About Sweta Vikram

Sweta Srivastava Vikram is an international speaker, best-selling author of 12 books, and Ayurveda and mindset coach who is committed to helping people thrive on their own terms. As a trusted source on health and wellness, most recently appearing on NBC and Radio Lifeforce, Sweta has dedicated her career to writing about and teaching a more holistic approach to creativity, productivity, health, and nutrition. Her work has appeared in The New York Times and other publications across nine countries on three continents. Sweta is a trained yogi, is on the board of Fly Female Founders, and holds a Master’s in Strategic Communications from Columbia University. Voted as “One of the Most Influential Asians of Our Times” and winner of the “Voices of the Year” award (past recipients have been Chelsea Clinton), she lives in New York City with her husband and works with clients across the globe.

5 Tips to Keep Pitta dosha Balanced

By |2022-07-12T18:49:11+00:00July 12th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , |

5 Tips to Keep Pitta dosha Balanced   According to Ayurveda, health is our natural, balanced state. Pitta dosha is one of the three Ayurvedic doshas. It has the energy of fire and water – it is hot, sharp, light, liquid, spreading, unctuous. When balanced, pitta dosha manifests as a sharp intellect, robust health, strong digestion, and [...]

Beat the heat with these cooling pranayamas: Sitali and Sitkari

By |2022-06-06T19:33:34+00:00June 6th, 2022|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Beat the heat with these cooling pranayamas: Sitali and Sitkari   In Ayurveda and yoga, we talk a lot about stoking the agni, which is internal fire. One of the ways to light up the agni is through vigorous movements and breathwork. But breathing techniques can also be used to calm and cool the body down. [...]

Ayurveda and mental health

By |2022-05-10T19:37:08+00:00May 10th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ayurveda and mental health According to the ancient Ayurvedic texts, a person is said to have good health or swasthya (in Sanskrit) when they enjoy a balance of physical and psychological elements (samadosha), of energies produced in the body (samagnischa), and of tissues in the organs (samadhatu) combined with proper elimination of wastes (malakriya), a happy soul (prasannatma), [...]

Introducing the Ayurvedic cleanse of Panchakarma

By |2022-05-05T14:43:38+00:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Introducing the Ayurvedic cleanse of Panchakarma In talking about an introduction to Panchakarma, Dr. Vasant Lad, one of my teachers and renowned Ayurvedic physician, reminds us, “Ayurveda is more than a mere healing system; it is a science and an art of appropriate living that helps to achieve longevity.” The mind and body are intricately connected according [...]

Intro to Pranayama: 3 Styles to Get Started

By |2022-05-05T14:59:56+00:00April 25th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , |

Intro to Pranayama: 3 Styles to Get Started The breath plays a vital role. We know that without breath, there is no life. Did you know that Pranayama can help control the breath? If you are new to yoga practices, you might be wondering about the meaning, definition, history, benefits, and more about Pranayama. Read below [...]

Ayurvedic Diet: An Introduction to eating for your constitution

By |2022-05-10T19:00:12+00:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , |

Ayurvedic Diet: An Introduction to eating for your constitution Ayurveda is the oldest continuously practiced medical system in the world. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). Ayurveda also translates to knowledge of life. It is one of the oldest healthcare systems to originate in the Indian subcontinent. Ayurveda focuses on eating in a way [...]

What foods to eat if you are Kapha

By |2022-05-05T15:25:14+00:00March 13th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What foods to eat if you are Kapha Have you been told by an Ayurvedic practitioner that you are predominantly Kapha Dosha or that your Kapha Dosha is imbalanced? Well, we are in Kapha Season, so the latter doesn’t surprise me. Diet, lifestyle, and the season can make huge shifts within us, especially during the pandemic. [...]

Introduction to the 20 Ayurvedic Gunas

By |2022-05-05T15:33:14+00:00February 10th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , |

Introduction to the 20 Ayurvedic Gunas Have you noticed that on a cold and windy day a cup of warm soup nourishes you? Think of a hot summer day when a non-spicy meal feels good in your belly. Why do sun salutations feel energizing from late winter to early spring? Ayurveda identifies twenty qualities ( Ayurvedic gunas) that [...]

How to Keep your Kapha Dosha Balanced!

By |2022-05-05T15:38:21+00:00January 29th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , |

How to Keep your Kapha Dosha Balanced! A little Ayurveda refresher Just as everyone has a unique fingerprint, each person has a particular pattern of energy, which comprises their own constitution or dosha. One of the three Ayurvedic doshas is Kapha, and it is a combination of water and earth elements. If you want to learn [...]

13 ways Kapalabhati Breathing Helps You become Healthier

By |2022-05-05T15:49:46+00:00January 17th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , |

13 ways Kapalabhati Breathing Helps You become Healthier Have you ever seen any videos of people seated on the floor with their legs crossed, eyes closed, but not meditating? Instead, it might seem like they are pumping their belly in and out vigorously? Don’t worry; this action is perfectly safe (for most people. Read on for [...]

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