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Make Your Own Artisanal Culinary Salt or Bouillon from Wild Weeds + Garden Herbs

I’m so not a foodie. I’m so not someone who makes artisanal salts. But then, one day I did. And I became that person who puts salts together with specks of dried leaves and seeds and grinds the whole thing together. I ended up with a salt/bouillon mix, which is crazy pants awesome. Now I’m a convert—as you can see below when you read about how I make my own bouillon/salt. I should back up a bit and say that, over the years, I’ve become a wildcrafter and a gardener. I wildcraft...

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10 Ayurveda Tips for Intermittent Fasting

I feel like I’m single woman-ly driving SEO for Intermittent Fasting + Ayurveda. Which is cool. I’m digging intermittent fasting and this ongoing experiment I’m doing to increase my mental capacity. I’ve dropped a pant size but haven’t lost any muscle or strength, which is groovy. Not that the pant size matters—it’s more of the experience of deep cellular integrity and efficiency that I’m after. Because why not feel amazing, right? For those who are curious about all this, watch the video. [embed height="500" width="500"]https://vimeo.com/209232306[/embed] And if you want to bring a friend for...

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[Learn Ayurveda] How to Heal your Ancestral Patterns with Tarpana – Part 2

If you missed Part 1 - which is about personal story with intergenerational and ancestral healing, you might want to go there for context. If you want how to’s - here you go. I recommend printing this one for reference, and storing it where you meditate.  *    *    *   *   *   *   *    *    *   *   *   *   *    *    *   *   *   *    *    *    *   *   *   * The guru of our time on ancestral healing is Mother Maya Tiwari. Let’s start with her words. She set up...

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[Learn Ayurveda] How to Heal your ancestral patterns with Tarpana – Part 1

When I gave this tribe a bunch of options on what I should write about next, ancestral healing shot to the top of the lists. I didn’t think I had much to say about it. Then I started to write. It turned into 2 parts. In this email I set the tone. In the next email I fill you in on the how-to’s of ancestral healing. If that is what you are after - skip this email. It’s full of personal story about my ancestral healing, not how-tos. But, you’ll...

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Yantras on the Path of Yoga + Ayurveda

Susan Fauman loves shapes. From what I can tell she thinks in shapes. She makes her food into shapes and takes pictures of those shapes. While it’s all in the art of play, the shapes come from her 15 years of study and teaching in Yoga & Ayurveda, and her love of Yantra. Earth Element. Oatmeal with turmeric and butter. Cooked oats have an incredibly soothing effect on the nervous system and help build stamina. The addition of turmeric increases their warming capacity and butter helps smooth their rough quality. Prepared...

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[Learn Ayurveda] Instill the Habits of Enlightenment

  The habits of yogis are based on biohacking. The yogis needed mental clarity for spiritual attainment. To achieve this mental clarity, they found out that optimizing how their bodies functioned was key. All systems needed some upgrading, from the most mundane like taking a great poop in the early morning to deep-tissue hydration and lubrication, to refined nutrient absorption and tissue formation, to sound rest and cellular repair. When the physical body is optimized, the mind becomes clear, the emotions become loving, and from this ground our are more open, receptive and internally...

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[Learn Ayurveda] Diet for Your Constitution

Use the Right Tip Sheet for Your Constitution    If you’ve taken an Ayurvedic constitutional quiz, you’re ready to dial in the most basic tips to honor the particular digestive pattern that comes with your constitution. These tips will help you do just that. (You should also learn about Enhancing Your Digestion. The following tips come secondary to that. And if you haven’t Befriended Your Constitution, you’ll also want to read that first. Then, print the Food + Focus tip sheet for your constitution. You can also choose the Food + Focus tip...

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[Learn Ayurveda] Know the Power of Your Constitution

A few days ago, I had a paddle boarding date with my husband. Any day we’re in Mexico and have swell, we have these dates. One of the advantages of surfing on a paddleboard is that you get to stand and talk between waves, and standing is better for conversation. Winston has been with me since before my Ayurveda and Yoga training. To say that he learned Ayurveda through me is an understatement. The man has lived in a sea of Ayurveda and Yoga for the past two decades. As...

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[Learn Ayurveda] Enhance your Digestion

As promised, I'm kicking off our [Learn Ayurveda] series for February to help us absorb the core techings. I'll also share my most recent "aha's" and personal breakthroughs in the hopes of inspiring you. When I first started blogging on Ayurveda, not much was out there on the web. Now, a ton of information is out there. In that light I'll write in my own voice, with my own stories and perspective. If you like, hit reply and let me know what lands. Without further ado...

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Habit from Ayurveda

Do you know the #1 Habit from Ayurveda that will guarantee you: You will wake up with more energy You won’t have a puffy face in the morning You will sleep much more deeply I found out about the habit the hard way. Most of us are familiar with the hard way. It’s the way of unconscious habits -the habits we don’t even know are causing us minor discomforts and slow degeneration. I was not a body thriving kind of kid. My earliest memories include constipation and migraines. At five years old, I had headaches so...

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