Seasonal Wisdom

I've been noticing the conversation "out there" about resolutions. The tide seems to be shifted away from resolutions (argument: they don't work) and towards something else. The something else isn't well articulated. Here is my two cents: Humans are part of a cyclical planet. Cycles have pulsation. Resolve is part of the pulsation. If we don't take time out to reflect on what is working...

It's been awhile since I gave you the family update. We are at the Mexican coast for the winter. The goddess of the full moon and the solstice is gifting us with big phat waves. For my family, that is the best gift we can imagine. I'm riding the most powerful waves of my life. [caption id="attachment_14005" align="alignright" width="225"] Indy choose this photo to share with you.[/caption] Indy is almost 6 and waking up to the power of the ocean. Yesterday after getting tossed in the surf she told me,...

While I'm obviously a seasoned seasonal yogidetoxer there is something you should know: I'm also a rebel. And Rebels are Cheaters during a detox. I've resisted authority since I can remember. Naturally, my mom was the first victim of my rebellious behavior. I was a stubborn kid with a know-it-all attitude.. and a sharp whippersnapper at that. I didn't have a complacent bone in my body....

After a few years in my Ayurvedic practice I went to India for 3 months to see what I could learn. During that time I completed Dr. Lad's Gurukula program in Ayurvedic practice, I spent a few weeks at Krishnamacharya's YogaMandiram chanting, I sat a Goenke Vipassana Retreat, and I studied Pancha Karma in Kerala. A day didn't go by that I wasn't served small batch fermented foods....

In the very beginning of my yoga journey I photocopied the poses from The Iyengar Way. Then, I taped the images to my wall next to where I started my home practice. Having the poses on the wall was a convincing reminder to get on the mat and do the practice. I learned their sanskrit names and the alignment. As my practice advanced, I'd replace the poses I knew with the ones I did not....

We're going to feature the TOP 10 Ayurvedic blog posts of 2012. We know this is a ridiculous endeavor, due to the huge amount of fantastic work many Ayurvedic doctors, practitioners, and enthusiasts produced in 2012. We invite you to tell us what you loved!...

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