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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 [...]

The Vatic Wonderland | The Path to Healing

November 12th, 2014|AYS Torchbearer Blogs|

Guest post graciously contributed by Caroline Schmidt. I recently stayed with some friends who have a 3-year old daughter Nina. For my last night with them we all went out to a restaurant for dinner. Nina had spent the day with her dad at an indoor inflatable kiddie park. This was a wonderland for a [...]

You want me to put oil where?! | Nasya and what it’s good for

November 7th, 2014|AYS Torchbearer Blogs|

Guest post graciously contributed by Kara Aubin. If you’ve spent any time around me, or Ayurveda, you know we love oil. A lot. In a fat-phobic country I’m preaching the oily revolution. Why? Ayurveda loves oil for many reasons. Applied topically, not only can it be an organic moisturizer, but also a medicine delivery system [...]

Abyhanga to Calm the Winds | Self Oil Massage

October 29th, 2014|AYS Torchbearer Blogs|

Graciously contributed by Sarah Guglielmi. Fall is in full swing here in the Northeast– it’s the season of change and contrast! Striking colors on the trees move into muted shades of barren brown; yesterday’s clear blue skies were replaced by a cold wintery wind today. Fall is the season of “wind.” The air and space [...]

Autumn Apple Breakfast

October 10th, 2014|AYS Torchbearer Blogs|

Guest post graciously contributed by Liz Ritoli Apples of all kinds are coming in and my first inclination is to put them into my oatmeal for breakfast. Sometimes I have this as a light dinner with whole grain toast and ghee. 1. In a small pan, measure: 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons of water 1 [...]