SAD: Beat the Winter Blues

By juleharle / December 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Winter Solstice & Seasonal Rhythm Ayurveda recognizes not only daily circadian rhythms (known as Dinacharya), but also nature’s seasonal rhythms (known as Ritucharya, meaning “cosmic rhythm or seasonal movement”). Ritucharya is the knowledge of how to live in rhythm with the changing seasons of the solar year. As with all things in life, our personal…

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Creating Summer Vitality: Recommendations for Pitta Season

By juleharle / May 12, 2020 / 0 Comments

Days are getting longer and warmer- Alaskan summers, here we come! Do you love long days of bright sunlight, or do you end up feeling agitated, hot or bothered come solstice? Summer, like each season, arrives with its own distinct personality. Depending on your constitution, (your unique representation of the 3 doshas- vata, pitta &…

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A Yogic Perspective on COVID-19 & Home Quarantine

By juleharle / April 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

Here we are, at home.  With social distancing measures in place, many of us aren’t going to work, school or social outings.  We limit our time in public spaces socializing and running errands.  Some of us are working from home.  Some of us are full time parenting & homeschooling children, naturally spending more time with…

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COVID-19: Boosting Immunity & Fighting Viruses with Ayurveda

By juleharle / March 20, 2020 / 0 Comments

Due to experiencing heightened stress and concern in response to our global pandemic, I’ve been personally “upping my game” and going back to traditional medicine and Ayurvedic teachings.  Ayurveda offers numerous ways to support healthy immune responses; dietary, herbal and lifestyle considerations play big roles in how our immune system responds to stress and pathogens.…

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Ayurvedic Cleanse Instructions

By juleharle / March 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

Why Cleansing is Important The body is remarkably intelligent and hard working. Day after day, it processes all kinds of inputs from our environment, distinguishing what’s good from what’s not, while working to eliminate harmful substances and routine metabolic waste.  These days, our bodies are often overwhelmed with an overload of stressors: processed & genetically…

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Dinacharya: Daily Self-Care as Potent Medicine

By juleharle / February 26, 2020 / 0 Comments

Dinacharya refers to Ayurvedic daily routine recommendations that help enhance health, vitality, life quality and prevent disease. How you live your day to day life is the key factor in the quality of health and overall life experience.  What you do every day either builds vitality, health & disease resistance OR weakens ojas, wears you…

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What’s Ghee & Why Use It?

By juleharle / January 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

 “Out of all the oils fit for human consumption, ghee is the best to eat.” – Charaka Samhita, sutra 27, verse 232 Ghee, a type of clarified butter, is a source of dietary fat traditionally used in Indian cooking.  Ghee is prepared by melting butter until the milk solids separate, froth and then settle to…

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Sankalpa: More than a New Years Resolution

By juleharle / December 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

“Wherever Attention Goes, Energy Flows” In Ayurveda, there’s a natural wisdom in moving inward during winter and reflecting back upon your journey & growth in the previous year. Taking things slower, creating time for rest, relaxation & contemplation during the dark days of winter is a big part of seasonal attunement. Then when the light…

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Healthy Digestion this Thanksgiving with Ayurveda

By juleharle / November 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is a great time to share Ayurvedic health tips with others.  Studies continue to suggest that healthy digestion (Ayurveda refers to digestion as “agni,” literally meaning “fire”) is the bodies natural defense against disease, as it burns away and cleanses the body of accumulated toxins.  By incorporating simple Ayurvedic foods & cooking techniques this…

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Why You Should Massage Yourself with Oil (Abhyanga)

By juleharle / September 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

It’s no secret that massage helps increase circulation, moves lymph, enhances our immunity and helps alleviate body aches and pains.   Massage has the power to reduce stress while releasing happiness hormones in the body and brain.  When the body is gently anointed & massaged with warm oils, dryness is counteracted, joints are lubricated & excess…

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