About Sweta Vikram

Sweta Srivastava Vikram is an international speaker, best-selling author of 13 books, and Ayurveda and wellness practitioner who is committed to helping people thrive on their own terms. She recently signed a contract for her 15th book tentatively titled THE LOSS THAT BINDS US (Modern History Press). As a trusted source on health and wellness, most recently appearing on NBC and Radio Lifeforce and in a documentary with Dr. Deepak Chopra, 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 getting a doctorate degree in Ayurveda, is a certified Ayurveda health practitioner, 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. She also teaches yoga, meditation, and mindfulness to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence as well incarcerated men and women. Learn more at www.swetavikram.com

What are the six stages of disease formation in Ayurveda?

By |2023-09-21T03:00:49+00:00September 21st, 2023|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What are the six stages of disease formation in Ayurveda? When I hear someone say, “Suddenly, my father, brother, sister, mother, partner, or friend died of a heart attack,” I listen compassionately but don’t necessarily agree. When they are ready to listen, I remind that Ayurveda will tell you that most diseases don’t happen overnight. There [...]

Three Pillars of Health According to Ayurveda

By |2023-09-05T19:20:20+00:00September 5th, 2023|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Three pillars of health according to Ayurveda According to Ayurveda, we can only enjoy an optimal health state of health or ‘Svastha,’ when the ‘Three Pillars of Health’ are in proper balance. In Sanskrit, the word for pillar is ‘Sthambha’. The three Sthambhas are the three doshas – Vata(ether and air), Pitta (fire and water), and Kapha (water [...]

Ayurveda and Incompatible Foods

By |2023-09-22T13:02:15+00:00August 2nd, 2023|Categories: ayurveda, Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ayurveda and Incompatible Foods Incompatible foods wreak havoc on our mind-body eventually. Ever drink banana milkshake and feel congested or stuffy? Milk which contains lactogen and certain fruits, such as bananas, which also contain common allergen may aggravate an asthmatic attack. Ever heard your grandma remind you to not mix dairy and fish together? Milk is cold [...]

Golden Milk: The Ayurvedic drink that’s good for you

By |2023-09-09T18:43:22+00:00June 26th, 2023|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Golden Milk: The drink that’s good for you Growing up in an Indian home, Haldi doodh (turmeric milk)—also known as Golden milk—was something I drank on a regular basis. It’s gained a lot of popularity in the west today because both yoga and Ayurveda have gained visibility and acceptance. But haldi doodh was a staple in most [...]

Cause of Disease According to Ayurveda

By |2023-09-22T13:06:46+00:00June 19th, 2023|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cause of Disease According to Ayurveda Ayurveda teaches us that disease begins when we forget our nature or our own true Self.  Ayurveda also teaches us that most diseases don't happen overnight. There are six stages to disease formation. But what is the cause of disease? According to Ayurveda, there are three main causes of disease: [...]

What is the Ayurvedic clock?

By |2023-09-09T18:48:04+00:00March 27th, 2023|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is the Ayurvedic clock? In the modern world, we look at time differently. The bigger chunk of our day is devoted to our jobs or learning (daycare/school/college). Then we allocate time for sleep, food, chores, workouts, socializing, hobbies, rest etc. Many people lack sleep hygiene. I have a client who goes (used to) to go [...]

What are the three Ayurveda body types?

By |2023-03-24T00:05:30+00:00March 24th, 2023|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What are the three Ayurveda body types? Ayurveda is an ancient healing science, which is over 5,000 years old. Ayu means life and Veda means Science in Sanskrit. Ayurveda is the Science of Life. This wisdom stems from India. According to Ayurveda, the human body is governed by three fundamental energies or doshas. The three Ayurveda [...]

Ayurvedic Care for the Eyes 

By |2023-02-22T16:34:04+00:00February 22nd, 2023|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ayurvedic Care for the Eyes I don’t know about you. But I feel like since the start of the pandemic … I have been using my eyes more than ever. They have been pushed to the point of exhaustion. More screentime, more remote working, more laptop staring, more gadgets, more at-home research. The unnatural light emitted [...]

Wondering what to wear every day of the week? Ayurveda can help!

By |2023-01-25T21:02:48+00:00January 25th, 2023|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Wondering what to wear every day of the week? Ayurveda can help! Raise your hand if you find yourself asking the same question every morning, “What do I wear?” What if I told you that Ayurveda offers a simple solution to harmonize your wardrobe with Vedic Astrology? For starters, Ayurveda is an ancient system of healing [...]

Surya Bhedana Pranayama: Right nostril breathing to warm up the body

By |2023-01-16T18:36:07+00:00January 16th, 2023|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Surya Bhedana: Right nostril breathing to warm up the body If you live in the northern hemisphere, winters can feel harsh. The low temperatures, short days, and an envelope of darkness can feel depressing. Surya Bhedana is a warming pranayama that can help drive the winter blues away. Unlike Chandra Bhedana Pranayama, this breathing technique activates [...]

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