Simple Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse

Simplified Three Day CleanseThis entry-level, three-day cleanse is appropriate at any time of year and is designed to rest and reset the digestive tract in the shortest amount of time possible. Because it is so brief and does not involve an extensive list of practices beyond the dietary protocols, this approach is generally a wonderful introduction […]

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bittersweet

Food without bitterness lacks depth and complexity. So does it matter if we avoid bitter? Absolutely yes! Bitterness is a double-edged sword: it signals toxic and dangerous, but it can also be pleasurable and beneficial. a bitter Spring elixer  – stinging nettle We can probably all agree that Fernet-Branca, rapini, citrus zests, and beer are […]

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pancakarma

Just completed a beautiful PK ( pancakarma) for my dear friend. It’s an ayrvedic means of deeply cleansing tissue toxins from the body and mind ( manas). Ayurveda sees the need for ama (toxins) to be mobilized through massage, steam ( sweat) and shirodhara (meditation). These organic and gentle processes assist movement while calming the […]

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Nettles – Spring Elixir

nourishing nettles for springtime April is harvest time for nettles around here. Around the full moon, the nutrients in medicinal plants climb up the stems to the new shoots, the concentrated stalks is where we harvest our clippings. I died tham on newspaper for 3-4 days in a cool, dry place before I stored them […]

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extensors

Our nature is to seek safety in our environment. The nervous system is wired to react when there is a sudden physical stress and our flexor muscles engage. So what happens when we are faced with a loud noise, a strange smell, some disturbing news ? Our nervous system quietly reacts in flexion. What I […]

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The Myodural Bridge

The Myodural Bridge ‘What a name! I was always intrigued by the difference between a group of patients who could quite easily elongate their upper cervical extensor muscles (“pull your chin in”) and another group where upper cervical flexion was particularly sensitive and easily evoked HEADACHE. The repeated clinical anecdote is that the second group […]

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A list of quotes by the ancients and the greats

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ~ George Bernard Shaw “If you resist change, you resist life.” ~ Sadhguru “All great changes are preceded by chaos.” – Deepak Chopra “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens […]

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