Deep Rooted is a blog about living in a simple, natural, and peaceful way, in harmony with the earth and its cycles

Month: March 2017

Making Elderberry Syrup

Making Elderberry Syrup

When I’m feeling under the weather, one of the first remedies I turn to is elderberry syrup, and making your own elderberry syrup turns out to be both simple and easy. According to Rodale’s 21st Century Herbal, elderberry has been called the “medicine chest of […]

Making Your Own Almond Milk

Making Your Own Almond Milk

Almond milk has many health benefits. According to The Ayurvedic Vegan Kitchen, it helps pacify insomnia and anxiety and is a wellness tonic for reproductive health. And making your own almond milk is surprisingly easy, I learned when I tried it this week. The basic […]

Rebirth and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Rebirth and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Happy spring! In celebration of spring, the season of rebirth, I’m posting a link to an audio recording I made for Librivox a website through which volunteers make free audio recordings of books that are in the public domain, of Charles Johnston’s interpretation of and […]

Staying Healthy During Seasonal Transitions

Staying Healthy During Seasonal Transitions

Health maintenance is especially important during seasonal transitions. We need to shift our diets and daily routines as the seasons change in order to stay in alignment with the rhythms of nature, prevent illness from taking hold, and take advantage of the healing potential and […]

Celebrating the Spring Equinox

Celebrating the Spring Equinox

One of the ways I align myself with the earth’s cycles is by making note of and celebrating the seasonal equinoxes, solstices, and the midway days between them, known in the Celtic calendar as cross-quarter days. This year, the spring equinox in New York falls on […]

Practicing Ashtanga Yoga During Pregnancy

Practicing Ashtanga Yoga During Pregnancy

I practice a type of yoga known as ashtanga. The physical aspect of the ashtanga yoga practice can be very rigorous, and a number of women ashtanga yoga practitioners I have talked to, who are drawn to that intensity, have expressed concern about whether they […]

Using the Neti Pot in Your Spring Cleanse

Using the Neti Pot in Your Spring Cleanse

Spring is in the air! The pollen in the air in the spring months can cause some people to suffer from seasonal allergies. Also, in spring, mucus is likely to begin flowing, as the kapha dosha, the humor that controls body stability and lubrication, that […]

About Ashwagandha

About Ashwagandha

One of my favorite medicinal herbs is ashwagandha, also known, because of its rejuvenating properties, as Indian ginseng. Its relevance to this series of posts about spring is that in Ayurveda it is sometimes used, especially for vata types, to restore and rebuild after a […]


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