Category Archives: AYURVEDA

October Newsletter: A Call to Practice

“Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break, and with devotion.”   Sutra 1:14 When things get challenging, our practice is often the first to go. It’s in these experiences, that shake the ground beneath us, that actually call for us to step on our mats. This is when we…
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The Transience of Autumn

“It is when we are in transition that we are most completely alive.” -William Bridges Fall is such a powerful reminder of transience of all things. For those of us who thrive in the warmth and light of summer there is a twinge of heartache comes with the arrival of shorter days and cooler weather.…
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Why Being Spiritual Does not Mean Being Perfect

You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.”  -Friedrich Nietzsche Yoga is a path of self-reflection and self-exploration, not self-perfection. I’ve thought a lot about the discipline that comes with living a life based on spiritual principles, and how easy it is to fall into the trap of perfectionism.  We might…
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The Power of Sound + Touch

We all know how sound can alter our consciousness. Think of how you feel when you hear a melody of birds chirping versus a loud siren passing by.  Or, the sound of waves in the ocean versus  a baby screeching. Sound carries vibration and it affects the space that we are in by emitting soundwaves into the…
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Timing is Everything

Happy Spring, friends! Welcome to my first ever newsletter. I know – what took me so long?  I’ve realized more and more over the past year that everything in life is about timing. If we want something to happen we can have all the information, all the talent, all the environmental factors in place but if…
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Balancing Summer Pitta

Summer in the city can be intense. The heat makes us irritable, impatient, and easily frustrated. We can see this on a macrocosmic level in our culture, as aggression goes up along with the temperatures. Although we cannot always directly change the larger consciousness of our society, we do have access to the ancient healing…
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