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The Doshas

Ayurveda means "knowledge of life." This definition seems to be fairly all-inclusive and for good reason. Over 2000 years ago, this ancient science of life was codified in texts such as the Caraka Samita. Ayurveda emphasizes that we should not simply treat...

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PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD has become a familiar term in our society. Over half of our general population report having experienced some type of traumatic event.  Currently PTSD affects 5% of men and 10% of women.  More and more, yoga is being...

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Prana Vayu

The Vayus There are five vayus in the system of yoga and today we will look at the first one of the five which are eponymously named - Prana Vayu.  It shares the name of the prana vayus as a whole because it is considered the most fundamental or base of...

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Attitude of Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough and more.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”  —Melody Beattie When we focus on the things we have to be thankful for, we recognize the abundance...

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Doshas and your Relationships

Doshas and Your Relationships The study of doshas is vast and varied and very practical in the aid of navigating your life.  We may already know how different foods can affect our doshas.  Working to keep our doshas in balance is important - especially at the change...

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Not all Unicorns and Butterflies

Once upon a time, a teacher told me “when you tighten around pain, that is what causes suffering”.  This idea took me a while to really understand.  How is it possible to experience pain without suffering? When you think about your physical responses to comfortable or...

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