Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Basics of Ayurvedic Medcine in April

Thanks to Whitney Paterson of Apurva Wellness for teaching us about Ayurvedic medicine, an ancient tradition that uses diet, seasonal eating, lifestyle, daily rhythms and herbs to create and maintain optimal health.
We covered the following questions:
· What are the different Ayurvedic doshas, or body types, and how can you use this information to help support your health and your children's health?
· What is your dosha?
· What are some common imbalances with these types and what are ways we can address them?
· Can diet/herbs improve these imbalances, and how so?
· How else can an understanding of Ayurveda help us understand our children and their specific needs?

Green Schools!

Thank you to our speakers Miriam Gennari, Katherine Sumner and Wendy Sparrow for sharing with us all that Arlington and Alexandria public schools have to offer. Check out this article by one of our leaders about the recent NoVA Outside Green Schools Expo that inspired our meeting and for more from meeting speaker Miriam Gennari on efforts in Arlington. Congratulations to Alexandria for being a winner at the Expo!