Wellness Wednesday :: Herbs for Sleep and Insomnia

Wellness Wednesday ::  Herbs for Sleep and Insomnia

Of course we all occasionally have a night where we can’t sleep very well. But when a lack of sleep becomes a more regular occurrence it can create all kinds of issues with your mood, immunity and hormonal system. If you can’t lose those extra pounds, if you tend towards anxiety, or depression or if you wish your skin would clear up you’ll want to watch this.

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The Life Changing Power of Ayurveda

The Life Changing Power of Ayurveda

My dear friend and Ayurvedic practitioner Talya Lutzker, asked me to speak in her online wisdom interview series all about Ayurveda recently. We had a lovely conversation all about how to find more consistency, calming and grounding in your life. Talya is a total gem, and I'm happy to share the interview with you here!

You’ve probably heard the buzz about Ayurveda and the genuine difference it’s making in people’s lives. Ayurveda is not just the latest fad. It's a time-tested system from ancient India, and its rising popularity comes at a needed time. A time when our society is desperate for more accessible, honest health care.

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Wellness Wednesday :: Seasonal Practices for Spring

Wellness Wednesday :: Seasonal Practices for Spring

Did you know this is the best time of year to get the heaviness of winter moving again? Right now in the northern hemisphere its spring. New green leaves are popping up around us and everywhere there’s new growth.  During the spring there is a gradual moving up and out. Spring is a time when we move from the internal focus of winter to the expansiveness of summer.

In the Chinese system this is the time of the wood element - its a time to find clarity around our direction and vision. A time when we can invite more creativity into our lives, and a time we can release stuck emotional patterns.

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Join me for 7 Days of Spring

Join me for 7 Days of Spring

Spring is a such a wonderful time for a fresh start! Just as the buds burst through the ground, and the trees start to open, so do we! 

As the season changes, it can be a powerful time reevaluate our habits. I've seen time and again how simple daily practices can transform health and increase wellbeing. And when you create regular habits you see the best results.

So I created 7 Days of Spring.

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What is Cupping and How does Cupping Work?

What is Cupping and How does Cupping Work?

Recently, the practice of cupping received an uptick of interest in popular culture so I thought I would provide some general information on the practice here. I use cupping on patients in my Chinese Medicine practice and I've personally received plenty of cupping myself! 

The use of cupping therapy has been used for thousands of years in a wide variety of cultures and traditions around the globe. According to expert accounts, almost every traditional medical system has a healing modality that is similar to "cupping". 

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Yoga Posture Basics :: Salamba Setu Bandhasana / Supported Bridge Pose

Yoga Posture Basics :: Salamba Setu Bandhasana / Supported Bridge Pose

Supported bridge pose or Salamba Setu Bandhasana is a restorative posture that helps to create more length in the front of the body, the deep belly, ileopsoas muscle and chest. It helps to tone the organs in the pelvis and abdomen as well as putting gentle pressure on the lower back. In addition, it is a very gentle inversion which increases blood flow through the neck and throat.

This posture can be used to counteract fatigue and to create a sense of rejuvenation. 

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Yoga Posture Basics : Reclined Bound Angle / Supported Butterfly Pose

Yoga Posture Basics : Reclined Bound Angle / Supported Butterfly Pose

This posture is a wonderful pose to integrate into your practice due to its restorative and restful effect on the body. Take your time to set it up, and enjoy!

Reclined bound angle posture (supported butterfly pose) helps to open the chest, lungs, heart, abdomen, and pelvis. Its one of the best postures we have for women during the menstrual cycle and helps to alleviate the effects of stress on the body.

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Teacher Interview : Jill Satterfield

Teacher Interview : Jill Satterfield

"How we work with what we see is how we develop" ~ Jill Satterfield Jill Satterfield is the founder of Vajra Yoga and Meditation. Over 35 years ago Jill turned to yoga and meditation because of chronic pain. She managed to heal herself completely and since then she has been teaching a combination of yoga and Buddhism. Jill has been one of my teachers....

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Teacher Interview :: Dr. Saraswati

Teacher Interview :: Dr. Saraswati

In today's interview I speak with Dr.Saraswati. In particular, Dr.Saraswati works primarily with women. We get into some interesting areas of discussion including some great practices for women who are experiencing menopausal changes and for women of all ages who want to keep their hormonal health at optimum. We even chat a bit about yoga for fertility. And if you're a teacher this isn't one to miss either!  

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