Finding Spirit

We all have a spiritual side, even if we are not religious. Spirit is essence, passion, drive, and what has set us on the path we are on. For myself, I often see spirit in nature, the plants I work with, and the people I care for. Their life is what I work towards, their…

Nervine Herbs

I find these to be some of the most rewarding herbs to work with. The simplest interventions can have the greatest benefits on an individuals experience in life. While nervines in their simplest form just have an effect on the nervous system, most of them do not just have physical benefits but also benefits for…

Stress and the benefits of crying

Cry it out. That is what someone might say if they are supportive of you needing to cry. As we are grow up, crying is often something we do when we are sad, maybe even angry. As adults, we often restrict our crying to mourning the loss of our family and friends. Are there benefits…

Healing Benefits of Yarrow

Is that a carrot growing on the side of the road? No, that is yarrow. Yarrow is a very powerful plant which can aide in reducing inflammation and fevers.┬áIt also acts as an anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial herb. Anti-microbial As an anti-microbial, yarrow was traditionally used to relieve sore throats, toothaches, as well as acne….

Getting Rid of the Morning Grog

I have been waking up so much lately feeling groggy and unable to function because of it. When I was out in Colorado a few weeks back I finally figured out why. Dehydration!!! When out in Colorado I also had to deal with the elevation so I thought that was an additive factor. After two…

Holy Basil as Yoga

Tusli is also known as holy basil and it said to be the the yoga of all herbs. Just like the yoga pose Tadasana, tulsi provides balance and grounding. This plant is considered an Ayurvedic herb, with its origin believed to be in north central India, now growing throughout the eastern world tropics. Tulsi is…

Yoga for Beginners: Mountain Pose

Yoga can provide many benefits to the mind and soul by teaching you how to both be more grounded and calm yourself. Physically, Yoga strengthens your muscles with frequent practice. When you practice, like any other movement you should warm up your body. You warm up by starting with easy poses such as mountain pose…

Hepatic Herbs

Hepatic herbs offer a broad range of support to the liver. These actions include strengthening tone and function of the liver tissue as well as supporting bile flow. With the liver having such a large impact on the rest of the body, hepatic herbs can make large changes with simple interventions. One of the main…