We have been taught to look outside of ourselves for health answers. We are supposed to see a trained professional, get a test, a pill, a treatment from someone educated and versed in the latest scientific studies and breakthroughs. They know how to help us. We try to describe our aches and pains and wait [...]
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Connect to your innate wisdom What if we could sync into inner wisdom and connect to an all knowing doctor who could help us steer clear of pitfalls in our health? What if we could find our personal in-house doctor, willing to tell us everything that we need to know, if only we are able [...]
Your heart skips a beat. You see an invitation to something that sounds just perfect for you. It has been in your thoughts lately, maybe just at the back of your mind. But it definitely sounds appealing to you. When was the last time you felt like this? Was it a retreat, a course, a [...]
The Exhaustion Loop There is this cycle that happens over and over again. It keeps us trapped in an exhausting behavioral loop that always ends the same way - in defeat. We make a decision to get serious about our health and wellness and we jump in with enthusiasm, “pulling up our bootstraps” to do [...]
The Things I Have Learned in my Yoga Teacher Training: 1. It is just the beginning Do you believe that you’ll take your “Yoga Teacher Training” and acquire all the skills you’ll need? Your first training just whets your appetite. 2. Find your voice After every training your teacher’s voice will reverberate in your classes. [...]
Upstairs, above the yoga studio, works a very accomplished, professional woman. She is well educated, highly skilled, and authoritative. I know this because I can hear her shoes. The click, click, click of her power heels as she crosses the floor above me screams a successful businesswoman. I reflect on my quiet bare feet and [...]
Can you picture parts of your anatomy as water or fire or earth? Feel the fluidity of water and vitality of breath? It is an interesting thing to picture the elements of the earth as part of your being, and it gives a rich and juicy metaphor to play with. Ayurveda and Yoga see the [...]
A Sweet Sailing Life: My Cruise Ship Analogy For Understanding Your Nervous System Imagine a cruise ship sailing calm warm seas. You are on deck with the sun shining down on you. Attentive staff surround you, ensuring that you always have a cocktail in hand, preparing beautiful food, creating entertainment, or cleaning your room. Think [...]
An exhale, an opportunity to let go of what no longer serves you, to clean stuff out and create space for something new. Feel stuck? This one will help you clear away the clutter and feel the potential of each vibrant inhale.
Understanding our connection to the five elements helps us find our balance. I feel like I connect to these elements through my Ayurvedic understanding of them. As I tune into how I feel I can use the elements as descriptors of what I feel in my body. They give me metaphors and visuals that guide [...]