Body Wisdom

I received an email a few weeks ago from Yogi Surprise asking if they could send me a gift box full of stuff that yoga people like. Of course, I said yes. The person on the other end noticed I lived in Idaho and we got to talking - turns out the founder of Yogi Surprise is from the same little valley in Idaho where I live. Given that I expected great things. I wasn't surprised. I know subscription gift boxes are all the rage, and I honestly expected to receive...

In this interview I talk to Justin Polgar of Yes Cacao! about: How chocolate become his educational art project. Why chocolate is well suited as an herb delivery mechanism (anupana) The difference between what you're eating and his chocolate What WILD chocolate is all about What we mention in this Episode Why Justin is more curious about the future of chocolate - and what we want from it. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="666"] CHOCOLATE AND AYURVEDA[/caption] * What chocolate can do for us. * What we can do for chocolate Links from...

I asked my Yogidetox community for personal yogidetox stories. The stories from my detoxers split open my heart. At the helm of this big ship I can't know each person's unique process. I often think I don't need to guide the Yogidetox anymore - our culture has evolved to making this commonplace enough. Yet these stories invigorate my personal detox inspiration. I've taught this course twice a year since 2002. Each course as it's own flavor. And it's own specific evolutionary Ayurvedic teaching. This years it's about conversations with Agni, with...

Dear Agni, When I look back at our history I see that our best days are yet to come. And I write this letter to you because I want you to get my full attention. I write this letter to you publicly, because I want others to give you more attention. ...

Once a time there was a woman. She started to go to yoga class. She discovered parts of herself she never knew. She tapped into depth. She gained access to witness awareness. Her vocabulary expanded with her discoveries. And her discoveries expanded with her vocabulary. She started to learn Ayurveda, and moved even deeper into her sacred anatomy. She became more sensitive, more articulate…and unfortunately, more self-absorbed. What? Self-absorbed?...

The sensitivity needs to be directed outwardly as much as inwardly. Too many yoga peeps I know get a little self-absorbed in the inward applications of their sensitivity. You know the story… the person who lets you know just how sensitive their digestion has become… and exactly what substances they can and can't ingest. It's really a disease of too much inward focus and not enough outward focus. An Ayurvedic practitioner might diagnose tamas in the manomayakosha....

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