The Notorious Neti Pot

Despite its somewhat intimidating phallic appearance, the neti pot is truly one of ancient Ayurveda’s greatest gifts to modern-day humans and benefits all three doshas. With all the exhaust fumes and chemicals toxicants we are exposed to on a daily basis, this little ceramic pot may be our greatest hope for cleaning out the gunk … Continue reading

Boost Radiance and Slow Aging

Every woman I know wants to be and feel beautiful. From an Ayurvedic standpoint, this makes perfect sense; nature is beautiful, so it should come as no surprise that we would also desire to be as beautiful and radiant as possible. This longing represents a re-communion with the deepest part of ourselves, as well as … Continue reading

Exercise Like an Ayurveda Queen

We all know that exercise has incredible long-term health benefits. It can help you live longer, balance your weight, and boost your immune system. But what about the short term? What can exercise do to increase your happy-factor today? Both modern science and Ayurveda hold exercise as one of the most important of life’s health-boosting, … Continue reading

Why Modern Gals Should Meditate

One of the best ways to gain access to our soul and become truly happy is to practice sitting in silence. While diet and lifestyle changes definitely begin to reshape our energy and improve our wellness, it’s meditation, and begin able to feel or inner sensations, that really alter the deeper patterning in our mind. … Continue reading

Meditation for Grounding and Letting Go

Use this meditation for connecting to the energy of letting go and grounding into Mama Earth. This meditation reduces anxiety, increases our capacity to let go of toxicity, whether it be bad relationships, illness, stress, or emotional baggage. It is highly stabilizing, cooling and calming for the mind and body, and helps boost our sense … Continue reading

Sacred Sensual Sleep Chamber

Whether you are coupled or single, straight or gay, young or old, setting the scene for sensuality is another key way we boost sexual energy flow. There is nothing that kills the mood faster than a television or a buzzing mini-fridge in your lovemaking, sleep chamber. “Hey, honey, there’s a commercial on. Wanna make out?” … Continue reading

My Own Sexy Evolution

Like many women in American culture, I grew up seeing fad diets, boob jobs, eyebrow waxes, pedicures, and bleach-blonde highlights. I also come from a long family lineage of beauty-seeking, charm-schooling, Southern-belle women. My mama was a high-school beauty queen. One of my cousins is a famous hair and makeup artist who was so beautiful … Continue reading

Conscious Sex

In Sanskrit, there is a term for the evocative pleasure and love that arises between romantic partners: sringara rasa. Think of the first or best time you were in love. During this moment, all you could think of was that person. They could do no wrong. You may have even felt that the objection of … Continue reading

Let Your Five Senses Take You There

Sometimes our mechanical, technological, scheduled world is simply not sexy. There is nothing mysterious about having to pencil in sexual encounters with your husband into an overbooked day planner (although its better than not connecting at all). Moreover, while high-speed Internet allows us nearly uninterrupted connectivity, studies show that the more we use the Internet, … Continue reading

Mouth Care – Part 2 – Oil Pulling

Oil pulling involves holding or swishing pure unprocessed sesame or coconut oil in the mouth for around 15–20 minutes. Oil pulling is actually a fairly modern Ayurvedic practice for detoxing the teeth, gums, tongue and throat as the pure oils act to “pull” out disease-causing critters. Scientific research shows that lipids in the oil pull … Continue reading