Body Wisdom

[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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[Learn Ayurveda] Diet for Your Constitution

Use the Right Tip Sheet for Your Constitution    If you’ve taken an Ayurvedic constitutional quiz, you’re ready to dial in the most basic tips to honor the particular digestive pattern that comes with your constitution. These tips will help you do just that. (You should also learn about Enhancing Your Digestion. The following tips come secondary to that. And if you haven’t Befriended Your Constitution, you’ll also want to read that first. Then, print the Food + Focus tip sheet for your constitution. You can also choose the Food + Focus tip...

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[Learn Ayurveda] Know the Power of Your Constitution

A few days ago, I had a paddle boarding date with my husband. Any day we’re in Mexico and have swell, we have these dates. One of the advantages of surfing on a paddleboard is that you get to stand and talk between waves, and standing is better for conversation. Winston has been with me since before my Ayurveda and Yoga training. To say that he learned Ayurveda through me is an understatement. The man has lived in a sea of Ayurveda and Yoga for the past two decades. As...

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[Learn Ayurveda] Enhance your Digestion

As promised, I'm kicking off our [Learn Ayurveda] series for February to help us absorb the core techings. I'll also share my most recent "aha's" and personal breakthroughs in the hopes of inspiring you. When I first started blogging on Ayurveda, not much was out there on the web. Now, a ton of information is out there. In that light I'll write in my own voice, with my own stories and perspective. If you like, hit reply and let me know what lands. Without further ado...

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Team Yogahealer Does Body Thrive….and Thrives!

We Orient Towards Thrive That’s one of our core values here at Yogahealer. As such, we decided to have everyone who works here on Team Yogahealer, to go through Body Thrive. Since I’ve been through the Body Thrive course numerous times, and am a Yoga Health Coach, I had the honor of leading the team through the 10 Habits, with my gal Grace Edison, fellow admissions specialist and Yoga Health Coach, assisting me. We had a blast. We evolved. We shifted into thrive. We’re a small, but global team here at Yogahealer....

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5 Steps to Your Reset

A Reset mode is a lovely time out. Often we wait until we’re sick to take time out of life. This sets up a pattern that feeds the disease process. Instead, we can train ourselves to crave a seasonal time out. When we take time out twice a year to slow down, to rejuvenate, to heal, to reset, we give ourselves a chance to update our habits in line with who we want to be now. And, we update our habits in line with who we want to become. ...

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How To Steep Yourself

Let’s get back to the conversation on steeping ourselves in a habit. Many of you know that tea, and even coffee for that matter, are fermented. To steep implies a chemical reaction that has to do with change over time. The strength comes with time. "A culture" Fermented foods are also called “cultured foods”. And a culture? A culture is a living entity in itself. A culture grows stronger with time. Habits are cultures. We are literally, physically culturing ourselves with our habits. Our habits are the culture we steep ourselves in. And,...

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The Habit of HABIT for 2016

As we end this year and start a new one, I knew the way I could be of most use to you is to tell you what I've learned about habits. Habits - which are the un-sexy, un-scintillating backbone of their most illustrious comrade: goals. If you set goals in 2015 you didn't reach, it's most likely because you didn't set the habits to reach them. Habits are the backbone of goals. Habits are built through repetition. Many of you know the word in sanskrit for intentional repetition: abhyasa. Abhyasa is made famous...

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Your Habits, Your Intuition + Ayurveda

Many people are tired, stressed, inflamed, overweight — in short, a hot mess. When we’re not living into our energetic potential, we are not fully engaged in life. Ayurveda is the art of living into our energetic and conscious potential. I’m talking about the wisdom to wake up all parts of yourself, to live your life fully awake and on purpose for the good of yourself and all beings. Intuition: Your Evolutionary GPS Intuition is your ability to receive direct information from your experience about what is better (healing) and what is...

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