3 Ways to Stay Balanced During Fall

The energy swirling around in our world right now is intense - and not just because of the recent election (although that's got a lot to do with it). Fall and early winter are considered vata season and they bring an excess of the air and space elements. This means more lightness, coldness, mobility and generally more roughness around the edges. While some constitution types may be affected more than others, everyone benefits from working to bring balance to each season. Read More

More Natural Support for Anxiety and Insomnia

Anxiety and insomnia are two related conditions that are common in our fast-paced culture. According to Ayurveda, these conditions are treated based on their underlying cause, which is generally related to either vata or pitta imbalance. (For more information on the doshas see my Learn page.) In a previous post, I shared about specific foods that can help with these conditions. Today I will share other natural ways to resolve these issues using Ayurvedic wisdom. When anxiety and insomnia are caused by vata imbalance, they are marked by the qualities of the air and space elements: cold, dry, light and mobile. This may show up as cold hands and feet, trembling, dry skin, dry constipation, feeling “spacey” or ungrounded, excessive movement (such as pacing) and walking and talking too fast. Read More