Helping Teens Cope with Testing

Recently I was asked by Kristin Bergin, Queensbury High School Health Teacher, Health Ed Department Chair and Parent University Coordinator on behalf of her students to share an Ayurvedic perspective on how to reduce stress and anxiety during preparation for final exams. We discussed Ayurvedic topics that included diet, lifestyle, caring for the five senses, aromatherapy, [...]


Why Cleanse, and Why in the Spring?

Simply, because it is what nature does. Animals rouse from hibernation, a time where they lived off fats and proteins accumulated in the late fall. The awakening in the spring is part of the natural cleansing and rejuvenating mechanism in their bodies. Since spring’s food source, plants, fruits and berries are scarce, choices are limited. [...]


Back To School: The 3 Types of Learners by Premal Patel, MD

I recently read this article posted on September 28, 2015 on the Banayan Botanicals website. I see learners of all ages in my local schools and I found it to be relevant in that Dr. Patel accurately describes students, their behaviors and learning styles. By looking at learners through an Ayurvedic lens one can get [...]


Building a Back to School Routine, Ayurveda Style

Here in upstate NY the new school year begins September 8. Right now children are hoping the summer will never end, and parents are simultaneously checking off the calendar, buying school supplies and enjoying the less structured days of summer. But when parents and children make that 'summer feel' last until the night before the [...]


Welcome to the Adirondack Ayudveda Blog!

Hello, my name is Linda Tipke. I am the founder and owner of Adirondack Ayurveda in Queensbury, NY. I have a Masters degree in Elementary and Special Education with 35 years of experience in working with children ages preschool through teens, primarily those with autism. I hold a 650 hour Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification from [...]


An Introduction to Ayurveda

It was at Kripalu, in Stockbridge, Massachusetts where Ayurveda found me. I had not heard of it, never practiced its sister science, yoga nor was I aware of my breath (other then to notice it when I was hurried and stressed and trying to catch it). As soon as I saw the word Ayurveda on [...]


About Yoga for the Special Child®

Recently I had a wonderful opportunity to teach Sonia Sumar’s, Yoga for the Special Child® in my local school district. This does not happen often. It was the result of a persistent and dedicated teacher’s knowing that all children can benefit from yoga and the support of the PTSA. Sonia’s therapeutic approach for teaching provides [...]