Notes from the Collective

Day 19 #HAVENCOLLECTIVEPROMISE

by Tracy Squillante | January 23, 2015

Daily Health Tip | Preventative Medicine

Ayurvedic philosophy born akin to yoga -as the sister science of life, is ultimately the path for holistic preventative medicine. By identifying key components of the body, an awareness of very detailed information is at your service to allow for preventative methods to care for the body and all the marvelous systems that it encompasses. Overall, the method is simply to use food as medicine and to care for the body well in advance of any disease or in the alternative, once dis-ease has set in understanding the root cause of the problem rather than using the western medicine's "band-aid" approach - as there is a pill for EVERYTHING!!
In modern day our world is surrounded with diseases that even children have to realize at such a very young age - diseases that our parents did not have to endure. Some women feel guilty investing in a massage once a year - much less doing some other type of energy work for self-healing and self-realization on a preventative monthly ritual. We will pay top dollar for a cut and color for our hair, yet refuse to pay $60 for a massage for the body. To say something does not add up - is grossly understated ignorance. I am only going to say this twice so listen up: It is of dire importance to know who your people are - massage therapists, acupuncturist, yoga instructor, Reiki Master, Aromatherapist, Naturopathist, etc. You see where I am going with this? The "weird" ones --they always have the answers and will provide holistic remedies to care for the body well in advance of dis-ease.

Once you know your Dosha -- make sure you know who your people are too!

"Never compromise yourself. You are all you've got." Janis Joplin

Namaste. 
Taylor

For comments, questions or concerns contact Taylor @ fourcornersyoga1@gmail.com

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Daily Yoga Tip | Virabhadrasana III

Prep for Warrior III, Virabhadrasana III, with Locust pose. Take the balancing out of the equation in locust pose and practice stretching you lungs and fingertips forward away from your pubic bone and your thighs and toes back away from your pubic bone. Then find that same length while balancing in Warrior III. Keep the standing leg a little bent for more stability as you find the extension.