There’s a tangible sense of freshness in the air and life’s pace seems to be quickening as we move from the hibernation of winter and into spring. With longer days and a welcomed warmth ahead, slow afternoon lunches and sunset dinners outside beckon us to reconnect around the table and with the natural world. I’ve found myself setting the table and savoring this time outdoors again. I’ve teamed up with …Keep Reading
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A simple sattvic kitchari recipes for all three doshas.Keep Reading
BEHIND THE SCENES: THE MAKING OF A BOOK
I can tell you the exact moment when I decided that I wanted to write a book. It was New Year’s Day of 2010. My family and I were journaling together in our annual dreaming exercise (every new year we revisit the Five Book to massage out our intentions for the year), and in a question asking about long-term dreams, …Keep Reading
How are you? What a tremendous time we have all been thrust into, the whole world turned upside down overnight. If you’ve been feeling scattered, anxious, overwhelmed – please know, you are not alone. I’m most certainly feeling the effects of such a global shift and the looming sense of uncertainty that lies ahead. Right now, I am choosing to take extra moments of pause, refocus my efforts and show up …Keep Reading
It’s Mother’s Day this weekend, and I wanted to make something special for my mom while we share this holiday together for the first time in a while. We’re both Ayurvedic practitioners and foodies, so we’re often sharing kitchen stories, new product finds or Ayurveda articles with one another. A few years ago, I discovered Lotus Blooming Herbs and fell in love with their Chyawanprash. Their formula is …Keep Reading
Sadhana. The Sanskrit word itself has many translations, but in its simplest definition it means a personal daily practice. For me, it means doing something every day that connects me to my wholeness and moves me beyond my thinking mind. My daily practice provides a moment of suspension, a sacred pause of stillness so I may simply be instead of do, so that I may connect in with the highest truth in my heart, and …Keep Reading
Last month, I traveled out to the Berkshires with Free People to lead our collaborative Fall Ayurveda Awakening Retreat. We focused on mover slower, establishing daily rituals of self-care and eating a nourishing kitchari diet. This sequence I’m sharing today on the FP blog was one we began our retreat with as we arrived to the center, unwinding from work and long days of travel.
As you move …Keep Reading
Last summer, I found myself completely and utterly exhausted. As a yoga teacher with a business based on wellness, you would think I’d have my personal wellness plan figured out all the time. But I’m human, too, and fell into the trap of wanting to achieve more, work harder, play harder. And in my mind, I was eating all the “right things” and doing all the “right practices”, but …Keep Reading
Abhyanga is the Ayurvedic practice of oil massage, it’s one the essentials in a daily self-care routine. This self-massage technique has a soothing effect for the nervous system, helping to reduce stress and bring grounding to our bodies and minds when over-stimulated. The oil nourishes the skin, penetrates into the muscles and joints, and provides lubrication to the deeper tissues of the body. With the intention to move …Keep Reading