Seasonal Cycles :: Release into Fall

Seasonal Cycles :: Release into Fall

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine this season is related to the metal element and the Lung and Large Intestine. The Lung is considered the most sensitive organ and is very closely connected to immunity so this time of year is a great time to boost the immunity to protect the lung. The Large Intestine is also important this time of year so doing a colon cleanse or a cleanse that has a focus on fiber which will help to clean out the intestines can also be beneficial.

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My Favourite Self Care Ritual :: Ayurvedic Self Massage

My Favourite Self Care Ritual :: Ayurvedic Self Massage

One of my very favourite rituals I like to share with clients and students this time of year is the practice of self-massage. Autumn is such a great time of year to develop this habit because this is the time of year when the energetic quality of vata increases. This practice is also helpful if you spend a lot of time flying, traveling, or you feel you don't have much routine or regularity in your life.

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Loss and All the Seasons of Our Life

Loss and All the Seasons of Our Life

And.... EXHALE.

I sometimes sit on my front porch wrapped in warmth listening to the rain. Every evening the night sky gets darker earlier and the tree in the front yard loses more of her leaves.

At times it feels as if I am also losing my leaves. Stripped bare to bark and branches. Turning inward. Finding quiet. Exploring the depths of loss.

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