Take Your Time! A pause between activities, and even between breaths, will help you keep your cool.

Inhabit the Pause by Joni Young

Previously on this blog, we’ve talked about the pitta dosha and strategies to cool its fire. I’d like to share how yoga has helped me to enjoy the benefits of my pitta nature and reduce some of its downside. People with a heavy dose of pitta in their nature are great “doers”. We move easily from task to task striking one item after the
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mini calzone

Freakin’ Food: Kid Friendly Cooking and Yeast Free Mini Calzones!

Cooking with kids can be equal parts “ I love seeing them smile and engage with their food” and “why do I not shop at Costco for extra jumbo packs of paper towels?!” While I don’t have any kids of my own I have taken care of kids of all ages and one of my favorite things to do with them is cook. The
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Courage in Action

Fear, Courage and Movement: Possibility Begins in the Body

As you might have concluded from watching the news or reading your Facebook feed, the last couple of weeks have been an amazing, and upsetting, and confounding time to be alive. Things I thought we might never see happen have happened, things both joyful and horrific. Marriage equality and the murderous attack on black people praying in their church—in  the span of one week,
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5 Ayurvedic Tips on Keepin’ Your Cool this Summer:

1. Try infusing your water with refreshing herbs and veggies…For example: -Watermelon & Mint -Cucumbers Slices -Fresh Lime & Mint -Grapefruit & Rosemary This will help you stay hydrated while enjoying the wonderful properties of the fruit and herbs. Delish! 2. Keep away from anything excessively spicy or oily. Add coconut and cilantro to your meals for an added cooling and flavor! 3. Keep
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Even goddesses lose it sometimes. Let's cool out though.

Everybody Be Cool: Simmer-Down Strategies for Heated Moments

Summer is here! Yeah, the solstice is still actually a couple of weeks away. But the heat of the season has certainly made an appearance. And with that heat, you may find yourself feeling a little…uncomfortable at times. Irritated. Short-tempered and grumpy, even. ‘Cause you’re a human being who responds to your environment, you know? In Ayurveda, these heat-induced reactions are linked to the
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Happiness Factor Blog

The Happiness Factor

This is one of my favorite things to keep in mind when striving for balance. We often think of having to have discrimination, self-control and a desire to put our health over our impulses and cravings. While these things are important to consider and employ, we can all together forget about the heart of the matter. I am talking about those things that make
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Vegan Bean Salad

Freakin’ Food: It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..BBQ Season!!!

Hello Yogis and Foodies! It’s my favorite time of year; backyard BBQ season! For me there is nothing better than spending the day with friends, family, and dogs, eating, drinking, and enjoying each others company. The only thing you have to worry about that day is what you’re going to bring! I have the best recipe for you all to try that is VEGAN
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empty space = beauty

A Savasana for the Deciding Mind: Project 333

This past weekend, my family and I went camping for a couple of nights in the glorious Pecos wilderness of northern New Mexico. I will tell you right now, I am an avid camper. Our family tent is surely at the top of my “prized possessions” list. I love, LOVE a few days spent staring at trees, rather than screens. But possibly my favorite
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balance

The Illusive Journey to Balance

It seems so simple yet so difficult to achieve, a state of balance. For a long time when people would ask me to help them understand Ayurveda I would struggle to explain various Sanskrit terms, what they mostly meant and how to incorporate the various ways that those things would somehow help them. This would take way to long and lead to much confusion
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Ganesha mural at Grassroots Yoga

On Broken Tusks and Being Enough

As some of you know, we recently began offering philosophy classes at Grassroots—a dream of ours since we opened our doors a few years ago! And of course, our first series is focused on the Bhagavad Gita—a favorite story around here. During the first week’s lecture, teacher Kashyapa Fisher reminded us of the origin story of the Mahabharata—the longest epic poem in existence, authored
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