Curried Coconut Adzuki Beans and Rice. Adzuki are one of the few beans that don’t seem to aggravate most vata types, so as a vata they’re one of my vegetarian staples. You can find this small red bean… Read More

Cooking for One? Try this Simple, Yummy Kitchari! I’m often on my own for lunch and dinner and tempted to settle for cheese and crackers or avocado and toast. Let’s face it: cooking for one is not very… Read More

(This article was also featured in Popular Lately on 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 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 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