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 …Keep Reading
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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 …Keep Reading
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 …Keep Reading
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 …Keep Reading
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 …Keep Reading
“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 …Keep Reading
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 …Keep Reading