Abhyanga 101: Everything to Know About Ayurvedic Massage

Abhyanga 101: Everything to Know About Ayurvedic Massage

Abhyanga is a traditional style of warm oil massage that goes back 5,000 years in India. Abhy=movements & Anga=body. This massage is practiced in Panchakarma Therapy (cellular detoxification protocol), as well as on its own as a nourishing treatment. As we age,...
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...
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!...
Daily Routine In Winter

Daily Routine In Winter

“Each morning, we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Anonymous.             Do you ever feel like you’re running around all day and don’t have time for yourself? Or is it hard to get out of bed? A daily routine is very important in Ayurveda to...
Welcoming Winter!

Welcoming Winter!

            As we celebrate the 2021 Winter Solstice, we also welcome the first day of winter! Tis the season for citrus, soups, blankets, and all things that keep you warm. Reflection is another common theme for this part of the year. The long, extended nights...
Oil for the Doshas

Oil for the Doshas

            Ayurveda uses medicinal oils infused with herbs to help imbalanced doshic energy. Different oils can help remove toxins from the skin, treat certain disorders, replenishing moisture, and establishing a healthy barrier. Oil massage is the best for pacifying...