Tips for Transition by Melina Meza

September is often seen as the beginning of the fall season and is considered a “joint season” in Ayurveda, because it’s a vulnerable time of year and when it’s easy to catch a cold or get sick if your life is moving too fast or is out of balance. Slowing down from a...
Water (jala)

Water (jala)

The water (jala) element plays a significant role in Ayurveda during the summer season to balance the intensity of fire (agni) which can be transformation or fierce. Water is considered a balancing, cooling, calming force, essential to maintain our health, longevity,...
Summer (grisma)

Summer (grisma)

Pitta Elements = Fire + Water •Fire qualities: heating, intense, bright, rhythmic •Water qualities: fluid, cooling, calming, graceful Depending on where you live, you may think summer is never long enough (like in the Pacific Northwest), or that it’s always too long...

At Home Retreat

Over the past 17 years I’ve been teaching yoga full-time and have come to appreciate the immense value of retreats for my own health, spiritual growth, and peace of mind. I believe we all need time “away” from our responsibilities to reconnect with our sense of “free...

Natural Solutions For the Cold/Flu Season

During my recent visit to Austin, I had the privilege of taking several classes with Craig Williams. Craig is among many other things an Oriental Medicine Doctor and Ayurvedic Practitioner who offers a wide range of classes and workshops related to physical, mental,...