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Unlock the Truth in Your Natural Elements

Unlock the Truth in Your Natural Elements

Can you picture parts of your anatomy as water or fire or earth? Feel the fluidity of water and vitality of breath? It is an interesting thing to picture the elements of the earth as part of your being, and it gives a rich and juicy metaphor to play with. Ayurveda and Yoga see the body the same way they see nature, comprised of the same elemental qualities: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether. These natural elements work in a dynamic relationship with each other for our optimal health and vitality. The...

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What you have to know about using essential oils

What you have to know about using essential oils

For most of us kitchen magic refers to our ability to make tasty and nutritious food. We live in such a consumer society but even those of us who have managed to ditch the processed food still trot off to the drugstore or the health food shop to buy out skincare essentials. In this podcast episode Militza Maury talks about the ah ha moment when she realised the outbreaks she was experiencing on her skin were related to her internal thoughts. She shares how she started making lotions and beauty...

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Ayurveda Tips for Your 5 Senses this Christmas

Ayurveda Tips for Your 5 Senses this Christmas

Do you often feel overwhelmed by all the glitz, bling and noise of the Christmas Holiday Season? It’s no wonder if you do. There is an overabundance of plastic packaging, cheaply made consumer products and the pressure to commercialize the season. And many people are searching for ways to keep things more simple and wholesome this year. They are looking to spend more quality time with family and friends. And less time stressing about meeting the demands of unrealistic “Wish Lists”. Many are hoping to avoid busy malls and box...

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Self Massage + Foam Rolling

I live in Mexico half the year and spend a chunk of time each week on a paddle board. We have a fleet to meet the different conditions and opportunities. I'm studying paddle technique because I'm clearly not doing it in a sustainable way. My left piriformis is in a knot, my right trapezius is pissed off from overuse, and my left deltoid knows there is a better way. While I'm working on technique to stop inflicting and inflaming myself, I counterbalance with my foam roller. To see how to use one,...

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Top 3 Ways to Build Ojas

(In Ayurveda, Ojas is our protection – our immunity from disease and from the penetration of negative vibrations. Ojas  is the connecting factor, gelling consciousness (the divine energy of prana and the divine light of tejas) into the organism into a connective network informed by Divine intelligence. Ojas is formed by digesting consciousness via foods and experiences back into the essence of consciousness (the Absolute). 1. Build Ojas Physically: Eat Seasonally. If we eat what is offered by nature seasonally and without much processing, our ojas will tend to be strong. We will...

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