Neti and Nasya a tried and true Ayurvedic routine

Neti and Nasya are part of Ayurveda’s daily care regime and make a perfect pair to help keep the sinuses open, nourished, and the mind calm. Dry sinuses are easily irritated by pollutants, pollen and dry air resulting in excess reactive mucus production and an endless cycle of congestion and post nasal drip. Neti is a nasal irrigation technique that uses saline to decrease nasal secretions and rinse and de-congest the sinuses. Nasya is the administration of herbalized nasal drops into the nostrils to cleanse, lubricate, purify and repair the sinuses while calming the mind. The Ayurvedic instructions for using…

Fall Info & Tips

The lungs and large intestine correspond to fall, along with change and old age, so it’s important to have extra awareness in keeping these organs healthy this season. Lungs open to the nose, control breathing, the skin (including the opening and closing of the pores), and our inspiration, while the large intestine rules elimination and how we flow with life. The Ayurvedic dosha that is most active in the fall is Vata. Vata means “that which moves things” and boy can it, especially the mind and nervous system! Vata is made up of air and space, and its qualities are…

Meditation

Meditation gives us the opportunity to relax the body and focus the mind. We are all so busy in our heads and outward lives that taking just a few moments to tune in to YourSelf is sometimes the best healing gift we can offer ourselves. Meditation is an easily available and convenient practice that can be used for self-healing and for spiritual realization. In Ayurveda all disease is understood to ultimately be caused by forgetting our true nature as spirit, meditation plays an important role in helping us to remember that true nature and can offer us deep healing. There…

Love Your Body Dry Brush

Love your Skin with Dry Brushing

Dry brushing, an Ayurvedic daily ritual for the body, is like exercise for the skin for how it excites the circulation of blood and lymph. It also helps to alleviate stiff muscles, removes fatigue, and prepares the skin for the shower/bath or oil massage. Dry brush your dry body before you shower or bathe to wash off the dead cells and impurities from the skin. Use long sweeping strokes starting from the bottom of your feet upwards, and from the hands towards the shoulders, and on the torso in an upward direction to help drain the lymph back to your…