Daily Routine

  • What is Nasya Oil & How to Use It
    • Daily Routine
    • October 25, 2018
    What is Nasya Oil & How to Use It

    Nasya is the nasal administration of medicinal herbs, decoctions and oils. Different types of substances are used to treat many various aliments. Nasya oil is an herbal infused oil which is both nurturing and nourishing, alleviating numerous discomforts that occur above the clavicle area.

  • Ayurvedic Oil Massage: 4 Ways to Warm Your Oil
    • Daily Routine
    • September 06, 2018
    Ayurvedic Oil Massage: 4 Ways to Warm Your Oil

    One of the most important qualities of self-massage is using warm oil. It’s not just about moisturizing—it’s about getting the vata-balancing qualities of oily and warm into your life, and onto your skin. Here are four ways to warm your oil, guaranteeing a perfectly warm, but not-too-hot oil, that can be easily and quickly incorporated into your daily routine.

  • 5 Simple Tips for Natural Energy Throughout the Day
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    • August 06, 2018
    5 Simple Tips for Natural Energy Throughout the Day

    The majority of us are overbooked and over-committed, which as a result, has left us feeling stressed, unhealthy, and not quite like ourselves. When we find ourselves deep into this storyline and ready to take action, we often prioritize the what over the when, thinking a cleanse and more yoga should do the trick. But as your parents knew all along, routine is what keeps you on track.

  • What Happens When You Clean Your Tongue?
    • Daily Routine
    • April 25, 2018
    What Happens When You Clean Your Tongue?

    The tongue is a unique organ. Lying between the interior world and the exterior world, it has a direct connection to the digestive system, especially the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. It is a map and diagnostic tool that can be used to find imbalances and discover constitutional makeup.

  • Your Guide to a Rejuvenating Daily Routine
    • Daily Routine
    • October 09, 2017
    Your Guide to a Rejuvenating Daily Routine

    As the saying goes, it is easier to ask for forgiveness than it is permission, but this is a risky approach in the context of health. If there is mending to be done, we have waited too long to care for our well-being.

  • When Not to Do Abhyanga & Why
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    • July 13, 2017
    When Not to Do Abhyanga & Why

    An Ayurvedic self-care routine such as abhyanga can serve as a foundation for our health. Still, there are times when we should reel back or omit participation.

  • Your Daily Companion for Massage
    • Daily Routine
    • April 03, 2017
    Your Daily Companion for Massage

    Find out why Daily Massage Oil is the go to for a great tridoshic abhyanga. Featuring high-quality Ayurvedic herbs, this oil is good for any Ayurvedic body type.

  • How To Find Your Daily Rhythm Part 3
    • Daily Routine
    • April 04, 2016
    How To Find Your Daily Rhythm Part 3

    With so many of us drawn to the teachings of Ayurveda, and bringing easy daily practices into our lives, I get this question a lot: “How do I deal with working full time away from home and still keep my rhythm?”

  • Quick Look: A Traditional Ayurvedic Daily Routine
    • Daily Routine
    • March 18, 2016
    Quick Look: A Traditional Ayurvedic Daily Routine

    Our daily activities have a profound effect on our health. A routine, practiced daily, is stronger medicine than an occasional remedy. The three doshas, vata, pitta and kapha, each have their own periods of time within a twenty-four hour day in which their energies predominate. By establishing a routine that "goes with the flow " of these elemental energies, we are able to more easily support the body 's natural rhythms and healing potential. 

  • Let Me Introduce You to the Tongue Cleaner—Part of Ayurveda’s Daily Mouth Routine
    • Daily Routine
    • March 14, 2016
    Let Me Introduce You to the Tongue Cleaner—Part of Ayurveda’s Daily Mouth Routine

    The tongue cleaner is as basic as a toothbrush in Ayurveda. It is a must-have. For those who clean their tongues daily, forgetting their tongue cleaner is as unsettling as forgetting the toothbrush. It is mentioned right next to tooth brushing and oil pulling in the classical Ayurvedic text, Caraka Samhita.

  • How to Find Your Daily Rhythm Part 2
    • Daily Routine
    • March 09, 2016
    How to Find Your Daily Rhythm Part 2

    Have you ever tried to create or change a habit and failed? Habit creation and change relies on goals and intentions. Like dropping a stone in water and seeing the ripples spread, our intention and well set goals make waves that ripple out into our lives. 

  • Ayurveda’s Daily Ritual for Delicious Self-Care
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    • January 07, 2016
    Ayurveda’s Daily Ritual for Delicious Self-Care

    Do you wanna know the best way to super-charge your dreams? Start taking care of your body. Your mind will thank you. Here is my basic Daily Ritual.

  • 5 Ayurvedic Ways to Care for Your Skin this Winter
    • Daily Routine
    • December 11, 2015
    5 Ayurvedic Ways to Care for Your Skin this Winter

    Winter is the optimal time of year to pay close attention to the care of our skin, since the skin is drier and ready to absorb all the nourishment we are willing to give it. Moreover, while it is important to take care of our skin from the outside we all know beauty comes from within, literally, making internal self-care just as essential to healthy, radiant skin. Learn how to keep your skin healthy during this tough time of year with these easy Ayurvedic tips.

  • How to Find Your Daily Rhythm
    • Daily Routine
    • September 14, 2015
    How to Find Your Daily Rhythm

    When I became a student of Ayurveda my life was arrhythmic. I wasn’t sleeping well, I was carrying an extra 10 pounds, I was notoriously moody (ask my kids) and I wasn’t particularly happy. At the time I was an enthusiastic yogi, a seasoned R.N., ate organic food, and got my healthcare from a naturopath. But there was a lot I didn’t know. Ayurveda changed all that.

  • The Best Ayurvedic Tips for Natural Beauty and Skin Care
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    • June 22, 2015
    The Best Ayurvedic Tips for Natural Beauty and Skin Care

    “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”— Khalil Gibran When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Look again. Is there a glow to the image you see? That glow comes from much more than just applying lotions and potions to the surface of your skin.

  • Natural Beauty with Ayurveda
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    • June 17, 2015
    Natural Beauty with Ayurveda

    My practice of Natural Beauty, as distinct from mainstream beauty, developed at the age of 15. I’d fallen in with a clique of pretty teens. Their smiles glistened with Bonne Bell Lip Smackers Bubble Gum gloss, their eyes were thick with Maybelline Great Lash mascara, and they tossed shoulder length hair that fanned back in perfect undulating wings like Farrah Fawcett, the swim suited avatar of beauty in the poster on their bedroom walls.

  • Using a Healthy Daily Routine to Relieve Decision Fatigue
    • Daily Routine
    • June 01, 2015
    Using a Healthy Daily Routine to Relieve Decision Fatigue

    Most medicine comes with side effects. What’s really swell is when the side effects are good. One of Ayurveda’s powerful tools for healing and change is called dinacharya: a healthy daily routine. A healthy dinacharya may help heal physical and mental maladies, but a less obvious benefit is its effect on the phenomenon of “decision fatigue,” something probably more of us suffer from, more often than we are aware.

  • Ayurvedic Oils Help You Feel More Content
    • Daily Routine
    • May 27, 2015
    Ayurvedic Oils Help You Feel More Content

    Do you struggle to feel content? Do you find it difficult to balance all the competing demands you face every day? You are not alone! Feeling content and balanced is not simple or straightforward as we try to reconcile all the competing demands we face. We all could do with some help, and this starts when we acknowledge that contentment is a skill we can learn.

  • Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Oil Massage
    • Daily Routine
    • March 06, 2011
    Abhyanga: Ayurvedic Oil Massage

    Abhyanga is the anointing of the body with oil. Often medicated and usually warm, the oil is massaged into the entire body before bathing. For thousands of years, people have used abhyanga to maintain health, benefit sleep patterns, increase longevity. It has also been used as a medicine for certain disorders. Abhyanga can be incorporated into a routine appropriate for almost anyone.