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 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...
Why Ayurveda Works Better than Modern Diets

Why Ayurveda Works Better than Modern Diets

            When it comes to food and diet, there are seemingly endless options and opinions regarding the best path towards health. With modern diet trends that come and go with the seasons, it can be difficult to know which direction to turn and which approach is...
Understanding Your Dosha and Constitution

Understanding Your Dosha and Constitution

            The difference between your dosha and your constitution is based on two concepts; your current state versus what you were born with. Your natural tendency, or your Prakruti, is established at birth and is a stamp of all three doshas at the point of your...
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...
The Vagus Nerve, Stress, and Breathing

The Vagus Nerve, Stress, and Breathing

            Feeling like your body’s stress response is firing at high speeds these days? You may need to spend time engaging your vagus nerve. The vagus nerve is directly connected to the stress response and plays a major role into how we face stress, reduce...