Courage

As a female I don’t remember being told I had to be strong, I had to have courage. I also don’t think my brothers were told that either ,but perhaps it is more expected in males. It was quite the opposite. I was raised by a mother who promoted the ” good girl’ behavior, the…

Ayurvedic Cleanse

Kitchari Cleanse Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga, holds many rituals suited for today’s lifestyle. For example, did you know ” intermittent fasting” stemmed from Ayurvedic practices? Eating an early dinner around 6pm and not eating until the morning is recommended for better detoxification at night, improved digestion and easeful sleep. Detoxifying practices such as…

Building Ojas

Who doesn’t strive for more vim and vigor in their lives? The Sanskrit term for this quality is ” ojas”.  When we have strength, happiness, and good immunity we are likely having good ojas. What are some signs of good ojas? Glowing skin, a sparkle in the eyes, ample energy, no aches and pains, mental…

All Things Rose

Dear friends, When we receive a bouquet of roses we are touched in the heart. Both the giver and receiver are gifted and uplifted. Isn’t that true? The qualities of rose is an apt conversation for the summer as the properties of rose are – cooling, moisturizing and soothing. Yes both for the heart/emotions as well as having a nourishing…

The Power of Words

Dear friends, The power of mantras (from last week’s blog) is really the power of words. Your words also have a vibration. I’m beginning to become insightful about the power of my words as they create certain perceptions! At the same time, I find Sandra Ingerman, world reknowned shaman writing about this in her monthly blog…

Mung Bean Pancakes

Dear friends, I learned of a great way to use split mung beans and I’d like to share it with you! We know it’s used in kitchari but another way these beans can be used is in…. pancakes. Who doesn’t like a pancake or crepe ,filled with greens or veggies in this particular form? Be creative…

Marma Points for Awareness and Alertness

Dear friends, It’s been some time since I’ve written. Holidays have gone by, a new year has begun. So much energy has been spent. Marma point therapy is an ancient Ayurvedic pressure point healing modality that clears blocks energetically from the body, mind and consciousness. It increases vitality, energy flow and enhances the skin/antiaging. Marma…