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Ayurvedic Gut Shots Recipes

Ayurvedic Gut Shots Recipes

Gut shots are a liquid fire starter for your digestion. Once you have your homemade gut shots stored in fancy glass jars in your fridge, you’ll want to pour an ounce into a shot glass. This elixir you custom design to your tastes, to the season, and to your constitution.Fermented foods breed themselves. Once you start making your own gut shots, you’ll notice that you naturally use one batch to start the next. Experiment with these super nutritive fermented agni boosters. Play with colors and flavors. Gut shots are a...

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Fire up Your Digestion with a Proven Breakfast Hash

Fire up Your Digestion with a Proven Breakfast Hash

At this time of year, warm, grounding meals are wonderful support as we navigate the changes in weather. As vata season flows in, we counteract the cold with warmth and spices.This fall I was honored to hold my very first seasonal retreat as a Yoga Health Coach. I led 10 women through ancient practices for self-care. We gathered and shared stories and peeled back the layers of what’s holding us back in this one and only life. We set intentions, spent time in nature, and created art. And we ate the most nourishing food.Now...

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Getting Better Sleep with Ayurveda

Getting Better Sleep with Ayurveda

When it comes to getting better sleep, Ayurveda has a lot to teach us. With more than 20 years of experience learning and teaching Ayurveda, Mary Thompson has a wealth of information to share about how we can utilize Ayurveda to address the rampant sleep issues we are seeing in our society. Sleeplessness and sleep issues are now not only an issue in adults, but also in kids. How can we address this detrimental and widespread issue?Cate and Mary chat about the culmination of our various lifestyle habits that lead...

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Chinese Medicine Formulas for Better Sleep

When we are looking to feel better or to improve chronic health issues, we may turn to a range of remedies, including drugs or lifestyle changes. However, it is easy to lose hope when these remedies or changes do not work, which is oftentimes the case. Drugs are likely to target only symptoms of disease, and not the actual root cause. People following Ayurvedic habits may find they feel better, but that they can’t completely achieve the health transformation they seek in order to thrive.Eric Karchmer has 20 years of...

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The YogiDetox Experience with Miranda Smith and Gale Edison

Being a nurse, Miranda was apprehensive when she first heard of detox growing in popularity. After having gone through YogiDetox herself, however, Miranda has seen first-hand the massive benefits detoxing has had on her health. Gale and Miranda chat about the transformational experience that this program has brought to so many people. Often in our busy modern lives, it can be really great for us to take a step back from things that aren’t serving us. Detoxing allows us to remove ourselves from our everyday lifestyles, so we can more easily...

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Integrating Indigenous Wisdom in Our Lives with Caroline Putnam and Annie Barrett

In our enculturated western lives, we often neglect our relationships with nature. There is a lot we can learn about this relationship from the Andean people, who follow indigenous wisdom regarding their interactions with the Earth. Our ancestors all over the world lived as land stewards in harmony with their ecosystems and with the cycles of nature. The Andean people not only value their relationship with the Earth, but also those within their communities.In the Andes, the Andean people practice Ayni, or sacred reciprocity which keeps life in balance. Ritual...

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Intermittent Fasting For Yogis

Intermittent fasting for Yogis

Intermittent fasting is more than a way to eat. It is a lifelong journey of refining and creating space in your mind and your body. Cate used to experience challenges with her weight, food sensitivities, and her overall health. In our modern complex world, we often feel stressed, rushed and overwhelmed. Through intermittent fasting, Cate discovered a way to bring back a rhythm into her life that allows her to do so much more with much less. Cate and Jessica discuss how establishing a regular rhythm in our diets allows...

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