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Autumn Chai Tea: Mint & Basil Bliss!

August 19th, 2015|AYS Torchbearer Blogs|

Guest post graciously contributed by Sarah Guglielmi It’s like clockwork. The Ayurvedic clock, that is.  Mid-August in Buffalo NY, and the winds arrive, signaling the onset of autumn. Autumn is the ‘in-between” time. The winds of fall work their magic, allowing nature to “burn off the summer heat”. Temperatures cool, the weather varies, and the leaves [...]

What is health? More than the cover of a magazine!

August 7th, 2015|AYS Torchbearer Blogs|

Guest post graciously contributed by Nicole Taylor. “Sama dosha samagnis ca sama dhatu mala kriya prasannatmendriya manah svastha ityabhidiyate.” –Sushruta Samhita “One who is established in Self, who has balanced doshas, balanced agni, properly formed dhatus, proper elimination of malas, well functioning bodily processes and whose mind, soul and senses are full of bliss, is called [...]

Avoiding the Pitta Burnout

July 18th, 2015|AYS Torchbearer Blogs|

Guest post graciously contributed by Heidi L. Audet, AAYS, RYT-500. Given the clarity and perception that a healthy and well-adjusted pitta naturally possesses, why, oh why do persons with this prakriti sometimes end up taking on too much and subsequently find themselves hovering over the edge of the burnout cliff? As a pitta individual, this is the [...]

Reaching a State of Mindfulness

July 9th, 2015|AYS Torchbearer Blogs|

Guest post graciously contributed by Minta Davis. Coming to a peaceful state in the mind appears to challenge many of us. Especially forces from work, personal, and global circumstances swirl round in our mind. How do we calm the mind? Many yoga Gurus have shared their wisdom on achieving peaceful mindfulness, or reaching a blissful state [...]

Ayurveda Can Help New Mommas Find Balance

July 5th, 2015|AYS Torchbearer Blogs|

Guest post graciously contributed by Sarah Bannerman Andrews. For a healthy self after childbirth; learn how everyday Ayurveda can help new Mommas find balance. Ayurveda has a way of putting things into perspective. It teaches us that staying in balance can help prevent most dis-ease. It teaches us that the key to long lasting health and [...]

The Traveling Ayurvedist Journal

March 30th, 2015|AYS Torchbearer Blogs|

  Guest post graciously contributed by Mary Honchock. How Hanuman Helped Me Pack My Practice So, just a quick recap of Hanuman the Monkey God. Hanuman was the son of the Vayu (god of the wind) and a devout woman (a vanara, a monkey being). He was a powerful and mischievous young god and many [...]

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 [...]