practice pranayama

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 …

Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Daily Routines, Doshas, Essential Oils, Kapha, Knowledge Center

Balancing Kapha Dosha

Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you been feeling sluggish or heavy in your body lately? Maybe you’re feeling the struggle to get up and going in the morning, or coping with nagging allergies this time of year. You’re not alone! Kapha season is upon us. And especially as we roll into the end of Spring, many of us experience the effects of this cold, …

self massage

Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Daily Routines, Doshas, Essential Oils, Kapha, Pitta, Vata

Self-Healing through Touch: Nourishing Yourself with Abhyanga

Reading Time: 4 minutes When was the last time you felt that blissful glow from a massage? Your muscles relaxed, your mind at ease, and skin nourished by being touched. In Ayurveda, it is suggested you receive this daily. Yet over the past year, we have grown used to social isolation, lacking in touch and sensory experiences. The practice of Abhyanga, self-oil massage is …

3 Ways to Keep Your Joints Healthy and Young

Kelly Driscoll Daily Routines, Joints, Lifestyle, Product Articles

3 Ways to Keep Your Joints Healthy and Young

Reading Time: 4 minutes Two things most, if not all, indigenous civilizations have in common is a lifestyle that is rooted in movement, and a diet that is rich in anti-inflammatory super foods. Picture tribes of the Amazon, traveling the Amazon River, navigating the rain forests; ancient civilizations in the fertile crescent, squatting in the fields as they farmed and worked the land; Oriental …

3 Essential Oils that Will Calm Your Digestive System

Natalia Lewallen Daily Routines, Essential Oils, Lifestyle, Product Articles

3 Essential Oils that Will Calm Your Digestive System

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you value health and wellness, you probably know that keeping your gut in good condition is critical to your overall wellbeing. If your gut flora is out of whack, it not only affects your digestive system, but also your immune function, cognitive abilities, and emotional health. Beyond eating a nutritious diet high in fiber, you can find other holistic …

the six tastes of ayurveda

Kelly Driscoll Ayurveda & You, Daily Routines, Lifestyle, Recipes & DIY

The Six Tastes of Ayurveda

Reading Time: 4 minutes The six tastes of Ayurveda should be included in your diet to maintain nutritional balance. What is the best meal you’ve ever eaten? Imagine it now: what do you see, what do you smell, what do you taste? Taste has a strong pull for humans. We have emotional connections to tastes; your mom’s chocolate chip cookies she always made for …

5 tips to achieve ans sustain a healthy digestion

Natalia Lewallen Ayurveda & You, Digestion, Doshas, Kapha, Pitta, Vata

5 Tips to Achieve and sustain a Healthy Digestion

Reading Time: 3 minutes Digestion is a complex process. Although it does not require our conscious attention, we do have indirect control of these processes. If our digestive system is not in good shape, undigested food will collect in the intestine, leading to an array of digestive problems and auto-immune disorders. In this article we will share tips on how to achieve and sustain …

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 …

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