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Your digestive tract is your Maha Vaha Srota. And why should you care? I assume you like me grew up in the West, and with a Western perspective of the body as machine. The Eastern perspective is really different. Eastern systems see the body as a series of channels that carry consciousness. I know – what a concept.  Some of the channels are subtle, like the mind channels and the prana channels. Some of the channels are...

As far as I can tell, summer living foods sadhana has a lot to do with winter. Those of you involved in growing or foraging food are familiar with the ridiculous bounty available right now. I grew up learning about canning, which destroys prana, enzymes and nutrients. With the dehydrator and small batch pickling, you can preserve your nutrients for times of scarcity. I’m mostly drying this year… because it’s crazy easy. Here is my mid-summer kitchen...

With so many people experiencing traumatic events like the hurricanes, earthquakes and devastating losses, I created a little quick guide for when you have a chance to direct energy out of survival and get back on track. Below I give a short description of what trauma does to the doshas. Please forward the quick guide cheat sheet to anyone you love going through trauma. trau·ma A deeply distressing or disturbing experience Emotional shock following a stressful event or...

Attune to Perfection Autumn is the season of nourishment below and movement above. Plants send sugar and moisture to the root. You’d be wise to do the same. If you don’t act like the plants outside your dwelling, you lose access to the potent seasonal energy. GMAT-Verbal Your body will get dry… your mind will get anxious.  So, act like a plant. Print your Autumn Day Cheat Sheet and attune to the perfection of autumn. Yogi’s Autumn Day Cheat Sheet Root and lube...

It has less to do with germs (outer environment) and more to do with your lymph (inner environment) How to Prevent a Cold Did you know getting colds is optional? Most parents I know assume that getting colds is part of normal childhood terrain. And it is normal, in terms of common,but it’s not normal in terms of healthy. Colds occur with an unhealthy lymph system or an depleted immune system.Your child’s body is communicating through signs and symptoms exactly what...

I’ve made you a Spring Day Cheatsheet. Print it, and put it on your fridge. You are welcome to forward it around on Facebook or link in your next newsletter if you have yoga students to share it with. Ayurveda Guidelines for Spring – Print + Share Detox the Junk in your Trunk Unglue your gut. Unflannel your channels. After the long winter every cell in your body is begging for you to press the reset button. Spring is the...