wellness and health Tag

Food as Sukha Sadhana and the Creation of Good Space with Kate O’Donell

A sattvic state of mind is one that is naturally calm, clear, and at peace. But when the world tugs at our minds and our egos, it makes them anxious, wild, and scattered making  it difficult to feel peace and stability within. In her Ayurvedic Cookbooks, Kate O’Donnell uses food preparation as a way to harness this undisturbed, sattvic state of mind that we desire to cultivate. Today, Kate and I chat about the importance of our daily habits in terms of sukha sadhana and how to bring about a...

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How to Heal and Restore with Yoga Nidra with Rod Stryker (Part 1)

Culturally, we are moving towards higher levels of division and speed. Everything in our world is getting faster and faster and thus we are having to split ourselves up into smaller parts to get everything done. This disrupts our physiology as we have to process more sensory input than we ever have before; the acceleration and distraction we have created in today’s world causes us to be anxious, fearful, depressed, or scatterbrained.Yoga Nidra is a practice that allows us to do the opposite. By lying down and using the healing...

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Time Saver for the Holidays Butternut Squash

My passion to feed others delicious, local, organic and easily digestible food has always been present in my life, from my time as sous chef at Yasodhara Ashram in British Columbia to my cooking time in my own kitchen at home. These days, quality family time is of the essence and there’s no time to waste, especially during the holidays.Each year I buy $250 worth of local squash and I place them around my house, which allows me to keep an eye on them. If I see one going off...

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Gut Shot Recipes From A Trendy Ayurvedic Detox Guide 2

What is that, you ask?Green juice. Cold brew coffee. And colorful varieties of #gutshots.Check out here Gut Shot Recipes From A Trendy Ayurvedic Detox Guide 1Water + Vegetable + Blender + Time = Gut Shot RecipeDiscover more about the Body ThriveAma Busters Gut shots bust ama. I knew you thought, “#Gutshots” is a violent word.You'll right. A shot in the gut. A kick in the pants. A kick in the pants of your agni, that is.And we all know what agni does to ama, now don’t we? (If we don’t -print the Ama + Agni tipsheet )How...

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Cold Water Plunges and Cryotherapy with Kevin Kramer

On today’s podcast I talk with Kevin Kramer, CEO of US Cryotherapy, about the use of cold temperatures on our bodies as a holistic health and wellness approach.  Cryotherapy, or cold therapy, is becoming increasingly popular in the past few years with much emphasis on Wim Hof and his findings that extreme cold can improve mental and physical health and prolong life. Cold therapy has been found to stimulate the immune system, reduce inflammation and acute injury, and increase energy!For the past few months, I have been trying out cold...

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Gut Shot Recipes From A Trendy Ayurvedic Detox Guide 1

I’m a big fan of attuning to the desire behind the desire.Going into the Yogidetox I wanted this:What is that, you ask?Green juice. Cold brew coffee. And colorful varieties of #gutshots. I’d discovered #gutshots in Burley, Idaho. Burley, Idaho is exactly how you might be thinking.                                                                                                 ...

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Yogahealer Pranayama WhiteWater Stand Up Paddle Boarding

It's a little uncomfortable in a false authoritative way to write from my perspective as Yogahealer. I got the domain yogahealer.com in 2001. I was living in San Francisco, finishing Yoga school and Ayurveda school. Both schools were 2 year trainings and I was about to enter my career in healing, both personal and planetary. That much was clear.Yogahealer wasn't taken back in 2001, until I claimed it. Over the past 17 years, Yogahealer grew into a tribe, a curricula, and a platform. We're heading into young adulthood in the...

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How to Hydrate Right! With Alex Biondo and Gale Edison

We all know that hydration is important and absolutely essential for our survival. But did you also know that water makes our skin look lustrous and supple? Or that water lubricates our digestive tracts and makes us pooping champions? Or that it gives us energy and vibrancy and helps us to look healthy, shiny, and radiant?Listen in on this podcast with Alex Biondo and Gale Edison and learn about the importance of hydration. Shift your perspective and your drinking habits; instead of drinking water to survive,  drink water to Thrive!What...

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