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Understanding the Doshas at Work
When we find meaning and purpose in our daily activities, we experience vitality in our lives. We have access to an abundant source of energy, and we feel joy and passion in all aspects of our lives. When we are able to express our unique gifts and talents, while contributing to the happiness of others, we feel happy and fulfilled.

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Meditation

Meditation and Your Dosha

We are all different, at least from a physical and mental perspective. We each have our own likes and dislikes, our ways of reacting to situations, the health challenges we might face, and a myriad of other unique qualities. It would be a very boring world if we were all the same, these differences are what make life interesting. The science of Ayurveda recognizes these differences and categorizes them as combinations of three energies known as the Doshas - Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Knowing your doshic combination, or Ayurvedic body-type, opens a whole treasury of guidelines to balance and support all areas of life.

Roger Gabriel
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Ayurveda

How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs and Connect with Your True Nature

As children, we go from knowing ourselves as a field of infinite possibilities to a more limited identity. This limited, or conditioned, identity comes from outside of us. Instead of knowing ourselves from the inside, we begin to internalize our outer experiences and create a limited identity. We create stories about ourselves around these limitations and take them to be true. We shift from thinking “anything is possible” and “I can do anything” to “I can’t do that” or “I’m not good enough.” These beliefs can then limit our potential in life.

Dr. Sheila Patel
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Ayurveda

Dosha Dreaming: Intention Setting According to Your Dosha

It’s that time again, when we are collectively dreaming about a new year and all the fascinating possibilities it could bring. Intention setting around the start of a year is a powerful tradition that actually dates back to ancient Babylon (~2000 BC). In those days intentions were most likely about pleasing the Gods. Presently, there is still a spiritual thread woven through many people’s intentions. With so many challenging things happening in our world, it’s helpful to feel connected to something sacred.

Kayse Budd, M.D.
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Personal Growth

Crear Calma en la Tormenta: Usar la Rutina Para Priorizar lo que Más Importa

Es común en esta época del año sentirse atraído en demasiadas direcciones, ansiando estabilidad en medio del caos. El fin de año es una época en la que apegarse a una rutina puede ayudarnos a sentirnos más arraigados, presentes a las alegrías de la vida y plenamente vivos. Las rutinas y los horarios son antídotos contra los efectos de las cualidades aireadas de Vata que dominan esta temporada.

Heidi Spear