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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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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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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More Energy & Easy Breathing with Neti & Nasya

By juleharle / May 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Every day we breath air in and out of the nasal passageways; this is the most vital source of prana, life force energy, that we get from our environment.  Notice how tired you feel when you are congested with a head cold or unable to breath fully- we are not able to access prana/energy from…

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Healthy Backpacking Meals

By juleharle / March 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

Just because you’re going out on a backcountry trip doesn’t mean you must resort to freeze-dried, prepackaged, overly processed dehydrated foods.  It’s ironic actually, that we are physically exerting ourselves & relying on “low prana” foods to sustain us. Prana means “life force” or “vital life energy.” It’s a yogic concept that refers to the…

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Yoga for Hikers & Backpackers

By juleharle / March 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

A day of hiking can leave you with tight quadriceps, calves, hamstrings and hip flexors. Below are some of my favorite yoga postures to help unwind and stretch muscles used when hiking & backpacking.  These are postures I use when I’m out on trips; I might do some during the day while I’m hiking, but…

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Yoga for Paddlers

By juleharle / August 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

Paddling, both whitewater & flat water, can create tension or stiffness in the shoulders from constant rotation, the abdominal obliques from twisting, and hips from keeping the body stable while in the boat. Increasing your range of motion and flexibility in these areas can help reduce risk of injury & keep you on the water…

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