What’s Your State of Agni?

What’s Your State of Agni?

In Ayurveda, our state of health depends mostly on the condition of our Agni (digestive fire). Looking at the state of our Agni is usually the first thing to address in our healing and will be the most important thing in our longevity. Good health is not just about...
Abhyanga 101: Everything to Know About Ayurvedic Massage

Abhyanga 101: Everything to Know About Ayurvedic Massage

Abhyanga is a traditional style of warm oil massage that goes back 5,000 years in India. Abhy=movements & Anga=body. This massage is practiced in Panchakarma Therapy (cellular detoxification protocol), as well as on its own as a nourishing treatment. As we age,...
Ayurvedic Wisdom for Seasonal Transition

Ayurvedic Wisdom for Seasonal Transition

Here in the Western Hemisphere we are in the period of late summer moving into the cooler season of autumn. In many parts of the country it’s still quite hot, but the waning light is noticeable. Some of the leaves and colors are changing around us into more muted and...
Herbal Necessities for your Summer

Herbal Necessities for your Summer

            In the summer, it is especially important to give the digestive system a boost. Agni (the digestive fire) is naturally low during this season as the body seeks to keep cool by dispersing heat throughout the system. That’s why nature provides lighter and...
Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse

Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse

Why is it important to cleanse?             The term “spring cleaning” applies to our bodies as well our minds in Ayurveda. With the seasonal shift from Winter into Summer, we must prepare our bodies through detoxification in the Springtime. We want to consume a low...