Keeping Vata Balanced In The Tech Era

“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 […]

Kitchen Pantry Essentials To Cook Ayurvedically

  “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 […]

2 Simple Exercises In Grounding

  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 […]

What is Ayurveda?

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 […]

Vata, Kapha and Pitta Love Meditations

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 […]

Treating Rosacea With Ayurveda

“Although a specific cause has not yet been elucidated, rosacea has been linked to a variety of factors including chronic infection, poor digestion, improper diet, medication side-effects, and lifestyle factors.” How to get rid of rosacea

Spring! Cleanse Options For Your Dosha

“Now is a great time to consider doing a simple Spring Cleanse. A cleanse is an easy way to buffer your health and protect your well-being for the coming months and beyond. An Ayurvedic Cleanse Supports the elimination of toxins from the body Increases energy and vitality Supports healthy weight management Relaxes the nervous system […]

Adding Herbs To Dinner, Easy Peasy Style

  “One of the simplest, yet most profound, aspects of Ayurvedic nutrition is the use of herbs in cooking. Not only do herbs make your food taste fantastic, they also provide some little-known health benefits. One of the most prominent benefits is to your digestive system.” Continue to read more here: Ayurvedic-herbs-for-the-kitchen!       […]

Are You Using Harmful Hair Products?

“While this research indicates a daily Ayurvedic oil massage may help increase CSF flow and brain lymphatic drainage by stimulating these marma points and boosting the flow of the emissary veins, use of chemical-laden shampoos and conditioners may also be using these emissary veins to deliver dangerous toxins into the brain. Try to source the […]

How Yoga Can Improve Your Gut Health

“I know firsthand that our energy levels, how we think and feel each day, the vitality of our skin, and the health of our digestive and immune systems stem from the happenings within the gut environment.” My gut health is something I work on daily. Improving this has made a huge difference in my moods, […]

5 Ways To Reduce Inflammation

“Want to start connecting the dots in your own life? First, let’s learn about acute and chronic inflammation, since they play very different roles in our everyday health. Then, we’ll cover the causes of chronic inflammation and how to reduce its impact on your health.” Fly over to hear what Antonia Balfour has to saw about […]

Getting Started With Abhyanga Massage

“Touch is an essential part of the human experience. Massage can be relief to the mind and body.” Recently, I had the experience of having a professional Abhyanga massage. The Therapist applied a variety of Vata-Pitta balancing oils in long strokes along the long bones of the body and short circular strokes on the joints. […]

Natural Ways To Renew In 2016

Shared from the Banyan Botanical Blog: “A daily warm oil massage. There is no better way to shower yourself with love and attention, and to ease all the tensions that have a way of crystalizing in the body. Choose a general oil like sesame, bring in some herbs with an oil specific to your vata […]

Vata Balancing For Winter

Winter, with it’s cold dry weather here in the Great White North, can be hard on Vata types. This increases the need for stability and grounding which can be supported with sequences specifically focusing on calm & gentle movements.

Take This Ayurvedic Prakriti Quiz

“Prakriti is your basic constitution. It is determined at the moment of conception and relates to your genetically inherited physical and emotional qualities. Prakriti specifically relates to those qualities, characteristics and tendencies that are stable. For instance, while you may experience temporary changes, like gaining or losing ten pounds, feeling nervous or irritable, developing a […]