christmas and is honored as a sacred time. For myself I feel that my own Holy Nights begin on the Winter Solstice and run right through to the Feast of Epiphany on January 6th....