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What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is yoga’s sister science and India’s ancient system of medicine. Its literal translation from Sanskrit, the language of Yoga and Ayurveda, is “the science of life”.

Two Goals of Ayurveda

The primary goal is to maintain health in the healthy by nipping any imbalances in the bud. In other words it is about prevention of disease. Secondarily, it looks to alleviate and manage disease in the unhealthy. We achieve these two goals through diet, lifestyle, and culinary herbs.

Ayurveda is ancient personalized medicine

Ayurveda is Ancient Personalized Medicine

Each of us is born with a unique constitution or make up. Therefore, Ayurveda takes a highly personalized approach to health. It looks at the individual — mind and body — and not solely their symptoms in order to determine what that person needs to restore balance and well-being.

What does that mean? What one person needs to deal with their digestive issues might be completely different than what another person needs. It’s not just the symptoms that determine the diet and lifestyle recommendations.  It’s everything about the person that determines them.

At the end of the day Ayurveda looks to return you to the “truth of you” by restoring balance to your unique constitution. Because a healthy you means you can do all that you’re meant to do in this world!

It’s Time

Several years ago I gave up resolutions in favor of choosing one word to guide my year. It’s my way of setting an intention. It serves as a simple reminder of where I want my energy to go every day in order to continue building and living a life I love. This year I choseContinue Reading

A Yogi Gift Guide

With the holidays right around the corner I decided to create a gift guide for you.  Each and every item in the guide is something that I love and use all the time.  I think you and the yogis in your life will love them too! {Don’t be shy about sending this over to spouses,Continue Reading

Hard is OK

I was assisting a yoga class and noticed a very tall gentleman in a very, very short Utthita Trikonasana (triangle pose).  I suggested he take a much longer stance given his very long legs.  At first he resisted and then he looked worried.  That will make the pose too hard he replied.  I set himContinue Reading

{from my kitchen} sweet & spicy caramel corn

One of my favorite things to do with my nieces is to make caramel corn.  When they (along with Nana – who is both old enough and tall enough to drive) pick me up at the airport I barely have my seat belt fastened before they start asking for the timeline of said caramel corn.  ItContinue Reading

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