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Seasonal Changes: Embrace the Flow with Ayurveda

Seasonal Changes: Embrace the Flow with Ayurveda

There is a cycle to life that’s happening around you and inside of you. Everything is connected and according to Ayurveda, comprised of the five elements: earth, air, fire, water, and space. And so, as the seasons change so do you. Thus, your experience is greatly determined by how in-tune you are with your mind and body in relation to nature. For this, Ayurveda provides different ways to connect with yourself which can help you recognize the rhythms of nature within you, in truth, Ayurveda may already be in your life. (more…)

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How Ayurveda is Already in Your Life!

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Ayurveda is like a secret doorway that has been in front of you the entire time. It’s been guiding you, expanding you, and restricting you without you necessarily being aware of it. It constantly shows you where you need more balance and if you are listening, it shows you how to receive it. Conscious awareness is just one of the ways Ayurveda can change your life

To understand how Ayurveda impacts you on an individual basis, it’s helpful to get a sense of your Ayurvedic dosha. If you’re unfamiliar with your dosha, that’s okay, Ayurveda is already in your life! Here’s how… (more…)

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Ayurveda: “What’s a ‘dosha’ and what are the 20 Qualities?”

Ayurveda Series and Dosha Balancing

Ayurveda is a time-tested, holistic healing practice from India where each person’s health concerns and goals are evaluated based on an individual basis. It focuses on longevity, rejuvenation, self-realization, and liberation.

Ayurveda empowers you to become one with your health by recommending personalized diet, lifestyle, exercise, yoga, pranayama, meditation, herbs, and bodywork choices that are best for your dosha, your stage of life and the season. (more…)

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I’m a Yoga Teacher and I Eat Meat

Yoga Teacher Meat Diet

There is one thing that you can guarantee all yoga teachers will share: a love of yoga.  Apart from that, the only other thing you can guarantee is that they will be entirely different. And that’s what’s so great about them!

But, there is a clichéd view that if you’re a yoga teacher you should be a vegetarian (at the very least).  You should also be a teetotal, green-juice quaffing, new-age hipster, wearing mala beads and smelling gently of incense.

And if you ARE exactly like that, then how 100% cool, but if you’re not, it doesn’t mean you’re any less of a yoga teacher. Or does it?

I gave up eating meat in my twenties, but when I fell pregnant I started eating it again as my body was craving meat. Now, with a fast metabolism and a busy and active life, I still eat meat occasionally, but I do question whether this is in line with the principles of yoga. And I know I’m not alone.

So, does it go against the principles of yoga to eat meat? (more…)

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Best Practices For Not Overeating Over The Holidays

Best Practices For Not Overeating Over The Holidays

During the holidays, most of us find ourselves in a mountain of leftover turkey, sweets and other goodies. How can we navigate all this food without overeating?

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