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...
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...
Welcoming Kapha Season

Welcoming Kapha Season

            In the Northern Hemisphere we are moving from the Vata season to the Kapha season. In temperate climates, you will notice the subtle changes that come with the second half of winter. With any shift in season, there are steps you can take to stay balanced...
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!...
Agni, Your Digestive Fire

Agni, Your Digestive Fire

Agni is known in Ayurveda as the internal digestive fire, as well as the deity of fire. The devotion to Agni is not nature-worship, but a recognition of the awe inspiring power that softens metal, evaporates water, and may bring life or death. Fire is known across the...
Cold and Flu Season

Cold and Flu Season

Cold and Flu Season is upon us, and with the added stress of a pandemic, we’re all wondering how best to care for ourselves during this time. Ayurveda seeks to answer the question of “how best do I care for myself” by studying nature, seeking balance, and taking a...