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The Power of Good Company [Essential Living Starts Aug 15th]

I went to Acadia National Park a few weeks ago. My grandpa grew up near there. He was a practical man who wanted me to go to Wharton Business School. Instead he found me cooking medicinal herbs and doing yoga...and he was TOTALLY delighted by it. Even though he was...

Spring Nutrition + Habit Tips

In Ayurveda, spring is the time of kapha – earth and water elements. Spring is heavy, stable, cool, oily and has a downward-moving energy, so we balance with the opposite qualities in our diet and lifestyle – light, dry, mobile and warming. The lymph and blood get...

How to Read Your Body Like a Book

About 25 years ago an acupuncturist told me PMS was not normal...it’s a sign of imbalance. My mind was blown! Finding out it wasn’t just “how things are supposed to be” was both shocking and empowering.  Symptoms of dis-ease are not who you are. They’re a signal that...

What Do You Still Need to Digest…in Your Body, Mind + Emotions?

In Ayurveda, the fire element rules digestion. Fire breaks down and transforms food into what can be used and not used by the body.   But digestion happens beyond just what we put into our mouths. We have to digest everything that we take into our senses. We also have...

We Talk Mental Health, Ayurveda + The Doshas on the Yogahealer Podcast

  I was super honored to have this dynamic conversation with two of my fellow health coaches and my mentor Cate Stillman on her Yogahealer Podcast. If your mental health has been affected by the massive changes of 2020, learn how your habits can impact not only...

Ayurveda + Your Immune System: Stress + The Habits [Video 9]

https://vimeo.com/469832146   STRESS + THE IMMUNE SYSTEM Your body has an innate healing intelligence. Your biorhythms that support this healing intelligence are the same as the rhythms of the nature. Modern lifestyle has us out of rhythm with the simple habits...

Ayurveda + Your Immune System: Sleep + Early to Bed [Video 8]

https://vimeo.com/469832026   HABIT TIP #6: EARLY TO BED How: Lights out by 10pm Why: Bed by 10pm significantly increases the body's ability to experience deep, restorative sleep, which calms the nervous system and supports immune function.

Ayurveda + Your Immune System: Digestion + Plant-Based Diet [Video 7]

https://vimeo.com/469831807   HABIT TIP #5: Plant-Based Diet How: Focus on a plants as the foundation of our diet, even if you still eat meat and dairy. Why: Plant-based diet is about connection, abundance and gratitude. Nature is ALWAYS trying to nourish you....

Ayurveda + Your Immune System: Digestion + Mindful Eating [Video 6]

https://vimeo.com/469831640   HABIT TIP #4: Eat Mindfully How: Take time to sit with your meals without distraction from phone, TV, work, eating on the run. Why: When you're stimulating your senses with other input, such as your phone, TV, work, eating while...

Ayurveda + Your Immune System: Digestion + Snacking [Video 5]

https://vimeo.com/469831452   HABIT TIP #3: Avoid Snacking How: Allow at least 3 hours between meals (ideally 4-6 hours). Avoid snacking between meals. Why: In order for your digestive fire (agni) to be strong and able to fully digest the food you take in, you...

Ayurveda + Your Immune System: Digestion + Mealtimes [Video 4]

https://vimeo.com/469831321   HABIT TIP #2: Regulate mealtimes How: Eat breakfast within 2 hours of waking, lunch (your largest meal) between 11am-1pm, dinner before 7pm. If you're kapha predominant constitution (water/earth element) you may do fine with 2 or...

Ayurveda + Your Immune System: Digestion + Habit 1 [Video 3]

https://vimeo.com/469828151   HABIT TIP #1: EARLIER, LIGHTER DINNER How: Eat a smaller, plant-based dinner by 7pm. Have lunch as your largest meal of the day. Why: Your body isn't designed to digest fats, proteins and a large meal late at night. Doing so (and...

Ayurveda + Your Immune System: Digestion + Agni [Video 2]

https://vimeo.com/469828046   AGNI! In Ayurveda this word means "digestive fire." The fire element governs your ability to metabolize what you take in to your body. The strength of your digestion has a direct impact on the strength of your immune system. Watch...

Intro: Ayurveda + Immune System Series [Video 1]

Ayurveda + Your Immune System: Intro [Video 1] from Courtney LaCava on Vimeo.   You have so much power to build a strong immune system with your habits. The main focus of Ayurveda is building what we call "OJAS". Ojas is akin to your immune system. It's what...

You Have the Power to Build Strong Immunity + Vitality: Essential Living Course Starts Nov. 15th

Building strong immunity and vitality is probably on your mind right now. If you're feeling powerless and at the mercy of something outside of yourself, please know that you have so much power in your hands. Ayurveda gives us a clear map for creating a strong immune...

How to Stay Healthy in the Fall: 6 Tips for Thriving in Vata Season

The seasons change quickly here in New England! Fall is definitely upon us. Ayurveda is all about recognizing how our body is a reflection of nature’s rhythms. So in order to thrive, it’s crucial to shift diet and habits as the seasons shift.  Fall is Vata season -...

Stabilize Your Body, Mind + Emotions With This Simple Practice

My favorite time of the day is early morning, before sunrise. One of the habits I teach is "Start the Day Right", which is about using the potential of this early morning energy to orient towards more ease, connection and...