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 [...]

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 Ayurvedic pranayama can help manage your anxiety

By |2022-05-05T16:22:28+00:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

How Ayurvedic pranayama can help 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 same [...]

Understanding the three Ayurvedic doshas: Are you Vata, Pitta, or Kapha?

By |2022-05-05T21:19:46+00:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Understanding the three Ayurvedic doshas: Are you Vata, Pitta, or Kapha? According to Ayurveda, in every biological organism, there exist three psycho-physiological forces, known as “doshas,” a Sanskrit word literally meaning “stain” or “lesion” but in effect conveying chiefly the notion of “something that can be injured or imbalanced.”  These doshas are given the names kapha, [...]

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