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Because You Matter! Skin Food Soul Food

You’ve probably heard about all the hidden chemicals and health risks surrounding so many of the beauty and skin care products on the market, but what exactly are they and will you ever be able to put on your lotion or eye cream again in peace — without wondering if you’re poisoning your body? The…

Ayurveda and Healing

Ayurveda through the Samkhya Vedic system is firmly based upon the principle of causation. Nothing can exist without a cause. As is the cause, so will be the effect. Ayurveda and Healing This doctrine, that from a real cause can only occur a real effect of like nature, is called the principle of “Satkaryavada,” the…

Anxiety and its Treatment through Yoga and Ayurveda

Anxiety is almost epidemic in the modern higher tech world, though it is a long standing human problem. It is increasing globally during this coronavirus pandemic. Anxiety is largely Vata Dosha disorder in Ayurvedic medicine, a problem that arises from an excess of the air and space elements and lack of earth, water and fire,…

How Yoga and Ayurveda Helps Sleep and Reduce Anxiety

The mind and the body can’t be separated by neat lines – they work together as one. Modern medicine treats mental and physical ailments separately, while Ayurveda views each person as an integrated mind-body system. When the mind is out of balance, there will always be a manifestation in the body, even if it can’t…

Pranayama for well-being and immunity

Most important for our well-being and enlightenment is to have a unified and balanced prana-our life force. Prana upholds the immunity of body and mind. This upholding prana is not simply the breath, with which it is related, but the deeper vital energy that sustains our entire embodied existence. Prana also forms the subtle or energy…

Start your day with Self Care – Because you are worth it!

Are you on your ‘Who I have to take care of list? When I ask my students or clients to make a list of all the people they have to take care of each day, nearly everyone of them do not even put themselves on that list. Self care is something that they struggle with…

Heal our Bodies – Heal our Fascia

Fascia, which means “band” or “bundle” in Latin, surrounds, connects and supports our muscles, organs, bones, tendons, ligaments and other structures of the body. Containing nerves, these tissues also serve as a layer of protection and body awareness……but also so much more! Researchers have identified this previously unknown feature of human anatomy with implications for the…

Still Your Mind – Your Happiness Depends on it!

Behind the veil of your intellect and emotions is your self-image or ego. The ego is not your real self; it is the image of yourself that you have slowly and keenly built over time. It is the mask behind which you hide, but it is not the real you. And because it is not…

Nature, Spirituality and Mental Health

Is the love of Nature connected to our inner Spirituality? The realities explored in science and spirituality are often assumed to be unrelated to one another. Both find their basis in a spirit of inquiry. Modern science is objective analysis, while spirituality is subjective understanding. Science explores the outer world with a series of questions…

Finding your Resolve….Finding your Sankalpa

Almost every New Year’s resolution starts with two words: “I will.” We summon our willpower and pledge to change not just what we do but who we are. We set goals and imagine how happy we will be when we get what we want. But if there’s one thing yoga teaches us, it’s that there’s…

The magic in the yoga asana

As you watch an experienced yoga practitioner flowing in and out of asanas, what is it that makes it seems so graceful, flowing with ease? Is it strength? Is it flexibility? or is it Yoga Magic? What is this internal energy that brings a life to the practice, and how do we tap into it?…

What are we actually stretching in Yoga?

We know that we go to Yoga to become more flexible and stronger, but what are we actually doing? Stretching is a single word that we use to cover what is actually a complicated process with multiple different aspects. A more specific description of what we’re really talking about is increasing range of motion. Range…