We love reaching out beyond our border to discover amazing women everywhere. California isn’t the only place to find healthy inspiration. Claire Ragozzino is a stand-out we met along the way.
Claire is a certified yoga instructor, plant-based chef, and holistic wellness educator. Blending Ayurvedic principles, plant-based nutrition, and yogic philosophy to cultivate deep inner wisdom for intuitive healing, Claire works with clients around the globe to inspire transformational changes in their health and well-being. Whether this means cleansing with the seasons or aligning our daily rhythms in harmony with the moon cycles, her business and blog, Vidya Living, provides a resource for women looking to reconnect with their roots and the ancient wisdom of self-healing through food, breath, and conscious movement.
My morning rituals (especially when traveling!) include a big mug of hot water with 1 tbsp chyawanprash + 1⁄2 tsp triphala powder. This Ayurvedic elixir is great for aiding digestion, supporting regular elimination, and nourishing the vital tissues.
Abhyanga, the practice of oil massage, is my number one daily ritual. Beyond any supplement or superfood I could eat, the art of slowing down and supporting my body with this practice is so vital. It’s hydrating for the skin, nourishing for the nervous system, and reduces stress and inflammation. I alternate between oils—sesame, almond, coconut, and these really incredible herbal oils like Sarada’s Shakti oil blends. Some days it’s part of my morning ritual before starting my day, others it’s my grounding evening practice after a long bath before bed.
This Living Libations energy brush with zinc and copper bristles has totally upgraded my dry brushing practice.
4. Yoga Nidra
My nervous system can’t live without it. On the days I want to reach for cacao or caffeine to keep going, I stop and take 10-20 minutes for this guided meditation instead.
This book has completely changed the way I connect with the most sacred aspects of being a woman. I recommend this to all my clients and friends as a way to heal and tune into the wisdom held in our pelvic bowls + tap into the abundance of our creative potential.
A sultry blend of rose and vanilla for sacral chakra connection.
Whether I’m in the kitchen, in the shower or on a road trip, I’m always singing and playing mantras. Deva Premal has a really sweet introduction to Vedic chanting with her 21 Day Mantra Meditation.
Website / www.vidyaliving.com
Instagram / @claireragz