November 5, 2019

was just learning about herbs and jumped at the opportunity when she offered me her herbs. I put them all on a shelf, organized them by name, and then just looked at them. It was at that moment that I knew I had no idea how to use most of these herbs. This set me on a...

October 22, 2019

Black Pepper essential oil is an antioxidant that protects the body from damages done by oxidants (free radicals) and also helps repair them. It delays adverse effects of aging such as wrinkles and degeneration and loosening of muscles.

Black Pepper Essential Oil has it...

October 8, 2019

If only there was enough time to fit into my day all of the yummy ayurvedic self-care rituals of which I am a huge advocate. The ancient ayurvedic texts like Charaka Samhita recommend daily self-care practices for every aspect of one’s being: a gorgeous warm-oil self-m...

September 30, 2019

Nearly each and every day offers a unique opportunity—the opportunity to scream, shout, and throw a tantrum about something. Did someone cut you off on the freeway? You could shout. Did someone in front of you at the grocery store pay in pennies and spend seemingly hou...

September 15, 2019

It’s easy to forget that we are intrinsically connected to nature. Long gone are the days (in the US anyway) of sleeping on mud floors, cooking over wood-burning fires, and bathing in rivers. It was easier to revere mother nature and sync ourselves to her rhythms when...

September 2, 2019

The practice of Ayurvedic bodywork, which originated under the umbrella of Ayurvedic medicine, has long been a powerful means of detoxifying, replenishing, and restoring harmony to both body and mind. Ayurvedic bodywork is a specialized form of massage that balances th...

August 26, 2019

When the world seems to be falling apart and sentiments turn gloomy, the normal responses that people have aren't usually satisfying. Most people tune out what they don't want to pay attention to, while others remain permanently unhappy about current events or otherwis...

August 13, 2019

Opinions about what constitutes the purity of yoga can be strident, more so than ever today as yoga becomes increasingly popular. “I love it here”, said a woman I met about five years ago at a small Mysore-morning studio in San Francisco. “No blocks, no props, just pur...

July 30, 2019

If you asked most people what time means, it’s likely they’d say duration. The modern world frames our experience. And productivity is the name of the game. How long does it take you to get from A to B? How much work can you accomplish in a day? Where “time is money”,...

July 16, 2019

Our liver is a strong and complex organ. It transforms everything we eat, breathe, and absorb through the skin into life-sustaining nutrients. According to Ayurveda, the liver is the root of rakta vaha srotas, the oxygen-carrying channels of rakta dhatu (blood). Also,...

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