Weaving A Life

May Day conjures up images of maypoles and children frolicking among sweet new spring flowers. Last week, I came upon the following scene at the American Botanical Council's annual Herb Day. I snapped this shot after the interweaving dance had progressed quite far, and the adults were having to bend down to weave under each other's … Continue reading Weaving A Life

Making Medicine

I spent last Friday night standing in Vaidyagrama's open air kitchen looking out over the wall at the deep green banana tree tops, listening to the grazing cows mooing from inside the grove, and tending a fire stove trying to bring a vessel of Balaguduchyadi herbal decoction to a boil. Ayurveda offers guidance in lifestyle … Continue reading Making Medicine

Medical Camp Day

Every last Sunday of the month, Vaidyagrama hosts a “medical camp” in one of the nearby villages, offering free herbal medications and medical advice. This past weekend, we got to come along to help and to pick up what we could by observing since we certainly wouldn’t understand what was being said. We arrived around … Continue reading Medical Camp Day