• Set Clear and Powerful Intentions in 5 Steps
    • Routines and Rhythms
    • January 05, 2022
    Set Clear and Powerful Intentions in 5 Steps

    If we understand the deeper why and how of intention-setting, it can be an incredibly powerful tool for manifesting our dreams and turning our visions into reality.

  • How to Honor the Winter Solstice and Find Inner Stillness
    • Routines and Rhythms
    • December 20, 2021
    How to Honor the Winter Solstice and Find Inner Stillness

    Solstice can be a powerful time to pause and create an intentional timeout for yourself. This simple solstice ritual helps you turn inward to deeply rest, reflect, and recharge.

  • Ayurvedic Tips to Stay Healthy and Centered as You Travel During the Holidays
    • Holidays
    • December 15, 2021
    Ayurvedic Tips to Stay Healthy and Centered as You Travel During the Holidays

    No matter where you find yourself this holiday season, here’s how to connect with a deeper sense of home and how to support your health and well-being through it all.

  • 7 Ways to Support Mental Wellness Through the Holiday Season
    • Holidays
    • December 08, 2021
    7 Ways to Support Mental Wellness Through the Holiday Season

    The hustle and bustle of the holidays can leave us feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Here's how to nurture your mental well-being through this season and beyond.

  • Get Inspired This Holiday Season with These Mostly Free Gift Ideas
    • Holidays
    • November 29, 2021
    Get Inspired This Holiday Season with These Mostly Free Gift Ideas

    Whether you create something new, regift something you love, or make time to connect, there are so many ways you can show loved ones you care—without breaking the bank.

  • 7+ Gifts for Yoga Lovers that Support Their Practice On (and Off) the Mat
    • Holidays
    • November 29, 2021
    7+ Gifts for Yoga Lovers that Support Their Practice On (and Off) the Mat

    Find the perfect gift selections for the yoga lovers in your life. These yoga gifts are perfect for yoga teachers and enthusiasts alike and will support their practice on and off the mat. 

  • 6 Self-Care Gifts for YOU
    • Holidays
    • November 23, 2021
    6 Self-Care Gifts for YOU

    We take care of our cars, our homes, our jobs, our children, and the many people we love. Why then can it be so difficult to give ourselves the care and attention we also need and deserve?

  • Your Annual Ayurvedic Gift Guide for the Holidays
    • Holidays
    • November 19, 2021
    Your Annual Ayurvedic Gift Guide for the Holidays

    Ayurvedic gifts that come from the heart can make a big impact on the people you love this holiday season, and show just how much you value their wellness.

  • A New Way to Do Your 2021 Resolutions
    • Holidays
    • December 31, 2020
    A New Way to Do Your 2021 Resolutions

    While planning your goals for the New Year, make sure that they are rooted in your own heart. Here we offer Ayurvedic tips for making resolutions fueled by love.

  • Bringing the Spirit of the Holidays into Your Meals
    • Holidays
    • December 22, 2020
    Bringing the Spirit of the Holidays into Your Meals

    With the holiday season in full swing, the spirit of the festivities can be felt in homes across the land. Traditions abound, passed from one generation to the next. These traditions have also been found in most ancient cultures, including the one in which Ayurveda was born and still thrives. Fundamental to most cultures and traditions is celebrating the richness of life, the pursuit of spirituality, and the irreplaceable nature of connections made in person with those you love.

  • 5 Recipes for an Amazing Ayurvedic Feast
    • Holidays
    • November 20, 2020
    5 Recipes for an Amazing Ayurvedic Feast

    Approach the holidays with more joy and less indigestion with our festive menu! These delicious holiday recipes can please a crowd while upholding the Ayurvedic principles of healthy eating.

  • 12 New Year's Resolutions for Optimal Health in 2019
    • Holidays
    • December 27, 2018
    12 New Year's Resolutions for Optimal Health in 2019

    Practically synonymous with “New Year’s” is the term “resolutions.” As health conscious individuals, our resolutions are typically regarding our well-being. Even with the best of intentions, we often do not follow through with our resolutions. This is often because we try and do everything at once. Instead, here is a step by step guide for the new year. 

  • A New Way to Do New Year’s Resolutions
    • Holidays
    • December 26, 2018
    A New Way to Do New Year’s Resolutions

    The new year beckons the new, along with renewal, dreams, transformation, and the accompanying resolutions for the changes we seek. This year let’s avoid reaching for the lose weight, exercise more, wake up earlier, drive ourselves harder tools. Instead, let’s dive deep into our hearts and minds, into our joys and sorrows, and take the time to list our greatest challenges and most pressing goals.

  • Use These 4 Herbs to Spice Up Your Holidays
    • Holidays
    • December 21, 2018
    Use These 4 Herbs to Spice Up Your Holidays

    In addition to listening to that inner voice that tells you when you've had enough, what can you do to make things a little easier on your digestive system? How about incorporating some delicious winter spices that can gently stimulate your appetite, aid the digestive process, and help you avoid the aftermath of overindulgence like gas, bloating, and upset stomach.

  • 6 Immune Boosters to Keep You Healthy Through the Holidays
    • Holidays
    • December 14, 2018
    6 Immune Boosters to Keep You Healthy Through the Holidays

    ’Tis the season—the season for joy, celebration, family, friends, lights, gifts, and yes—challenges to our health. Here are six immune-boosting tips to help you stay happy and healthy this season!

  • 5 Ways to Commit to Self-Care in 2018
    • Holidays
    • January 18, 2018
    5 Ways to Commit to Self-Care in 2018

    When life gets busy, self-care is often the first thing we sacrifice. Many of us think that taking time for ourselves in the middle of busy times seems indulgent, but looking after our well-being will help us to be productive and care for others.

  • Spiced Holiday Nog
    • Holidays
    • December 22, 2017
    Spiced Holiday Nog

    The best way to approach holiday feasting is by finding balance. Who says you can’t indulge with the rest of your family and friends? There are definitely delicious and healthy ways to do this.

  • Stay True to Yourself this Holiday Season
    • Holidays
    • December 06, 2017
    Stay True to Yourself this Holiday Season

    Remaining true to yourself during this time of year doesn’t mean that you have to turn down the invitations and spend the holiday season in the company of your kitchari pot. But spending time with loved ones shouldn’t require you to put your Ayurveda practice on a shelf. 

  • A Not-So-Ayurvedic Thanksgiving with My Family
    • Holidays
    • November 20, 2017
    A Not-So-Ayurvedic Thanksgiving with My Family

    Everyone’s family is different. Some families go on meditation retreats together, do yoga as a unit, and undertake simultaneous cleanses. But for the rest of us, who discovered Ayurveda long after leaving the nest, an Ayurvedic lifestyle can be tricky to discuss with our Western families who don’t know the difference between kitchari and curry!

  • Surviving the Holidays with the Help of Ayurveda
    • Holidays
    • December 16, 2016
    Surviving the Holidays with the Help of Ayurveda

    Are you tired from the frenetic energy that often surrounds us during the holidays? Let the holidays be a joyful time by incorporating daily oleation, touch therapy, meditation, yoga, and deep breathing.  All of these powerful tools will help restore balance.

  • Pacifying Vata Dosha During the Holidays
    • Holidays
    • December 08, 2016
    Pacifying Vata Dosha During the Holidays

    Long before I knew anything about Ayurveda and vata dosha, I sensed the palpable anxiety that would arise in me towards the end of October/early November, knowing that the holidays were fast approaching. I wish I knew then what I know now. Here’s what I’ve learned.

  • 7 Ways to Renew in the New Year
    • Holidays
    • January 14, 2016
    7 Ways to Renew in the New Year

    Fresh beginnings…optimistic perspectives…renewed focus. The new year always brings a renewal to our spirit, allowing the past to slip away and re-centering us in our potential. Positive affirmations abound as we momentarily re-evaluate our lives, our purpose, and our fulfillment. In the spirit of renewal, the Ayurvedic perspective also brings hope and inspiration. 

  • New Year, New Body! Ayurvedic Tips for Weight Management
    • Holidays
    • January 04, 2016
    New Year, New Body! Ayurvedic Tips for Weight Management

    This new year, many of us will resolve to make changes within our diet and lifestyles that will enable us to live happier and healthier lives. Resolutions are helpful because they motivate us to develop discipline and organize our lives for the year ahead. If your new year's resolution includes losing a few pounds, Ayurveda offers some helpful recommendations to support your efforts.

  • How to Start Your Year with New Ayurvedic Habits
    • Holidays
    • December 30, 2015
    How to Start Your Year with New Ayurvedic Habits

    New Year's Day may sometimes seem like an arbitrary date upon which to begin counting the new year, or taking on a new outlook, and in some cases a new life, but its seemingly random celebration is rooted in history and follows soon after the marking of the Winter Solstice, a day of equal day and night.

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Holidays

Whichever holidays you celebrate, Ayurveda can help you make the best of them and enjoy them to their fullest by rejoicing in health, wellness, and vitality. While some of these blogs focus on various holidays throughout the year, most of these blogs were written with the bustling (and often stress-inducing) holiday season of Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day.

The holiday season means something different for every one of us, but we could probably agree on some similar themes. For many of us, this season often comes with large gatherings, connecting with friends and loved ones, big meals, events, shopping, and maybe even travel—and while we may (or may not) love the hustle and bustle, there’s undoubtedly more stress for the body and mind.

Luckily, Ayurvedic principles can help you make the most of this season on all levels, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Whether you’re looking for ways to be more present, stay healthy, stress less and enjoy more, or how to set intentional (and realistic) goals for the new year, Ayurveda has you covered.

Additionally, if you’re looking for good holiday gifts for loved ones—or for yourself—we have entire gift guides to make holiday shopping easy and fun. These wellness blogs and gift guides will help you navigate through the holiday season with grace so that you can enjoy this time of year to its fullest.

These articles are designed to help you through some of the most stress-inducing aspects of holidays by providing:

  • A gift guide, complete with ideas for good holiday gifts for everyone in your circle—from Ayurveda enthusiasts with a passion for yoga to the Ayurvedic newbie still learning about vata, pitta, and kapha. Celebrate the health of your loved ones this holiday season with Ayurvedic gifts from the heart. As an added bonus, we have a whole gift guide dedicated to self-care for you (after all, you’ve earned it!). We also want to affirm that not all gifts have to cost money—which is why we also created our list of mostly free gift ideas.
  • Articles focused on how to be present during the holidays, as well as how to manage the stress and hectic nature that often accompanies festive events and celebrations. Learn how to minimize stress while traveling, preparing meals, shopping for gifts, and more.
  • Recipes for holiday-themed meals and drinks made with organic Ayurvedic herbs and spices. These tasty, easy to make, and even easier-to-enjoy recipes have all been put together using ingredients carefully curated to support your well-being at various times of the year. From savory snacks to healthful desserts, the meal offerings presented to you in this category of blogs will help you bring in the cheer without sacrificing your health and wellness.
  • How to make the new year better for you with ideas for planning and sticking to your resolutions. Planning resolutions for the new year can feel daunting, especially if you’ve had trouble following through with your resolutions in the past. We offer tips to help you set realistic, sustainable intentions that empower you to follow through for a successful, thriving year ahead.