Things to Know About Your Liver – Part 3

In the science of Ayurveda, one of the important functions of the liver is to regulate the heat in the blood. If you are getting too hot from enjoying excessive amounts of spicy foods, indulging in too much sunshine, exercising out in the midday heat, or working too...

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...

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,...

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...