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Yoga for Pitta Season

Yoga for Pitta Season

Do you change your diet in hot, humid weather? What about your sleep? Or how and when you exercise? Summertime, which here in the eastern U.S. means hot, humid weather with lots of sun and light, is also known as “pitta season.” Pitta is one of the three Ayurveda doshas.

Ayurveda is a technology - a skill - that teaches us how to live optimally through creating balance physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually in relation to ourselves and the environment we live in. Ayurveda understands that all things are made of the elements - earth, water, fire, air and space - and that combinations of elements create the doshas. The doshas - vata, pitta, and kapha - are discernable states produced by relationship to the elements, and an expression of the qualities of the elements. Pitta, for example, is made of the elements fire and water, and expresses the qualities of hot, liquid, sharp, light, spreading, and oily.

Sound Yoga

Sound Yoga

“Yoga begins with listening.” [1]

We all have an inner life. Yoga is unique, specific and particular about requiring exploration of this inner life. Your inner life is truly known only to you, if you choose to seek it. Your inner life is not something anyone else can see, experience, measure, or know. Yet, as soon as we start to become aware, the power and importance of this inner life becomes central to how we experience all of our life, and can change how we are outwardly. It is healing. Yoga as a seeking, an exploration, and a cultivation of inner life, is a well-developed, multifaceted method to work with this aspect of human existence, and yoga begins with listening.

The Dangers of Cardiovascular Disease

The Dangers of Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is currently the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for approximately 30% of all deaths.1 Whereas CVD used to be understood in terms of conditions (like atrial fibrillation or hypertension) or events (like myocardial infarction or angina), it is now seen as a "broad spectrum of illnesses comprising hypertension, atherosclerosis, heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, and aortic vascular disease and their associated complication."2 Not only is CVD the leading cause of death worldwide, it is also one of the leading causes of morbidity and disability as people along the continuum are living in compromised bodies.