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
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
When the hustle and bustle of the holiday season grabs you by the arm, neck, throat, or well, you know what, rather than fight back, smile at it this year and say, “Thank you.” Huh? Thank you??? Yep, “Thank You!” with a big smile of course. With this week being Thanksgiving we are constantly being … Continue reading Gratitude as an Act of Devotion
At some point during my studies in Yoga, Oriental Medicine, Hawaiian Healing and Ayurveda a teacher once shared with me, “Until you can see Love in all things, until you can Love all people, you’re not ready to practice this medicine.” I remember being floored, my gut turned inside out (at the time, not good … Continue reading What “yoga is” to me.
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
For thousands of years*, Yoga and Ayurveda have been used to heal, transform and balance the human body, mind, and thus, Spirit. Through globalization, both have spread worldwide assisting people in reclaiming their health and well-being by promoting daily practices to create health, rather than relying on a magic pill. Both systems were suppressed in India … Continue reading The Synergy of Yoga and Ayurveda