Something contagious not to fear. “The good news on the epidemic front is that, just as rudeness spreads like a virus, so does kindness. Scottish scientist David Hamilton, PhD, asserts that, just as colds and flus are contagious in a bad way, so is kindness in a good way.” Read more here.
“At a physical level, to counter high Vata dosha requires first a rich and nutritive diet with regular cooked meals and mild spices to aid in digestion, with whole grains, beans and dals, root vegetables, seeds, nuts and dairy products, particularly of Vata-reducing properties. Relative to our physical life-style going outdoors into nature, with fresh […]
“Each day, you have a choice. You get to decide what food will nourish your body. Diet choices have a significant influence on how you think, feel, look and act. More often than not, in the midst of modern life, these choices become one of convenience rather than one of consciousness. …Stocking an Ayurvedic […]
In the midst of Vata season, grounding can be a key element in maintaining calm. “When we’re calm, our brains turn on the prefrontal cortex—the part of our brains responsible for big-picture thinking—and we naturally begin making decisions that better serve us. When we learn to be supported by the ground, we can live […]
This is what Elephant Journal had to say about Ayurveda. “Ayurveda is a two-part Sanskrit word: ayu meaning “life,” and veda meaning “knowledge,” or “science.” Altogether, it translates as “the knowledge of life.” And its name says it all. Ayurveda is a body of wisdom that teaches us how to live healthfully and happily in our body in the […]
Focusing on Yoga & Ayurveda this fall. Here is a lovely article to start! “Whether you love them, avoid them, or cherish them—we all have them. We have relationships with our food, ourselves, our jobs, kids, environments, and partners to name a few. Every interaction and encounter is by some definition a relationship. Who of […]
Distinguishing thoughts and emotions
“Chakra means “wheel,” literally “that which revolves.” In yogic literature it refers to the seven vital centers in the subtle or astral body, the body of life energy underlying the physical body. Their opening allows for the unfoldment of higher states of consciousness leading to the awareness of the Supreme Self. Yet today, the chakras, like […]