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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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Ayurveda, Food, Cooking, and the Gunas with Kate O’Donnell

Kate O’Donnell, author of the new, yet to be released cookbook, Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind talks with me about the three gunas: sattva, rajas and tamas, in relation to who we are on this planet and our bigger life goals. We dive deep into the patterns of Ayurveda, the food we choose to nourish ourselves with, and the connections between human beings and the planet.We talk about health evolution, the expansiveness of our minds and bodies, the process of self nourishment and how we can connect...

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The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook with Kate O’Donnell

If you've ever wondered how to streamline nourishing your body with food, you'll love today's conversation with Kate O'Donnell. Kate recently released the The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook: A Seasonal Guide to Eating and Living Well.Kate and I found we both teach Ayurveda based on the Gunas instead of the doshas . We find it's an easier way to help people tap into what is happening within their bodies, and an easier tool to move towards balance.. One does not need to be well versed in Ayurveda to feel for hot,...

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Read your Body like a Book, part 4

Part 4: Share your knowledge far and wide. Now that you have gathered some information, done a little analysis and perhaps even changed your behavior, let's talk about the implications of this.Reading your body like a book makes you more aware of what the various parts of your body are communicating. Perhaps you see now that the parts (tongue, feces, skin, mood) can't stop communicating with your powers of observation. It's just always already there.  The parts are making up a picture of the whole.  Your body is creating a moment-by-moment...

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