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Yoga: Vata Balancing Yoga Sequence

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.

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Beauty: Infused Body Oils

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 …

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Living Ayurveda: Cooling Tips for Summer

There’s a point in summer where the heat loses its magic and allure. That point usually comes early August for me, with signs of bloodshot eyes, red skin and a little less patience for the people around me. I often say yes to too much, and end up pretty burnt out by the end of September. To avoid the burn out, here are some essential tips to beat the …

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Yoga: Sama Vritti Pranayama

In the Healing Yoga series, I share everyday yoga therapy practices to bring balance and depth to your holistic health routine. I believe a great amount of our daily nourishment happens beyond just the food we eat. In Yoga, we use our breath to increase our vital energy and life-force. We direct and strengthen the flow of this energy, prana, through the practice of conscious breathing, pranayama.  Dr. David Frawley reminds us …

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Natural Beauty: Turmeric Rose Face Mask

We’ve been hearing all about the benefits of turmeric for a while now. I often juice it, make warm latte’s, add it into my healing kitchari and nourishing stews, bake delicious muffins, and even brew kombucha with it … it’s safe to say I love …

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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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Ayurvedic Vinyasa Yoga, Chai & Chat

Join mother-daughter teaching team, Claire Ragozzino and Kamala Santos, to explore the Ayurvedic approach to creating a personal yoga practice. Learn a series of Ayurvedic Vinyasa sequences, as taught by Mukunda Stiles, that will balance each dosha. During this practice you can uncover your predominant constitutional quality (Prakruti), while balancing Vikruti (current imbalance) so that you are better able to adapt to the everchanging influences of life.

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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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