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A mindful Thanksgiving | 10 rituals to increase joy

For many, 2020 has been a year of ups and downs. For some, it has meant more time with family, a slower time, a time for reflection and assessment of our once full and bu...
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Herbal Profile: Marshmallow althaea officinalis | malvaceae

I fell in love with Marshmallow during my herbal apprenticeship and it has stayed near and dear to my herbal regimen during the summer months for nearly 12 years.  With ...
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How to Harvest + Dry Herbs

Herbs are medicines and start as living beings. Medicines come from trees, roots, leaves, flowers, lichens, and more. Some are easily identified and are popular to plant ...
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Soaking + Sprouting

There is always something soaking or sprouting in our kitchen. 🌱 Ayurveda thrives on prevention and nutritional therapy supports a healthy digestive system where most ...
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Ayurvedic Wisdom for Global Wellness

We know this is a difficult time around the globe. When things feel out of our control the best thing is to control what we can – our attitude and self-care.  COVI...
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Kapha Balancing Regimens

Happy Spring Equinox! Spring is here and that means new growth both inwardly and outwardly. Hibernated energy begins to fill our body cells as we have the urge to spring ...
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New Year’s Reflections + Rituals for Spiritual Growth

At the end of the year, I have a tradition of cultivating space for reflection. It’s a ritual that aids in our spiritual growth that I modified from one of my teach...
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For the love of Rose

Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old science of natural and holistic healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. Ayurveda thrives on prevention, but when illness ...
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ALLWays Another Way Podcast

Marina Sbrochi Spriggs talks with Christina Vargas of SimpleVeda about Ayurveda and the Causes of Disease....
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Healing at Soul Level Podcast

Shawna Williams of Healing at Soul Level Podcast talks with Christina Vargas about Ayurveda....
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Meet Trailblazer Christina Vargas

Today we’d like to introduce you to Christina Vargas. So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and ...
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Rasa Dhatu | the gateway to all tissues

Last month I had the pleasure of hosting Amadea Morningtstar at SimpleVeda. We experienced a joyful weekend with like-minded practitioners in clinical discussion of foods...
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Healthy Travel | The Ayurveda Way

Whether you’re off to a relaxing or adventurous vacation or attending a mandatory business meeting, traveling can cause stress to our body and mind. The vata dosha ...
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Homemade Almond + Golden Milk

We’re SO excited to share this blog post with ya’ll! This is your official step-by-step guide (with pictures!) to making Christina’s homemade almond milk + turning ...
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Yoga Nidra | iRest | Meditation

iRest | Yoga Nidra is a wonderful toolset and practice for today’s fast-paced life that offers rejuvenation, integration, and deep relaxation to its practitioners. You ...
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Shirodhara + Svedana | An Ayurvedic Treatment

Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old science of natural and holistic healing that has its origins in the Vedic culture of India. According to Ayurveda, the center of the forehead...
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How to Practice + Benefits of Self Massage | Abhyanga

Ayurveda enriches our lives with its natural health benefits and numerous practices of self-care and self-LOVE. To care for yourself by cooking, meditating, keeping a cle...
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10 Reasons To Go On A Yoga Retreat

I went on my first yoga retreat this past April and it was truly a gift from Divine Mother. I knew immediately that I wanted others in my community to experience this opp...
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Elderberry | your natural cold + flu remedy

The weather is changing, the kids are in school, families, and friends are gathering in droves… It’s a wonderful time of celebration, but with this time also ...
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Vata Balancing Regimens

This season Mother Nature has shown us what a huge impact she can have on our vikruti (current state of balance). Before the weather dropped to the 30’s, I rememb...
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The Ayurvedic 6 Tastes | SWEET

In Ayurveda, every food is put into one of the 6 taste categories; Sweet, Sour, Salty, Pungent, Astringent, and Bitter. Each taste feeds our mind, body and spirit in its ...
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Ayurveda Home Remedies – for the kiddos!

Last week one of my very best friends contacted me because her 11-month-old son had been diagnosed with Gianotti-Crosti Syndrome (it’s not as bad as it sounds!) and...
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The Golden Spice: Turmeric

What is Turmeric? Turmeric is super herb filled with antioxidant compounds that boosts the immune system. It is used in traditional Indian cooking and is what makes most ...
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Kichadee: A Great Source of Protein!

One of the most common questions I receive when it comes to food is, “How do you get enough protein if you’re a vegetarian?” Actually, most Americans get way too mu...
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