Getting Real with Yoga

Getting Real with Yoga

November 12, 2018

Twenty years ago, you had to search high and low to find a Yoga class. Nowadays you need only look as far as the next block or two and you’re sure to find something Yogish-related.

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The Doshas: A Brief Overview

The Doshas: A Brief Overview

November 07, 2018

Ayurveda is built on the principle that the mind, body, and spirit are united at the level of the consciousness, and Manas truly controls the body. However mind, body, and spirit all affect each other. One cannot be affected without somehow impacting the other. Through a web more complex than overseas banking, the psycho-neuro-endocrine-cosmic-energenics system is all inter- and intra-woven.

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We Are Real

We Are Real

November 02, 2018 1 Comment

We are Real.

We are moms and wives, sisters and friends, corporate types and homemakers. We are educated and wise, and though we strive for a simple life, it is far from it.

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Ayurveda & Yoga: Twinsies

Ayurveda & Yoga: Twinsies

October 29, 2018

We have heard that Ayurveda and Yoga are related, and know that each of these sciences have been for thousands of years. But if you are like me, you have wondered how these two forces hooked up before dating apps were a thing.

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Seasons: Importance of Dinacharya & Ritucharya

Seasons: Importance of Dinacharya & Ritucharya

October 25, 2018

According to Ayurveda, the principles Ritucharya of advocate living one's life according to the flow of the seasons. ‘Ritu’ means ‘season’ and ‘charya’ means ‘regime’. The energies of nature change along with the seasons. For example, flowers bloom in spring and shed their blossoms in the fall. We are also affected by shifts in the seasons and environment, and failure to adapt to these changes can lead to illness.

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Managing Holiday Stress With Ayurveda

Managing Holiday Stress With Ayurveda

October 15, 2018

With parties to attend, gifts to buy, dinners to plan and cook, and family and friends to spend time with, the holidays can leave you feeling scattered and stressed. When routine goes out the window, it becomes difficult to remain grounded and calm. Stress and anxiety is associated with an unpacified Vata Dosha. By pacifying Vata, you can manage your stress this holiday season.

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Ayurveda: History, Philosophy, and Why I Practice

Ayurveda: History, Philosophy, and Why I Practice

August 14, 2018

Is Ayurveda an art, a science, or a philosophy?  Is it a form of medicine dug up from ancient texts to indulge the minds of current folks fed up with the current healthcare system?  All of the above are correct. Let’s explore…

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The Wisdom of Abhyanga

The Wisdom of Abhyanga

April 25, 2016

In Sanskrit, "Abhyanga" means "loving hands."  In Ayurveda, we massage regularly with carrier oils infused with herbs and/or essential oils specific to our current needs (vikruti).  "Sneha" refers to "oil" or "love".  Such as the experience of being loved, receiving Abhyanga can bring about the feeling of being loved and cared for.

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