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Recipe: Simple Cardamom Rosewater Rice Pudding
5-Tips for beating a Summertime Heatwave
Tip #1: Abhyanga with Coconut Oil Coconut Oil is considered a “refrigerant” in Ayurveda. This means it’s very cooling. Slather this on for your daily Abhyanga (self-oil massage), allow the benefits of the coconut to absorb in for about 10-minutes before taking your shower. Remember… don’t use soap, instead, just[...]
Card Games and Holistic Wellness
For the longest time, people have been playing card games. And while these activities are often taken up because they are enjoyable, they can also have a number of positive effects on a person’s wellbeing too. Before we delve into that subject though, it’s important to note that just like[...]
Dogs Have Ayurvedic Constitutions Too! (Banyan Botanicals article)
Let’s begin with the doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha. All dogs align with Ayurveda’s prakruti/vikruti paradigm. No doubt about that. It’s more than personality. There are ways to assess overall bone, physique, muscle, stamina, facial features, and so forth, to derive inherent doshic characteristics and features of your dog. Though I am not a[...]
Quick Breakfast for Energy: Cottage Cheese Bowl
This is a fantastic, and surprisingly delicious, breakfast dish which provides you with a lot of energy to get going right away in the morning. I recently saw this while watching an episode of Dr. Oz about increasing energy, and while it seemed odd to eat this for breakfast, I[...]
The Inauguration of Trump: What the I-Ching has to say for Today
The I-Ching is a beautiful tool, especially during times of change and transitions. All month, I’ve been sitting here and thinking “How can I best help my friends and clients through this very turbulent transition that we’re experiencing in January?” The answer came early in the month to offer the I-Ching[...]
How much Water should I be drinking?
We’ve all heard the old saying “Eight-8 ounce glasses of water a day.” Though, is this really correct for everyone? The simple answer is NO. The Eight-8 ounce glasses of water per day is the rough amount needed for an individual that weighs about 150 pounds (in reality, this rule[...]
Simple things for Fall Health
Fall is the sunset of the year where everything starts moving inward and represents the element of Metal. Metal is the element associated with the corresponding organs of the lungs and large intestines, and is the element of contracting. Water to ice, earth becomes metal or gems, air condenses into[...]
Balancing and Cleansing Basic Kitchari
by SchaOn Blodgett, CCP, BTAT Kitchari is pretty much a staple within Ayurveda, and there are many, many varieties out there. The basics of all kitchari is that it is rice and beans, with various spices. Kitchari is meant to be easy to digest, cleansing and strengthening without robbing the system of[...]
As Easy As Breathing
by Matt Cates Whether from meditation or yoga, a yawn from being tired, a sigh of grief, or laugh of joy, our breath has more power than we often give thought to.  I believe that’s because breathing is so automatic most of us don’t even notice when our patterns change even[...]

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