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Ayurvedic Cranberry Chutney

The Holiday season is a time for gathering – coming together in sacred space with friends and loved ones, reflecting on our gratitudes and experiences of the past year, and of course, sharing nourishing food. I have vivid memories of such meals, with many gathered round the table, passing homemade dishes and sharing in laughter. More than anything on the …

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Breathe Through The Holidays

Precisely forcing the crease on your perfectionist sister’s gift into a straight line, tweaking your back while shoveling snow, jaw-dropping as your eyes flitter over your nephew’s 6-page long wishlist – it’s the most won-der-ful time of the year! Of course, we treasure the holidays – those deep winter months correlated with time off work, family parties, giving and receiving, …

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Why is Turmeric So Good For You?

Turmeric is really having its moment. From skincare to golden lattes (seriously, even Starbucks attempted their own turmeric drink), turmeric is a hot commodity. This spice, once only found in Indian cooking, has emerged in the west as the latest health craze with a long list of benefits to back it up. But what makes turmeric so beneficial, and is …

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Fighting Inflammation Holistically

As I was diving into ancient knowledge of Ayurveda, I started to realize that these unrealistic lifestyle expectations that we put ourselves into have become something acceptable, undermining the fact that our bodies cannot adapt to the abnormal. Chronic imbalance has become a common situation affecting every cell and its roots caused by daily stress which we try to ignore …

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Fall Yoga to Balance Vata Dosha

Swirling leaves, animals foraging to prepare for cooler months ahead, children laughing, running, and jumping into piles of fallen leaf litter – these are the images of autumn, the most Vata time of year. In Sanskrit, the root of the word ‘Vata’ means ‘to move’. This time of year summons images that reflect this movement through principles of mobility and …

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Yoga for the Doshas

In Ayurvedic medicine there are three doshas, or energies, that run the human body and mind efficiently. Each dosha correlates with physical, physiological and psychological elements. A person’s bodily dosha and mental dosha may be different, and it changes throughout our lifetime. Ideally, all three doshas are balanced and active. However, as life works, one dosha often dominates the other …

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Grounding with the Root Chakra

What is a Chakra? A chakra is a wheel of energy, originating from ancient Buddhism, Hinduism, and Janism traditions. Overtime, the chakras were narrowed down to seven vital energy centers. Each chakra develops during childhood, from birth to about 7 years old. Different colors, foods, smells, personality traits, and experiences correlate with each chakra. The first chakra, the muladhara chakra, …

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Your Guide To Mindful Eating

We’re in a constant state of multitasking. Between juggling work, family and all that competes for our attention, we often lose focus of our day. Here’s an exercise to test this theory: Where did you eat your last meal? Was it at your computer, in front of the TV, in the car or with your phone? Do you remember how …