Yumasana – the Yoga of Food

All about feeding the physical body

What I’m Trying: Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is a shrub that grows easily in a variety of climates or indoors in a pot.  Its name is derived from its smell, which is apparently that of horse sweat.  (I have to take their word for it.  I’ve never really smelled horse sweat.) It’s known as an adaptogen, which means it adapts to heal whatever...

You Put WHAT in Your Coffee?

Coconut Oil.  I put coconut oil in my coffee. Let me explain.  I really like coffee.  Especially the Fair Trade non-GMO organic dark-roasted kind.  (Yeah, okay, I’m one of those.)  You can imagine my delight when each new discovery about the benefits of coffee uncovered: lowered diabetes risk, increased mood, antioxidants, amazing smell and of...

Ayurveda Every Day – My Top 5 Daily Practices

Hooray!  Ayurveda is making its way around the Western world. Practical remedies to make every day smoother is starting to make more sense to us than visits to the hospital when ever something goes wrong. My 5 favorite things to do daily are simple and make it easier to manage a hectic daily life.

Kavala Graha – Oil Pulling for detoxification and a great smile

I was recently introduced to the concept of oil pulling or Kavala Graha. I am a big advocate of jal neti or cleansing the nasal and sinus passages with salt water. I had a terrible cold and sadly, my neti pot wasn’t doing the trick. After digging a little deeper, I found Kavala Graha. Kavala...

What I Learned From Fasting

A few months ago I fasted for 24 days. And I LOVED IT!  Yes, there was weight loss, but beyond that, I learned a lot about myself and my body in the process.