(This article was also featured in Popular Lately on elephantjournal.com) How wonderful is it to roll out of bed in the morning feeling fresh, fully awake, and chipper! Imagine waking up in a good mood every morning, open… Read More

Yoga classes are not supposed to be intimidating. In fact, yoga is an entirely non-judgmental, non-competitive, and peace-promoting endeavor. But like anything new and unfamiliar, the intimidation factor that yoga studios can carry is enough to scare away… Read More

(This article was also published on elephantjournal.com) Every yoga teacher has their own yoga-during-menstruation theory; there’s no definitive answer. Some say no problem!, some say avoid inversions, and I say take a break. Here’s why. According to Ayurveda,… Read More

(This article was also featured in Popular Lately on elephantjournal.com) In asking clients about their digestive health, I’ve learned that many people don’t believe they have digestive issues– even if they regularly suffer from gas and bloating. Apparently,… Read More

It’s officially fall, and along with its gorgeous colors, clear blue skies and crisp cool air comes a far less welcome occurrence: dull, dry skin. In Ayurvedic terms, fall is vata season. The atmosphere is cool, clear, windy,… Read More

Calming Music for Yoga

Looking for some calming background music for your yoga practice? I usually practice yoga in silence to give my mind a break from sensory overload, but a little music seems to bring my yoga rhythm to life on… Read More

Better Than Butter: 5 Ways to Love Ghee.

If you don’t have ghee in your kitchen, you’re missing out. It’s kind of like butter, only better– actually, it’s clarified butter. Making ghee is very simple. You melt unsalted, organic butter and cook it until it smells… Read More

Natural Summer Skin Care: Q&A with Rebecca Razo

In a city famed for its artificial approaches to beauty, LA-based aesthetician Rebecca Razo is a rarity. This native Angelino knows best that radiant skin depends as much on what goes on the body as what goes in… Read More

5 Ways to Manage Anger with Ayurveda.

(This article was also published and featured in the Popular Lately section of elephantjournal.com.)   When anger tries to take over, cool down with these five Ayurvedic remedies. All inspired by the esteemed doctor Vasant Lad, these antidotes… Read More

My Advice to Women Traveling to India Alone.

(This article was also featured in the Popular Lately section on elephant journal as 12 Tips For Women Traveling to India Alone.) Muscling up the courage to go to India as a solo female traveler takes guts. India… Read More