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Yoga: Pratipaksha Bhavana & The Power of Narratives

Last month, I went through a painful break up after learning my partner had been deceptive and dishonest through our relationship. To say the least, I broke down completely and went through a period of deep processing – not just our relationship, but my greater personal patterns in relationship and redefining how I want to show up in the world. I’ve never been one to share much of my …

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Yoga: Abhaya Varada Mudra

In the Healing Yoga series, I’m introducing everyday yoga therapy practices for bringing balance into your holistic health routine. As a part of this series that combines mindful movement and meditation, one element will include simple mudras for directing your attention/intention. Mudras are gestures of the hands, face and body that promote balanced health on all levels. When these gestures are used consciously, their healing potential is powerful. Though …

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Travels: Essentials for Balanced Travel

Born a double Sagittarius and raised by two pilots, my life has been filled with travel before I could even walk. Because of this, I’ve also had to be conscious of the potential for my body and mind goes out of balance from the abundance of change and stimulation that comes with the wanderlust experience. To kick off this new series on Journal, I’m sharing my essential tools for …

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Yoga: Pushan Mudra

In the Healing Yoga series, I’m introducing everyday yoga therapy practices for bringing balance into your holistic health routine. As a part of this series that combines mindful movement and meditation, one element will include simple mudras for directing your attention/intention. Mudras are gestures of the hands, face and body that promote balanced health on all levels. When these gestures are used consciously, their healing potential is powerful. Though …

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Recipes: Winter Kitchari for Digestive Renewal

As we move from the holidays into the New Year, you may be feeling the residual effects of endless grazing on holiday fare now. That feeling of bloating, slow digestion and low energy can be a sign of accumulated toxins, known as ama. As a result of rich ingredients, poor food combining, lack of sleep and stress, we weaken our digestive system and in turn our immune system. But …

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Yoga: Achala Agni Mudra

In this new series, I’m introducing everyday yoga therapy practices for bringing balance into your holistic health routine. As a part of this series that combines mindful movement and meditation, one element will include simple mudras for directing your attention/intention. Mudras are gestures of the hands, face and body that promote balanced health on all levels. When these gestures are used consciously, their healing potential is powerful. Though the work itself …

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Remedies: My Digestive Staples

The holiday season is upon us, meaning we’re about to a commence 6 weeks of serious social eating! Holiday parties of endless grazing on hors d’oeuvres, family feasts of 6+ courses and more, and oh the leftovers. Our stomachs, more often than not, send us signals of distress in these times of disrupted eating habits. To remedy this, here are a few tried-and-true tips for stoking your digestive fire as you …

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Living Ayurveda: The Art of Abhyanga

Ritual is a way of imbuing meaning into each moment of your life. It’s a way of elevating those everyday, mundane moments into the sacred and meaningful. The Ayurvedic ritual of daily self-care, known as Dinacharya, is a way to infuse intention into seemingly ordinary acts. A staple act in a daily dinacharya practice is Abhyanga, self oil massage. It’s interesting that the Sanskrit word Sneha can be …

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Recipes: Avocado Lime Tart with Coconut Macaroon Crust

Welcome Summer! I’ve just returned from a long weekend in Santa Fe + Taos celebrating summer solstice with my sweet sisters and preparing for our Spirit of the Rose | Chakra Awakening Retreat Journey this August. The sun was intense, to say the least, and even though we were dipped into the mineral springs half the time, I found myself shying away from the heat as much …

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