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...

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,...

Winter Rhythms

The Kapha qualities outside can make you feel heavy and lethargic and/or pull you towards foods that promote weight gain or the use of recreational drugs and alcohol to cope with depression, stress, and the winter blues; here we again see the precept “like increases...

Seasonal Vinyasa Winter Practices

Winter is Nature’s time to hibernate and retreat. Since we are also connected to Nature, it is wise that we follow her lead and begin to slow down, get ample amounts of sleep, rest, meditate, and retreat in order to recharge after a long productive year. After all,...

Kriya Yoga = Action

KRIYA YOGA = ACTION Yoga is more complex and far richer than most of us in the West give it credit for. It really is a way of life. After years of living yoga each and every day, and personally experiencing the transformative power of Kriya yoga, I can attest to its...