Bones, Breath, and Bandhas

Bones, Breath, and Bandhas

What do the Bones, Breath, and Bandhas have in common? Each of these “B” words, when used as the object of meditation, has the capacity to move your senses from shallow to deep and can induce what the yogis call pratyahara. Pratyahara is a state of being where your...
Yogi Cleanse and Renewal

Yogi Cleanse and Renewal

It’s that time of year again, a time when most Americans begin to reflect on the year past and declare new resolutions that will improve their health, help them lose weight, motivate them to sign up for a gym membership, or undertake a simple cleanse to get back into...
The 3 Pillars of Life – Part 1

The 3 Pillars of Life – Part 1

The 3 Pillars of Life – Part 1 Once upon a time, the wandering sadhus roamed throughout the rugged Himalayan Mountains spreading the seeds of Ayurveda as a science to promote longevity and improve health to people living in rural communities. The roaming physicians...
The Pillars of Life – Part 2

The Pillars of Life – Part 2

“There are three supports (pillars) of life. They are food, sleep and observance of brahmacharya. Being supported by these the body is endowed with strength, complexion and growth and this continues up till the full span of life provided a person does not indulge in...
The 3 Pillars of Life – Part 3

The 3 Pillars of Life – Part 3

Over the last few months I have been exploring the theme of the 3 Pillars—right diet, sleep, and brahmacharya—in my classes and personal practice to help ease into this new fall season with a stronger commitment to my self-care and Ayurveda. My first article in this...
Kitchen Medicine for the Winter

Kitchen Medicine for the Winter

If, after the holidays, you want to do a little detox, lighten up, shed a few pounds save a few dollars, and begin the New Year with a healthy diet, I would suggest starting the year with a one-to three-day kitchari monodiet. Kitchari is THE Ayurvedic superfood that...