What’s your period’s dosha?

It’s basically the biggest annoyance of your life, and the thing you can’t leave behind. Your period. We learned about it in an awkward health class, and it’s time to gain a greater understanding of what’s happening in your body each month. Let’s talk about how the Ayurvedic doshas play out throughout the menstrual cycle, PLUS how to tell if your period is vata, pitta, or kapha.

In Today’s Episode:
-How do the doshas correspond to different times of the month.
-What your period says about your dosha.
-The major secret no doctor has told you.

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Calming Ovulation Energy Balls

This recipe is specially designed to help you cool your energy and fire during ovulation. Ovulation is a time of pitta, and for some can cause bloating, headaches, or breast tenderness.

Let’s cool and calm your body with these vegan, gluten-free energy balls!

 

Calming Ovulation Energy Balls

Calming Ovulation Energy Balls
 
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Serves: 20 balls
Ingredients
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • ½ cup ground coconut flakes
  • 3 tbsp ground hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp reishi mushroom
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Himalayan Salt
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. If the dough is too sticky, add more almond/hemp.
  2. Separate the dough into 1 tbsp-size balls, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

 

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samantha attard happy healthy humanSamantha Attard, PhD, is the founder of Happy Healthy Human. Sam is a performance coach and yoga instructor who helps people eat, move, and live with intention. Learn more here.

 

 


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Seeing Tension for What It Really Is

“I’m so tense” is a complaint I often hear as a yoga teacher. But what is tension really, and how do we deal with it constructively? Listen in on this episode to learn about the real reasons we need to reduce our tension PLUS how to go through it.

In Today’s Episode:
-Why is tension so insidious?
-How does tension relate to energy and alignment?
-How to release tension in your body.
-Meditation to identify tension and stuck emotion.

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30 minute yin yoga for vata season

Welcome to vata season! Vata is ruled by movement and change, so we can best balance our bodies with stillness. Yin yoga is perfect for this intention. Let’s do a grounding, simple practice to find refuge from the busy fall season.

 

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Welcome to Vata Season

Let’s dive deep in to Vata season. What is vata energy? Where do you find it? And most importantly, how do you balance it? Stay for the end: there’s a great lesson in self-acceptance, love, and expressing your highest strengths.

In Today’s Episode:
-What is vata energy?
-Where do we find vata energy in our world.
-The important pitta and kapha-related ways to balance vata energy.
-The major lesson in accepting vata.

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Be the Change

There is a LOT of change happening in our world, and figuring out how to serve and share your energy can be overwhelming. Let’s talk about how you can best make a difference in the world and be of service to those around you while being true to yourself.

In Today’s Episode:
-Why starting with yourself is the most important way to make change.
-The energetic blocks that happen when you’re not authentic to yourself.
-How to be more authentic in your everyday actions.
-The “big 3” of service – time, energy, and money.

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My favorite travel yoga sequence

In honor of my impending travels to Europe, I wanted to share my favorite yoga routine to do when traveling. Travel can aggravate Vata dosha – the wind and air energy, causing us to feel overwhelmed and unfocused. This set of sun salutations will put you in a grounded rhythm to help you feel like home, no matter where you roam.

Even if you’re at your house, this routine is the perfect “get up a go” yoga sequence to get your heart rate pumping and help you feel the power of your breath.

 

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From fear to empowerment

If you have a stressful thought or fear that keeps coming up again and again, you need empowerment statements. Unlike affirmations, empowerment statements are specific and evidence-based, so they don’t feel false or arbitrary. They’re built from your own knowledge and beliefs. In this podcast, learn how to create your own empowerment statements for labor OR for any situation you’re facing.

In Today’s Episode:
-Why empowerment statements are more powerful than affirmations.
-How to create an empowerment statement.

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How to accept help with grace

Accepting help can be difficult. We tell ourselves that we’re lazy, incapable of taking care of ourselves, or otherwise aren’t being the strong being we’re supposed to be. This is particularly an issue for my pittas listening! Let’s talk about why accepting help is SO important for your sense of connection and happiness, plus, how to accept help with grace.

In Today’s Episode:
-Why it’s OK to ask for help.
-How to trust your intentions.
-What to do in the moment to transform anxiety to gratitude.

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15 minute yoga flow to get into bow pose

Bow Pose! This heart opener, shoulder opener, hip opener, and back strengthener is more complex than it looks! Let’s open up the front body and work the abdominals so you can find your way into bow pose
(and learn to love this shape!)

 

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