Winter Essentials: Balancing Kapha

KAPHA SEASON Winter through mid-Spring Mid-November through Mid-March (spring) The kapha dosha arises from the Earth (Prthvi) and Water (Ap or apas) elements. Kapha is stored in: the brain, joints, mouth, head and neck, stomach (the primary site), lymph, thorax including the lungs, heart and esophagus, and fat. The term kapha is derived from the […]

The Beauty of Simple Aryuvedic Practices to enhance your vitality (ojas) and to serve as steps to aging with grace and beauty.

by Jade Shutes Over the last few months I have begun to incorporate some of the teaching I received over the last two years from Arjun Das and Melanie Sachs. Although I have been practicing all of these techniques, it has only be recently that I made a commitment to daily practice.  It has now […]

Abhyanga: The Art of Self Love through Massage

By Radha Crawley, LMT, Certified Ayurvedic Educator           The body of one who uses oil massage regularly does not become affected much even if subjected to accidental injuries, or strenuous work. By using oil massage daily, a person is endowed with pleasant touch, trimmed body parts and becomes strong, charming and […]

Yoga and Ayurveda to support recovery from drug and alcohol addiction

Yoga and Ayurveda to support recovery from drug and alcohol addiction by Catherine O’Neill ***This article has been published with permission from Durga. It originally appeared in the Townsend Newsletter, January 2007. The ancient wisdom of Ayurveda (science of self-healing) and Yoga (science of self-realization) offer therapies and practices to bring about and maintain […]