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New Beginnings

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ~Lao Tzu

MeDrLadSquareNamaste! I hope that you’ve been having a wonderful, relaxing summer and staying cool. It’s been a while since I’ve written, and I’m long overdue for an update—as there is a lot of exciting news to share!

In June, I completed my studies at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque. And with that completion comes the beginning of a new chapter in my life. I’m excited to announce that I’ll be moving back to San Antonio, Texas next month, after more than two years of living in New Mexico. I’m looking forward to being more available to my San Antonio clients for ongoing support, as well as being able to offer some additional Ayurvedic therapies, group classes, and workshops. Keep reading to learn what I have in store for the fall. [click to continue…]

Have you ever wanted to do yoga in India?

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Back in 2005, after graduating from college and working multiple jobs to save up money, I embarked on a 10-month trip abroad. This journey took me to New Zealand, Australia, Southeast Asia, and India. And it was on this trip, while traveling in India, that I first immersed myself in the practice of Yoga.

I went to an ashram in northern India, and spent two weeks living an ashram lifestyle. Waking up before the sun, beginning each day with meditation, chanting, breathing practices, and yoga. In the afternoons we attended teachings to learn the yoga philosophy behind the practices, followed by a second yoga practice. And in the evenings we sang, chanted, and celebrated together. This experience transformed my life. It was there, at this ashram, that I discovered the healing power of yoga, and became committed to sharing this wisdom with others. [click to continue…]

7 Signs You Need a Cleanse

KitchariQuoteCleansing has become very trendy in recent years, and for good reason. The benefits of a good cleanse can range from improved energy and weight loss to decreased pain and improved digestion. But not all cleanses will have these effects. Some will leave you feeling depleted and can even weaken your digestive fire, making it hard on your body to go back to “real” food. This negates the effects of the cleanse altogether, as returning to your regular diet only increases toxins more quickly!

That’s why I feel so fortunate to have discovered Ayurveda, and with it the cleansing process that has been used successfully for thousands of years to help people heal from a wide variety of illnesses—some that are even thought to be incurable. This form of cleansing is an effective way to prevent disease later in life.

So what are the signs that you could use a cleanse?

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