Health and Wellness

During this stress series, I’ve been talking a lot about living in rhythm vs. living an arhythmic life. This is because when you are going against the rhythm of the planet, against the most basic laws that created our reality, negative stress will be created. If you do it for a while, you start breaking down. Practices like meditation can help you relax and connect with spirit, so you become mentally and physically stronger. Stress and Spirituality Spirituality does not come easy to everyone. If you are not a spiritual person, please put...

When I set myself to deeply understand how Ayurveda could help overcome different stress-related issues, one of the topics that popped up was a mindset of stress. There is a deep link between stress and mindset mainly because they feed each other, for better and for worse. After all, some stress patterns are caused mainly by what you think about. Such is the case with people who suffer from anxiety, for example. On the other hand, stress can affect your ability to keep a clear mind and mindset. In Ayurveda, to understand...

The connection between stress and digestion seems obvious to most people. After all, it is normal to feel your experiences with your gut. This means that many people who struggle with stress, also struggle with gastrointestinal problems. From an Ayurvedic perspective, you try to get to the root of the problem. Stress means you are out of alignment with the natural rhythm. Trying to understand what is going on between stress and digestion may give you a new perspective. Stress and Gastrointestinal Problems The first step on your journey to better understand your...

I decided to start the year addressing stress and its various implications on our lives. In doing so, I looked at long-tail keywords for Ayurveda, stress and sleep. What I found were many searches by people asking how to fall asleep when stressed and anxious, how the lack of sleep causes stress, and tips for how to fall asleep fast. Let’s begin by looking into the first result, from an Ayurvedic perspective: How to sleep when stressed and anxious? Reflect on Your Sleep The first step we should take, when thinking about how...

I was recently staying with a friend of mine, who confided in me that his teenage daughter is struggling with Anorexia Nervosa. After going in and out of the hospital, receiving both psychiatric and nutritional care, and finally being sent home with laxatives, not much had changed in the state of her health. My friend was feeling frustrated, worried and at a loss of where to turn next. Moved out of compassion for my friend's genuine concern for his daughter and the pain that I knew she must be going through,...

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...

Last week was just plain weird. I know emotions are still reeling. I'm hoping our inner activist takes upon more local and communal responsibility for creating the world we want to live in. In this effort, I have a new series of Tip Sheets - based on connectivity skills. Before we focus on relationships let's focus on ourselves. We're heading into the holiday season. Here is a tip sheet for you to align and take responsibility for what you experience. Print a few copies. Share with friends. If you want to make it...

Yogidetox is starting this October and our team has gathered our top 5 podcast episodes to help you get ready for the gobal detox which starts this October 12th. Listen and enjoy! #1: Detox for Hormone Balance with Bridgit Danner When we look back on our health histories we see peaks and valleys. Obviously a reflection of the laws of nature, our bodies in particular reflect the law of contrary compliments. In this week’s show you’ll hear women’s hormonal health collaborator, Bridgit Danner talk about her low of the lows. Postpartum hormonal imbalance. New marriage,...

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