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The Savasana Sneeze

Have you ever been in the middle of Savasana - feeling the bliss of your true nature expanding into the space around you and the peace flowing from your heart and out into the world… and all of a sudden… you have to sneeze? You know it’s going to shake the whole room awake and [...]

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​The Root of Gratitude

In the rush of work and holiday planning, it is easy to veer off center, to lose track of what keeps us grounded. Let us come center, quiet in reflection. Let us get back to the root of the root. What are we thankful for?We are living inside the body of the most beautiful Mother [...]

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7 Tips for Better Digestion

With the holidays fast approaching, many of us will be enjoying time with loved ones, sharing the bounty of Mother Earth across tables and plates of desserts. Too much of a good thing though, and we tax our digestive systems, resulting in everything from mild discomfort to issues that can seriously damage our holiday cheer. [...]

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Introduction to Svedhana and Heat Therapies

Heat has been used therapeutically for centuries, perhaps longer. Even holding an injury with our own hands is a form of healing with heat. One of the most developed protocols for healing with heat is the svedhana therapy as found in the vast science of Ayurveda. Svedhana therapy comes from the Ayurvedic tradition, and [...]

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What is Tulsi?

For years when any of us served Tulsi Tea at events, we were constantly asked, “What is Tulsi?” Most people thought the name was the brand and had no idea that it is one of the world’s greatest and most cherished herbs.Our tea is actually made from three types of Tulsi: Rama Tulsi (Ocimum [...]

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​12 Ways to Live a Life in Balance

Living a life in balance obviously includes things like eating better, exercising and dealing with stress in healthy ways. But, as we all know, there is much more to life. How can we begin to bring these other areas of our life into balance?Ayurveda divides these aspects of our lives into 12 bhavas, or “conditions,” [...]

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​Decanting Triphala Tea to Cleanse the Eyes, Mouth and Nose

A daily cleanse of our senses allows us to interact more rewardingly with our world and to make our awareness more clear and precise. There are many techniques to do this depending on which sense you want to cleanse. One way is simply decanting a Triphala tea.  Before bed boil 16 ounces of waterPlace a teaspoon [...]

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Yoga & Meditation for Deeper Cleansing

If you’re joining us in the home Panchakarma cleanse, you may enjoy deeper benefits of the cleanse with light yoga and meditation. Calming and grounding Yoga poses are best. For example, Tree Pose (Vrksasana) and Mountain Pose (Tadasana) root your feet into the ground, calming the nervous system and reducing stress. Warrior I and II are [...]

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Panchakarma – 5 Actions For Fall Cleansing

An essential part of Ayurveda is following cues of nature – that means eating what nature provides for the season. The summer offers cooling, fresh fruits and vegetables. The fall/winter gives warming, insulating root vegetables. Spring refreshes with bitter roots, sprouts, and berries. Each of these harvests serves a specific function for our health, and [...]

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Herbs for Back-to-School

Your children are probably feeling just as much, if not more stress than you are right now. Fall means back to school, and that means a lot of extra stress from changing schedules, diets and weather. One of the best ways to can help them handle this stress is with a highly nutritious diet including [...]

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