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...
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 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...
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...
Summer Blues

Summer Blues

            Oversleeping, lethargy, constant food cravings, and low moods can be signs of mild depression. There can come many emotional ups and downs during the Pitta (fire) season of the year, and can change our mood. With depression affecting over 19 million...