Winter Solstice & Tamas

Winter Solstice & Tamas

Happy Solstice! Today, December 21st is the winter solstice which means that it’s the shortest day and the longest night of the year. It is the new moon on the 23rd, really driving this dark time of the year home! The winter solstice marks the returning of the...
Don’t Hold Back! On Urges & Tears

Don’t Hold Back! On Urges & Tears

In Ayurveda, there are urges to not resist and doing so is harmful to the body. An urge can be yawning, going to the bathroom, burping, sleeping, crying, etc. Holding in these urges can put stress on the body and interrupt proper detoxification processes. Every urge...
Balancing Vata & Kapha During Rainy Weather

Balancing Vata & Kapha During Rainy Weather

Although we are still in Vata season until the early spring comes around, Kapha dosha has been present with this rainy weather. It is still cold and windy, but moist & wet have momentarily replaced the dry quality of Vata season. Vata and Kapha are opposites and...