Following the introspective days of winter, spring ushers forth a time of movement, growth, and regeneration. As nature begins to awaken and blossom around us, we must also align ourselves with the bright energy of spring and make a fresh start.Read More›
The Chinese New Year falls on February 12 this year, marking the beginning of the transition into a new cycle of the Chinese zodiac. It is time to bid farewell to the Year of the Rat and move forward into the Year of the Ox.
More commonly referred to as the Spring Festival in China, the Chinese New Year celebrates the beginning of a new lunar year and the beginning of spring.Read More›
In traditional Chinese medicine, the natural world is observed as moving through predictable cyclical formations, reflected within all beings and environments. After the autumn harvest is exhausted and the leaves have fallen from the trees, wintertime becomes one of retreat and restoration. Nature returns to her dark depths to replenish her strength, preparing for new growth in the springtime. We could do well to follow nature’s lead, using this time to build vitality through proper rest and reflection in the months of winter.Read More›
For many people, alcohol is the drink of choice to unwind or to sip along with their evening meal. However, recent evidence points to the fact that even limited alcohol consumption increases the risk of cancer and other diseases. If you are looking for a healthier way to relax at the end of the day, consider making a cup of tea your evening ritual.Read More›
Starting a yoga practice can raise a lot of emotions, especially when trying to sync your busy life with a studio’s class schedule; it might never feel like the right time. The idea of walking into a yoga class full of strangers when you don’t know the difference between child’s pose and downward facing dog can be discouraging. Private one-on-one sessions can help start to build a basic foundation, reconnect with your deepest self and learn to carry that out into the world to share. Maybe your goal is to one day feel comfortable attending those yoga classes or to tap into a meditative practice, maybe it’s to learn inversions and take your practice to the next level. The possibilities are endless with private yoga lessons.Read More›
Chinese Medicines teaches us that optimum health comes with being in total harmony with the cycles of nature, so with each new season, it’s important to adapt your lifestyle in order to deeply align with the healing energies each season has to offer.
Summer wellness is important because according to Chinese medicine, this is the time we restore the reserves that keep us healthy and strong all through the winter months. If you suffer from frequent colds and winter blues, now is the time to invest in your health, and it may be easier than you think.Read More›
When people walk into our store they usually take a deep breath and then say, “wow, it smells amazing in here! What is that?” The scent that pervades the shop is a mixture of tea, herbal incense, natural perfume, and of course, essential oils, which we are constantly diffusing, spraying, blending, and applying throughout the day. Our candles are scented with essential oils which burn in the treatment rooms and the bathroom, and the hand soap is essential oil based. In this blog post, we want to share some of this Arogya magic so you can make your personal sanctuary a place that invites you to breathe deeply with delight, and relax into the here and now.Read More›
Does spring bring on scratchy eyes, congestion, and hay fever? These three powerful natural remedies for seasonal allergies have been helping us:
Arogya Seasonal Allergies Healing Blend, Local bee pollen from Weston’s Red Bee Honey, and a Chinese herbal supplement called Pe Min Gan Wan.Read More›
Looking for a calming, uplifted exercise that can also help battle seasonal allergies?
Try basic bhramari pranayama, or humming bee breath. It’s a simple yet powerful breathing technique in which a humming sound is produced on the exhalation.Read More›
Spring in traditional Chinese medicine is seen as a time of creativity, growth, and renewal. This energy is palpable as the days get brighter and the flora and fauna around us awaken from the quietude of winter. Our health and well-being are profoundly entwined with the cycles of nature. We are our healthiest when we are in deep harmony with these cycles, so as the season changes it is important to connect with nature and attune to what it is teaching us. In this time the seeds of change we have planted over the year will begin blossoming so prepare the garden of your mind and body with our spring wellness tips.Read More›