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Recipes: Rainy Day Herbal Chai

I’m writing you with a mug of chai in hand, wrapped cozy in a blanket while a fierce rain falls outside. We’re going on day 4 of April showers here in the great plains of Oklahoma, and while the land dearly needs this water, my body is swimming in what we Ayurvedic yogis call Kapha energy (ie. lethargic, heavy, slow, sleepy).

Ayurveda, which translates to the science of life, is the …

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Recipes: Creamy Saffron Tea Latte

As an entrepreneur, my schedule varies each day as much as the weather does here in Oklahoma. And with a strong vata constitution, structure and stability is something I have to work extra hard to create to keep my flighty tendencies in check (ie. I’d be floating off into the ether right back to Tulum if the wind blew me in that direction!). So I’ve made peace with early mornings …

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Recipes: Maca Maple Amaranth Porridge + Rosemary Red Juice

In September, I was given the task by my Ayurvedic practitioner to avoid cold, raw foods in my diet until spring. That meant no more giant green smoothies bowls for breakfast (gasp!). As a former raw food chef, I would have protested this request and refused the notion that the very thing I believed to be most nourishing could actually be creating imbalance in my body!

I first began my raw …

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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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