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Erica ragusa's Blog – January 2012 Archive (3)

Herbs to Add to Your Massage Oils

Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body and it absorbs everything that you place on it?  Did you know that mainstream beauty products are filled with industrial chemicals, like parabens and petroleum?  According to the Environmental Working Group (, common beauty and body care items contain many chemicals, both natural and synthetic.  The manufacturers, by and large, do not test their products for health and safety, so we do not know how much of their chemicals…


Added by erica ragusa on January 8, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Understanding the Doshas for Better Health

“In the practice of Ayurveda we try to bring people back into balance and at the same time let their true nature shine through.  The two processes are really the same.”–Deepak Chopra. 

Ayurvedic practitioners look at each client as a unique composition of the doshas, which are distinct mind-body types.  In Ayurveda, there is no separation between the two.  The first dosha is vata, and it is usually the first to become imbalanced and over time will take the others with it.  It is…


Added by erica ragusa on January 8, 2012 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Relaxing Hatha Yoga in Breckenridge

Living Breckenridge, there is a high level of athleticism displayed by its inhabitants.  The mountains afford opportunities to participate in myriad of activities like mountain biking, trail running, and white-water rafting in the summer; and skiing and snowboarding in the winter.   While it is healthy to be active and fit, the importance of proper relaxation cannot be overlooked.  Think of relaxation as the yin to the yang of activity.  Yoga teaches us that there…


Added by erica ragusa on January 8, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments

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