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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

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

Mouth Care – Part 1

Ayurveda has seen the link between oral health and overall immunity for thousands of years. Our mouths are a veritable breeding ground of bacteria and other harmful critters. Without proper daily mouth care, toxins can build up in our mouth and lead to other more serious health issues. Our immune system is constantly working to keep … Continue reading

Healing Nectar or Toxic Bomb?

Ayurveda says that food is prana (energy), and that all beings are in a constant search for more. Your own prana is created by the life you take from food. Plants, animals, and minerals make a sacrifice for you, and hopefully you are using them to become more self-aware and more loving. In this way, … Continue reading

Spices are Medicine

Your wild-woman world will shift when you become a goddess of the spice. Spices are plant medicines that enhance digestion, help us assimilate what we eat, and remove toxic buildup. The harder a food is to digest, the more we need the help of spices. Even if the healthiest of foods are not spiced properly, … Continue reading

How to Work with a Mantra

We look at the practice of using a mantra as working from the gross to the more subtle realms. First, begin by saying your mantra out loud. With time, sometimes as little as a few minutes, you may be able to move into saying your mantra quietly, like a whisper. Then, after a few minutes, … Continue reading

The Secret of Great Digestion

If you want to feel vital and beautiful, the dietary secret is universal: Good Digestion + Good Assimilation/Absorption + Good Elimination = Feeling Like a Bombshell Being an Ayurveda bombshell isn’t about the way you look. Being a bombshell is about how you feel. We all know that eating the right foods is essential for a … Continue reading