Archive | Ayurveda
03
Jul

Refreshing Summertime Cooler

During summer, the sun is at its highest, the days are long, the air is hot and humid (in our area).  We can love this time for the outdoor opportunities to enjoy the beauty of nature, but it may also lead us to overheat.  Ayurveda, yoga’s sister practice, offers tips to keep cool.   Wear light, […]

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21
May

Morning Sadhana

My name is Kelly. I am 45 years old. That is a difficult thing for me to say. I am not ashamed to be 45. In fact, I feel a little bit of wonder that I’ve made it this far and that the things I did in my 20s feel like another lifetime away from […]

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06
Jun

The Depth of Great Taste

Last night we just finished season 4 of Mad Men. SPOILER ALERT! It ends with Don Draper getting engaged to his secretary and he has to break up with Dr. Faye. Dr. Faye is quite distraught on the phone with him and her comment to Don was to make sure that the secretary knows that […]

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23
May

Balanced Diet = Balanced Tastes

Good morning. Last week I mentioned the tenth suggestion for fascial fitness is to keep active and eat a balanced diet. Seems like there are so many theories out there on how to eat well and maintain proper weight. Despite the fact that I love numbers, I abhor counting calories, and so the Ayurvedic approach […]

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16
May

Fascianation: CTF V

Welcome to the fifth and final installment of the 10 Steps to Fascial Fitness. Special thanks to Tom Myers, author of Anatomy Trains. 7. Gentle Perseverance A: You can go far when you go consciously. This is perfect for yoga practitioners. Work and family commitments often cause one to rush without thinking from one activity […]

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09
May

Fascianation: CTF IV

7. You are unique. Respect your body. In many ways we humans are the same, but in many ways we humans are completely individual. The one-size-fits-all prescription for health and wellness is just not possible. You are fully in control of your own self, and more than that, your body has an innate wisdom that […]

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25
Apr

Fascianation: CTF III – Drink More Water

6. Hydrate.  Hydrate.  Hydrate. This is an important suggestion from Tom Myers regarding Connective Tissue Fitness.  Your body mass is about 70% water, about the same percentage as the Earth’s surface.  We can live without food for a month or more, but without water, we may perish within only a few days.  Fascia is known […]

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13
Oct

I Feel Crappy

There, I said it.  Out loud.  This whole week I’ve been battling a cold; first it was the sore throat, then the congestion in my head, then the body aches…  it has subsided but it is not over yet. Fall is a beautiful season, we’ve been having wonderfully clear days and getting some much needed […]

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07
Oct

Ayurvedic Comfort Food

When I woke up this morning, the crisp fall air reminded me of how much I love crisp fall apples.  They are back in season and some of the best come from Rebert Farm at the Cheverly Community Market.  (Sure, shameless plug, I know.)  So, in the spirit of the season, I want to share […]

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20
Aug

Hot, Clear Water

Let’s discuss hydration.  Dare I state the obvious and say that water is an important ingredient for life.  One of the things Curiosity is looking for on Mars is some sign of water, no doubt. Health in Ayurveda is called svastha.  Sva means self and stha means to be established.  To be established in the […]

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