20 Minute Kapha Balancing Sequence

During the winter months, we can often find ourselves in deep with kapha. Although kapha is extremely important for our overall health and well being, as with all things ayurvedic, balance is key. In this article I’ve outlined the dominant qualities of kapha, and offered an all levels guided practice to support keeping it in check. Happy[…]

Fall Yoga/Ayurvedic Cleansing: Rejuvenation Phase

The final and most important part of our cleanse has arrived- Rejuvenation. Now that the body has cleared itself of imbalances and things not serving, you’re ready to receive. “Rejuvenation practices are usually sweet and comforting, and most people find this phase of cleansing quite enjoyable(1)”. Hopefully the reintroduction phase has allowed your body to[…]

Fall Yoga/Ayurvedic Cleansing: Reintroduction Phase

We are beginning now to step out of the Active Cleansing Phase and move slowly into Reintroduction. “After you complete the active cleansing phase, your body will still be processing the toxins that were stirred into circulation. And your digestive system will have become accustomed to a very clean diet and will be somewhat sensitive to[…]

Fall Yoga/Ayurvedic Cleansing: Active Phase

We have now entered the heart of the fall season. Every morning that I wake up there is a new colorful blanket of leaves adorning the sidewalk and the branches on the trees are announcing their presence. I’m noticing everyone at the store stocking up on various teas and at work lunches are naturally changing[…]

Fall Yoga/Ayurvedic Cleansing: Preparation Phase

It’s the time of year where the leaves begin to change from green to miraculous shades of red, orange and yellow. Scarves get pulled out of the closet and blankets rest on the side of the couch. As the seasons change, so do the needs of our bodies. Transitioning from summer season (pitta) into fall[…]

How the Doshas Influence the Stages of Life

If you have read even a little into the science of Ayurveda, you will have more than likely come across the words vata, pitta and kapha. These words represent the Ayurvedic constitutions or doshas. To review: Vata – Vata is ruled by ether and air. The qualities of vata are light, cold, dry, rough, mobile, subtle,[…]

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Discovering the Deepest Beauty Through Ayurveda

This week Free People Clothing hooked up with Banyan Botanicals to create an inspiring and insightful article on the benefits of bringing the practice of Ayurveda into your beauty regimen. It highlights some of the key components of traditional Ayurvedic practices such as daily routine (dinacharya) and self massage (abhyanga), reminding us how simple self care[…]