The 3 Pillars of Life – Part 3

Over the last few months I have been exploring the theme of the 3 Pillars—right diet, sleep, and brahmacharya—in my classes and personal practice to help ease into this new fall season with a stronger commitment to my self-care and Read more »

The Pillars of Life – Part 2

There are three supports (pillars) of life. They are food, sleep and observance of brahmacharya. Being supported by these the body is endowed with strength, complexion and growth and this continues up till the full span of life provided a Read more »

The 3 Pillars of Life – Part 1

The 3 Pillars of Life – Part 1

Once upon a time, the wandering sadhus roamed throughout the rugged Himalayan Mountains spreading the seeds of Ayurveda as a science to promote longevity and improve health to people living in rural communities. Read more »

Stay Cool And Be Cool This Summer

Summer is nature’s time to ripen and mature, create and destroy, metabolize and transform food into calories, and turn heat into action. Include some of these basic Pitta-reducing steps in your summer routine to help you stay cool and be Read more »

You Are What You Eat

You are what you eat! As yogi, nutritionist, and Ayurvedic health educator, I love helping people understanding why eating good-quality food is such an essential part of health and longevity, two core values promoted in the field of Ayurveda.

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Earth Appreciation

After co-teaching the Spring Seasonal Ayurveda Yoga Immersion with Dr. Scott Blossom this weekend, I feel inspired to highlight the importance of the earth element this month while we are in the kapha-aggravating phase of spring. The kapha dosha will Read more »

Bye Bye Ama

Have you ever heard the word ama before? It’s an important word in the Ayurvedic system to describe the toxic waste, sticky gooey sludge that builds up in the channels of the body when your digestive fire (agni) becomes weak Read more »

Art of Practice

The Art of Practice

Abhyasa (diligent and continuous practice) and vairagya (non-attachment, unattached awareness) are two Sanskrit words that capture the essence of what my Photo of the Day project was all about. Abhyasa urges us to go deep into life Read more »