You’re trying to keep healthy and stay steady, so you can handle your responsibilities and relationships the best way you know how, while you also adjust and respond to the ‘crazy’ life’s thrown your way. That can be a heavy load.read more
Learn to look at a woman’s stages of life through the lens of Ayurveda.read more
If anxiety, uncertainty and a strange anticipation cling to your heart and mind–don’t feel alone!read more
Winter Solstice invites you to wake up out of your dream state, into reality!read more
I make the decision to consciously invoke the phrase MAKE SPACE as my “go-to” reminder through the day – especially when I am spending all day with my relatives!read more
Come back to a balanced state with Ayurvedic wisdom. Hear about some simple ways you can help yourself when you’re feeling ungrounded, stressed or upset. YogaLand Podcast Interview with Niika Quistgard and Andrea Ferrettiread more
Summer’s not all softness. It has its harsher qualities. And when excess heat, light and activity pile up, you’re more vulnerable to the effects. Simple Ayurveda-inspired wisdom will help you introduce cooling, calming sensations into your summer days, so you can enjoy all Summer’s glories – the warmth and freedom you love–with no fear of imbalance. You don’t have to…read more
Instead of deciding what it is I “need to fix” about myself or my life–instead of listing all the things I need to straighten out, improve or do away with by making resolutions–I let Life decide.read more
The postpartum time is a vulnerable one, according to Ayurveda. Mom needs great nutrition, and plenty of rest and support, too. Yes! Please bring new Mom meals for the first 6 weeks after her delivery! But pizza, salad and brownies won’t do…read more
Preparing for conception… Conceiving… Being pregnant… Delivering a child… Your vulnerable and transformative post-natal months… At every point along this journey of creation, Ayurveda can help you align yourself with Mother Nature’s intelligence and energy.read more
Sipping a good cup of tea is a natural meditation, isn’t it? Time-honored in many cultures for calming your nerves and sharpening your mind, taking a few minutes to fully enjoy preparing and drinking a cup of tea allows a subtle satisfaction and relaxation to pervade your whole being. Learning to make your own fresh tea with a radiant palette…read more
From the very beginning, Sanju aniyan and I found our sympatico, aligning together to see all people–even in the midst of illness, poverty, confusion or a bad mood–as whole and good. As we grew our clinic–sharing Ayurveda with women from everywhere–we trained our eyes to focus on the “gold under the rust!”read more
Brazil nuts give a satisfying, grounding kind of crunch sensation when crushed between the teeth. And honey? It’s a wonder food!read more
American holiday meals can be festive and delicious–but so often heavy! Fresh Cranberry Relish lightens up any plate laden high with traditional favorites. There's no tastier way to bring a dollop of balance to a bellyful of rich holiday foods! A sweet and sassy pink...read more
Look around on any busy street, in the mall or while waiting for your next train… Can you guess which woman’s nature best demonstrates each of the three doshas – vata, pitta and kapha?read more
Watermelon can be a blessing or a curse! Try this Ayurvedic watermelon drink recipe to get all the benefits of watermelon. And don’t forget this simple rule…read more
Warm, delicious Ginger Dressing makes a simple salad a tasty, easy-to-digest delight! Ayurvedic nutrition usuallys recommend cooked, moist, oily (unctuous), well-spiced foods, especially in the winter time. When winter's cold and damp surrounds you, it's natural for...read more
Lovely, intelligent women gathered in a hushed and rich, red room, everyone thirsty for a taste from the life-giving pool of Ayurvedic knowledge and experience, and we were off into two hours of wonder as I presented my workshop, Discover Ayurveda: The Senses in the Layers of Life. If you wish you’d been with us that evening, it’s not too…read more
Ayurveda teaches that we all come into this life with a unique nature. Knowing your nature is the perfect starting point for figuring out what’s best for you!read more
Have you ever become fascinated with a particular diet or found yourself fixated on the personality of a diet book author, thinking – ‘This is it! I’ve found my dietary calling!’read more
…what you do every day…can encourage or diminish all aspects of your well-being, and ultimately, your ojas, the source of your authentic beauty.read more
I never guessed I’d be spending the long weekend teaching Ayurveda in beautiful ruins on tropical St. Lucia island, surrounded by the bluest blue of the Caribbean Sea. I always enjoy watching those faces light up and eyes sparkle when women “get it”…read more
Did you know you can become so "head-driven" in a technology-obsessed, speed-of-mind lifestyle that you leave much of yourself behind as you race headlong through teeming work, errand and social days? It's great to feel busy, focused and in demand. But the old saying...read more
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Sipping a good cup of tea is a natural meditation, isn’t it?