Month: February 2016

Oil Pulling: A Cleansing Ayurvedic Practice

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Oil Pulling: A Cleansing Ayurvedic Practice What to Use: One tablespoon of coconut oil — appropriate for all Doshas, though especially pacifying for Pitta  Dosha or during Pitta season due to its cooling properties. OR, one tablespoon of sesame oil — appropriate for Vata or Kapha Dosha or during Vata or Kapha seasons due to its warming properties. In general, oils for Pitta should be cooling, oils for Vata should be warming, and oils for Kapha should be […]

Heart Chakra Meditation

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Anahata Chakra || “Unstruck” Physical Location || Heart Center + Lungs + Arms + Hands Emotional States || Love + Compassion + Empathy + Kindness + Grace + Ease Element || Air Color || Green — Find a comfortable seat and close your eyes. Maintain a gentle internal gaze, directed toward your heart center. Spend a few moments gathering the breath into a free-flowing & easeful rhythm. If your mind begins to wander, express patience and compassion toward yourself […]

Mindful Flow

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Physical Focus || Chest expansion + heart opening [anahata chakra] Spiritual Focus || Connection to self + world around us In its simplest definition, yoga is connection to ourselves and the world around us. In a yoga practice, as you move + breathe, the overall energy is heightened within you and around you. It can be easy to be pulled away from this connection during your day – or even during your yoga or meditation practice […]