Bodhidevi is where I share plant-based food and holistic wellness.

Bodhi means Enlightenment or Awakened and

Devi is the Sanskrit root-word for Divine.

We all are divine beings.

We just need to be reminded in order to claim our power

Bodhidevi is a resource for those seeking vibrant health and nutrition. I love sharing the magic of my favorite healing herbs and inspiring you with eating Whole Foods, Yoga, and Exercise. Through these mediums, we discover not just vibrant health, but divine being and connection. With empathy, joy, and respect for the individual, we embrace the divine within and reconnect with the healing flow of energy.
  • Illness is rooted in the mind. Symptoms arise from the way we live, eat, think, and behave.
  • Yoga, exercise, and eating whole foods heal the body and mind.
  • Learn to live in Harmony with Life and Nature.
  • Find Peace and Happiness.

For the last 8 years or so I’ve been lifting weights and sprinting. That, in combination with genetics, left me with a very tight, VERY inflexible body. Since starting yoga I have noticed a dramatic change in the way I can bend, twist, and fold my body. Yoga has taught me that I can change my body in this way, whereas before I thought I was stuck with the inflexibility that I felt all through my life. The breathing exercises in yoga have taught me to control and focus my body while exercising.

Liam

I feel as if my shoulders have been completely transformed. I do not think I was even aware of how bad my posture was before, but now I feel as if my chest and neck have opened up. Now I feel taller, more erect and more aware. I’m now mindful of my spine and I do not hunch as much. I feel as if my body is more aligned. But more than anything else I am now much more aware of my body, how it is feeling, and what I can do to fix it.

Emma

The Five Elements: The Outside is Inside All of Us 

Understanding the five elements is foundational to Ayurvedic cooking, exercise, and living. According to Ayurvedic philosophy, every aspect of the body, mind, and surrounding environment is comprised of a unique combination of the five elements, or states of matter. Each of these states possesses its own unique physical and philosophical properties, or gunas, in accordance with the way we experience them. The differentiation in the elemental composition of all things accounts for their different attributes, thus serving as the basis for the varying forms and characteristics of all aspects of nature. An understanding of the five forces in and around us allows us to make choices that both compliment and balance our distinct energetic natures.

Each dosha is associated with two of the five elements:

Vata – Wind (Primary), Ether

Pitta – Fire (Primary), Earth

Kapha – Earth (Primary), Water

EARTH (PRITHVI)

The earth element represents the principle of inertia and lends solidity to all matter. Possessing dense, heavy, and hard qualities, earth comprises all solid elements of the body, such as bones, muscles, and tissues. It is connected to our sense of smell.

EARTH (PRITHVI)

The earth element represents the principle of inertia and lends solidity to all matter. Possessing dense, heavy, and hard qualities, earth comprises all solid elements of the body, such as bones, muscles, and tissues. It is connected to our sense of smell.

Water represents the principle of cohesion and lends fluidity to all elements of nature. Cool, liquid, and soft, water allows for growth and change of both body and mind. It also governs bodily fluids — including lymphatic fluid, digestive secretions, and blood — and supports our sense of taste.

WATER (APAS)

WATER (APAS)

Water represents the principle of cohesion and lends fluidity to all elements of nature. Cool, liquid, and soft, water allows for growth and change of both body and mind. It also governs bodily fluids — including lymphatic fluid, digestive secretions, and blood — and supports our sense of taste.

FIRE (TEJAS)

The hot, light element of fire represents the principle of radiance and lends form without substance. The element of fire is a transitional force, facilitating the transformation of substance into different forms. Vision, perception, digestion, and assimilation are all fueled by the force of the fire element circulating in the body. Fire also supports body temperature and enzymatic function. The force of fire enables the sense of vision.

FIRE (TEJAS)

The hot, light element of fire represents the principle of radiance and lends form without substance. The element of fire is a transitional force, facilitating the transformation of substance into different forms. Vision, perception, digestion, and assimilation are all fueled by the force of the fire element circulating in the body. Fire also supports body temperature and enzymatic function. The force of fire enables the sense of vision.
Cold, mobile, and bright, the wind element represents vibration and facilitates mobility and adaptability. The wind element sis responsible for movement within the body and thus supports the respiratory system and the transfer of energy between various bodily systems, It also supports muscle contractions, intestinal mobility, and even movement at the cellular level. Air governs thought and is associated with the sense of touch.

WIND (VAYU)

WIND (VAYU)

Cold, mobile, and bright, the wind element represents vibration and facilitates mobility and adaptability. The wind element sis responsible for movement within the body and thus supports the respiratory system and the transfer of energy between various bodily systems, It also supports muscle contractions, intestinal mobility, and even movement at the cellular level. Air governs thought and is associated with the sense of touch.

ETHER (AKASA)

In its clearness, lightness, and subtlety, the element of ether symbolizes the vastness within which all matter comes to presence. Although our senses cannot perceive it, it is ether that forms the basis of all perceptible matter and manifests in all things. In an esoteric sense, it is consciousness manifesting in creation. Ether represents the cavernous spaces of the body, such as airways, ears, and other bodily channels. Because ether is the space within which sound vibrations travel, it fosters the sense of hearing.

ETHER (AKASA)

In its clearness, lightness, and subtlety, the element of ether symbolizes the vastness within which all matter comes to presence. Although our senses cannot perceive it, it is ether that forms the basis of all perceptible matter and manifests in all things. In an esoteric sense, it is consciousness manifesting in creation. Ether represents the cavernous spaces of the body, such as airways, ears, and other bodily channels. Because ether is the space within which sound vibrations travel, it fosters the sense of hearing.
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