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Lavender Lemonade

Love lemonade and lavender? Experience headaches and/or anxiety? Try our favorite drink…Lavender Lemonade!

Lavender Lemonade is a fragrant, refreshing, and beautiful drink.  

Lemonade is so refreshing as is, and it’s actually so easy to make at home. You can prepare this easy lemonade recipe any time, and it’s so good. Just add in a bit of lavender essential oil to to give it an extra kick of color and flavor.

Ingredients:
• 3 organic lemons
• 7 cups water
• 1 drop organic lavender essential oil
• ¾ cup organic raw agave
• Optional: lemon slices for garnish

Directions:
Juice the lemons into a pitcher
Add the water, lavender and agave
Stir well to mix, serve and enjoy!

*optional: add in some grated ginger and garnish with mint leaves.

Stop by Whole Foods Market or if you leave in/near Gloucester, MA Common Crow Natural Market for the above ingredients.

Enjoy!

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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Kirtan with Nada Brahma

Music that raises consciousness, unites your soul and calms your mind.
Bringing heart and sound together as one infinite rhythmic breath.
Fostering a spirited community using healing vibrations.

This is a meditation group reciting maha mantras and devotional songs in a call & response fashion that heals the heart and mind. Chanting ancient names of sages, saints and masters of the Divine. Come practice and unite your inner expression with us.

Starting this fall, monthly Sādhana at 7:00pm with Nada Brahma Kirtan.
Donation of: $15.00 pp.

Intro to Ayurveda

Let us introduce you to yourself!

We are all our unique individual footprint…so no need to fit into everyone else’s.  Come and learn about your unique self, and why you are who your are and how to truly understand yourself.

Discover the true nature and how to align yourself to nature’s rhythm. Ayurveda is the oldest medical system dating back 5000 years!  It is commonly referred to as Yoga’s sister science.  Understanding and applying Ayurvedic principles empowers you to bring health, balance and harmony into your daily life.

This workshop will be fun, interactive and include lunch!  We explore through discussion and group activities.

Mercury Retrograde

Expect the unexpected…February 16 to March 9

Mercury retrograde occurs at two levels. At one level, there is not much you can do with the actions of others, except to be more conscious and prepare for delays and errors by double checking.

But at the personal level you can do a lot in order to avoid the consequences of Mercury Retrograde. Most of us encounter the consequences when we are not centered, aware or conscious of what is going on around us, and more often than not the culprit is that we are not acting from our heart and spirit.

Instead we are reacting from our needs, our hurts, from our buttons being pushed, or the way that we take care of others and not ourselves. In that way we act from our shadow, and that is what mercury retrograde is all about.

Mercury Retrograde occurs when it is moving backwards, into its shadow, and thus communication, scheduling, transportation and judgment becomes cloudy or error prone. As much as outer work is challenged by Mercury Retrograde, introspection and inner work is very supported. Take advantage of Mercury Retrograde by clearing your own tendencies to get caught up in your own shadows and those of others.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

Lunch Challenge

Ayurveda Wellness Healing lunch challenge….

Ayurvedically speaking our lunch should be made fresh and be the biggest meal of the day.

Having a big lunch is important because the sun, pitta energy (element of fire, energy of transformation!), and our agni (digestive fire), are all in alignment. This means big, lots o’ fire to digest big, lots o’ food! Our digestive fire is the strongest it will be all day long and it’s looking for a big meal to work on. If we wait to have our biggest meal at dinner, there is no fire left in nature or in us, so the food sits like a big blob in our bellies until the next day. Yuck!

Put the salad down. Salads are popular because they don’t have to be heated, they stay pretty fresh all day, and they are easily carried around. Plus, veggies! Unfortunately, salads are not the best choice from an Ayurvedic perspective because they are cold, light, rough, and can be hard for many people to digest. They can be okay in summer time for some people but overall they don’t give enough staying power for anyone and by 3:00 we’ll be sniffing around for cookies or chocolate.

Choose warm, nourishing foods. If possible, lunch should be warm, full of vegetables, delicious spices and flavors, protein of choice and balanced by what your dosha needs.

Try really hard not to eat at your desk. Multi-tasking and eating do not mix because we confuse our minds. “Am I eating food? Or am I typing? Or am I talking?” says the mind. The focus needs to be on the food so we can taste it, chew it well, and begin the digestive process healthfully (digestion starts in the mouth!). At the very least, step away from your desk and go into a conference room. Play your favorite Pandora or Spotify station to create a nice ambiance.

Bonus points if you can take a leisurely 15-minute walk outside after lunch. It helps the digestive process and keeps our mind nourished. This is not a power walk, it’s a stroll.

If not now, when?