Grounding in a Vata World

Life today is busy, busy, busy! We push ourselves more then any time in the history of the planet. We juggle time to fit in as much as possible. Often our idea of resting and relaxing is watching TV and using the internet at the same time. Multi-tasking has taken on a whole new meaning. We jump from one web page to another, have multiple applications open on our computers and live with our phones in our hands. Stillness, peace and tranquility are things that we long for but often what we don't have time for. Such a lifestyle can lead to vata imbalances, regardless of your dosha. If you live a life that has little down time and you are constantly on the go then you could end up with excess v

Self Massage

Self massage is one of the joys of the Ayurvedic Daily Routine. Now that winter is here we need to be extra careful with our skin as cold air, winds and heating are terribly drying. We need to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! One of the best ways to hydrate the body is with an oil massage. The oil penetrates the skin and forms a protective layer over the skin which helps it to remain hydrated, smooth and soft. Another less known benefit is that all the thousands of tiny pores all over the skin are like little roads that take the oil through the skin into the tissues, organs and even the cells, so an oil massage is a great way to feed your body loads of goodies. By adding essential oils to your bas

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