Neti & Nasya to Breathe Easy

Neti & Nasya to Breathe Easy

Are you familiar with nasal-irrigation, also known in Ayurveda as neti, and its sister practice of nasal-oiling known as, nasya? These are great home-practices to have on hand as we move from the hot pitta season into the more cold and dry vata season. These practices...
Staying Healthy with Abhyanga Massage

Staying Healthy with Abhyanga Massage

The last couple of articles we shared were about supporting ourselves during the shifting of the seasons, and through the intense heat. This week we’d like to share some wisdom about the wonderful daily practice of self-massage, or Abhyanga. Have you ever experienced...
Ayurvedic Practices to Handle the Heat

Ayurvedic Practices to Handle the Heat

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s hot! Across the US we’re experiencing a heat wave; this is the season known in Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine as Late Summer. For many of us the heat can feel both exhausting and irritating. How do we surrender to the heat and support...
The Dhatus: Muscle and Fat

The Dhatus: Muscle and Fat

             Why does the food you eat hold qualities of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha and how does it assimilate into the body and affect how it functions.              In Ayurveda, your body functions from its tissue system, or Dhatus. The 7 Dhatus are the essential...
Cosmetics and Toxic Ingredients

Cosmetics and Toxic Ingredients

            An Ayurvedic saying is, “If you cannot eat it, you don’t want to put it on your skin.” This old saying rings true when looking at the modern threats the cosmetic industry poses to both men and women’s health.             In Ayurveda food is your medicine!...
Oil for the Doshas

Oil for the Doshas

            Ayurveda uses medicinal oils infused with herbs to help imbalanced doshic energy. Different oils can help remove toxins from the skin, treat certain disorders, replenishing moisture, and establishing a healthy barrier. Oil massage is the best for pacifying...