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Ayurveda

3 Tips to Support Majja, the Nervous System and Fascia

What is Majja? In Ayurveda, our nervous system and connective tissue have a special connection. They are both considered components of Majja, one of the seven essential tissues for life, the dhatus. What is Majja? It is our ability to communicate with all of our senses through the nervous system. It is the capacity to…

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Making Lemonade in the Summer of 2018

Do you struggle to get out of the house to work on time? This morning my husband Gord was wrangling with the empty glass jar of lemonade he used for sustenance yesterday. He’s a carpenter and yesterday he was tearing out walls in 90 degree Farenheit plus heat here in New Mexico, as his partner…

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What Does Mining the Dhatus Mean?

First, what is a dhatu? A dhatu is not an island off the continent of South America, lost in the fog over the ocean between Ecuador and the Galapagos. It is not one of the cute sun hats worn by little kids in a playground south of the center of Patzcuaro, Mexico, playing under their…

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Moving into the New with Intention and the Five Elements

At the root of healing change in Ayurveda lie the five elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space.My teacher Garchen Rinpoche has connected the elements, attitudes and suffering. He has spoken in the past about the relationship of anger and fire. The aim is not to erase anger, yet to act with love on what…

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What’s to Know about Menopause?

When you think you could be heading into menopause, there’s a lot that’s mysterious and new. It’s time to expand your experiential horizons; stretch some. Is this a symptom of the PAUSE, or am I just restless? Is this room really hot or is it me? Then there’s that stage later in the experience where…

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What to Eat When the Rains Come?

In the Northern Hemisphere we are fortunate if the rains come, hopefully enough, and not too much or too little. With climate change, sentient beings have been hard hit in the last week, with record storms in Gujarat, West Bengal and Rajasthan displacing thousands of people in India. In areas across the planet as widespread…

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