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I'm recouping on a surgercation in Guadalajara. What is a surgercation, you ask? It is a cross between medical tourism and a workcation. As I write this blog, I’m on the rooftop pool patio, crutches in sight, and laptop on my lap. I came to need surgery due to repetitive knee injuries, from white water paddle boarding and downhill skiing at high speed. Being the queen of designing my experiences...

Would you prefer to hear about this topic? Click to listen to What are Ayurvedic herbs? on the Yogahealer podcast. In the west, when you think about healing you immediately think about medicine. But Ayurveda is the art of living. It is an ancient healing science. There are no magic pills. That’s why, when I hear about Ayurvedic herbs, I find it funny. What is an Ayurvedic herb? Any plant growing on Planet Earth can be...

Would you prefer to hear about this topic? Click to listen to Can you lose weight with Ayurveda? on the Yogahealer podcast. When people first hear about Ayurveda and the Ayurvedic diet, they often want to know if they can lose weight with Ayurveda. I find that amusing. Of course, you can lose weight with Ayurveda, it is the science of life, the art of living. Being overweight is to have an imbalance. So when we tackle...

We are doing a series on the basics of Ayurveda. Strangely enough, in all these years, this is the first time we are going over What is Ayurveda, What is Vata Dosha, What is Pitta Dosha, and finally, What is Kapha Dosha. This is great information for beginners, but also for those who want to refresh their knowledge or get a few tips for a new Dosha imbalance they’ve encountered. The Doshas represent different forces, and...

In this series, I am taking you into the basics of Ayurveda. But this is not a series just for beginners. Practitioners will also find a ton of information on how to live Ayurveda in a practical and easy way. If are unfamiliar with the topic, before continuing, go through What Is Ayurveda in order to truly grasp the topic. In this article, we will go deeper into what is Pitta Dosha, one of the three main...

Have you just discovered you have a Vata constitution and want to find out more? Or are you familiar with Ayurveda already, but want to dive deeper into your knowledge? This is the right place to be. During this series on the basics of Ayurveda, you will be able to go into detail about what is Ayurveda and the specifics of each dosha, each energy – Vata, Pitta or Kapha. When you understand your imbalances, you can...

During this month, we are going back to basics. We will understand what is Ayurveda, what are the different doshas, and how you can use Ayurveda to improve your life. If you are a practitioner of Ayurveda already, this series can help you go deeper into your practice, and it will make you question some of your beliefs. What does Ayurveda mean? Ayu means life and Vedas means deep study. So Ayurveda is the deep study...

I am a huge believer in using yoga for stress management and stress relief. I do it myself. For that reason I thought I would share some yoga poses that can help you deal with daily stress and even depression. When I think of stress, as an Ayurveda practitioner, I always think about which type of stress we are dealing with. Is it a Vata type of stress? A Pitta type of stress? Kaphas usually don’t...

During this stress series, I’ve been talking a lot about living in rhythm vs. living an arhythmic life. This is because when you are going against the rhythm of the planet, against the most basic laws that created our reality, negative stress will be created. If you do it for a while, you start breaking down. Practices like meditation can help you relax and connect with spirit, so you become mentally and physically stronger. Stress and Spirituality Spirituality...

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