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Summertime Ease Awaits kapha pitta summer May 28, 2024

For many of us, the last week of May is seen as the beginning of Summer. Schools start letting out, its time for planning vacations, and farmers markets are abundant with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Have you noticed how more fresh food is available now, how the days are growing...

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Bountiful, Beautiful Beets detox pitta recipe Aug 07, 2023

I have been loving making this delicious salad as beets continue to come out of the garden all summer long.

Beets are amazing for liver cleansing and blood nourishing. They are a good source of folate, potassium, iron and vitamin C. The sweet taste of beets also provides a cooling effect on...

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Make Time for Wellness or Illness? pitta stress Jul 09, 2023

“If you don't make time for your wellness, you will be forced to make time for your illness.” Joyce Sunada

In our fast-paced, productivity-focused world we have more lifestyle induced diseases of stress than ever before.

It is revolutionary to take time off from work, especially...

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Happy July! Got Kale? Massage it! pitta recipe summer Jul 03, 2023

Happy July!

If you are looking for a dish to take to a 4th of July picnic, I've got just the thing for you! A delicious massaged kale salad - full of vibrant energy and phytonutrients to enjoy along with perhaps less prana-rich fare. 

For those of you who have heard my warnings about eating...

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Summertime Eye Nourishment pitta seasonal wisdom summer Jun 26, 2023

Do your eyes tend to get irritated and more inflamed in the summertime?

If you answered “yes” to that question, you are not alone. Summer is the season of Pitta dosha, where fire element is predominant. One of the organs of Pitta is the eyes, comprising the Alochaka Pitta subdosha....

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Cook an Autumn lunch with me! autumn ayurveda kapha medicinal food pitta recipes self-care vata Nov 06, 2022

Daylight savings got ya feeling wonky?

How about focusing on making some nourishing food to help you get back on track? I will be cooking a yummy Autumn meal as part of the One Habit to Thrive Challenge today. Join me (Facebook, Zoom, or Instagram) at noon EST, and cook along if you'd...

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Ama Leads To Drama! detox digestion imbalance pitta summer Aug 21, 2022

Are you feeling gassy, bloated, or acidic?

As we draw toward the end of summer, digestive strength is weaker and you may find that you are experiencing new digestive issues. 

We all know what gassy feels like (hard to suppress the upward or downward flow of air in the system. Bloated...

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Medicinal Culinary Herbs for Summer ayurveda digestion herbs medicinal food pitta summer Aug 07, 2022

I am sometimes asked about the difference between herbs for cooking and taking herbs for specific health benefits.

From the Ayurvedic perspective, food is medicine, so whether you are cooking with herbs or taking them as a formula, they can be beneficial to your health.

Summer is governed by...

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Gifts From The Masculine gratitude pitta purpose summer Jun 19, 2022

Happy Father's Day!

Here is a recent picture of my dad, Rob Levin, and me.

He is a glassblower, sculptor, musician, and an awesome father.

My daddy-o also introduced me to herbal medicine, yoga, and using food for healing.

When I was a kid, my dad would make lots of home remedies to heal me...

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Caring For Your Eyes Through Ayurveda age gracefully ayurveda pitta sensory summer Jun 05, 2022

Summer is here in the Northern Hemisphere and it is a powerful time to connect with the sense organ related to pitta dosha (fire/digestive energy): the eyes!

In Ayurveda, sensory organ self-care is one of the best tools we have for aging gracefully and keeping the nervous system in balance. ...

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What is Pitta Imbalance? (Lifestyle Cures) imbalance pitta summer Aug 29, 2021

"We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine." - Dwight L. Moody

We have explored managing Pitta Imbalance with food. As a review, Pitta Dosha is comprised mainly of...

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Get outside! imbalance natural flow pitta reflect Aug 15, 2021

“Just being surrounded by bountiful nature rejuvenates and inspires us.“ – EO Wilson (Theory of Biophilia)

I spent the last 3 days backpacking with my bonus-daughter, Juniper.

I am pausing my pitta imbalance series to bring you encouragement to get outside because I so needed...

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What is Pitta imbalance? ayurveda digestion dosha imbalance mindset pitta summer Aug 08, 2021

“Of all the fires, love is the only inexhaustible one.” —Pablo Neruda

What are you in love with these days? Love brings peace and ease into our lives which can be a great antidote to the intensity of Summertime.

I have been loving sharing so much about Ayurveda and Mindset...

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Inner Air Conditioning, Anyone? ayurveda imbalance pitta summer yoga youtube Jul 11, 2021

Chilling out to soothe the soul, is highly recommended this time of year.

The fire element is predominant in our environment. Are you feeling the heat?

Have you ever wished you had a way to cool from the inside out?

Yogic wisdom can grant your wish!

Check out this link to learn a yogic...

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Now that it is summer... mindset pitta purpose solstice summer Jun 27, 2021
I hope you enjoyed the Summer Solstice this past Monday and that you are inspired by the abundance of light that currently fills our days. As I deepen my studies of Yoga and Ayurveda, I am continually brought back to how the elements play such an important role, not just in what we eat but also...
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