Can You Trust Your Memory?

Can You Trust Your Memory?

I just spent 3 Days & almost 40 miles in the Sespe Wilderness. Here are a few things I gleened : I learned in the most fully embodied way that the only Time that matters is the one that aligns with the Sun. 7am is the best time to be on the trail. 4pm at the end...
Kapha Doṣa, How We Adore Thee

Kapha Doṣa, How We Adore Thee

According to the AH.Su.11.3, Kapha is made of the combinations of Earth (Pṛthivi) and Water (Jala). Its presence confers stability, lubrication, compactness (firmness) of the joints, forbearance (capacity to withstand strain – physically and emotionally). Kapha...
Pitta Doṣa, Who Are You?

Pitta Doṣa, Who Are You?

Pitta Doṣa is described as a Pathogenic Factor made of the guṇas : oily, hot, sharp, liquid, and fluid. It is also known to be pungent and sour. (Ca.Su.1.58) It is balanced by guṇas which are opposite to those just described like cold, soft, and dry as well as the...
Vāta. All Hail the King.

Vāta. All Hail the King.

Ok, so we grappled a bit with Doṣa as a whole, so now let us look at each one individually to better understand its function and how to engage with it. We’ll begin with Vāta because it is often called the King of Disease as well as Yama Raja – the King of...
What are Doṣa?!

What are Doṣa?!

We are diving into the world of Doṣa. It is complex – partially because it requires some unlearning. I love this quote from Ganesh Mohan that speaks to the importance of waiting for right knowledge before consuming it! Visit their website for more goodies! What...
A Comparative Overview of Health

A Comparative Overview of Health

When we think of health outside of the Āyurvedic paradigm, some of the things I look for as definitions are :  Absence of Pain – The body does not ache regularly and any pain does not last longMental Clarity – Thoughts feel unfettered and...