Spring Equinox & Ritusandhi

Spring Equinox & Ritusandhi

by Sheyna Haisman-Holmes  On Monday March 20th, we called in the Spring Equinox! This equinox is a day of equal daytime and nighttime that marks the beginning of spring. This day is also the pagan holiday of Ostara, celebrating the arrival of spring and the fertility...
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...
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...