Seasonal Wisdom

6 Holiday Podcasts From the Past

I’ve been so focused on the new tip sheets I haven’t had the time to share my top podcat for the month. This December, Alejandro, my podcast curator found these 6 Holiday podcasts from the past. He’s listed them in the order of most popular. Ayurveda and the Holiday Season Listen to this episode as I talk you through the basic practice of Kitchen Sadhana, and then interview John Immel, founder of the Joyful Belly. Listen to the full episode here. Cold Remedies & Dr. Claudia Welch on Coming Home to Yourself in the Season...

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Locavore approach to At Home Retreat

Each Autumn I press my reset button. When you get deeper into seasonal rhythms you notice there are junctures of time to empty your own bucket of whatever imbalances have accumulated since your last “empty the bucket period.” For me, the last empty the bucket period was in April. Now it's six months later. My body knows what time it is. My mind wants a timeout too. And my spirit is begging for more time on the cushion. You see time, and timing are everything. When we miss these windows of...

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5 of My Favorite Yogidetox Books

Twice a year since 2002, without fail, I lead a group cleanse, based on the seasonal wisdom of Ayurveda. Over the years I've amassed books on the topic of detox. Of the dozens of books I've read a few I use more than others. I've selected 5 that I'm recommending for my Yogidetoxers right now. Read below and I'll tell you why I've selected that book in particular.   1.  The Seasonal Detox Diet:  Remedies from the Ancient Cookfire If there is 1 resource I use with every Yogidetox, it's The Seasonal Detox Diet....

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Golden Milk

MY PREFERRED NIGHTCAP! Golden milk has officially become my favorite nightcap as the weather gets colder and the nights get longer here in DC. It’s one of those delicious treats that taste almost sinful, yet so good for you. I like to end my day with a warm cup of golden milk made with my homemade almond milk (you can find the almond milk recipe in the blog section) for several reasons – turmeric is the ultimate spice, it’s anti-cancerous, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, relieves heartburn, improves cardiovascular function, helps with brain function,...

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Recipe for Reinvention with Sadie Nardini + DJ Taz

At the Yoga Journal conference last week, my path crossed  Sadie Nardini and DJ Taz.  We recorded in a hot car at Estes Park, with the windows closed for better audio quality. We hope you appreciate that extra pit-stinking effort we made for you, listeners. We enjoyed conversing together, so if you like this, share it, and we're more likely to do it again. The conversation goes past the surface level of reinvention as a simple career change to the deeper level of changing your habits, creating a better relationship with yourself, and fostering...

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Ayurvedic Recipe for Disaster

Lately in the podcast I've included a recipe. In this week's podcast is the Recipe for Disaster. You see, I got snot. And when I listened to a few of my friends, I heard tales of sore throats, flus, and sinus infections. The Recipe for Disaster Ignore that you palette is shifting. Ignore your food blahs. Say in the same food pattern. Stir in a night or two of poor sleep. Add a handful of stress. Any kind will do. Overscheduling yourself works every time. Add a pinch of congestion or constipation - cook's choice. Now, when...

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Back to School with Ayurveda

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...

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Ayurveda for Lyme Disease

Advice from an Ayurvedic Practitioner Lyme Disease: Mary’s Invader Insight! Mary Sullivan (daretoselfcare.com) worked for over 20 years in the chemical industry as a chemist, engineer, manager, and director. During that time she found her own path of change and learning, immersing herself in the study and practice of Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda. Ironically it was around 12 years after Mary began her odyssey that she discovered she had been carrying an extremely undesirable passenger. Mary initially noticed difficulty balancing, but things got worse. Eventually she began suffering from hair loss and emotional...

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