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Why I Use the Word Piehole

I have a pile of responses from the last time I wrote you: subject line: [Autumn=Rejuve] Why Fat Metabolism Matters. Most are provocative reflections and questions. But first I happen to open some fascinating criticism from Casey.(For positive feedback, scroll to the end.) Casey writes: "Oh my gosh! What is your issue or shadow with using the word pie hole! That sounds so derogatory. Why can't you just say "your mouth" or actual term of the body or part. You repeatedly used the word too on your webinar when I listened to it on...

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[Autumn=Rejuve] Why Fat Metabolism Matters

Many of you know I'm into intermittent fasting. Many of you also know the basic teachings of worshiping your agni - your digestive fire - your power of digestion. When we eat too frequently we generate more surface-level thinking. The Yogis of yore were never interested in surface level thinking. They craved depth with their souls. Chances are you also crave to live from a place of depth. When we eat less frequently we tap into our mental capacity. The difference shows up in our productivity. As in the Pareto Principle where 20% of our...

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Worldly and Spiritual Fulfillment and the Nature of Dharma with Rod Stryker

"If you always nurture Dharma, Dharma will always nurture you." - Katha Upanishad In the drama of modern-day hyperstimulation and overwhelm, we can easily lose track of our dharma, our soul purpose. In our modern world — rife with Vata aggravations, including too much information and too many stimuli for our sense organs to process — it’s a wonder we even get dinner on the table. As a modern species, we’re moving toward more mass confusion, not more mental clarity. Amidst this chaos, modern guru Rod Stryker provides sane, sound, and innovative...

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Physical Harmony + Weight Loss for Overweight Vatas, with Cate Stillman

The vast majority of Western society is now considered overweight or obese. For practitioners and/or students of Ayurveda, it can be difficult to determine whether a person's excess weight is a vata or kapha issue. And the question comes up all the time, too. It's simply just harder to tell their constitutions when they have extra pounds of ama and poor-quality tissue on their bodies. Fortunately, there are a few key ways that you can tell the difference between vata and kapha weight. Once you know how to discern that...

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Women + Moon Cycle Empowerment with YouTube Yogini Kassandra Reinhardt

“Nothing is separate in our bodies. Everything is interconnected.” –Kassandra Reinhardt In today's society, we tend to think of our bodies as different parts working together, each with its own function, and rarely affected by other parts of the body. Kassandra Reinhardt seeks to help people feel great in their bodies by releasing this idea in favor of a holistic approach to Yoga and other aspects of life. Because of this separation of different parts of the body as well as the mind, women today also tend to ignore the different phases...

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Ayurveda for Women’s Mental and Emotional Thrive with Mary Thompson

Surround yourself with the people who remind you more of your future than your past." -Dan Sullivan of Strategic Coach   Mary Thompson is an internationally recognized leader in Ayurveda education. Along with being Cate's first teacher at the California College of Ayurveda, Mary has also shared her vast knowledge with hundreds of other Ayurvedic Practitioners in training. She brings her unique insight into mental health issues through an Ayurvedic lens, asserting that psychological problems — including anxiety, frustration, and depression — originate from a person's biorhythms being out of sync. Although...

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Why Drawing Helps You Learn (Even If You’re Bad at It!)

By Kirstin Pinit. Our bodies are incredible machines that receive, process, and evaluate all manner of substances. Just as we use nutritious food to fuel our physical bodies, we take in and assimilate complex information that becomes knowledge, insight, and wisdom. I’m blown away by the massive collection of resources (webinars, coaching calls, books, worksheets, videos, podcasts, articles, group forums, and more) that are offered to the Yogahealer community. It’s a lot of material to receive, sort, process, and use. Are you getting the most out of it? How do you integrate...

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Donna Farhi on Teaching + Practicing Yoga

"Each year I do a round-the-world teaching tour, so even though I live in New Zealand, I feel I have my finger on the pulse of issues percolating within the Yoga community. What I have been witnessing over the last decade is a growing chasm between yoga as a status seeking competitive form of physical elitism, and a veritable ground swell of both newbie and established practitioners seeking a return to Yoga as a practical, relevant, and accessible tool for self-care and self transformation. People used to come to yoga to...

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How to Heal Your Ancestral Patterns Using Ayurveda, with Sarita Rocco

“Honoring your ancestors is the first step in reclaiming your spiritual heritage. As you begin to recover your ancestral memories, you will also uncover unconscious, troubled memories that prevent you from knowing the truth of who you are. According to the Vedic sages, we humans are the only species which has the power of intuition. Yet too easily we forfeit our sacred birthright and with it the ability to change and grow, create, and strive for inner freedom. We have largely forgotten the joy, love, and wellness that are intrinsic...

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