All posts tagged: ayurveda

winter solstice + transitioning into kapha season

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last night’s full circle winter solstice gathering at Eka Yoga, led by Marissa with Naturefy— tapping into nature’s changes with the transition into kapha season. when we align with nature, we see its reflection in mind, body, & spirit. the practices of ayurveda include an awareness of nature’s elemental shifts along with adaptations to create harmony with seasonal changes. the altar pictured above represents earth + water, winter’s predominant elemental expression — though depending where you […]

aparigraha: acknowledging abundance

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In The Secret Power of Yoga, Nischala Joy Devi explains Yoga Sutra 2.29 + the concept of abundance (aparigrapha) — “Acknowledging abundance, we recognize the blessings in everything & gain insights into the purpose of our worldly existence,” – Yoga Sutra 2.29, Nischala Joy Devi, The Secret Power of Yoga Deborah Adele describes aparigraha as relating to the present moment — being immersed & engaged in “life and one another.” More traditional interpretations of this sutra […]

the elements of air + space

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In considering the elements of air + space [vayu + aakash] that constitute the vata dosha, they relate to both movement + stillness. These elements are pervasive and exist both internally — e.g., the movement of the breath, the movement of the thoughts, and externally — e.g., the movement of the wind in the atmosphere. These elements share a relationship — movement creates space, and space creates a boundary-less sense of expansion and freedom. When working together […]

Ayurveda: Vata Dosha

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Vata Dosha The elements of Air + Ether/Space are reflected in our surrounding environment with the transition to Fall season through change — a drop in temperature, falling leaves, & windy weather. During this season in particular, Ayurveda addresses the aspects of Vata Dosha that are influenced by the Fall weather to help Vata stay balanced & grounded amidst the changes in the environment. Features of Vata: Dry, light, subtle, astringent, cool, rough, mobile, & clear. Physical Expression: Dry […]

Introduction to Ayurveda

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Introduction Ayurveda & Yoga are complimentary sciences aimed to balance the mind + body, especially when practiced together. One of the main principles of Ayurveda involves Elemental Theory — meaning that all of the elements that exist in nature [Earth – Water – Fire – Air – Ether/Space] also exist within us in different proportions. According to Ayurveda, there are three primary  Doshas, or constitutions of the elements, in which two elements are predominant. Vata: Air […]

schedule this week

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you can find me at Eka Yoga this week + a couple of guest appearances, filling in for the lovely Julee Yokoyama: ✨ sunday @ 10am · yoga for vatas {mindful flow + restorative} ✨ sunday @ 12pm · yoga for kaphas {vinyasa} ✨ monday @ 4:30pm · yoga for kaphas {vinyasa} ✨ thursday @ 4:30pm · yoga for vatas {mindful flow + restorative} ✨ exploring how to remain grounded amidst change around us with […]

Eka Yoga Grand Opening Party

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  Come to Eka Yoga’s Grand Opening Party on Sunday, September 4th! There will be a free Tri-Doshic yoga class from 12-1:15pm, followed by an open house from 1:15 – 3pm with food + drinks, giveaways, pop-up shops featuring a local jewelry designer + t-shirt designer, and a fun + growing community. Find more details on Eka Yoga’s website or Facebook page. P.S. I will be on vacation 9/8 – 9/28, with a schedule change […]

restorative yoga for pittas

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· restorative yoga for pittas · monday 9:30am at Eka Yoga · · this calming practice of yoga + pranayama unwinds muscular tension from the body while slowing down the heart rate & decreasing blood pressure as the body deeply relaxes. without external stimulation, the thought patterns of the mind slow down & release too — creating a cooler, more receptive state that promotes creativity, receptivity & deeper insight ·