Spring Detox

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the change of seasons including helpful practices for dealing with the time change. You can find it here: https://www.shiningwatersyoga.com/single-post/2018/03/13/Spring-Forward This post focuses more on understanding how the season affects our digestive and respiratory health. According to the science of Ayurveda, the end of winter and beginning of Spring is the "Kapha" time of year. Kapha qualities include wet, sticky, muddy, heavy, dense, cloudy and viscous. These qualities show up in Nature at this time of year, but are also present within us. Nature, when she is healthy, provides the remedies to counteract the typical seasonal colds, allergies


This week, I had the opportunity to be part of an interfaith event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, on the 50th anniversary of his assassination, to continue the work he started. There were speakers present from many faiths including Christianity, Judaism, Sikhism, and Hinduism. One of the gurus from India spoke about Dr. King's trip to India. Dr. King and his wife, Coretta, spent 5 weeks in India in 1959 as "pilgrims" (his words). “We were looked upon as brothers with the color of our skins as something of an asset,” King recalled. “But the strongest bond of fraternity was the common cause of minority and colonial peoples in America, Africa and Asia struggling to throw off racialism and i

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