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Is Feet Together Really The Best Way To Practice Mountain Pose?

The instructions for tadasana are so common, so assumed in yoga class, that they’re often given nonchalantly and glossed over. As in, “You already know this, you do it a million times a day, I don’t need to elaborate.” But I want to elaborate, because the simple act of moving your feet to a different position in mountain pose can transform your practice and your physical and mental state. 523 more words

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Coconut-y Masoor Summer Daal (Red Lentil Chowder)

Of all the daals (lentils) in my cupboard, peeled masoor daal (red lentils) are my go to lentils in a pinch. They cook-up quickly, they’re tasty, can be found in most grocery stores… 818 more words

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Ayurveda and Human Connection

A few months ago, health coach Jenny Sansouci published a short e-guide on The 3 Pillars of Optimal Health. I found it fantastic to find a health coach (who is very focused on nutrition none the less) not mention food at all. 1,367 more words

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Aam ka Raas aka Mango Juice

It’s mango, mango, mango time.  Big, juicy varietals like Tommy, Kent and Haden are in peak season. Ready to be devoured straight off the skin like an artichoke and into my belly. 807 more words

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Yoga for balancing the doshas

How can yoga help us to bring balance to the three energetic forces, or doshas?
Vata Pitta Kapha: The three doshas

Each person is truly unique and should be treated as such. 1,801 more words

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Notes From a Runaway

Are you a runaway starting an Ayurvedic life? Be prepared to run away no more.


As a child, I had a strong will and an even stronger temper. 759 more words

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Corn in a Roasted Poblano Coconut Sauce

On my list of dishes to cook over the summer is Makai Paka or corn on the cob in a coconut sauce. Don’t ask me how two words translate to eight, as I too, am lost in translation on this one. 629 more words

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