Posts Tagged ‘Vata’

Grounding 101: Why, How, And When To Do It

It’s one of the yoga “rites of passage,” isn’t it? Being invited to “ground down through the sit bones or the soles of the feet.” It’s also one of the much desired results of practicing yoga—“becoming more grounded.” We’ve all heard it, we’ve all done it and I’m pretty sure at some point we’ve all…

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Ayurvedic Secrets to Mastering the Art of Love

  Sometimes it’s almost impossible to believe that I’ve been in a committed relationship with the same partner for more than half of my life…Where does the time go? At some point in the more than twenty years we’ve been together, our connection became bigger than the both of us. A bit like water to…

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Ayurvedic instructions for winning at Winter!

Okay, so I have to admit that winter is one of my least favorite seasons.   I used to really suffer through it, but these days I understand that it’s just my vata energy being thrown out of whack by the increased (and intense) qualities of winter, and, even better, I know what to do to…

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The secret to picking the perfect gift!

Okay if you’re anything like me, you probably haven’t even started your holiday shopping yet. But even if you finished your shopping well before the first sign of Christmas hit the stores back in… October, how solid are you feeling about what you’ve chosen?  And what’s the likelihood that your gifts are going to suit your friends…

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The Ultimate Ayurvedic Guide to Autumn season

No matter what’s going on where you are, there’s no denying we’re in transition.  Soon the air will be cooler and a little more crisp, the days will be getting increasingly shorter, and pumpkin spiced everything will be…everywhere! Yep, autumn is in the offing and what better time than now, when you can see it…

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SOUL FOOD: CARROTS

Have you ever given much thought to the way your food feels…? Ayurveda says that everything in our world has an energy that either supports or sabotages our own. We’ve all had this experience with food… Eating something that made you feel not so terrific in your body or your mind even,  or perhaps something that…

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How to eat breakfast

Hey what’d you have for breakfast this morning? And how did it make you feel? It’s funny that life is full of all sorts of varied and interesting challenges, and yet, one of the biggest dilemmas for most of us is what to eat? Food is certainly not hard to come by (it’s everywhere), but when…

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How to keep from losing it!

Some days I feel like I’m losing it! And while I’m not entirely sure what “it” actually is, there are days when I’m certain that “it” used to be far more clear, bright and easily accessible than “it” is now. What about you? Without putting too many words to it I guess what I really…

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The 3 Pillars… What are you hungry for?

We have arrived at part two of this series… Perhaps it’s the one you’ve been waiting for.  For many of us it’s likely the most important of the three pillars, as most of us rely on it for entertainment, friendship, comfort, and yes even therapy.  What is it… you guess it… Food! We love food.…

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Food, Sleep & Sex… The 3 Pillars of Life

I’ve got a question for you…. how much are YOU getting? The time has come to dive into the three key aspects of physical health. According to Ayurveda these would be food, sleep and sex. Each plays an important roll in our relationship with ourselves and the world, and whether we realize it or not,…

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