Raw, idiom: 14a. in the natural, uncultivated, or unrefined state: nature in the raw.

This week's YJ newsletter made me feel all kinds of proud of myself for getting on the apple bandwagon. The editors recommend the same seasonal fruit fixation:
"According to Ayurvedic medicine, apples help draw out of the body the heat that accumulates over the summer—heat that can dry out and cause digestive distress in the winter season. The pectin in apples also helps to clean and heal digestive mucosa, according to Ayurvedic doctor John Douillard."
Along with the advice to eat as many Macintoshes as possible, they offer up this excellent dosha-balancing asana series for drawing the summer heat out of your body and cultivating that yin turn that we talked about last week.  It looks like the kind of series you can easily do for 15 minutes in your living room.  Find it here.  Your body will thank you.


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