So we've made it to the dog days of summer. As the heat and humidity reach their pinnacle in the world around us, so does Pitta within us. Have you felt any of the following signs of high Pitta recently? Rashes or redness in the skin Hot flashes Impatience Acid reflux or heartburn Irritability over … Continue reading 10 Ways to Pacify Pitta NOW!
Earlier this week, I discovered I had a groupon that was about to expire for a restaurant I hadn't tried yet. It was late, and I was tired – but I was also hungry, so I hopped in the car. I generally eat dinner around 6, but due to a late meeting it was now … Continue reading The Beauty of Kapha in Balance
Well, it's hot in Texas. There's no doubt about that. The people in both places are truly welcoming and friendly. And cows are important (in rather different ways, admittedly...). This spring, I immersed myself in the study of the local Texas medicinal herbs. While my training in Ayurveda gave me a beautifully comprehensive system to understand the effects of … Continue reading How Texas is like India
With the surge of moisture evident in plants that are budding and leafing out again, many of us begin to experience symptoms related to an excess of these Kapha energies – increased phlegm in the sinuses and lungs, heaviness in the head, a sense of lethargy or stagnation, or mood swings towards depression. I found myself fighting a nasal-y … Continue reading The Return of Rasa: the Juice
As an entrepreneur stepping back into the world of figuring out how to make an income, I have been spending a lot of time these days trying to accomplish, to create outlines and spreadsheets and sequential to-do lists, and to cross things off - my Pitta energy has been hard at work. I can feel this activity in … Continue reading Pitta Perfection and Drive… and Some Alternatives
Still have a few blank spots on your gift list? Not sure what to get for that hard-to-buy-for person, or need something really extraordinary for someone special? Here are some tri-doshic ideas that are sure to spread a little balance around: 1. A massage - create a hand-drawn gift certificate to promise an hour of your time, or spring for a massage with … Continue reading Need some inspiring gift ideas?
It seems everywhere I turned this week, someone was announcing the arrival of Transition. On Friday we passed the autumnal Equinox when the sun appears to cross the equator from north to south heralding the first day of fall. Even in Texas, recent days have brought a palpable change in the temperature and the quality … Continue reading Transition Time… Again
This morning as I watched the sun rise over New Mexico, I marveled anew at the wonder of this globe. We spin on our little axis through space, pulled in endless scheduled circles around a ball of fire amongst countless other rotating spheres passing in their own exact orbits. The celestial bodies that I gazed … Continue reading Homecoming – or Going
Get this – according to the ancient Ayurveda texts, there is one cause of ALL disease: the suppression of natural urges. You know, urges like burping, sneezing, defecating, that kind of thing. Just think - all diseases, if you could trace them back, start here. Now that's food for thought. Fourteen distinct urges are identified … Continue reading The Suppression of Natural Urges
It was as if Nature was watching a calendar. On June 1st, the sky opened up and the rain began to fall. We had been hearing that it was raining in Kerala to our west, and since this is the time of year for the southwest monsoon, we knew it was coming our way. (In … Continue reading And Then it Started to Rain….