Sizzling Summer

Maybe it’s a different story where y’all live, but here in Virginia we are in the midst of a massive heat wave! Even with cooling Blue Ridge breezes, temperatures have been high and the humidity has been stifling! Luckily for us, when Mamma nature really starts showing off her steamy side, we have a toolbox to … Continue reading

The Four Glorious Goals of Life

When our digestion is good, our sleep is deep and our emotions and sexuality are being channeled properly, we have more energy to engage in our passions and pursuits in life—in Ayurveda, our foremost pursuits are known as the four goals of life. According to the Vedas (the spiritual root texts of Ayurveda), your soul … Continue reading

Sister Sciences in the Vedic Tradition

Ayurveda is a complex and ancient system of well-being, and just as Western medicine is based on biology and other sciences that can take a lifetime to understand, Ayurveda has many foundational concepts and tenets that you can explore and deepen your understanding of for years and years. For our purposes, there are some basic … Continue reading

7-Day Cleanse for Brain & Belly Bliss

I have created this cleanse to be beyond-easy. It is based on my studies of both Ayurveda, as well as the shamanic/scientist teacher, Alberto Villoldo’s work on One Spirit Medicine. You get to eat food. And fats. And even a little meat if you need it. Basically, its just radically-healthy eating that WILL rewire the … Continue reading

Silence Envelopes the Voices of Insecurity

Our culture supports individual effort and perfection. In fact, I recently read about an experiment done on two groups of people, one from the United States, and another group from Japan. Each group was shown an image that included an individual scuba diver sinking into an ocean full of fish and other marine life. The … Continue reading

Top 5 juicy-boosting tips

Because the ancient teachings of yoga and Ayurveda didn’t view the mind and body as separate entities, they created nutritional and lifestyle techniques that helped boost our satisfaction and joy in both the physical and soul realms. These techniques help us connect — and stay connected — to our core vitality and inner wisdom. Of course, as … Continue reading

Meditation for Focus and Transformation

Agni means fire, and fire is transformational. It is the eater, the enjoyer, and is related to your Spirit as a transforming process. Agni is built through asana, cleansing techniques (diet), bhanda, tapas, tejas, certain pranayamas and meditations like this one that bring more focus and silence. Give this meditation a try for improved focus and transformation.   Dig this article? Learn more … Continue reading