AN APPLE A DAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

We’ve expounded on the benefits of apples before, but because they are one of the few local fruits that are still fresh at this time of year in the northern hemisphere, they’re perfect partners for the winter holidays. Give them as gifts, use them as tree decorations, fill the toes of Christmas stockings, or make delicious applesauce […]

GOOD NEWS FOR BEATING THE BLOOD SUGAR BLUES

Are sweet treats prohibited from your diet because you tend to have high blood sugar and don’t feel well after eating them? There are ways to go about eating sweets that won’t wreak havoc on your blood sugar and make you feel poorly. Just as there are incompatible foods, there are also foods that are […]

YOGA AS INQUIRY & EXPLORATION

For beginners and advanced yoga practitioners alike, it is often the case that we step onto our yoga mats with an agenda of some kind. Sometimes, we think we need to address the body in a specific way.  Or, maybe, we are driven to do a lot of hip openers, a back-bending series of poses, […]

CLEAN UP YOUR ACT WITHOUT CLEANSING

Have you always wanted to try cleansing but have been intimidated by radical suggestions splashed all over the internet and stories of cleanses gone wrong? Do you adhere to seasonal cleansing routines but sometimes feel you could use a little “house cleaning” in between seasons? Has hearing about all sorts of trendy cleanses piqued your […]

CURRIED CABBAGE STEAKS

Looking for a tasty way to get your brassica vegetables? This Curried Cauliflower Steak recipe can be prepared on the stove, in the oven, or even on the grill. What even are brassica vegetables? A brassica (BRA-sih-kuh) is a member of the family of vegetables that includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, […]

END OF SUMMER DETOX & REJUVENATION WITH YOGA

It is essential to detoxify the accumulation of summer heat before heading into the next season. Excess heat in the body accumulated over the summer can create stiff joints, inflammation, irritability, anger, depletion, and dryness. The body may produce mucous in response to dryness, leading to sinus infections, constipation, colds, and other imbalances. This dryness […]

SOUND SLEEP WITH YOGA & AYURVEDA

Sleep is one of the most important factors for allowing the body and mind to thrive and experience homeostasis. Sleeping well is vital for maintaining a strong sense of vitality, happiness, strength, mental acuity, and more. Unfortunately, these days sleep disturbances are becoming more and more prevalent. If you’re experiencing sleep issues, perhaps yoga and […]

The Best Time Of Day To Eat Spices And Still Feel Good, According To Experts

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/best-time-of-day-to-eat-spices_l_62e81222e4b00fd8d841e619 For decades, nutritionists and researchers have been talking about the health benefits of consuming spices and spice supplements ― we’re not talking about spicy foods like jalapenos, but spices like ginger, cinnamon and turmeric. What has been a staple in many Eastern diets is now becoming a health trend around the world ― even […]

Sail into Summer with Zucchini Boats

Even though it’s getting toward the end of summer, September is ripe with opportunities to harvest certain herbs and vegetables. Zucchinis are a versatile vegetable full of nutrients and fiber. And we’ve got a great zucchini boat recipe to help you get on board! Is it zucchini or summer squash? According to Dancing the Land, […]

5 HERBS FOR SUMMER

When summer temperatures rise, almost everyone experiences increasing pitta dosha in the body and mind—those whose constitution is already dominated by pitta even more! Irritability, impatience, skin problems, and general overheating are just a few ways pitta imbalances manifest. Fortunately, there are herbs known in Ayurveda to reduce excessive pitta quickly and easily. What’s the […]