Posted in March 2016

Real Deal Plant LOVE for Your Face

Recently I was at teaching at Kripalu and had a facial. I couldn’t get over the products being put on my face.  Imagine the essence of tingly pink rose petals, mixed with a white earthen root, mixed with angel tears, mixed with a grandmothers stern love. Yeah, all that all rolled into one. That’s what it felt like she was … Continue reading

Tattoo This To Your Fridge

When we are balanced, our senses actually feed our good choices, and we become more tuned toward balance. When we are out of balance, they send us toward the people, places, foods and forms of entertainment that bring us into deeper states of imbalance. Personally, I know I’m in balance when I start craving steamed broccoli, early nights … Continue reading

Ayurvedic Pillar #3 – Sex

“So long as lips shall kiss, and eyes shall see, so long lives this, and this gives life to thee.”  -Mallanaga Vātsyāyana, Kama Sutra Ayurvedic practitioners were great believers in the management of sexual energy, valuing what they called bramacharya, or the wise use of this vital sexual energy. When we are using our sexual energy in … Continue reading

Ayurvedic Pillar #2 – Sleep

“Happiness, misery, nourishment, emaciation, strength, weakness, virility, sterility, knowledge, ignorance, life and death—all these occur depending on proper or improper sleep.” -Charaka Samhita Walk into any pharmacy in America and you will be overwhelmed by the number of laxatives and sleeping pills on the shelves—laxatives because collective America is chronically constipated, and sleeping pills because we are a nation … Continue reading

Ayurvedic Pillar #1 – Food

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.” -Ayurvedic proverb According to Ayurveda, all disease originates in the digestive system. Choosing the right foods for your particular body, as well as the time of day or even the particular season of year, is essential for coming into the … Continue reading

Ayurvedic Health

Coming back into balance can mean a number of things for different people, but in general it means that we are healthy, which we all typically define as: a state of well-being free from disease. But this is just one part of health’s full picture. Ayurveda describes the state of good health as svastha, meaning “established in the … Continue reading