A lingering taste of Winter: cinnamon
From the Heart
Look in any kitchen cabinet and it’s the spice you’re most likely to see -- especially if there are kids in the house. It’s the cornerstone of some of our most beloved baked goods. It enhances a cup of coffee but is said to ward off ants. It’s thought to reduce blood sugar and is an important tool for diabetics.
Cinnamon is the classic cold weather spice, though it’s favored year-round. Learn about its varieties and benefits.
Four Winter Myths and What To Do Instead
The month of February, and the 14th in particular, is saturated with red and pink and fluff and chocolate and diamonds. And what of the heart? It’s red construction paper folded and carved, embellished with a doily. It’s glittered and blinged and calligraphied and inflated. But the actual heart and the seat of devotion and love bears consideration beyond the sweetness and passion attributed to Valentine’s Day.
Breath and a Smile: Tirza's Yoga Journey
You may be surprised at the ways to keep yourself in good health and balanced spirits through this time full of potential. Here are four wintertime myths and what to do instead.
What's the Good Word?
We never really know where each life choice we make will lead us. We have to trust in our innate ability to know which direction to go from our body's knowledge, from the inspiration that comes to us from a place other than our brain and logical mind. Tirza Dawn, founding instructor of Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training, gives thanks she found yoga and meditation to guide her through the many stages of her life. Here’s her story of finding that guidance.
Our Holiday Wish for You
One tradition dhyana Center founder DeAnna Batdorff holds is the choice of a word that will thread through the warp of her year. A period of meditation precedes this choice so as to allow the right intention to shine through. And 2019’s word is ...
What is Ayurvedic Yoga?
“There’s no denying, this was a big year. As I look back on it, I find that I’m astonished at how many things transpired within 365 days. I know many who are eager to put 2018 behind them with brighter possibilities in the future. I’m quite proud of all that the dhyana Center accomplished this year and I’m excited for what’s to come.”
Self-Care Holiday Survival Guide Part 3: Three Things to Schedule for Yourself this Holiday
In the West, we’re often exposed to yoga as a mode of exercise. But, to be on the path of Ayurveda and Yoga is to be in the wonder and beauty of all of life’s offerings.
Self-Care Holiday Survival Guide Part 2: Self-Care Products for the Holidays
It’s remarkable how quickly the holidays bubble forth. But what if there was a way to slow down the pace? One trick to ensure you feel good about your holidays and come away feeling accomplished, complete, and able to really enjoy your time with your family is to sit down and do a little advanced scheduling.
Self-Care Holiday Survival Guide Part 1: Five Self-Care Practices for Holiday Survival
Taking charge of tending your own personal wellness ensures that it happens just the way you need it, not to mention the energetic boost that comes from getting something done that provides your body with love and attention. Self-care doesn’t have to take a lot of obscure equipment, but the just the right tool for the task can make all the difference.
As strange as it may sound, caring for yourself can be one of the most challenging aspects to daily living. But it’s a challenge worth taking on, and particularly this time of year.