It’s August, and it’s hot. Depending where you live, or what’s happening with monsoons and rain, it may be hot and humid. Either way, most of us living in the US are right in the middle of Pitta season. The heat of the fire element and the moisture of the water element combine to create … Continue reading Refreshing Summer Recipes
In a world full of “do more, produce more, be more” and “no time to waste” attitudes, I am currently in a practice of slowing down and doing less. I say, “there is no time to rush”. The slowing down is part action (or non-action) and part a state of being; an attitude of slow, … Continue reading No Time To Rush
As the summer heat descends keeping cool becomes ever more important. Both in the physical body as well as in the mental and emotional bodies. Excessive heat can lead to anger, irritability, and impatience as well as hives or other rashes, heartburn, headaches, diarrhea, and dehydration. Caring for our body-mind-spirit as a whole is a … Continue reading Keeping Cool In Body & Mind
I so enjoyed being in Arivaca this winter, the place I consider to be by home community. As I transition into what we in the desert would consider a second winter, I am able to see that this is spring in Vermont. Snow is melting one day, falling the next, and then melting again. The … Continue reading Transitions Great & Small
Cleansing, or clearing excess from your life, is an important and valuable ritual. Whether it is accumulated toxins, excessive thoughts, undigested emotions, too much activity, or excess belongings in the home, “clearing the clutter” helps to cleanse the body, mind, and spirit. Cleansing can look like many things, and in Āyurveda we always consider the … Continue reading Home Cleansing – Clearing Excess From The Body-Mind-Spirit
What does it mean to have a spiritual practice? The answer to this question will be different for everyone. You get to figure out what it means for you, and it can be different on a given day or period of your life. Connection to spirit, or tapping into something beyond the mental chatter of … Continue reading Everything As Spiritual Practice
I began to understand the concept of food as medicine, food as poison, in my later teenage years. This early understanding was more of an indescribable knowing, with only my own personal experience as evidence. As I matured into my early 20’s, and began to seek medical advice for issues I was having, I found … Continue reading Your Kitchen Is Your Pharmacy
Many of us have heard the word yoga, especially in the past 10-15 years as the practice has grown popular in the west. Yoga is often thought of as an exercise class, which it is, but not just for the physical body. The physical postures done on the mat, are just one part of this great philosophical, healing system. Āyurveda, which is based on yoga philosophy, is now gaining popularity in the west as well. The two are considered to be “sister sciences”……..
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