Beyond Before & After

How To Chill Your Adrenals Out

(illustrated by Sanna Thijs @fulloffreckles)

Chronic stress secretes a hormonal cocktail that wreaks havoc on that amazing body you have. Here's how you can chill your adrenals and reduce stress.

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Sleep For Your Dosha Type

Sleep. Everybody wants it. Nobody gets enough of it.

Sleep is everything! It's so much more than just feeling like you can function well. You know that but do you know how to sleep for your dosha type?

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My Arm Is Being Eaten Alive Because Of A Spider Bite

And then…crisis. A flesh-eating infection from a spider bite.

My feelings about spiders and getting a spider bite used to be pretty neutral. NOT ANY LONGER. Spiders can burn in the fiery depths of hell.

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In Search Of A Spiritual Awakening

My spiritual awakening found its way.

I guess the point of a spiritual awakening is just that; if you were already awake, you wouldn’t need a moment that was self-defining. You’d already be defined.

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When Dietary Changes Might Trigger Your Eating Disorder

gluten-free? (image credit: Peyton Sheets)

There are aspects of the disorders we have fought so hard to overcome that will show themselves again. Dietary changes can trigger your eating disorder.

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When You Feel Like You're Failing, Stop For Compassion

"Compassion for myself is not a thing I do." (image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart)

Compassion for myself is not a thing I do. It is not a thing I have ever done. It is not a thing I feel comfortable doing. It's time I stop for compassion.

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BBA 2.0: The Self Check-In

Connecting to your own self is paramount to connecting to the practice, (image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart)

Resistance to diving in deeper is normal, and it’s also totally okay. It's important to stop everything, lay down, breathe and do a self check-in.

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BBA 2.0: Wheat Elimination! HELP!

BBA 2.0: Wheat Elimination (image credit: Mariah Aro Sharp @mightymooseart)

Too many people hop on the GF band wagon without understanding why or what they're doing. So let's talk about why you'd want to try wheat elimination.

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Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadi Shodhana): What? Why? How?

Beyond Before & After 2.0: Alternate Nostril Breathing

Alternate nostril breathing is not regular old breathing. This is like Breathing 2.0. Advanced Breathing. This is like the AP Calculus of respiration.

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The Fundamentals: Yoga And Ghee (What's Ghee?)

What's Ghee? Mariah Sharp @MightyMooseArt

I told Joni to eat ghee and do yoga every morning as her first steps towards a more integrated pitta dosha, she thought that it was an odd request.

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