Ayurveda

Reduction in Chronic Systemic Inflammation Helps With Faster Surgery Recovery The Back Story For the past two decades, I've had instability on my left side. Very subtle and slow.Because I’m so sporty the muscles made it all tolerable. 20 years ago QL area back pain started. 5 years ago I was on an 80 mile white water paddleboarding trip on the Main Salmon in Idaho - and did an ACL partial tear in class 3+ rapid. Nothing major. It swelled and took 3-6 months to heal. Two years ago I reinjured the...

2020 hit people at their core issues: health, adaptability, resilience. When I look back on my 2020 I notice themes that guided me towards success: The eyes wide open to reality The Investigate what is working and what isn’t working The pivot to what needs to happen next I worked my tail off. I released Master of You. I wrote 2 ebooks   - The Intermittent Fasting Guide and Wellness Pro Success. We released two podcasts per week - one for Yogahealer.com and one on Yoga Health Coaching. I built the Master...

I’m proud to say that my family once nursed an old apple tree back to life. When we moved to our house in Tetonia, ID, we had a withered, gnarly, severely old, dehydrated apple tree. We watered it for a few years before it sprouted leaves again. Then, a few years later, it grew an apple. A few years later, we harvested a few brimming bags. I reinforced something I already knew: don’t give up on nature … she’s hardy. Anyone with an apple tree knows they provide an insane amount of...

Tis’ the season for temperatures to fluctuate and for your immune system to be attacked by unwanted invaders. Have you noticed that sniffles and congestion seem to disrupt our lives when the days get colder? It is the windy fall and the wet winter season that seem to slam our immune system the most. This time of year- known as the season of kapha- is the perfect time to step up your Ayurvedic daily habit practices. On any given day we are being attacked by pollutants, pathogens, and bacteria, and our...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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