In many ways this meditation practice is really a blessing. You bless yourself, another, your community or family, and then all beings everywhere. It's a simple practice, easy to follow, and effective.
It is acknowledged as its own distinct time of the year and has dramatic impacts on our health if we are not mindful or aware of how it may affect our overall health. “Late Summer” is known for the final days of summer when the temperatures are typically very hot, humidity increases but there may be a day or two of surprising cooler temperatures, as Autumn approaches. This time of the year is all about building reserves...
Aloha! It's been a long time since I last blogged but for good reason. I am now a mother! I have never felt so blessed, more humbled and more inspired in my life. My intention is to share this joy and inspiration with you via more blogs and exciting offerings in 2014 and beyond. Stay … Continue reading Spring Wisdom: Spring into Action
You might be a Vata if variability and change are your nature. Everything from your digestion, appetite to sleep patterns is always changing. Vata people talk a lot, walk a lot, and complain a lot. They use their hands a lot when they talk as if they were talking with their hands. They are good … Continue reading Vata Dosha
You might be a Pitta if your main personality characteristic is sharpness. Pitta people are good speakers, speaking to the point (no beating around the bush). They are very precise, goal seeking, orderly and tidy. Pitta people are list makers; they can’t do anything unless planned or they have a clear understanding or vision. Pitta’s … Continue reading Pitta Dosha
You might be a Kapha if soft and stable are your main personality characteristics. Kapha people are grounded individuals and help to ground others. By nature, they are the peacemakers of the world with their nurturing ways, loving attitudes, and sweet looks. They want everybody to be happy. Kapha types tend to be shy or soft-spoken … Continue reading Kapha Dosha
Traveling, whether for work or play, can be fun aaaaand incredibly taxing on the body and mind. The key to maintaining optimal health, vibrant energy, and regular digestion is to prepare the body for travel before your actual flight or driving day. I begin eating a Vata balancing diet the week before I travel. For … Continue reading Healthy Travel Tips
At the age of five, maybe even earlier, I was often plagued by stomach aches. It mostly happened after I ate. My parents, relatively western in their ways, did what any suburban middle-class parents would do, they took me to my pediatrician. I loved my Pediatrician. She was untouchable to me. It was so cool … Continue reading Six Tastes of Ayurveda
It’s Autumn which means several things in my world. Autumn is a wonderful transitional season. The mornings begin to have a nice crisp in the air once again that just screams to the lungs...Wake up! And as soon as I take in a deep breath, my body responds with AAAAH! Oh Autumn, how I love thee. … Continue reading Asian Medicine Wisdom for Autumn