Karen Murtagh

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Making it Happen or Letting it Happen

This is a dance:  the dance of making it happen or letting it happen.  Sometimes you exert your will to manifest change and that is good.  History is chaulk full of examples of making change!  Sometimes you release into the

Posted in Ayurveda, Health, Yoga

What does “Lifestyle” even mean?

In Ayurveda you will hear a lot about Ayurvedic Lifestyle and making sure you are living the right lifestyle for you.   In Claudia Welch’s book, Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life, she says that the three most important things

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Hot or Cold Water?

Ayurveda is about balancing with opposites.  If you are usually hot, you would balance with cool (not just about temperature) foods and drinks.  If you are cold all the time, you would balance with heating (not just about temperature) foods

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Ayurveda for your Pets

Maybe I’m crazy but, I don’t think so! When I look at dogs I can’t help but assess their Ayurvedic constitutional type. You can do this with other animals too! I focus on dogs because I have one…a goldendoodle. So,

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“Changed Back to”

Just about a month ago now, my dog and her friend ran full speed into the side of my leg, fracturing my knee in a couple of places and compressing my shin bone.  Although painful I know it will heal and

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Too Much of a Good Thing?

Is there such a thing as too much exercise? You betcha! If you over-workout, you can really begin to deplete your body’s resources and start to have adverse affects. So, how do you know how much is too much of

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Morning Routines

Whether we sit down and really think about it, or not, most of us tend toward having a regular morning routine.  These routines can be so helpful for us to start our day off right.  Now, sometimes these routines are

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Ayurveda and Isagenix

Ayurveda and Isagenix – are they compatible? Ayurveda generally promotes the use of cooked foods.  Isagenix products use raw foods.  Are these compatible ideas? If you are unwell, building ojas (vitality) or have low agni (digestive power), Ayurveda would recommend eating

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Ways of Eating

Because I love all kinds of transformations…be they health, houses, clothes, hair, gardens, etc….I have been reading up on various ways of eating and looking at how people have healed themselves through food choices. I’ve read about Paleo, Juicing, No

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Yoga on the Mat

When you practice yoga on the mat, you are living out a microcosm of your overall life.  What you do there reflects how you approach your life.  What you learn there you will take with you into the rest of

Posted in Yoga