Saffron is used quite widely in India. From providing a beautiful coloring to basmati rice, saffron is also used in Indian sweet dishes, as well as in worship. During meditation, it is not uncommon to find it being mixed with sandalwood paste and applied to the forehead, as this paste
With summer gearing up, it’s time to celebrate the season. Head outdoors with friends, go hiking, plan that picnic in the park, take an outdoor yoga class. It’s a time to relax and be a flâneur.
As you think about what to pack in that picnic basket,
Levitating Monkey: Tell us a bit about yourself. How did you first come to be interested in yoga.
Todd McCullough: I grew up in a small town in North Florida. I was fortunate to live out my childhood dream and play college football at the University
Today, we’re going to focus on rice, basmati rice, in particular. Basmati rice is said to be tridoshic when taken with some ghee.
The most common rice in Ayurveda, basmati rice is a beautifully light and aromatic long-grain variety which is know for its cooling effect on
Growing up in an Indian household in the suburbs of New York, I can recall many cold winter nights, staring out the window at all the snow, praying for the arrival of spring!
As spring arrived, my Mom used to encourage my sister and I to
It’s finally beginning to feel like Spring out there. In Ayurveda, Spring is a time of new beginnings, growth and expansion. It’s a time of year when the kapha dosha, (the energies of water and earth) are increasing.
When kapha increases in the body over
Amla, or Indian gooseberries as they are known in English, have long been associated with Ayurveda. This wonder fruit is known to be a rich source of Vitamin C. So much so, that one small amla has as much Vitamin C as 2 medium oranges.
Turmeric, called the "Golden Goddess" in Ayurveda, the 5,000 year old natural healing system of India, has many great health benefits.
Turmeric is believed to balance the three doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha). It has been used by Ayurvedic healers as medicine taken internally in various
Kapalabhati Pranayama or “Skull Shining Breath” is a great breathing exercise to brighten up your day - from the inside out.
To get started: Sit comfortably with your spine erect. Place your hands on the knees, palms open to the sky. Take a deep breath in. As
Nadi Shodhana or “Alternate Nostril Breathing” is considered a yogi’s best friend. This breath is said to bring calm and balance, uniting the right and left sides of the brain. Starting in a comfortable seated position, with the spine erect and the shoulders relaxed, hold the