Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Join me in Celebrating Earth Day! 

Wherever you are, spend some time in nature today embracing the beauty of Mother Earth. 
What are your plans for Earth Day? 

I will be walking in memory of my mother, at the Morton Arboretum where we shared many walks together. The daffodil and redbud will be in bloom; some of mom’s favorites.

Tips for Celebrating Earth Day.

Practice gratitude as you enjoy a walking meditation this Earth Day, surrounded by the beauty of nature, and experience the peace, comfort and calm that comes from that.

We have but one planet to live on. Be sure to take good care of her! 

Happy Earth Day,

Karen

 

Karen Pischke BSN, RN, Alumnus CCRN, Author, Speaker, Nurse Researcher, Photographer. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Your Bridge to Health. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit. Karen is a registered nurse with a background in critical care nursing, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac risk factor reduction, wellness and integrative healthcare. Incorporating a collaborative, integrative approach, Karen strives to educate, advocate for, and empower you in your healthcare goals. Providing evidence-based integrative healthcare services and self-care tools that are safe as well as effective at improving overall health, happiness and wellbeing. www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Instagram and Facebook

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Ayurvedic Massage ~

Ayurvedic Massage ~

Let Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC help you eliminate toxins with The Secrets of Ayurvedic Massage.

An ayurvedic massage helps eliminate toxins through purification, strengthens the muscle tone, relaxes and rejuvenates the body. Also known as hard body massage, Ayurvedic massages are given using hands, elbows, and forearms.

Ayurvedic massage involving tapping, kneading, squeezing and traditional massage strokes is done by using essential oils to suit individual doshas. The style and intensity of massage depends on the individual’s need for balance and well being at the time.

An Ayurvedic therapist focuses on the “marma points”, which are similar to the pressure points in reflexology, acupuncture and acupressure.

Set up your appointment today with Lynn:
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“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 😊

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Cilantro Mint Chutney ~

Cilantro Mint Chutney ~

Cilantro Mint Chutney is Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC favorite spring time go to!

Spring is know as Kapha season through the lens of Ayurveda and we need to help ourselves by eating foods that will help lift the fog, dampness and break up mucus.

Cilantro calms our immune sensitivity to pollen. It is hypoallergenic and cools the liver.

Mint refreshes the mind, disperses dullness and lifts the fog. It breaks up mucus and fluid stagnation in the lungs, throat and sinuses. Mint and cilantro are both diuretics with the potential to drain excess water via the urinary tract. Raw onions have a cleansing effect on the liver and a laxative effect in the GI. Wild onions, a common weed, are a great addition to the spring time menu.

Cilantro Mint Chutney:
YIELD
Makes about 2 cups
ACTIVE TIME
20 min
TOTAL TIME
20 min
INGREDIENTS

• 2 cups packed fresh cilantro sprigs
• 1 cup packed fresh mint leaves
• 1/2 cup chopped white onion
• 1/3 cup water
• 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
• 1 teaspoon chopped fresh small green chiles, such as serrano or Thai, including seeds, or to taste
• 1 teaspoon sugar
• 3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Put it on everything you eat – and enjoy!

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 😊

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On the right path?

On the right path?

Does the path you’re on feel right?

A good indiction that something is “wrong” in your life or the path is not leading you in the “right” direction would be feeling fearful, depressed or pessimistic.

When you’re on the “right” path you will know as you will feel enthusiastic, optimistic or content. Doing what you need to do, being who you really are brings out the best in us all.

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC encourages you to sit with your thoughts, feel them, see them and most importantly “hear” them.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 😊

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Dry Brushing ~

Dry Brushing ~

Dry brushing through the lens of Ayurveda….

The Benefits

Increases muscle tone
Improves skin texture (luminosity and suppleness)
Reduces the effects of stress on the body
Promotes weight management by supporting healthy metabolism
Supports natural detoxification
Improves lymphatic circulation
Enhances circulation
Stimulates areas that accumulate cellulite
The Contraindications

Avoid garshana if you have:

Very sensitive skin

A Skin condition, such as psoriasis or eczema

An open wound (skip area)

Inflamed skin due to sunburn or an allergy an allergy

Ayurvedic dry-brushing, called garshana (pronounced gar-shun-uh), promotes lymphatic cleansing and is a powerful way to support the removal of ama (cellular waste products) from the body. Garshana is traditionally done using raw silk or linen gloves, though many prefer to use a natural bristle body brush. This technique is recommended for people who have signs of ama, which may include fatigue, sluggishness, feeling physical or mental dullness, constipation, and a taxed immune system.

Dry brushing is also an excellent practice for the kapha time of year, the season of spring. During the spring months, snow is melting, water has saturated the earth, and flower pollen is carried on the breeze. This is the time of year when kapha can begin to accumulate in the lymph or the sinuses and create stagnation or respiratory congestion. Dry brushing helps to stimulate kapha in the body and encourage movement and drainage of excess mucus.

It is important to do abhyanga (Ayurvedic self-oil massage) after dry brushing. Organic cold pressed sesame oil is a good place to start. Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC carriers a wide variety of self-oil massage oils, including, sesame, Vata, Pitta, Kapha, and detox oil for your convenience.

Guidelines for Garshana—The Traditional Ayurvedic Dry Massage

Skin brushing is best done in the morning before bathing, with dry skin that is free from lotion or oil

Make sure the room where the massage will be done is a comfortable temperature
Stand in the bathtub/shower or on a towel to avoid getting flaky skin on the floor

Using gloves or a brush, massage vigorously to stimulate the skin and lymph

Keep the direction of the stroke always toward the heart

Use circular strokes on the stomach and joints (shoulders, elbows, knees, wrists, hips, and ankles), and long sweeping strokes on the arms and legs (toward the heart)

Massage from the feet upward, continuing to the torso and on to the neck

Massage from the hands to the shoulders

Massage the stomach and buttocks in circular clockwise motions

Apply light pressure where the skin is thin or sensitive and firm pressure on thicker areas like the bottoms of the feet

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 😊

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New Moon = New Beginnings

New Moon = New Beginnings

Todays new moon is a gift of new beginnings! It’s a shift to call in what you want to manifest in your life. Activate what you want by calling it into your life.

Here’s a few ways to do just that:

• Clear your Energy to get centered ~ Take a salt bath or space clear your energy with sage, a feather or a flame.
• Set Your Intentions ~ declare to the new moon what your vision is ~ declare it boldly and with courage. Write them down and then speaking them loudly ~ by physically speaking them you symbolize your intention to manifest your goals.
Then:
• Express Gratitude ~ from your heart and your soul believe that this IS granted to you and express gratitude.
• Act ~ Take those steps forward toward your goal daily. You will be surprised by what transpires between now and the next Full Moon ~ a time of manifestation.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 😊

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Have a dream?

Have a dream?

Your attentions activate your desires, be clear. Focus on your desire.

If you hit a bump – acknowledge and smooth it out. Keep positive flowing thoughts around it. Meditate and open up to receive.

We at Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC and North Shore Restorative Yoga   had a dream to take a group to experience Sedona, through our eyes, working with Shamans out on the land, the magical land, the sacred land of the Native Americans. We set our attention and this activated our desire. We were clear. We focused on our desire and kept positive flowing thoughts around it. We mediated and we were open to receive… with planning and hard work it came to fruition. You can be part of our/your dream and join us in Sedona next January 23 – 27, 2020!

“Fulfilling your dreams fulfills your spirit” ❤️

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 😊

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Organic Ghee!

Organic Ghee!

It’s that time again and YES we did make our FULL MOON GHEE! (Auspicious Ghee)

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC Organic Ghee! Was made yesterday and ready to pick up or be shipped, while supplies last!

Everything around us has an effect on something within us. The frequency of the moon affects the mind and influences our feelings, emotions, and desires. The practice of making Ghee on a full moon is considered auspicious because the moon is thought to influence “Soma” the source of nourishment, nectar, and bliss. Soma is a Sanskrit term which is derived from the root word “su” which means to energize, stimulate, expand and grow.

Think of Ghee as liquefied sunlight!
Ghee is the most refined end product of milk and one should consider using in place of butter. Because the milk solids have been removed, it has a higher smoking point than butter.

Through the lens of #Ayurveda here are a few benefits of incorporating Ghee into your diet:

Lactose Friendly
Dosen’t spoil easily
Promotes flexibility
Rich in vitamins
Healthy digestive tract
Lowers Cholesterol
Higher smoking point
Weight loss

Contact us to purchase a fresh jar or two while they last! We ship anywhere in the US.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 🙂
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New Moon = New Beginnings

New Moon = New Beginnings

New Moon in Aquarius…Wow, what a gift!

On February 4th, the new moon in Aquarius arrived. Bringing with it a fresh start, this new moon is the first in 2019 that is free of shadow. January was consumed with both a lunar and solar eclipse, neither of which were open to interpretation. Eclipses ten to dominate the scene with their agenda. This new moon is more of a clean slate for us to work with and will perhaps feel like the first new moon of 2019.

What you start with this new moon has help, encouragements, and a door or two opened for it. Whatever it is you are working towards, this new moon gives your efforts the lift they might need to get you there with greater ease.

The more you believe in the validity of your dreams, desires, and visions for your life, the more real they’ll feel.

Here is a question to ask yourself to get started:

“What am I? What am I not?”

Then start writing or speaking your dreams, desires, passion by saying:

“I will” in place of “When I”

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”😊

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Making Space ~

Making Space ~

Making Space

Moving through life picking up and hanging onto items, people and beliefs is exhausting.

One step, one item, one belief, one person, that no longer feels right, pleasant or aligned with you, is ok to release.

When we make space we have room to open our hearts, our minds, and our environment. Our health improves and with it comes freedom.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 😊

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