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Remedies: Ayurvedic Sleep Tonic

I’ve recently rekindled my relationship with a regular Mysore practice. It’s safe to say Ashtanga was my first real love and gateway into the yoga world. Well, technically it was my mom when I was 7 years old who took me to a gentle hatha yoga class at our local fitness club in the early 90s. Or you could say it was the Jivamukti DVD I did …

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Remedies: Lunar Herbal Infusions

From stones to plants, nature provides us with an abundance of resources to nourish our bodies and minds. It’s easy to become depleted in the fast pace of urban living, but sometimes all we need are little connections to the natural elements in our homes and kitchens to help us sync back to nature’s rhythms. Working with the healing energy of crystals and the nutritive properties of plants through …

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Remedies: A Good Night’s Sleep

In our modern world, sleep is completely undervalued. We live in this fast-paced culture where we push ourselves day in and out, running our bodies and minds into the ground without recognizing the physical and emotional affects of chronic fatigue. Dr. Claudia Welch has a great anecdote about this very thing. She says, “When we’re hungry – we eat, when we’re thirsty – we drink, when we’re …

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Recipes: Love Potion Tea

With Valentine’s Day here, love is the topic on everyone’s mind. And I myself have been trying to wrap my own mind around this topic of unconditional love lately. But love is a wildly complex thing I’m learning the older wiser I get. In relationship, it can either make us soar or bring us to our knees in tears. Culturally, most of us have known love as a conditional …

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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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Rituals: Full Moon Milk Bath Ritual

The Full Moon in Capricorn on July 12 is a Super Moon, meaning the time when the moon is closest to the earth and in direct alignment with the sun and earth. This makes the Full Moon extra potent. Take this weekend to lavish in this energy with this soul-quenching full moon milk bath.

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According to the yogis, moon phase bathing is a powerful way to cleanse, clarify …

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Remedies: My Natural Cold Cures

It’s rare day anymore that I come down with a cold.  But lately, it feels near impossible to dodge the sinus infections, the stomach flues, the walking pneumonias, and all the nasty bugs that are going around this winter.  Teaching yoga daily, I get exposed to all kinds of things but feel lucky I find myself strong and healthy throughout the year.  I attribute it to my daily diet and …

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Recipes: Using Herbs & Citrus for Sugar-Free Juices

There’s something about drinking a green juice that makes my body vibrate on a higher level and the whole world seems to glow a little bit brighter after each sip.  Why is this?  It’s because when you drink a freshly-made, unpasteurized juice you’re infusing every cell of your body with high-alkaline, enzyme-rich, bio-available nutrients.

Maintaining a balanced, slightly alkaline pH is essential to good health.  Juicing fresh fruits and vegetables provide …

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