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The 6 Tastes – The 20 Qualities

February 14th, 2015|AYS Torchbearer Blogs|

Guest post graciously contributed by Kay Franz. According to Ayurveda, with each meal, we all need to enjoy 6 tastes on our tongue; sweet, salty, sour, pungent, bitter and astringent. The tongue’s experience of these tastes creates a digestive reaction that triggers various actions in our alimentary canal conducive to healthy digestion, assimilation and elimination. These [...]

Mid-Winter Blues or Mid-Winter Bliss

February 5th, 2015|AYS Torchbearer Blogs|

Guest post graciously contributed by Caroline Schmidt. Just to call to mind what it could look like. Vatic bliss: the expansive creative potential in every direction, the big open sky, a vast non-discriminating love, and the flexibility of forgiveness. We all have greater access to these at this time of year. Moving, dancing, music, vibration, [...]

What’s Right For Me? | A Personal Approach To Wellness

January 12th, 2015|Around the web with Kathryn, AYS Torchbearer Blogs|

Guest post graciously contributed by Kara Aubin. I hear some version of the question “What’s right for me?” often from my clients. We have a sense that there are foods that would work well for us, a type of asana or meditation that would be more beneficial than others, a best number of sleep hours, [...]

Meeting Ourselves Where We Are

January 7th, 2015|AYS Torchbearer Blogs|

Guest post graciously contributed by Maria-Luisa Chea. I find that there is an exciting feeling of freshness to these first days of the year, a promise of unlimited possibilities waiting to unfold before us. The holidays are officially over and it is time to get on with our lives. It is also the time to [...]

Welcome Sun! Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2015|AYS Torchbearer Blogs|

Guest post graciously contributed by Liz Ritoli. Shortly before the beginning of December, during a particularly dark and dreary week, I started to think about how short the days had become and how my favorite day of the year, the Winter Solstice, would be coming up soon. Yes, I thought, the days will soon be [...]

How The Light Gets In

December 29th, 2014|AYS Torchbearer Blogs|

Guest post graciously contributed by Julia Cress. “Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering, there’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Louise Penny. This came from a novel my mother was reading and brought my thoughts around to the work of mantra, similar to the sound [...]

Ayurveda and the 6 Tastes: Aids for Winter Wellness

December 18th, 2014|AYS Torchbearer Blogs|

Guest post graciously contributed by Heidi Audet.* If you live in a cold climate during the winter months, staying healthy can have its challenges. Since roughly 80% of our immunity comes from our intestinal health, it’s important that we nourish and support our digestion in ways that honor us. Thankfully, the science of Ayurveda recognizes [...]

Real Wellness Isn’t Found on Your Bathroom Scale

December 4th, 2014|AYS Torchbearer Blogs|

Guest post graciously contributed by Heidi Audet.* Wellness is often regarded by what is observed on a bathroom scale. It sometimes is perceived in one-dimensional terms that only serve a limiting belief of what we should be, often purported by doctored magazine covers. Many of us spend extreme amounts of energy trying to lose weight [...]

Simple Sacred Self-Care – The Ayurvedic Way To Take Care Of Youself This Holiday Season!

December 1st, 2014|AYS Torchbearer Blogs|

Guest post graciously contributed by Laurie Dean. Ways To Survive The Holiday Craziness!! You’ve heard that song before – it’s been playing in every department store since October! And while the holidays are so wonderful – loving times with family and friends, delicious meals, sharing the spirit of the season – it also means jam-packed [...]

Ayurveda Comes to Thanksgiving

November 23rd, 2014|AYS Torchbearer Blogs|

Guest post graciously contributed by Lisa Snowden Ahhh…the Thanksgiving holiday is my favorite and one that is unique for each and every person and family. The spread of dining options varies from one household to the next based on the collected harvest to the cultural background of the family. What we’d all like to find [...]