Greeting & Namaste friends, Happy September! I don't know about you, but I am excited for Mother Earth's transition to autumn and Vata season. I've definitely been enjoying the cooler early morning & evening weather--I even had a couple nights that I was able to turn off the AC and open up the windows. For any of you that have seen me these last couple weeks, you've probably noticed I've been walking around with my trusty pink flannel--growing up in NY & CT kids would wear th
Greeting & Namaste friends, Can you believe we're already in the second half of summer? Here in Tennessee, the kids are already back in school--very different from when I was growing up in New York where summer break lasted from mid June to the beginning of September. Seasonal tides are already shifting, too, and all you gardeners, nature dwellers and early risers are probably noticing the subtle changes. I've noticed the sun has been rising later in the morning hours and set
Greetings and namaste friends, Happy Summer Solstice to you all! If you didn't know, Friday June 21st marked the official first day of summer--while the weather might have already felt like summer here in middle Tennessee, the official summer season is just beginning. The summer solstice is also the International Day of Yoga, which was first observed in 2015. According to Wikipedia, "The idea of International Day of Yoga was first proposed by the current Prime Minister of Ind
Greetings and Namaste friends, Summer is quickly approaching! This celestial shift brings nature--and us humans--into the transition of vata dosha moving us to the pitta season. As the weather gets hotter here in Tennessee, make sure to stay hydrated and try waking up a little earlier to enjoy the cooler morning hours--I enjoy an invigorating 45-minute walk before breakfast to stimulate the body & mind. Last month we dove into exploring the energetic intersection of the dosha
Greetings and namaste friends, Spring has been a source of growth potential. The world is back to life and creative energy is flowing. For me, this has led me to space of curiosity. A curiosity to observe the intersectional nature of yoga, ayurveda and physiology to better understand how to move forward on a path of self-inquiry. Yoga & ayurveda overlap in a number of philosophies, concepts and practices, and one fascinating intersection is that of the chakras and the doshas.
Greetings & Namaste! This month we're going to dive into exploring the three doshas and better understanding how they interact with our body and the world around us! As one of my friends and fellow yoga practitioners aptly put it, “Ayurveda is the Yogi’s medicine cabinet.” Ayurveda is a system of holistic medicine & self-care regimens that stems from the same ancient Vedantic wisdom as Yoga. What I find the most radical and empowering aspects of Ayurveda is that it is prevent