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The Seasonal Medicine of Naps

Since the summer solstice, you’ve likely noticed the days becoming shorter. Ayurveda teaches that as sunlight wanes between summer and winter solstices, this signals to our body that it is a time of decrease and depletion. By observing nature during this transition from summer to fall, you'll notice the leaves and flowers losing their appearance of vitality, vibrancy, and lushness. Eventually…

What's So Special About Our Herbal Infused Oils?

While attending the Ayurvedic Health Counselor training program at the Himalayan Institute, I learned how to make herbal oils in the ayurvedic tradition. From that point forward, I was fascinated and humbled by the process and I began to make my own oils at home.There are a variety of ways one can infuse the potent healing power of an herb into an oil. One fairly common practice in western traditi…