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Using the Menstrual Cycle for Self-Healing

Using the Menstrual Cycle for Self-Healing

In ashtanga yoga, which is traditionally a six day a week practice, women are recommended to refrain from practicing during the first or heaviest two to three days of their menstrual cycle. These additional days of rest each month are known as Ladies’ Holidays. When […]

Postpartum Healing and Ashtanga Yoga Practice

Postpartum Healing and Ashtanga Yoga Practice

My experience with postpartum ashtanga practice A year ago, after maintaining a daily ashtanga yoga practice throughout my pregnancy, I gave birth to my son. Since that time I have been exploring what it means to maintain a daily ashtanga yoga practice while healing from […]

Homemade Applesauce: a Fall Ritual

Homemade Applesauce: a Fall Ritual

Every fall I have a ritual of making homemade applesauce. I like to eat it myself, and also give it as a gift and bring it to fall harvest and Thanksgiving celebrations. This year, it will also make a nourishing fall food for my baby, […]

Reflections on the Transition to Autumn

Reflections on the Transition to Autumn

The last few days, when I have left my apartment in the very early mornings to open the yoga studio at which I practice, there has been a crispness to the air that has given me the sense that the seasons are shifting. And I […]

About Shatavari, Asparagus Racemosus

About Shatavari, Asparagus Racemosus

Several months ago, I posted a bout ashwagandha, which is widely known as a made reproductive tonic in Ayurveda. A common Ayurvedic female reproductive tonic is shatavari, also known as wild asparagus or asparagus racemosus.* While ashwagandha is typically considered a men’s herb and shatavari […]

Placenta: Tree of Life, Root of Origin

Placenta: Tree of Life, Root of Origin

The placenta is an organ that resembles the tree of life. It is conceived at the moment of genesis to nourish and maintain the fetus. It unites the mother and her in utero baby in a profound way throughout the pregnancy, while maintaining their integrity as […]

Making Your Own Herbal Body Oils

Making Your Own Herbal Body Oils

Making herbal body oils for self-massage is actually surprisingly simple. It just involves letting the plant steep in the oil of your choice, and then straining out the plant material once the oil has been infused with it. I first made my own herbal body oil, […]

Celebrating Lughnasadh, the Mid-Summer Festival

Celebrating Lughnasadh, the Mid-Summer Festival

August 1 is the day that a Celtic holiday known as Lughnasadh, or Lammas, is traditionally celebrated. It marks the midway point between the summer solstice and the fall equinox, which this year actually falls on August 7 at 3:40 am. Lughnasadh is also a […]


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