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Kitchen Witching for the Early Spring Season

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Making seasonally inspired body care products and herbal medicines…

Nourishing Autumn Recipes to Reduce Vata Dosha

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Fall has always been my favourite season. I love the turning…

Summer Solstice Sadhana

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The summer solstice marks the high point of the solar cycle of the year and offers us our longest day. Traditionally this day has been celebrated as a time of joyfulness and a recognition of the fertility and abundance of the earth. Though the solstice is not a recognized holiday for most of us, I have always found that the practice of sacred timekeeping, or of honouring the passage of time with simple ritual, deepens my connection to the natural world and offers me insight into my own changing experience.....

Turning Tides: The Wisdom of the Autumn Equinox

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The word equinox comes from the Latin aequinoctium which essentially means equal night, referencing the fact that day and night are more equal in length at the times of autumn and vernal (spring) equinox, and that the days afterwards take us deeper in the waxing (spring) or waning (autumn) season of the year. There are a number of practices I tend to favour at this time of year and you may choose to do all or some of them to help bring a reverence for sacred timekeeping into your own life....

Moon Wisdom: New Moon

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The new moon is when the night sky is dark and the light of the moon can’t be seen. It’s a time when the energy current is below the surface, and in comparison to the bright and vibrant energy of a full moon, the days around the new moon are quiet and contemplative in nature....

Calm, Clear & Inspired: Detoxing in January

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January is a great time to dream big, nourish desire, and vision the future. And if we then bring into being practices, rituals, routines, and relationships that take us in the direction of our dreams and visions than we will find that the habits and attitudes that are not nourishing us will generally fall away on their own.....

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…

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....