Is there a frog in your throat? Or, did a cat get your tongue? Maybe you find yourself buttoning your lips often? Perhaps you speak with a forked tongue, have a loose tongue or often wag your tongue? Do you speak your mind or do you pay lip service? Do you let people put words in your mouth?Continue reading “Balancing Your Communication Center”
According to Ayurveda, there are specific times during the year when recalibrating our systems is essential. The time for cleansing is at the Ritu Sandhi or the 2 week or so juncture between the seasons.
This cleanse routine isn’t meant to be a method for losing weight (necessarily) and it certainly isn’t designed to deprive you of nourishment. On the contrary, Ayurvedic cleanses support and nourish your digestion so that you can reestablish your sleep habits, elimination, energy levels and, ultimately, restore your overall well-being.
How does a seasonal cleanse re-balance our systems?Continue reading “It’s a Great Time to Cleanse”
Throughout our lives we are subjected to impressions of who we think we should be. We absorb these distorted beliefs and allow them to influence us. A lot of times we even define ourselves by them. Why do we do this?Continue reading “Communicate Your Truth”
This past week was filled with challenges… making me grateful for the tools of yoga that I have honed over the years. The ups and downs – I will spare you with the details as we all have challenges – left me feeling negative and imbalanced.Continue reading “Releasing Negativity”
How do Essential Oils radiate the body?
In a previous post, I gave you the information on what happens to the essential oils once they enter the cells of the body. But, this month, I’d like to start back at the beginning of the process – essential oil application.Continue reading “Essential Oils for Radiant Love”
This month we have been exploring all of the basic aspects of the heart: the feelings, emotions and connections that it provides as well as the subtle energies of the heart chakra. But, there are still lesser known and deeper layers of the heart that Ayurveda and Yoga describe to us. These “deep cuts” speak to the expansive quality of the heart chakra as it relates to its element – air.Continue reading “The Heart: Deep Cuts”
Next week, I will host a class for creating greater healing and balance for the Anahata or heart chakra. The Anahata is the energetic place for harmonizing and perpetuating the flow of tenderness, warmth and love.Continue reading “Anahata, the Chakra of Contentment”
This month, I’ll be dedicating the blog to the energy of love. For a couple of reasons, my monthly Zoom class series, Yoga & the Chakras is addressing the heart chakra in August and also, this month my husband and I are celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary.
What is it that connects the heart so strongly to the energy of love?Continue reading “The Energy of Love”
Last month, my husband and I started a commitment to road trip every month or so to explore the wondrous surroundings of our southwest desert location. In the past, we’ve done some traveling to Joshua Tree, Bisbee, Moab, and other Colorado locations but when we lived in Sedona, that locale was excellent for exploring and hiking so we often stayed put. Other trips were primarily based on family visits, leaving us little opportunity for new wanderings and discoveries.
Recently, we planned a three day trip to Escalante, Utah.Continue reading “Escalante & Lake Powell Road Trip”
What makes Essential oils so essential for our bodies?Continue reading “Essential Oils for Digestion”