Imagine walking through a garden and the plants feeling your presence—your state of mind and emotion! Now imagine that you are a plant in that garden that can feel and communicate that with the other plants. Are the plants reaching out to you feeling safe as you walk through (imagine a Disney scene)? Or are
In the tender formative first six years of life, we receive much of our programming. Childhood patterns become driving forces of adult behaviors, and it’s hard to create the opportunity or awareness to change these old patterns. Most of us think we’re in control of our thoughts, desires, and aspirations, but science begs to differ.
The deeper the better, right? When it comes to massage, it’s a common misconception that if it doesn’t hurt, it’s not therapeutic. Interestingly, Ayurveda offers a series of light-touch massages that have passed the test of time. New science tells us that while there are surely benefits from deep muscle massage, there are also benefits
Oxytocin is known as the bonding hormone. At birth, it is released by the mother and literally bonds parents and child for life. Oxytocin is increased during acts of appreciation, generosity, service, touch, hugging, massage, gratitude, and emotional connection.1, 2 Oxytocin is sometimes called the “hugging hormone” or “trust hormone” because it naturally increases during
What is the Magic of Our Golden Milk Recipe? What is it about Golden Milk that is so revered? Well, many of its ingredients build what in Ayurveda is called ojas: read on to find out more about ojas and follow our special Golden Milk recipe! According to Ayurveda, there is a special substance in the
In India, getting a massage starts on day one. Mothers have been giving babies daily massages for thousands of years. Kids start giving themselves daily massages at early ages, and continue this as a lifelong practice. In fact, it is common in India to talk to an eighty-year-old person and find out that they have