Essential Oils

Oct

Soooooo, I'm not a fan of Breast CANCER awareness month. I'm not the first to note that focusing on the dis-ease is not always helpful, but rather we can learn about what supports breast health, and overall cellular health.  Christiane Northrup writes about this on her website, and notes that the energetics of breast health or imbalance is ...

Oct

Self Massage – Abhyanga

Fall is a most excellent time to employ the Ayervedic self care treatment called Abhyanga.  This daily self-massage is best done in a warm bathroom, prior to a shower or bath. The benefits include : Increased circulation, especially to nerve endings Toning of the muscles and the whole physiology Calming for the nerves Lubrication of the joints Increased mental alertness Improved ...

Oct

Fall is such a luscious time!  We enter into the darkest months of the year, into the mystery, and begin to retreat inward.  Perhaps this natural tendency towards greater stillness and darkness accounts for the opposition we tend to feel, as expressed in Ayurveda as Vata, the dosha of Autumn.  We can feel flighty, ungrounded, full of ideas with no ...