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Yoga: Sankalpa Shakti + How to Create Meaningful New Year Intentions

Each New Year we find ourselves looking towards the future, eager to make new goals and promises of who we want to become and how we will shape our lives with big changes. Then halfway through the year, perhaps we start to feel discouraged about the lack of progress towards our set goals and maybe in guilt we abandon them altogether. But perhaps it’s not our lack of effort that’s …

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Living Ayurveda: Rasa – The Six Tastes of Ayurveda | Astringent

This guest post from Adena Rose Ayurveda is part of a six part series on the essential tastes of Ayurveda – catch the other 5 tastes here!

This word, to me, is onomatopoetic, both in English and in Sanskrit.  I’m talking about astringent today, the final of the 6 tastes in our Food as Medicine Ayurveda series.  This is one of …

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Living Ayurveda: Oil Pulling with Neem

Most of you have probably heard of oil pulling by now. In fact, I was in the grocery store the other day when I overheard these two women talking, “Yeah after about 10 minutes you just spit the oil into the trash and your mouth feels amazing!”  It seems like this little health practice has gone mainstream now.  This week I want to share with you a little trick I …

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Living Ayurveda: Dry Skin Brushing

Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies and is a mirror that reflects our overall health.  Our porous skin is permeable and can absorb up to 70% of what we put on it, including toxins from the beauty products and from the outdoor environment. Our skin’s ability to excrete toxins is paramount to our overall health.  Adding in the daily practice …

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Living Ayurveda: Rasa – The Six Tastes of Ayurveda | Bitter

This guest post from Adena Rose Ayurveda is part of a six part series on the essential tastes of Ayurveda – catch the other 5 tastes here!

“There are only two mantras: yum and yuck. Mine is yum.”  This is one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite novelists, Tom Robbins.  It came to mind because today I’m expounding on the bitter …

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Living Ayurveda: Rasa – The Six Tastes of Ayurveda | Pungent

This guest post from Adena Rose Ayurveda is part of a six part series on the essential tastes of Ayurveda – catch the other 5 tastes here!

2014 is the year of food as medicine, I declare.  Here in the U.S. at least, our food has been so manipulated, so stripped of nutrients and real stuff that it takes a lot of time and …

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Living Ayurveda: Rasa – The Six Tastes of Ayurveda | Salty

This guest post from Adena Rose Ayurveda is part of a six part series on the essential tastes of Ayurveda – catch the other 5 tastes here!

Did you catch Sweet and Sour? No, it’s not a new Asian soup-virus, I’m referring to my previous …

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Living Ayurveda: Rasa – The Six Tastes of Ayurveda | Sour

This guest post from Adena Rose Ayurveda is part of a six part series on the essential tastes of Ayurveda – catch the other 5 tastes here!

Right around the holidays, I wrote a post featuring the Sweet taste, Madhura.  I introduced the idea of how to use food as …

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Living Ayurveda: Rasa – The Six Tastes of Ayurveda | Sweet

With all the holidays (and birthdays!) going on during winter, we tend to gravitate towards all things sweet, from baked goods to hot drinks – sugar is abundant! This post from my favorite guest blogger, Adena Harford of Adena Rose Ayurveda, couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time.  She explores the realm of sweet, known as Madhura in the six tastes of Ayurveda, and what …

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