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,...

June 4, 2019

Raw cacao has a very bitter taste (rasa), a pungent aftertaste (vipaka), is light and dry, and has a heating energy (virya). It is rajasic as it stimulates the mind and can be difficult to digest. For the greatest health benefits, buy chocolate that is certified as fa...

May 29, 2019

Shirodhara is an Ayurvedic treatment aim to calm the nervous system. Inherent in this process is choosing an oil that has qualities which support the mind and body to come back to balance.

April 16, 2019

The Pitta dosha controls digestion, metabolism, and energy production. The primary function of Pitta is transformation. Those with a predominance of the Pitta principle have a fiery nature that manifests in both body and mind.

Qualities of Pitta:

  • Hot

  • Light

  • ...

March 19, 2019

There is a beautiful Ayurvedic style of massage called Abhyanga. This type of massage is traditionally given by two people; a four handed synchronized warm oil treatment. It is incredibly relaxing, beneficial and nourishing.  Receiving this type of massage is such a de...

January 29, 2019

January is the perfect time for intention setting. It’s peak kapha season, and we sometimes need that burst of energy and enthusiasm to get us going and kick us out of the winter/post-holiday/cold weather lethargy. It truly is the perfect time to reset and get things m...

December 4, 2018

Vata governs movement in the body, the activities of the nervous system, and the process of elimination.

Qualities of Vata:

  • Cold

  • Light

  • Dry

  • Irregular

  • Rough

  • Moving

  • Quick

  • Changeable

If Vata dosha predominates, movement and change are...

November 6, 2018

The ancient Ayurvedic recommendation of tongue scraping is one that is often overlooked. There are many benefits to this daily practice as far as oral health, and overall physical, mental, and spiritual health. Since the oral cavity is one of the main gateways between...

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