September 4, 2020

Our 2020 summer is setting records for the heat.  This weekend in Los Angeles, temperatures are expected to reach 110 degrees.  A few weeks ago, Death Valley in southern California had the hottest temperature in the world!!!  Staying hydrated and maintaining a good ele...

August 8, 2020

Removing ama, a Sanskrit word which translates to "that which harms or weakens," is fundamental to maintaining health in the Ayurvedic tradition.  There are different signs that someone has excess ama in the body.  You may see it as a thick coating on their tongue...

December 20, 2019

As a culture, we spend a lot of time inside.  In the winter, even in sunny southern California, there are people who rarely spend any time outside.  I've met a few people for whom their only time outside was the walk to the car after work and the walk into the house wh...

October 3, 2019

Fall season has arrived and many of us may have already started to experience increased dryness in our skin.  Many of us may turn to our favorite lotions.  But if you’ve made your own lotion, you know how quickly it can go bad if it’s not sitting in the referigerator....

July 17, 2019

Do you ever feel like you're racing through the day, going from one task to another without ever replenishing?  Do you have work that involves you staring at a computer for hours?  Even in the midst of a busy day, there is a simple way to reset and replenish throughout...

May 2, 2019

If you have digestive distress, it helps to get an individualized healing plan from an Ayurvedic practitioner.  However, there are simple things that you can start in your life that you can implement on your own.  I have worked with so many clients who have shocked the...

April 5, 2019

Laying down, distraction runs through my body.  I take one deep breath, then a second. With each breath, I begin to feel a subtle layer of light surround me as I embark on another yoga nidra practice. It is like entering into another zone. I begin to settle and then mo...

February 15, 2019

Yes,  Los Angeles is having a real winter -  the coldest we've had in years.   I know that my friends experiencing freezing and sub-zero temperatures in vast stretches of the United States may laugh when I say that!    Even though we may just be cold weather lightweigh...

January 14, 2019

Many cultures have their "comfort food."  India - kitcheree.  China - congee.  Many countries in West Africa - jollof rice.  The list goes on.  Living in Koreatown in Los Angeles for many years, I had many Korean friends whose families ate "kimchi fried rice" as their...

November 20, 2018

Dehydration in the fall and winter is a real thing.  We can see it manifesting in our bodies with more dry, scaly skin.    Some may even observe dryness in their hair and eyes.  During the cooler months, perspiration evaporates more rapidly in the cold, dry air, and th...

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