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An Ayurvedic Nighttime Routine for a Calm Mind and Sound Sleep

calming-bathJust as it is essential to have a consistent and healthy routine for the daytime (known as Dinacharya in Ayurveda), it is equally as essential to have a soothing nighttime routine in order to wind-down and de-stress each night before bed.  By welcoming in calming activities in the evening time, we are allowing the energy to ground and the mind to quiet.  The stress that has accumulated throughout the day is able to be processed and released, allowing us to sleep deeper, longer and more soundly.  With sleep disorders being one of the most prevalent issues I encounter as a practitioner, this article should be able to help those of all ages and body-types as we bring a bit more intention and attention to our nightly habits. Continue reading »

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Ask Ayurveda: How can I wake up each morning with energy?

sleepyDear Ask Ayurveda:

“I am writing today to ask for advice on an issue that seems to be getting worse and worse by the week.  I have never been a morning person, but for the last 2 months or so I feel like I can hardly get out of bed each morning.  No matter how long I sleep for, I have to lay in bed for at least 30 minutes before I can even think about getting up to get ready for work.  After I slowly make my way out of bed, I then drag on for the next 3-4 hours before my mind finally gets a little more clear and my energy becomes “normal”.  Even my morning coffee doesn’t seem to make much of a difference anymore.  When my energy gets better by mid-day or so, I never really feel quite as energized as I had before this shift happened 2 months ago.  Being in the Pacific Northwest, this is usually the best time of year for my energy levels since the sun is out more and it is a bit warmer.  Unfortunately, this is not the case this year.        Continue reading »

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