Body Wisdom

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...

Fall is a time of year when things are changing. For those who have a love of learning, this is a time when the door is wide open for growth and expansion. The seasons are also changing, everything in nature is drying out, and if we don’t take care of ourselves physically, we can leave ourselves vulnerable to lots of minor ailments. Our five senses inform of us the changes, while our mind opens to accelerated growth this time of year. Vata season ushers in the change. It's expansive energy invites us...

Dear You, Thanks to those who emailed me after the Intuition/Resistance piece from last week. Lately, I’ve taken to pointing my awareness to sensory pleasure. I’m not sure why exactly this is a big breakthrough for me. I know I’ve been “taught” about accessing the now through fully taking in through the senses. This subtle shift occurs when we indulge the senses all that they take in, without paying attention to mind racing into the future, sorting through the past, or chasing it’s tail in circles. I must admit I love the thinking...

The nature of nature is pulsation. On, off. Hot, cold. Heavy, light. We sway between poles. We contract, we expand. The constant change and our evolution go hand in hand. We are stimulated and soothed. As we realize this is who and what we are, we embrace the fluctuations. We pulse between true hunger and deep satiation. Toxing and cleansing are a dependable part of this cycle. Our anatomy evolved with times of harvest and times of scarcity. Seasons of the year pulsate high calorie and low calorie foods. When we aren’t aware...

I live in Mexico half the year and spend a chunk of time each week on a paddle board. We have a fleet to meet the different conditions and opportunities. I'm studying paddle technique because I'm clearly not doing it in a sustainable way. My left piriformis is in a knot, my right trapezius is pissed off from overuse, and my left deltoid knows there is a better way. While I'm working on technique to stop inflicting and inflaming myself, I counterbalance with my foam roller. To see how to use one,...

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