Seasonal Wisdom

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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