8 Steps to Spring Clean Your Organs

8 Steps to Spring Clean Your Organs

Spring is ruled by the organs of liver and gallbladder, our main organs for cleansing and processing toxins. Our liver processes allergens that come from pollen and pollution, but if our liver is taxed, it has a hard time working as smoothly. It's time to give these organs a little break. Think of it like an oil change for your body.

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A Meditation To Welcome Spring

A Meditation To Welcome Spring

It would be an amazing experiment to witness the changes this Yang energy creates every day. For instance, if you were to scoop up some soil from the ground today, and then every day until say May 1, it would be remarkable to observe the it metamorphoses from contracted, dense, dry, and brittle earth into moist, malleable, fragrant dirt; pulsating with insects and juicy vegetation of all kinds. 

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Yoga, Medicine, and Remembered Wellness

Yoga, Medicine, and Remembered Wellness

When Lisa Weinert, the Creator and Director of the upcoming Kripalu Conference on Narrative Medicine, experienced my trainings - she illuminated the ways in which my teachings provide many of the tools needed to support the process of Narrative Medicine. And while she only recently introduced me to the concepts of Narrative Medicine, I learned that it has already been at the heart of my own work for many years.

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3 Short Practices to Instantly Lift Energy, Mood, and Circulartion

3 Short Practices to Instantly Lift Energy, Mood, and Circulartion

Yoga always places a high value on purification of body and mind at all levels, but especially in spring as we need to release the ‘sludge and heaviness’ of winter.  It is a time to stimulate and revitalize the liver and large intestines; to release toxins and brighten up. To do this, we can and incorporate warming flows, twists, side leans, and inversions. Build heat gradually to help generate sweat and detoxify our bodies. 

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Fire Up Your Digestion + Try This Agni Stoking Elixir

Fire Up Your Digestion + Try This Agni Stoking Elixir

Digestion, in Ayurveda, is a cornerstone of well-being. From the lens of Ayurveda, every disease is believed to arise from inefficient digestion. Agni, the fiery metabolic energy of digestion, allows us to assimilate food while ridding the body of wastes and toxins. Agni transforms dense physical matter into the more subtle forms of energy the body needs to be healthy, generate warmth, and also sustain a balanced mood and clear mind. 

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