Ayurveda

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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How to Fall in Love with Your Reflection

Introducing Yoga for Your Face Watch this video- in it I tell you a bit about why I love facial yoga, but more importantly, I demonstrate all my favorite postures!  Watch it and then take a read- in this blog I tell you more about the healing powers of yoga for your face.Access my video by clicking here.Why Do Yoga for Your Face? Facial yoga is promoted as a way to turn back time, but there are many more reasons to get on board with this practice. We practice yoga to maintain...

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Ayurvedic Gut Shots Recipes

Ayurvedic Gut Shots Recipes

Gut shots are a liquid fire starter for your digestion. Once you have your homemade gut shots stored in fancy glass jars in your fridge, you’ll want to pour an ounce into a shot glass. This elixir you custom design to your tastes, to the season, and to your constitution.Fermented foods breed themselves. Once you start making your own gut shots, you’ll notice that you naturally use one batch to start the next. Experiment with these super nutritive fermented agni boosters. Play with colors and flavors. Gut shots are a...

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Your Energy, Your Hormones, and Ayurvedic Wisdom (Part 3)

In preparation for the upcoming Healthier Hormones course, Cate chats with Dr. Claudia Welch about women’s energy and hormones from an Ayurvedic perspective. In Part 3 of this 3 part series, Cate and Dr. C. discuss what happens when we start to recognize that the way we are choosing to live our daily lives is having a negative effect on our health. If we allow ourselves to slow down enough to check in with ourselves, what we often find is that we’ve been so busy for so long that we...

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Your Energy, Your Hormones, and Ayurvedic Wisdom (Part 2)

In preparation for the upcoming Healthier Hormones course, Cate chats with Dr. Claudia Welch about women’s energy and hormones from an Ayurvedic perspective. In Part 2 of this 3 part series, Cate and Dr. C. discuss the early warning signs of hormone imbalance and what we can do to avoid or reverse disruption in the endocrine system. Thought creates biology. When we allow even small things to elicit a stress response, our hormones are thrown out of balance. Insomnia, anxiety, and panic attacks are among the early warning signs of...

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Your Energy, Your Hormones, and Ayurvedic Wisdom (Part 1)

In preparation for the upcoming Healthier Hormones course, Cate chats with Dr. Claudia Welch about women’s energy and hormones from an Ayurvedic perspective. Cate and “Dr. C.” have been collaborating on the Healthier Hormones course for the past several years, and Cate has noticed a maturation of the wisdom being shared in the Healthier Hormones Facebook forum. In Part 1 of this 3 part series, Cate and Dr. C. discuss a common misconception that women have less energy as they age. Dr. C. proposes that perhaps it’s not our energy...

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Make Your Own Artisanal Culinary Salt or Bouillon from Wild Weeds + Garden Herbs

I’m so not a foodie. I’m so not someone who makes artisanal salts. But then, one day I did. And I became that person who puts salts together with specks of dried leaves and seeds and grinds the whole thing together.I ended up with a salt/bouillon mix, which is crazy pants awesome. Now I’m a convert—as you can see below when you read about how I make my own bouillon/salt.I should back up a bit and say that, over the years, I’ve become a wildcrafter and a gardener. I wildcraft...

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10 Ayurveda Tips for Intermittent Fasting

I feel like I’m single woman-ly driving SEO for Intermittent Fasting + Ayurveda. Which is cool. I’m digging intermittent fasting and this ongoing experiment I’m doing to increase my mental capacity.I’ve dropped a pant size but haven’t lost any muscle or strength, which is groovy. Not that the pant size matters—it’s more of the experience of deep cellular integrity and efficiency that I’m after. Because why not feel amazing, right?For those who are curious about all this, watch the video.[embed height="500" width="500"]https://vimeo.com/209232306[/embed] And if you want to bring a friend for...

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