The Earthbody Blog

A curated guide to holistic wellness

Welcome to my journal. Each week I share a story that turns my mind with the insights, goof-ups, and lessons I discovered in the exchange. I also believe that the good life takes practice. Here's where I'll share resources in meditation, self care, daily ritual, wholesome nutrition, and the best in body~mind wellness. Thanks for reading and welcome to the family.

Denmo Ibrahim, Founder & CEO Earthbody.

The Dosha Quiz

WHAT IS YOUR DOSHA?

Circle these answers based on the state of your natural being throughout your life. If more than one answer is true, select both. Add up the totals for each v, p, and k at the end. The test will tell you if you are Vata, Pitta, Kapha or any combination of the three.



1. Physique

v) I am a slender person and I hardly gain weight
p) I am medium build
k) I am well built and I gain weight no matter what I do

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Kitchari The Complete Food

KITCHARI the complete food

Ever heard of Kitchari?  Well, it's my favorite food ever - super easy to make, filling without being heavy, healing, and balancing for all constitutions.  It's easy on the digestive system, which means that if your energy isn't being spent processing your food, then you have more enegery to process other things like love, life, and liberty!

My friends, I present to you a recipe for healing.  Do this. It's awesome. You'll need:

1 cup basmati rise
1/2 cup mung beans
1 tblsp ghee (clarified butter)
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp coriander

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healing 101

healing rituals at EarthBody

While receiving regular bodycare is an integral part of the healing process, learning how to take care of yourself at home, in the office, or on the go is one of the most simple, sustainable things you can do right now. You can feel better, love deeper, and wake up to your own brilliance.

Check out our online resource of types of bodywork, the benefits of massage, a glossary of herbs, oils for your dosha and more to inspire change and heal from within. Thank you for sharing a fragment of time with us. We wish you well on your path and look forward to the next time we meet.

peace,
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Seven Self Care Tips That Work @ Work

SELF CARE FOR THE BODY, MIND, & SOUL

In order to stay balanced and energized at work, it's important to take care of yourself mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Otherwise the stress of work takes its toll and burnout ensues. Try these self-care tips for the mind, body and soul as a way to reduce stress at work.

Stay in the Present.
Your power is in the present moment. Feel your breath, notice sensations in your body, be with your current activity and this will help you to stay balanced.

Focus on the Positive.
Avoid getting caught in complaining or gossiping sessions at work and instead focus on what you appreciate in your life, at work, and in others. This will uplift your mind and melt stress away.

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meditation

Meditation“Too often, people think that solving the word’s problems is based on conquering the earth, rather than touching the earth, touching ground.”

– Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Simple Meditation Techniques to Reduce Stress

SACRED SPACE
Find a quiet, clean space where you will be uninterrupted. Create a lovely area for you to practice – a comfortable cushion on the floor or chair will work.

TAKE YOUR SEAT
Place a cushion on the floor, if possible, and assume a simple cross-legged position. Have an upright spine. Keep your eyes open with a soft gaze. Breathe through your nose with your lips slightly parted and your jaw relaxed. Be still. Sink in. Calm down.

NOTICE THE BREATH
Where is your mind? What is it saying? Whatever it is, label it as thinking and return to the delicate nature of your breath. Become aware of the coolness of the in-breath and the warm of the out-breath.

REST IN THE NATURE OF MIND
Resting in the nature of mind refers to relaxing in the quality or state created or presented by mind. When you meditate, you may realize that mind is not a sum of who we are. We need no longer be ruled by our mind. We can train it to be calm, to celebrate life, and to love. So rest in the nature of mind. Remember, first we tame the mind, then we train the mind.


Psychological Benefits of Meditation

  • Greater creativity.
  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Decreased depression
  • Decreased irritability and moodiness
  • Improved learning ability and memory.
  • Increased feelings of vitality and rejuvenation.
  • Increased happiness.
  • Increased emotional stability.


Physiological Benefits of Meditation

  • Deep rest-as measured by decreased metabolic rate, lower heart rate, and reduced work load of the heart.
  • Reduction of free radicals
  • Improved blood pressure.
  • Higher skin resistance.
  • Drop in cholesterol levels.
  • Improved flow of air to the lungs
  • Slows down the aging process.