Kelly Driscoll Ayurveda & You, Doshas, Lifestyle, Vata, Vata Dosa, Yoga & Meditation

Fall Yoga to Balance Vata Dosha

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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 …

ayurveda and energy

Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Essential Oils, Lifestyle, Seasonal Guides, Yoga & Meditation

Ayurveda & Energy Work: A Combined Path to Healing

Reading Time: 3 minutes Achieving ultimate wellness, life-fulfillment, and happiness include healing through the multiple layers of the mind, body, and soul and this can be achieved through energy work.   Have you ever noticed that when you care for your physical body; eating and sleeping well, exercising regularly, and breathing deeply, you begin to think clearer, feel happier, become more intuitive, and make …

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Yoga Poses to Start and End Your Day

Reading Time: 4 minutes Yoga is both a physical and spiritual practice. There are many varieties of yoga, including vinyasa, Hatha, ashtanga, yin, and more. Adding a few foundational poses to your morning and evening routine will create a habit to start and end your day. The energizing morning poses are designed to invigorate your body, while the night poses can help quiet the …

Combating Stress with Restorative Yoga

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Combating Stress with Restorative Yoga

Reading Time: 5 minutes One breath at a time. One step at a time. That is all we need. All we have is this right now. And all is going to be okay. The focus of restorative Yoga is not on stretching or strengthening, but solely in releasing and relaxing! Do you feel addicted to being busy? Are you craving some down-time? Maybe you’re …

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Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Daily Routines, Essential Oils, Lifestyle, Yoga & Meditation

The Practice of Pranayama- Breathe Your Way to Stress Relief

Reading Time: 4 minutes Think back on your day for a moment – when was the last time you took a deep, slow, belly breath? When you woke up? Before sitting down for that beautiful and nourishing lunch of yours? With your afternoon coffee or tea? Was there space at all for a deep breath in your day? Join the author here and pause …

meditation practice

Kelly Driscoll Daily Routines, Lifestyle, Yoga & Meditation

Finding Your Meditation Style

Reading Time: 5 minutes When you hear the word meditation, your mind might summon images of ancient sages and rishis sitting in lotus pose, legs crossed, hands in mudra, eyes closed in seemingly perfect concentration and connection to the divine. You might then think ‘this is not for me,’ ‘how the heck am I supposed to concentrate like that?’ or perhaps ‘that just won’t …

yoga & ayurveda

Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Doshas, Essential Oils, Kapha, Lifestyle, Pitta, Vata, Yoga & Meditation

Yoga & Ayurveda: Discovering the Best Practices for Each Dosha

Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you ever wondered why certain yoga poses leave you feeling rejuvenated, calm, centered, and balanced while others feel more agitating, sore, or awkward? Maybe you have a friend who thrives from a hot, powerful yoga class, while you enjoy the slower, gentle stretching. Learn why in this article about Yoga & Ayurveda: Discovering the best yoga practices for each …

The Ultimate Self-Care Tool: Gratitude Journaling

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The Ultimate Self-Care Tool: Gratitude Journaling

Reading Time: 5 minutes You know how an hour-long yoga practice is sort of magical in how it can transform your day? Well, gratitude journaling has the same type of magic … and the power to shift your entire life. I have cultivated a gratitude practice, interwoven with my yoga practice, for more than a decade. It started for me as I was emerging …

4 Rejuvenating Ways to Close out 2020

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Rounding out the Year! 4 Rejuvenating Ways to Close out 2020

Reading Time: 4 minutes Phew! 2020. Yes… we have been hearing, experiencing, and feeling it ALL for the past year. However, magically enough, a new year is soon upon us. And while this period of time has hit us each individually in our own personal ways, this final month of the year is a wonderful opportunity to close out 2020 in the most epic …

Kelly Driscoll Ayurveda & You, Doshas, Lifestyle, Yoga & Meditation

Yoga for the Doshas

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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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