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Spring into Vitality

Spring Poppies Ritu Riyat

  The clocks have sprung forward, days are a little brighter, and new green shoots are making an appearance. Spring is inevitable, and like clockwork all of nature responds to the turn of the season. It’s built into their (our) survival blueprint, not responding would be a death sentence. But what does the turn of the season mean for us humans, is it simply another day on the calendar? As a kid, I remember looking forward to being out of school for spring break. In college, I became connected to the idea of “Spring Cleaning” and spent hours deep cleaningContinue Reading >>

Mindful Monday: Wisdom from silence

Whoosh… and just like that we are officially in spring. It’s crazy how everything is always changing ALL THE TIME. And when I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING. This concept of change is exactly what I spent 3 days pondering at my “refresher” Vipassana course out in beautiful North Fork, California. I put the word refresher in quotes because technically that’s what these short courses are meant to be, a little re-charge for old students that have done the 10-day course previously. In my case it was a combination of “shocker” and “re-fresher”. Shocker because I quickly realized how muchContinue Reading >>

Stepping into spring… In silence

We’ve sprung forward with our clocks and pollen has officially taken over the air (source: my itchy eyes and scratchy throat). It can only mean one thing… Spring is here! Although seasonal shifts happen slowly over time, today’s equinox marks the first day of spring, and once again we will have equal amounts of daylight and nightfall as we move forward to longer days taking us into summer. Seasons influence everything from the food we eat, the clothes we we wear, activities we plan and even the thoughts and goals we nourish. Just like anything else, our thoughts and lifeContinue Reading >>

Upcoming Event: Spring On! Mindful Eating and Yoga Asana Workshop

Spring Clearing

The Spring Equinox of March 20th marked the first day of Spring (my favorite season) but I still find it hard to believe that it’s already March… 2013… When did that happen? Do you ever find yourself saying the infamous words “time flies”… I certainly do and it’s not always because I’m having fun. The reality is time is ALWAYS moving… FORWARD. There have been moments these last few months where I wish I could turn back time and other moments I wish I had the super power to freeze time and revel a little while longer in the simpleContinue Reading >>