• Do you want to get better?

    Do you want to get better?

    As an Ayurvedic Clinical Practitioner I’ve discovered a recurrent theme. I find myself asking clients “Do you want to get better?” This question often catches people by surprise. There’s the answer you’re supposed to say and then there’s the truth. Sometimes the answer is “Yes,” and sometimes there is a hesitation that lingers a little… Read more

  • Bandha and The Practice Of Self-Actualization

    Bandha and The Practice Of Self-Actualization

    Sorrow carves the container for joy. Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet got me through some of the most difficult times in my life. It also gave me a deeper understanding of the practice of bandha. How is the emotional body connected to bandha practice? I discovered an intimate connection between my ability to access bandha, and… Read more

  • Is Your Mouth Dirty? Yes.

    Is Your Mouth Dirty? Yes.

    If you are not scraping your tongue daily than your mouth is …..EW. But this is ok. It’s not a common practice in the West This is me gently trolling this recent New York Times article on tongue scraping. Tongue scraping is an ancient Ayurvedic practice but the health and wellness department at the New… Read more

  • Ayurveda, Yoga, and Diabetes

    Ayurveda, Yoga, and Diabetes

    Yoga Yoga, the ancient practice of India, is misunderstood in the west. Contemporary yoga in the Unites States consists of music to set the mood, excessive external heat, excessive aerobic movement, sometimes wine, sometimes goats, and a yoga clothing/accessory industry that will top $40 billion by 2028. Regardless of your experience, yoga is here to… Read more

  • Ayurveda and Caffeine

    Ayurveda and Caffeine

    Is coffee good, or bad for you? You know me, if you’re here then you know I don’t shy away from unpopular opinions. So here goes… Caffeine is a socially acceptable addiction, from memes to throw pillows to yoga practices, it’s everywhere. While there are some health benefits to caffeine we mostly benefit from moderate… Read more

  • Ayurveda and Leftovers

    Ayurveda and Leftovers

    I began studying Ayurveda, the oldest medicinal system, in 2001. One of the first things I learned is that leftovers are considered toxic and bad for your health. At the time the explanation was that it was “dead food”, that it was lacking Prana, the Sanskrit word for life-giving force/energy. It wasn’t until 2018 when… Read more