Most western yogis are situated in a crux during the month of December. The more yoga we do the more aparigraha, a yogic tenet of non-greed, non-attachment, and non-hoarding, takes root. The Yogi’s heart stops associating the feeling of lack with materials need, and starts to associate the feeling of lack with disconnect from the Universal.
Clear your Channels. To know how your body works from the inside out. To know your tools. Heal your old injuries. Advance your practice.
I’m often asked, “How do I know if I should detox?” If you were raising on Corn Flakes and cow’s milk from the grocery store, chances are your parents didn’t instigate seasonal detoxing for the household. Chances are detox is not a bi-annual ritual for you. If you do detox seasonally or annually, you are answering the question yourself. You detox when you’re over your current state of affairs. Perhaps you detox to show the door to the extra 5 lbs., or your eyes are getting itchy with allergies, or you’ve been a little stressed out and lost your joie de vivre.
With so many people experiencing traumatic events like the hurricanes, earthquakes and devastating losses, I created a little quick guide for when you have a chance to direct energy out of survival and get back on track. Below I give a short description of what trauma does to the doshas. Please forward the quick guide cheat sheet to anyone you … Read more
Why your kids need to learn how to neti pot
Now more than ever kids need neti pots. Or rhino horns (the plastic version). The reason kids need to learn to use the neti pot more than ever now is because of:
- There is more processed foods in our diet
- There is more processed dairy in our diet
- Kids immune
Raw or Cooked Ayurveda
First off, press play and watch my silly cartoon.
Vatas can’t go raw. Or can they?
In yoga and Ayurveda circles there can be an unfriendly, and sometimes uninformed bias against raw or living foods. One of the main arguments is that raw food creates a vata imbalance. And I agree, this does happen. Yet, in … Read more
Three months ago I was Skyping with River and her parents. She is 17 years old and suffers from an autoimmune disease. Her mom has followed my blog for about a year, and inquired what we could do for River’s immune integrity. We scheduled an hour Skype sess.
For the last year I’ve been integrating themes from my experiences in Integral Enlightenment into my level 2 flow class in Driggs. I taught this class shortly after our IE retreat , where Craig Hamilton introduced this concept of our perfection radar. The concept is simple- we have a universal proclivity to move towards a more perfect world. When we … Read more
Listen to this inspiring audio of a yoga mom… who decides to allow her birth process to happen in her own time, in her own home, in her own hands.
I’ve been asking by many about my take on the Anusara debacle. I wasn’t moved to write until I read this blog post : grounding anusara 2: a brief ayurvedic follow-up consultation by Matthew Remski. I commented on his blog below, and decided to paste it here for your perusal.