by Erin Kumpf In Chinese theory, the passing of seasons is a reflection of the oscillation and interchanging of yin and yang: from the utmost yang (the brightness and heat of mid summer) to the utmost yin (the quiet, inward, solitude of winter.) We are now deep into to winter. Energetically, winter is associated with slowing down, of storage, and
by Janel DuRoss I truly enjoy the festive energy of the holiday season, there’s a certain specialness and mystery or ‘rasa’ in the atmosphere that makes this time of year fun and cozy. Although, I much prefer warmer temperatures like 90 degrees, I like how nature inspires our body and mind to slow down. It’s a time to restore
By Janel DuRoss We are all in a paradoxical position where technology is thriving to help us be more efficient in our lives, yet we are actually burdened by so many other demands, making it challenging to keep up with all aspects of our day. Preparing meals, food shopping and eating nutritiously is often at the bottom of our list.
Tips to Keep Your Lungs Clear and Your Intestines Happy During Autumn (includes a simple recipe to support Lung Health)
By Erin Kumpf D.A.C.M. “In the end, the treasure of life is missed by those who hold on and gained by those who let go.” ~ Lao Tzu Cool, crisp mornings, cornucopias of red, orange and yellow hues, all things pumpkin and a reluctant acceptance of shorter days and longer nights. Welcome, autumn. Its been a while since we’ve seen
Did you know that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects approximately 1 out of every 10 people?  Yes, it’s true. And, did you know that there is no diagnostic test for IBS? That is a condition diagnosed by certain signs and symptoms and based on exclusion?  Yes, that is also true! There is also no single cure or treatment
by Karen Mandell E-500 RYT Spring signals the renewal of the Earth as the temperature warms and the rain falls and plants begin to bloom again and animals come out of hibernation after the long cold dry winter months. Spring is celebrated in many cultures as a rebirth, it’s our fertile season, a season of growth, of possibility. We experience
by Erin Kumpf LA.c MSTOM SPRING IS HERE. (I know you are as excited as I am about this statement.) As we move from the uber YIN, cold, retracted, inward and downward flowing, introspective season of winter (dominated by the Kidney energy and WATER element) we are beginning the transition into the season dominated by the LIVER and WOOD energy.
by Janel DuRoss Ohhh…did you think that by “fermented foods” I meant beer or wine? Not this time! A healthy gut affects your overall well being – everything from playing with your children, taking a yoga class, going for a run, and enjoying your time vested vacation. What you eat is very important, and adding fermented foods can keep your belly
by Janel DuRoss Superfoods are specific foods that provide a powerhouse of nutrients to your body. When you are pressed for time and in need of something healthy to eat that will provide you with optimal energy and nourishment, you’ll want to consider adding superfoods to your grocery list as not all vegetables and fruits are created equal. Blueberries: Their rich
You’re just about to grab your mat and go to Yoga in the Heights for your favorite class when you hear your stomach rumble. Not only do you not have enough time to eat a full meal, but you also don’t want to feel nauseous in forward fold. What can you eat that will provide just enough energy for your