Category Archives: Ayurveda

Surya Namaskar: Salute the Sun!

In Vinyasa yoga, Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation, is a sequence of yoga poses that is meant to energize, invigorate and rejuvenate the body. This sequence is a great way to start the day or to start your yoga practice. … Continue reading

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Yoga Nidra: The Power of Yogic Sleep

The first time I experienced Yoga Nidra, I was hooked. It was the most relaxing, deep, and profound meditation that I had ever experienced. After the initially daze of coming out of such a calm state, I had such a … Continue reading

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The Love Herb: Benefits of Hawthorn on the Heart [+ Tea Recipe!]

Hawthorn has been touted for thousands of years as a powerful heart medicine. The bright red berry and its leaves grow on a deciduous shrub and comes to harvest in the Fall. It’s a great cardiac medicine and is able … Continue reading

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Abhyanga: The Ancient Method of Self-Massage

For this blog, we had an Ayurvedic Health Coach, Micayla Kuehn, write and share the many health benefits of using the ancient technique of self-massage and oiling! In today‚Äôs society, we are often so busy that we rarely make time … Continue reading

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Winter Essentials: Simple Ways to Use Aromatherapy for the Cold Season

Aromatherapy, the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils, is a simple and effective method to boost immunity, mood, and energy. Essential oils are popular for holistic treatments of issues ranging from bacterial infections to the winter blues. The … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for Tea: Herbal Concoctions for Digestion!

Here we are in the season of indulgence. One of our favorite times of year, the holidays are a time to fill up with love and comfort alongside our loved ones but often we also fill up a little too … Continue reading

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Surya Namaskar: Saluting the Sun!

In Vinyasa yoga, Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation, is a sequence of yoga poses that is meant to energize, invigorate and rejuvenate the body. This sequence is a great way to start the day or to start your yoga practice. … Continue reading

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Activating Anahata Chakra: 5 Poses to Open the Heart!

In yogic philosophy, Anahata, or the heart chakra, is the fourth primary energy center of the body. In Sanskrit, Anahata means “unhurt or unstuck” and it is associated with the air element – love, like air, is within and all … Continue reading

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Going Nuts for Cocos: Why Coconut Oil is the Answer to Everything!

Who doesn’t love coconuts? Coconuts are delicious! They elicit a feeling of sunny days, sandy beaches and palm trees waving in a breeze. Aside from being delightful in your cocktail, coconut water is known for its high electrolyte content and … Continue reading

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Less Stress: Adapt to Life With Adaptogens!

If you asked someone what the benefits of adaptogens were, they might answer that it just depends on what you need. Adaptogens are an amazing class of botanicals that help your body cope with different types of stress in order … Continue reading

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