Agent P.O.O.P

Lets move from the esoteric world of the gunas to something a little more concrete. Something we (hopefully) do every day. Agent P-double- O-P waits for no man. I pay good money to see my Ayurvedic practitioner. And all he wants to talk about is how much I poop. “Let’s get you pooping”. He’s not…

The Gunas and Marijuana

The gunas series was done, but it felt like some unfinished business was still there. The three gunas (sattva, rajas and tamas) are swirling vortexes of energy that can kind of run our lives. All of this turbulent energy, how do we recognize it, and how do we harness it’s power? The gunas can feel…

Tamas: Darkness

The final guna, tamas, is a real shit, though necessary in appropriate amounts and contexts. The three gunas (sattva, rajas, and tamas) are those subtle energy fields of the mind that we have been discussing. The gunas are in a constant interaction and flux with both our outer and inner environments. Awareness of the gunas…

Rajas Means PASSION!

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” -Nelson Mandela Let’s keep these gunas going! Ayurveda tells us that the three gunas (sattva, rajas, and tamas) are subtle energy fields of the mind. These energy fields are…

Sattva: The Happy Guna

You know that feeling that washes over you during savasana after a great yoga class? Or when you are working on something that puts you in flow? How about when you finally get the house to yourself for an hour? That’s all sattva. Sattva is the peaceful, creative influence inside of us, and all around…

May the Force(s) Be With You: The Three Gunas

“It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.” Obi-Wan Kenobi acquaints Luke Skywalker (and the rest of us) with the Force for the first time in Star Wars: A New Hope. The idea of “the force “resonated with me when I was young (and…

Love Your Body Larry

My toddler walks around with the best body alignment; I constantly marvel at it from my hunched over position. His shoulders are back, hips in line, confidently strutting. He, along with many babes, enjoys his physicality. He walks around proud, steady, and vibrantly strong, his body aligned under him (with frequent losses of balance as…

Oil Self-Massage (Abhyanga)

Massage has historically not been my thing. I have gotten a professional massage about twice in my life, and I hated it. They did it too hard (despite constant pleas to ease up) and talked to me the whole time, so I had to engage instead of relax. I have sharp words for anyone who…

Mastering the Big Lunch.

We had Thanksgiving dinner with just us this year (COVID). This was feeling ok as we spend the majority of the time “just us” anyway. I cooked for two days (with much chopping help), my big guy made pies, my little guy scattered flour, dumped milk, and painted both all over the floor. My husband…

Kitchari – The New Fast

When I first made kitchari, I was like “no”. No kitchari week-long fast. No kitchari every day for lunch. I will not eat it in a boat…not with a goat. Then I made it again for prudence sake, then for bragging rights, then to be pious. Then I made it because it tastes good and…