Ayurveda

Easing into Autumn Detoxing with Lynne Taillefer

Easing into Autumn Detoxing with Lynne Taillefer

When we commit to a detox or a cleanse program - we often want to set strict boundaries and push ourselves to the limit. This can not only increase our risk of failure - but also decrease the chance that the effects of the detox last past its conclusion.  Lynne describes her struggle with the tendency to “Stop, Drop, and Detox.” She explains how her perspective on the detox experience changed during her multiple experiences in the YogiDetox program and what she has learned. Jessica and Lynne discuss how the YogiDetox...

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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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[Learn Ayurveda] How to Heal your Ancestral Patterns with Tarpana – Part 2

If you missed Part 1 - which is about personal story with intergenerational and ancestral healing, you might want to go there for context. If you want how to’s - here you go. I recommend printing this one for reference, and storing it where you meditate.  *    *    *   *   *   *   *    *    *   *   *   *   *    *    *   *   *   *    *    *    *   *   *   * The guru of our time on ancestral healing is Mother Maya Tiwari. Let’s start with her words. She set up...

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[Learn Ayurveda] How to Heal your ancestral patterns with Tarpana – Part 1

When I gave this tribe a bunch of options on what I should write about next, ancestral healing shot to the top of the lists. I didn’t think I had much to say about it. Then I started to write. It turned into 2 parts. In this email I set the tone. In the next email I fill you in on the how-to’s of ancestral healing. If that is what you are after - skip this email. It’s full of personal story about my ancestral healing, not how-tos. But, you’ll...

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Yantras on the Path of Yoga + Ayurveda

Susan Fauman loves shapes. From what I can tell she thinks in shapes. She makes her food into shapes and takes pictures of those shapes. While it’s all in the art of play, the shapes come from her 15 years of study and teaching in Yoga & Ayurveda, and her love of Yantra. Earth Element. Oatmeal with turmeric and butter. Cooked oats have an incredibly soothing effect on the nervous system and help build stamina. The addition of turmeric increases their warming capacity and butter helps smooth their rough quality. Prepared...

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[Learn Ayurveda] Instill the Habits of Enlightenment

  The habits of yogis are based on biohacking. The yogis needed mental clarity for spiritual attainment. To achieve this mental clarity, they found out that optimizing how their bodies functioned was key. All systems needed some upgrading, from the most mundane like taking a great poop in the early morning to deep-tissue hydration and lubrication, to refined nutrient absorption and tissue formation, to sound rest and cellular repair. When the physical body is optimized, the mind becomes clear, the emotions become loving, and from this ground our are more open, receptive and internally...

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