• Finding Inner Stillness and Healing with Ahimsa
    • Emotional Wellness
    • November 13, 2020
    Finding Inner Stillness and Healing with Ahimsa

    The first cosmic law of ahimsa, the practice of non-harm, teaches us that to fulfill our humanity as a person we must strengthen our capacity to gain awareness.

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  • Why You Should Sit in Nature and Do Nothing [video]
    • Emotional Wellness
    • August 31, 2020
    Why You Should Sit in Nature and Do Nothing [video]

    Sitting in nature gives us the opportunity to connect with cycles and rhythms that are inherently a part of us, as well as all of the elements of nature.

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  • Boosting Tejas: 6 Daily Practices to Spark Your Inner Glow
    • Health and Wellness
    • June 08, 2020
    Boosting Tejas: 6 Daily Practices to Spark Your Inner Glow

    Tejas—the subtle energy of pitta dosha—is known in Ayurveda to bestow a radiant and lustrous inner glow. These simple practices will help you sparkle and shine.

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  • Simple Mindfulness Tools to Work Through Fear
    • Health and Wellness
    • March 13, 2020
    Simple Mindfulness Tools to Work Through Fear

    While there’s no way to live a life completely free of stress and fear, these mindfulness tools are powerful and effective ways to help us manage and digest fearful emotions when they arise.

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  • Cultivating Ojas with Ayurveda
    • Ayurveda Basics
    • January 29, 2020
    Cultivating Ojas with Ayurveda

    In the Ayurvedic tradition, ojas has everything to do with immunity.  Because it is the superfine essence of kapha, it shares desirable qualities of this dosha, such as strength, nourishment, steadiness.

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  • A Breathing Practice for the Next Time You’re Stressed
    • Emotional Wellness
    • June 15, 2018
    A Breathing Practice for the Next Time You’re Stressed

    Stress happens. Recognizing it in the early stages and finding tools to cope when a stressful situation arises, such as this pranayama, can make all the difference. 

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  • Why Self-Care Is Not Optional—It’s Crucial
    • Health and Wellness
    • May 22, 2018
    Why Self-Care Is Not Optional—It’s Crucial

    The goal is not to give everything of ourselves away to everybody else so that we are left a tired, sloggy, irritated, burnt out mess. Nope. Because then we bring crummy energy, lack of presence, and even resentment to those things that should be full of love and joy! 

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  • A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation
    • Routines and Rhythms
    • May 08, 2018
    A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

    Meditation may seem simple, but in truth it is the hardest thing for most of us to do. Why? Within that answer are three tips for folks who are new to meditation.

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  • The Deeper Causes of Fatigue
    • Health and Wellness
    • August 03, 2017
    The Deeper Causes of Fatigue

    When we tire, the first message is from our body, a warning that we must rest and restore. When we become chronically fatigued, the message is from a deeper source. We are being told to change our ways.

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  • 3 Practices to Cultivate Contentment
    • Emotional Wellness
    • February 22, 2016
    3 Practices to Cultivate Contentment

    Contentment consists of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects. These four aspects can be consciously cultivated by following simple Ayurvedic and Yogic guidelines.

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  • The Spirituality in Self-Care
    • Routines and Rhythms
    • January 20, 2016
    The Spirituality in Self-Care

    “How can I be more spiritual?” is a question I hear regularly. I hear it from the mouths of some of my clients and students, and I sense it from the explosion of interest in yoga and Ayurveda. We are turning to these ancient sciences because we are ready for deeper connection, more meaning, and more truth in our lives.

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  • 5 Ayurvedic Power Boosts for Radiance
    • Routines and Rhythms
    • January 08, 2016
    5 Ayurvedic Power Boosts for Radiance

    Because the ancient teachings of yoga and Ayurveda didn’t view the mind and body as separate entities, they created nutritional and lifestyle techniques that helped boost our satisfaction and joy in both the physical and soul realms. These techniques help us connect—and stay connected—to our core vitality and inner wisdom.

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  • Ayurveda’s Daily Ritual for Delicious Self-Care
    • Routines and Rhythms
    • 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.

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  • Ayurvedic Oils Help You Feel More Content
    • Emotional Wellness
    • May 27, 2015
    Ayurvedic Oils Help You Feel More Content

    Thankfully, Ayurveda equips us with many helpful tools to help access feelings of contentment—including the practice of abhyanga, or self-massage with oil.

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Self-Care Ideas

As a holistic system of self-care, Ayurveda offers guidance on how to establish a supportive, healthy routine, build meal plans just for you, manage stress, prioritize sleep, cultivate relationships with loved ones, and much more.

Ayurveda is all about living in a way that supports your well-being, reconnecting you to the rhythms of nature and to your spiritual self. Its timeless, ancient wisdom offers many rituals and practices you can incorporate into your daily routine to embrace self-care.

These blogs are dedicated to the subject of nurturing and celebrating self-care. Think of them as bite-sized self-care books, full of tips on how to uplift yourself spiritually, emotionally, and physically throughout your daily life. Many of these tips are simple, only taking a little time each day, but they offer profound benefits.

For example, abhyanga, or self-massage with oil, is a delightful self-care practice and is a great way to show your body, mind, and spirit some love. Ayurveda recommends massaging yourself daily to melt away muscle tension, soothe the nervous system, and promote healthy circulation.

Another calming ritual you can implement into your Ayurvedic lifestyle is pranayama, or helpful breathing practices to reduce stress, soothe the mind, and allow you to draw your attention and energy toward your breath and energy.

A supportive meditation practice can also be incredibly beneficial for your Ayurvedic lifestyle. It calms the mind, cultivates a greater ability to concentrate on goals, and can benefit your yoga practice as well, especially if you meditate right after your yoga practice.

Written by Ayurvedic experts, wellness professionals, and dedicated members of the Ayurvedic community who have a passion for helping others feel their very best, these blogs will cover tips for morning, evening, and daily rituals to support your health.

We’ll also share recommendations for Ayurvedic self-care products that you can use to support your physical and emotional health from a place of love, as well as self-care gifts you can treat yourself with on special occasions, or whenever you feel like pampering yourself.

When making a self-care commitment, it’s important to check in with yourself and understand which part of your lifestyle you want to focus on. Once you’ve identified the areas of your life that feel out of balance or that you’d like to change, you can begin making more informed choices to support that intention.

Whether you make drastic changes on your journey to commit to self-care or only make a small step, know that any time you make a change to better serve your well-being, you’re on the right track.

Every person’s track is different, but Ayurveda can help you navigate it. You can think of Ayurveda as a helpful resource that can be fine-tuned to your needs. In fact, its unique adaptability is one of the reasons that Ayurveda has endured for thousands of years.

With these resources, our hope is that you become inspired to form your own self-care routines, rituals, and checklists to help you pay attention to the aspects of your life that need some extra nourishment.