Reflections on the 5 Kleshas – Roots of Pain and Suffering

Reflections on the 5 Kleshas – Roots of Pain and Suffering

By Sheyna Haisman-Holmes  It is February 2nd and we have made it halfway through the winter! February 1st-2nd is celebrated as a Celtic holiday called Imbolc that marks the peak of winter and the halfway point between the winter solstice in December and the spring...
The 6 Stages of Digestion

The 6 Stages of Digestion

By Sheyna Haisman-Holmes  In Ayurveda there are six stages of digestion from initial food consumption to cellular nourishment. The five elements (ether, air, earth, water, fire) and the six tastes (sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, astringent) work together to...
The 3 Main Causes of Disease & Pratyahara

The 3 Main Causes of Disease & Pratyahara

By Sheyna Haisman-Holmes  We all have a knowing that lives within us about our authentic expression and way of being. We generally know what we are willing to tolerate which sometimes gets overlooked due to the dynamic lifestyles we live. Factors we may experience...
Winter Solstice & Tamas

Winter Solstice & Tamas

By Sheyna Haisman-Holmes  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...