Michelle Fondin

Vedic Educator

Michelle is a Vedic Educator, certified to teach Primordial Sound Meditation, Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga, and Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle. She is the author of The Wheel of Healing with Ayurveda: An Easy Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle and Help! I Think My Loved One Is an Alcoholic: A Survival Guide for Lovers, Family & Friends.

Michelle is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, The Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America, and the Yoga Alliance. You can learn more about Michelle at www.fondinwellness.com or www.michellefondin.com.

 

Articles by Michelle Fondin

What are the chakras and where did they come from? Let’s explore a brief but detailed explanation of what they are, how they came to be, and how they support us.Read More
If you do not have a healthy relationship with food, consider starting to add these five eating-related habits to your life. You may be surprised by how much these changes can help you regain control.Read More
While some Ayurvedic practices may be contrary to popular beliefs about nutrition today, these six tips can bring you better health and nourish your body, mind, soul, and spirit.Read More
Finding and maintaining a feeling of peace on a daily basis takes work. But if you follow these five rituals, inner peace will be more easily accessible to you.Read More
The transition from summer to fall can be a bit jarring—lots of change both externally and internally. Here are three meditations to help you adjust to the changing seasons.Read More
Ignoring your own needs comes at a cost—frustration, anger, and aggression. Learn to proactively and positively assert yourself to ensure your needs aren’t relegated to last place.Read More
Whether you’re feeling the onset of a cold or are looking for a natural way to treat an insect bite, homeopathic remedies can help. You’ll want to keep these seven around.Read More
Good intentions to eat healthy and lose weight can easily be sabotaged by high stress and long work hours. Get ahead of your excuses by planning in advance so you can set yourself up for success.Read More
With a checklist of to-dos and responsibilities, vacation looks differently today than it did when you were a kid. Yet somewhere inside of you, that playful child still exists. Learn how to use vacation to reconnect with that part of yourself.Read More
There is nothing wrong with wanting to be healthy. After all, it’s the key to living a long, enjoyable life. However, if you find yourself holding on too tightly to a healthy lifestyle, you might be missing the point.Read More
Summer is a season that makes you come alive, and meditation can be used to further open yourself up to greater possibilities. With a little planning, you can incorporate meditation into your summer fun.Read More
Nervousness, panic attacks, road rage, and feelings of sadness plague more Americans than you might think. Here are some daily habits that may be contributing to your anxiety, moodiness, and even depression.Read More
It’s becoming more common to create social environments without alcohol. Learn how and why it’s no longer the exception, but the norm.Read More
Spring is a time of renewal and new life, but it’s also a time of year where you are prone to building excess Kapha in your body. Learn how to balance your Kapha this season so you can experience spring to its fullest.Read More
The American work commute is getting longer, and it can be easy to get caught up in the stress and frustration of it all. Instead of bemoaning the fact that you have to commute, start using the time to your advantage.Read More
Instead of looking at getting rid of clutter as another task or chore, consider it as a means to bless your space and make it sacred. Here are four mindful practices for decluttering the negative space in your home.Read More
Food provides your body with the nutrients it needs to be happy and healthy. Follow these guidelines to become mindful of what and how much you are putting into your body.Read More
Many of us get so absorbed in our thoughts that we go through life on autopilot. Here are five ways to bring you back to the present.Read More
What yin yoga teaches you is that changes in your body (strength, flexibility, etc.) from regular practice will come not from forceful power, but through the strength of allowing, acceptance, and surrender. Here are a few yin yoga poses you can try at home.Read More
What can you do to make your loved one stop drinking and stop the pain that it’s causing your family? There is a way, but it’s going to look different than anything you imagined. Read how.Read More
January offers a blank canvas to illustrate your life with infinite possibilities ahead. Here are six things you can do to help overcome the post-holiday blues.Read More
What inner work do you need to do this winter to burst forth with amazing beauty in the spring? Try a few of these reflective meditations to discover the hidden gems that lie beneath the surface in your life, awaiting to emerge.Read More
This new year why not try learning meditation as one of your New Year’s resolutions—you will reap benefits not only this year, but for years to come. Here are seven of the many ways you can start a meditation practice.Read More
Yoga is a lifelong pursuit of discovery of the mind, body, and soul. Try expanding your yoga practice this upcoming year with these five challenges.Read More
It can be hard to make lasting New Year’s resolutions. Spend time reflecting on the past year to make meaningful goals.Read More
Finding yourself overwhelmed during the week? Take 10 minutes a day to re-center yourself.Read More
Different dosha types need different types of vacation. Learn how to use time off in a way that will balance your mind, body, and spirit.Read More
Meditation gadgets have flooded the market with the increasing popularity of the practice. Before you buy, check out this guide of four devices and determine if any of them would work for you.Read More
Dealing with stress the Ayurvedic way for all dosha types includes a well-rounded and complete approach to healing. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, here are some tips to help de-stress and rebalance your dosha.Read More
There are many different ways you can incorporate yoga into your daily routine. Try this 30-day yoga challenge and enjoy the transformation.Read More
Think you need a quiet, secluded place to meditate? Think again. Try these six non-traditional places next time you need to connect to your mind, body, and soul.Read More
Many beginning yogis are reticent about trying a private yoga practice, but there are many benefits. Here are five reasons why taking a few private yoga sessions will be well worth the investment.Read More
If you are struggling with meditating mindfully, try this simple meditation that engages the mind with sound and the body with movement. Here are the steps.Read More
As parents, getting your children to bed can be quite the struggle. Here are seven Ayurvedic rituals you can try to help get your child sleeping soundly.Read More
The eighth and last limb of yoga is Samadhi, or “integration” or “absorption,” and is the final attainment to being. Find out how you can attain this liberated and blissful state of being.Read More
Even though times have changed, with a little ingenuity and a bit of persuasion, you can help your children enjoy summer the way you did. Here are five tips.Read More
Traveling can be very exciting, but it also comes with unpredictable aspects that can put your body out of balance. Integrate these Ayurvedic tips in your travels to help make your vacation smooth and keep your doshas balanced.Read More
Dhyana is often used interchangeably with the practice of meditation. There is, however, a distinct difference between meditation as a practice and the state of being that is dhyana.Read More
Prana is the invisible but powerful energetic force that pulses throughout nature. If you want to increase your energy levels, here are seven activities that tap into the five elements and increase your prana.Read More
Too often we get caught up in the busyness of our lives and lose sight of our life's purpose. Dharana, or “one-pointed attention,” teaches us how to focus our attention on the present moment. Here are some ways to practice Dharana.Read More
Pratyahara, or “withdrawal of the senses,” teaches us to mindfully filter what we experience in our outer world so as not to live in constant fear or become overwhelmed. Discover how you can limit your senses and modify your external environment so that you can feel at peace.Read More
You may be familiar with yoga poses and maybe even yoga breathing techniques, but did you know that yoga was intended to be an entire lifestyle and way of living? Discover what the Eight Limbs of Yoga are and how to use them in your life.Read More
Femininity is a special gift—it makes us softer, gentler, kinder, nurturing, compassionate, and loving. As women we are constantly balancing many roles, making it difficult to be feminine. If you have been denying your femininity, here are some ways to rebalance and embrace your softer side.Read More
Proper exercise, nutrition, and water consumption can help move toxins out of the body. Add these five yoga poses for some extra help in the detoxification process.Read More
In the midst of doing, being, and seeing so much, it can be easy to lose sight of who we really are. Here are some ways in which meditation can help you re-discover your purpose and sense of Self.Read More
When stress and anxiety creep in, don't turn toward food, alcohol, or TV. Try these five yoga poses, instead.Read More
Have you had a lifelong dream, a goal that seems just out of reach? With a little guidance, you can make it happen. Follow these tips to get started.Read More
Whether you're traveling for work or don't have the budget to attend a regular studio class, one of these five apps can help you get your daily yoga fix.Read More
Before you make a single resolution, you need to reflect—and move beyond— what happened in 2015. Here's how.Read More
Pets, your mind, children, and even texting can make it difficult to meditate. Here's a guide to help you tackle common distractions.Read More

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