Ayurvedic Herbs for Postpartum

In Ayurveda, a new mother is just as vulnerable and new as her baby. The postpartum time is full of taking on the new role of Mama, having to learn about your new baby, and still healing from the incredible task of labor. She is finding her place in the world, learning about her new body post-baby, and trying to navigate the anxiety of her world turning upside down. The sacred window, or the first forty-two days after the baby’s…Read More…

What are the Vedas?

As I discuss this topic, I do want to be transparent about my study. I am not a scholar, I do not have a degree in Eastern Philosophy. I am a yoga practitioner that has had my own personal study on the vedas and all that supports the vedas. Ananta vai vedah! The vedas are infinite. Indian Knowledge Systems, or IKS, are fourteen repositories of knowledge. It consists of four Vedas, four Upavedas, and six Vedangas. The Vedas were composed…Read More…

Ha and Tha: Hatha Yoga Explained

According to the Hatha Pradipika and Goraksha Samhita, we have 72,000 nadis in the human body. These nadis are said to be present in the Pranamaya kosha, a layer that I found in the subtle body but are not seen by the naked eye. Within the nadis, we have three main channels that are the focus of Hatha yoga. These three nadis run from the base of the spine to the head. The Ida nadi runs from the left side…Read More…