Barbara Sinclair

Barbara Sinclair is a holistic health practitioner with a passion for Ayurveda – the ancient mind/body system of health and longevity that originated in India.

A lifelong visual artist, Barbara woke up one morning in her late 40s with pain throughout her body. A diagnosis of fibromyalgia eventually led her to seek more holistic methods of healing – all while looking within for clues as to why this had happened.

For several years, Barbara was guided to explore all kinds of alternative practices. It was with fierce intent, a positive attitude, and help from some gifted healers that her body slowly began to repair itself. In the process of healing, Barbara fell head-over-heels in love with Ayurveda, a Sanskrit word which means “the knowledge of life”.

She now lives her daily life by its principles and its deep connection with Nature and the five elements, sharing its brilliance with others.

Meditation and energy healing, with their direct connection to Ayurveda, were also key players in her recovery. They helped her to access an inner place of peace and unlock deeply buried pain.

Today, Barbara is free from the symptoms of fibromyalgia and is grateful for the powerful lessons it taught her. Like many others who have managed to overcome a debilitating condition, it enriched her life, rather than destroyed it.

Barbara’s greatest joy now is to share the fruits of her own healing journey in hopes that it might spark a healing journey for others. Barbara received her Ayurveda training from Wise Earth Ayurveda, the first school of Ayurveda teachings in the US. She is also a certified holistic health counselor and energy healer.

For a complete list of services, or to read Barbara’s blog, please visit her website at www.barbarasinclair.com.

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A Time to Go Within

A Time to Go Within

We are leaving behind the warm bright light of summer and early fall and headed towards the dark cold days and nights of late autumn and winter. We needn’t be afraid of the dark for there is beauty in the dark, as well. If the seed didn’t rest in the dark cool earth, there would be no blooming flower to greet us in the spring.

Just like Mother Nature, we need to honor our own cycles and rhythms. I have learned to love (or at least appreciate!) the cold dark winter months which are approaching here in the Northeast. I know many of you shudder at this thought and are perhaps frantically making plans to get out of town. But I like to burrow in, read and write, deepen my sleep, and concentrate on nurturing myself – body, mind and spirit. This year I hope to do a silent retreat somewhere deep in Nature.

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The Arrival of Vata Season (Anxiety Alert!)

The Arrival of Vata Season (Anxiety Alert!)

As we begin this transition from Pitta Season to Vata Season, it’s important to note something that Ayurveda teaches.

“The Ayurvedic texts say that a disease can take root in the body only during the junctions between the seasons, when all nature is in flux. Because of the upheaval dominating these junctions, the body’s natural immunity becomes virtually defenseless against impending disease.” -Maya Tiwari

I have experienced this firsthand, many times, and am learning just how true this cautionary statement is. The most important lesson I have learned is to deeply nurture the Vata part of me.

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Come March With Me For Climate Change!

Written by on September 19, 2014 in Climate Change, Environment with 5 Comments
Come March With Me For Climate Change!

I don’t know that I’ve ever been so passionate about anything in my life as I am about the sad state that our beloved Mother Earth is in. My heart aches for her – the plants and animals, oceans, lakes, rivers, and the land that we humans walk upon.

With each year that I grow older my love for Nature expands. Perhaps this is something that happens to everyone as they age. All I know is that it has profoundly changed my life. My head is “in the clouds” a lot these days – literally. Sometimes it’s hard for me to get from point A to point B because I’m so busy marveling at the beauty above.

But our human ways are destroying this precious planet that we think we own. We have been greedy, lazy and arrogant in our ways. We dump chemicals into our water and in the ground, we use up precious resources as if they are endless, and then we try to fix things in ways that only further damage the environment.

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Happy Healing Mother’s Day!

Written by on May 11, 2014 in Conscious Living, Relationships & Sex with 0 Comments
Happy Healing Mother’s Day!

The mother/child relationship is a sacred one but often fraught with turmoil and heartache. What can give us the greatest joy can also cause the greatest pain.

We humans have monumental expectations of others and of ourselves. And when these expectations don’t turn out as planned we start stuffing our grief, anger, pain, guilt and shame down deep where we think it can’t hurt us. But it eventually rises to the surface and begs to be acknowledged.

And here’s where the light can come in! From an energetic point of view, all of the emotions I just mentioned are dark, negative energy that can wreak havoc on our mind, body and spirit. We must do everything in our power to dissipate it.

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Happy Earth Day!

Written by on April 22, 2014 in Conscious Living, Environment, Nature with 1 Comment
Happy Earth Day!

Our beloved Mother Earth is precious to me, as I’m sure it is to you. I put together a little slideshow of some of my favorite Nature photos that I’ve taken over the past couple of years to share with you.

Lately I have realized just how much taking photographs feeds my soul. When I look through the lens of my camera (and yes, even my iPhone) my heart begins to race and I am transfixed by the abstraction and the beauty that I see before me. And then to get to see it all over again is just an added bonus! Please come on over to my website to view a special gift that I put together for you on Earth Day!

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Loving Your Belly

Written by on March 26, 2014 in Health with 1 Comment
Loving Your Belly

Do you love your belly? Most people I know don’t think too kindly of their belly. Seems like we usually ignore it unless we’re trying to flatten and tighten it up, or when we’re clutching it in pain from digestive discomfort.

I used to have that kind of relationship with my belly until I was introduced to two similar modalities that gave me a whole new outlook on this vastly under-appreciated part of our body.

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A Year of Living the Ayurvedic Way

A Year of Living the Ayurvedic Way

Many healthy tips we hear nowadays have their roots in Ayurveda, dating back thousands of years. So while you might think that scraping the tongue, detoxifying the body or practicing mind/body medicine are newfangled ideas, they are not. They have withstood the test of time. Handed down for ages by word of mouth, the wisdom of Ayurveda was eventually written down in the ancient Hindu texts known as the Vedas. Even Chinese Medicine originated from Ayurveda.

I have compiled ten of Ayurveda’s best principles/practices. Some are simple, some a little more complex. Pick one. Or two. Or as many as you want. The point is, focusing on even one of these valuable gems might be a game changer and put you on a path to a better quality of life.

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