Philosophy of Ayruveda

Ayruveda is a traditional medicine system from India. Its focus is on the tridosha theory, that all individuals fall in to one of three categories or a combination of the categories. These three are vata, pitta, and kapha. Each of these categories has a tendency towards certain actions, disease states, and body types. When your…

Testing Transit Time

Do you know your transit time? No, it is not the time that it takes for you to get to work in the morning. Your transit time is the time it takes for your food to pass through your entire digestive system. Why is this important to know? Knowing your own transit time is helpful…

Healing Powers Hidden in Your Kitchen

The last two weeks of August we will be presenting our fabulous free class to you all live online and I wanted to give you all a bit of a teaser. Be sure to register today before you forget and check out our other classes that are scheduled for this fall already. All the classes…

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…

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…

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…

Accepting All Spiritual Paths as Valid

It can be really challenging to accept that someone else’s beliefs are also valid if they contradict your own. Whether or not you have a spiritual path it is probably important to you. With the challenging political atmosphere around us, it is all the more important to be open to supporting others on their terms…

Reduce Stress with Forest Bathing

Guest Author: Kimberly Johnson Forest bathing is a great way to reduce stress and connect with nature at the same time. The technique is based in Japanese culture and includes taking time to sit next to a tree while breathing deeply and focusing on all of one’s senses. Forest bathing will help you develop a mental…

Meditation Basics

If you have already started practicing breathing you are already on your way to learning meditation. The basics of meditation are simple in idea but challenging in practice. The key that I have found most helpful, in learning meditation, is practice. The more frequent you do it, the more successful you will be and the…

Grounding and Centering Basics

When first learning to meditate, after learning basic breathing practices, grounding and centering comes next. This practice is less of a physical one but more of a mental one. Personally, I use a variety of visualization techniques to ground and center myself and we will look at a few of them. But what is grounding…

Some Like It Hot!

Most of the time when I talk about water I am talking about making tea. Hot water is ideal for most herbs because the heat helps to break down the herb material so the good stuff can get into the water. Not all herbs are best made into tea with hot water. But what about…

Staying Hydrated: Techniques to Remember

All the time… yes we should all be remembering to drink water all the time but with our busy lives it is hard to remember. When sitting at the computer all day writing for you all, putting together classes, and making herbal products I forget so often. I wanted to share some of my favorite…