The 3 Pillars of Life: A Good Night’s Sleep

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Good morning everyone! I hope you had a very restful night’s sleep; all bright-eyed and bushy tailed as they say – ready to go! On my quest to help you get some much needed sleep, I will continue sending you helpful sleep advice. I’ve said this many times…living well and feeling your absolute best requires […]

The Healing Benefits of Pomegranate

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Often referred to is as “ the divine fruit,” the Pomegranate is classified as a berry, and is the size of a grapefruit with a semi-hexagonal shape, and thick and hard ruby-reddish skin. Each seed has a surrounding water-laden pulp, ranging in color from pink to deep red or purple. The seeds are embedded in […]

Ayurveda at Home: This is a Great Time For Simple Detox!

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In the science of Ayurveda, this is a great time to detox the body. We are naturally eating and exerting less, and the heat of this Pitta season adds to the Agni, or internal fire, that can help eliminate (literally, burn off) toxins that accumulate in our body/mind. Ayurveda teaches that the origins of disease, […]

Cold Shower? Seriously?

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I absolutely ADORE this picture! This is how I first felt when it was suggested I try cold showers in the morning. First of all I’m a predominately Vata dosha physically. That means I’m naturally cold, light, airy and dry if I don’t keep myself in balance. So the thought of stepping into a cold […]

Why You Should Drink Warm Water & Lemon

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The way you start each day is incredibly important. Whether you’re a mom, a coach, a writer, a small business owner or a yoga teacher, what you do first thing in the morning matters. According to Ayurvedic philosophy, choices that you make regarding your daily routine either build up resistance to disease or tear it […]

My Favorite Kitchari Recipe

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About a month ago, I did an Ayurvedic cleanse. I was required to eat kitchari every day since it has a ton of protein but it’s so easy to digest. I spent time searching through recipes so I wouldn’t get bored. Since then, it’s become a staple in my diet. It’s something I look forward […]

May: Maya, Goddess of Spring – Happy Mothers Day Fun Facts!

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In Sanskrit, “Maya” means illusion. Something appears to be one way, but is really another. Vedanta, the ancient science and philosophy from whence yoga, meditation and Ayurveda spring, suggests that you imagine a dark night in which you think you see a snake, only to find that it was a rope; that is Maya. While […]

Why Cleanse?

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Recently, I was asked about why yogis cleanse and how did I do it last year when I was pregnant? Even now, as a nursing mama-isn’t it incredibly depleting to do a cleanse? Such great questions! Ayurveda offers a gentle yet effective approach to cleansing. Ultimately, it is an invitation from nature, not just to […]

Agni: The Key to Good Digestion

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In a day and age in which many people struggle with digestive disturbances, it is important to introduce the Ayurvedic concept of agni. Gluten intolerance, candida, food allergies, bloating, gas, brain fog, fatigue and more can all be connected to an imbalanced agni. Agni, which is the Sanskrit word for fire, refers to our ability […]

Dosha Think It’s Time You Learned About Ayurveda?

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If you’ve been around Joyful Yoga for any length of time, you’ve probably heard words like “dosha” and “Ayurveda” within our classes or spa rooms. Do you REALLY understand what they mean? Why they are important to you and your life? Come to find out more about this ancient science and how it affects your […]