May 2017

Oil Pulling

The Practice

The mouth is home to millions of bacteria, fungi, viruses and other toxins. Oil pulling cleanses the mouth before the toxins spread through the entire body. This positively supports the immune system, reducing stress and curtailing inflammation.

Ghee

HOW TO MAKE GHEE

The making of ghee can be a very beautiful and peaceful experience. As you make it, be mindful. Perhaps chant and infuse the process with the vibrations and frequency of love and healing.

Ingredients
Grass fed organic unsalted butter (salted butter can be used but it will foam more. I prefer unsalted.)

Method
Place butter in a clean, dry, medium-sized, heavy-bottom sauce pan.

So Hum Meditation

The Practice

There are many different types of meditation practices. It is important to choose one that works for you. One that you are attracted to and will commit to over a period of time. The important piece here is to show-up and sit. Even with as little as five minutes of day you can see benefits. 

Beach Glow Dry Brushing

I have been dry brushing since I was about 14 years old. My mother introduced me to it as she used it as a way to stay healthy and feel good for the long summer weekend days on the Australian beaches. We would dry brush and drench ourselves in coconut oil and head to the ocean. So much of my alternative upbringing has prepared me for where I am today, and much of it was Ayurvedic and we were not even aware! We were just living in harmony with the elements. I am grateful for my hippy parents - they showed me the world!

Neti For Health

The Practice

JALA NETI 

Nasal irrigation cleanses the nasal passages and sinuses offering many important health benefits for the body and the mind. Humans have an estimated 10 million scent-detecting cells. The nose is the entranceway for prana and if the cells are filled with dirt and dust the senses will be obstructed and perception unclear. Ayurveda believes that the nose is the door to the brain. Therefore, a clean nose is considered essential to the clear experience of consciousness. 

Ayurvedic Self-Oil Massage for Self-Love and Healing

ABHYANGA (self-oil massage) 

“The hand contains all healing qualities; gentle touch brings wholeness” - Rig Veda 

The Practice: 

Abhyanga is the Sanskrit word for Ayurveda massage. Self-oil massage has many important benefits to the health of the body and the mind. It is usually practiced in the morning as part of healthy daily routine. The benefits of Abhyanga are related to the oil properties and the physical touch. 

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