Posts in Ayurveda
Building Ojas: Through A Tonic

Ojas is expressed as vitality, endurance, fertility and patience- all of which are grounded qualities of Kapha. Ojas is the subtle essene related to health and well-being. It makes you peaceful and patient- all of which we could all use more of. Building Ojas can be a multifaceted approach, and can mostly be achieved through expressive workings of balancing your Kapha dosha.

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You're Not What You Eat

For the present me, food is a life force, it's energy, it's community, and it's value in every essence of it's being. For the past me, and for the me that still makes me human, food can still make me feel shameful, hurtful, and life sucking. For years I felt completely robbed of the cultural pleasure of eating.

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Understanding Our Health By Looking At Our Tongue

Our mouths are a breeding ground for bacteria from poor oral hygiene and undigested food that sits on the tongue after a meal. This is considered ama, or toxins. Most of us pay zero attention to our tongues, because why would you want to look at a slimy muscle right? The truth is, that muscle holds wisdom to our health, especially our digestive health. When we brush our teeth we don't pay any attention to our tongues or when we do, we simply brush over it with the bristles of our toothbrush and we think that we did our part in keeping our oral hygiene on track. Unfortunately, that is not enough.

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