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.Read More
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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.Read More
We are four months from New Years now. And now, as we've just slide through the Spring Equinox and into the season on renewal it's a good time to revisit, realign, or re-establish our 'resolutions'... or rather - intentions.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Spring is finally in full bloom. The extended sunlight and sprouting flowers help lift our energy and mood. However, while the season may be nudging us up, this May also comes along with a variety of growing challenges and anxiety in our communities, country, and all around the world.Read More
Yogic breathing, pranayama, is used to clear the body and mind. It helps clear out toxins and release stagnant energy while bringing in fresh energy and nutrients. This meditative practice can help you harness the renewing energy of spring, right on your breath.Read More
Spring’s rigorous and spirited energy has certainly begun its dance. We are talking about the ‘major’ uplifting energy needed to crack a seed and bloom it into a budding plant. It is time for growth and expansion. Change is happening right now, in a big way.
It would be an amazing experiment to witness the changes Spring's energy creates every day. For instance, if you were to scoop up some soil from the ground today, and then each day until say May 21, 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.Read More
“Far beneath the many thick layers of indoctrination about who we are and who we should be lies an original self, a person who came into this world full of possibility and destined for joyful unveiling and manifestation. It is this person we glimpse in another when we fall in love or when we idealize a leader or romanticize an artist."Read More
It is an AWEsome time to slow down in nature and up our mental and physical well-being.
In a study published January 19th in the journal Emotion, researchers found that positive emotions—especially the awe that comes with a deep connection to nature, art, or spirituality—are linked to lower levels of inflammation-producing cytokines.Read More