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I'm recouping on a surgercation in Guadalajara. What is a surgercation, you ask? It is a cross between medical tourism and a workcation. As I write this blog, I’m on the rooftop pool patio, crutches in sight, and laptop on my lap. I came to need surgery due to repetitive knee injuries, from white water paddle boarding and downhill skiing at high speed. Being the queen of designing my experiences...

I am a huge believer in using yoga for stress management and stress relief. I do it myself. For that reason I thought I would share some yoga poses that can help you deal with daily stress and even depression. When I think of stress, as an Ayurveda practitioner, I always think about which type of stress we are dealing with. Is it a Vata type of stress? A Pitta type of stress? Kaphas usually don’t experience stress, it is not their disease pattern. So even if someone is overweight, there...

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...

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,...

Mind v Body, Dharma, and Ama By now you likely know what a constitution is, what your makeup is, and you are ready to get into some of the nitty gritty about how constitutions really work in your body. If you want a refresher, check out Whats Your Dosha Darling and then dive in here.  Let’s start with the #1 question I get about doshas:   What if my mind and body are different doshas?  I can relate. My mind is Pitta (fire) and my body is more Kapha (earth, water). Kapha bodies are...

Dear You, By now you have realized I'm sending a party in your inbox. It's going to keep coming as we wend our way through more massive lessons, subject by subject, that you may have missed at school. And why all the fuss? Firstly, I deem it essential for us to own and activate our sacred anatomy. Secondly, I'm doing the virtual equivalent of jumping up and down and wave my hands in the air to call a little attention to the 9 month journey on Sacred Anatomy called the Living Ayurveda Course. Now...

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