Fall Rituacharya (Seasonal Routine) and Why it is Important

Sep 17, 2020

Fall is the time of transitions.  It is a time that when feeling balanced it enables us to recognize the possibilities and guide us into the quiet essence of being and savoring simplicity.  If we are out of balance it can lead us feeling raw and exposed.

This is one of the many reasons why we must change our routine with the Mother Earth.  We must recognize that when she transitions, so must we or we are left feeling out of balance and incomplete.  Recognizing the changing and shifting of the seasons is important in Ayurvedic philosophy.  Ayurveda recognizes the importance of keeping in tune with the rhythms of the earth and adjusting our own rhythms to match hers.  

Vata season runs from late fall into early winter.  Kapha season starts from the coldest part of winter into spring and pitta season includes the hottest and longest days of the year - from late spring into early fall.  

Understanding the qualities of each season can help you...

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What Are You Feeding On?

Nov 16, 2019

What Are You Feeding On?

According to Ayurvedic philosophy, we are all created of spirit and light rather than mere flesh hand bones.  The physical body is a temple that houses the finer domains of the mind and soul. As recognized by ancient cultures and religions around the globe, we are actually spiritual beings having a human experience, rather than the other way around.  We are crafted from the same energy that weaves together all of life. 

To truly understand how to “feed” ourselves, we must, therefore, extend beyond the physical body alone.  According to Ayurveda, anything that affects our consciousness is considered food. Yoga, breathing exercises, and meditation are thus highly charged types of food, because they directly nourish our deeper consciousness.

The realm of the senses also provides direct nourishment to the finer domains of the mind and soul.  For example, a soothing sonata and a blaring car alarm are merely different types of...

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