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Have you ever wanted a way to explain all the emotional background information of your life? Information that would string together, coherently, the big picture of how you interact with the world, what your negative patterns are, what makes you feel amazing and validated and what keeps you diving back into negative patterns? Have you…

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This article was published here at Everyday Ayurveda on 9/24/14. How to Ask Holistic Health Practitioners the “Right” Questions By Anna Holden on September 21, 2014 Everyday, I see people who need help managing their health. Often, clients come to me after they’ve tried traditional or mainstream treatments. I’m always happy when people take a…

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Through part 1 and part 2, you should know have a general understanding of Ayurvedic dosha theory, your prominent dosha and current state of imbalance, and a detailed overview of each dosha. With this information as a preface, we can now dive into how to eat for each type. Before we get that specific, however,…

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Now that we have an understanding of our unique blend of the doshas within our bodies, we can start to talk about how to balance the doshas through food in order to reach or maintain optimal health and well-being. But first, let’s talk about each dosha in detail. Vata Dosha Vata dosha is comprised of air…

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It’s been suggested that I write a bit about the different Ayurvedic body types and how to eat for that type. I’ve hesitated doing this because, like most good holistic therapies, healing through Ayurveda is not as simple as “eating for your type.” Even understanding what your type is, or rather, what “types” you are…

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What is healing? 0

June 27, 2014

In session yesterday, the question came from a client: What exactly IS healing? We often talk about healing as though it is the process of reaching a certain state outside of yourself. A process of cleansing, of leaving behind those parts of you that make you sick or dirty or injured, and instead finding some…

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Do you ever feel a bit spaced out, overwhelmed or frantic? Is your vata energy through the roof and needs some balancing? This grounding meditation, lasting about 11 minutes, will help you ground your energy and free yourself from the stress of your day. For highly sensitive people, this grounding meditation helps to calm the…

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I’ve had many clients, friends and yoga students ask me how I healed my back. I usually kind of shake my head, sigh and say, “That’s a long story.” But we all want to hear positive stories of health and healing, to know that we are going through is not in isolation, that someone else…

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