Month: December 2020

Honor the new year by setting a sankulpa

Honoring the New Year

Here we are, at the end of the year. With the new year less than 100 hours away (as of this writing, at least), I know I have a lot of conflicting feelings. The lingering anxiety and fear from 2020 won’t fade anytime soon, I know, and it’s mixed with the natural excitement that this …

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ayurveda tips

Ayurveda Tips to Avoid the Flu

I hate being sick. Yes, I know, no one *likes* to be ill. For me, I start to notice the signs… achy muscles, fatigue, headache… and then I ignore them because I don’t want to stop any of the things I have planned and going on. And then I totally crash and am down for …

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vagus nerve functions

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Through Yoga

The benefits of a regular yoga practice are many, but one in which I’m particularly interested in lately is vagus nerve stimulation. The vagus nerve wanders down from our brain through the torso, and has a few important functions, like:  Fosters communication between the brain and our organs Controlling throat muscles and sending food down …

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