How Ayurveda Inspires Mindful Eating

(As published on Elephant Journal in the “Popular Lately” section)

In a world where women are so often objectified, whether in the workplace, media, on the school bus, or the world wide web, one of the most powerful lessons from the ancient science of Ayurveda for me has been to see my body as my temple.  Continue reading

Live in Harmony with Nature: 3 Practical Tips from Ayurveda

(Originally published as “Featured Today” highlight, featured in “Popular Lately” and Top 10 Blogs of the Week on Elephant Journal)

‘Live in harmony with nature.’

We hear this expression all the time in the world of health and wellness. But, what does this expression really mean, and importantly, how can we actually start to do it on a daily basis?

Ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga, and a complete medical system from ancient India, has so much wisdom to offer those of us wishing to live in greater harmony with nature.  Continue reading

The Danger of More in Modern Yoga

(As published on Elephant Journal)

Even as Yoga explodes in popularity, its essence is being lost.

In recently performing an internet search for “Yoga in America,” I was saddened to see the latest of the slew of scandals related to Yoga (that happen not just in America, but throughout the world) appear at the top of my search results. Yoga, an ancient eight-fold practice originally designed to assist sincere spiritual seekers to access deep inner states of meditation and contemplation, seems to have become connected with a pervasive myth that more is better.

There is more music played in Yoga classes, more asanas (physical poses), more competition, more heat, more intensity, more challenging poses, more sexy clothing, more scantily clad students and teachers, more scandals.  Continue reading