It’s a Great Time to Cleanse

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?

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The Heart: Deep Cuts

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.

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Escalante & Lake Powell Road Trip

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.

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