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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.

What is Kapha Dosha?

By | November 18th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , |

What is Kapha Dosha? Made up of the elements of earth and water, Kapha is one of the three Ayurvedic doshas. Kapha’s qualities are heavy, slow, steady, solid, cold, soft, and oily. The common translation of kapha is “that which binds things” or “that which holds things together.” What does Kapha really do? Kapha controls weight, [...]

How can you use Ayurveda to sleep better?

By | October 29th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , |

How can you use Ayurveda to sleep better? I often hear people bemoan getting in those 7-8 hours of sleep. The jokes, the snide remarks, the detachment to sleep is astounding. Some of the same people eat healthy and exercise but when it comes to sleep, they have a different opinion. “Sleep is for losers.” Ayurveda [...]

How Ayurvedic pranayama can help you manage your anxiety

By | October 25th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , |

How Ayurvedic pranayama can help you manage your anxiety We are currently in Vata season in the Northern Hemisphere. Late fall and winter are known as “Vata season” because they are marked by some of the same qualities that characterize Vata: cold, dry, light, clear, and moving. These environmental factors influence the human system by increasing the [...]

Why you need to keep your Vata dosha balanced

By | October 12th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , |

Why you need to keep your Vata dosha balanced With the uncertainties brought about by the pandemic and the post lockdown lifestyle, do you find yourself struggling with fear, loneliness, or anxiousness? Do you notice a change in your sleep schedule? Be it waking up around 1:30-2:00 a.m. to experiencing extreme insomnia. How Vata imbalance might [...]

What is Vata dosha and why you should know about it this fall

By | October 7th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , |

What is Vata dosha and why you should know about it this fall Vata is one of the three doshas in Ayurveda. Vata’s elemental makeup consists of air and ether. The common translation of vata is “that which moves things.” What does Vata do? Vata is responsible for all action in the body. “It governs breathing, blinking, [...]

Why A Piece of Peace is what you need!

By | September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , |

Why A Piece of Peace is what you need!   In the world that we live in, everything is uncertain. There is an illusion of control that comes from planning and prepping. But the pandemic has taught us that life has a mind of its own. It happens when you are busy planning it. During this [...]

“Why am I angry all the time?” and how to control that emotion with Ayurveda

By | August 24th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , |

I remember as a kid, there was a distant Uncle P whom most people didn’t like. Every time that he visited the family, the elders went on high alert. He never seemed pleased with anything. He constantly criticized those around him. He was perpetually intense and not fun to be around. As a lawyer, he twisted [...]

How to prevent burnout using Ayurveda

By | August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , |

How to prevent burnout using Ayurveda Burnout isn’t a myth. It’s not just you. Exhaustion has set in and the pandemic hasn’t helped. Burnout is on the rise. Our emotional reserves are feeling empty. What is burnout? According to Kat Hounsell, the founder of everyday people, an organization (based in the United Kingdom) that offers leadership development, [...]

What Ayurveda can teach you about not being that mean person at gatherings

By | July 29th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What Ayurveda can teach you about not being that mean person at gatherings Ever attended a wedding where a drunk, mean uncle ruined things by criticizing the venue, food, bride, groom, and everyone else? Ever get caught with an aunt who is loud and super difficult to please? Ever felt so intensely involved in the duties [...]

What is Pitta according to Ayurveda?

By | July 28th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you tend to gravitate towards spicy foods, type-A personality, driven to the point of burnout, you muight be predominatly Pitta. Here is what it means and how it applies to you.   A little history of Ayurveda Ayurveda is over a 5,000-year-old ancient healing science from India. It stems from the Vedic culture has been [...]