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 [...]

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 [...]

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 can you use Ayurveda to sleep better?

By |2022-05-05T16:06:05+00:00October 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.” Sleep [...]

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 [...]

Why you need to keep your Vata dosha balanced

By |2022-05-05T16:36:39+00:00October 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. I cannot emphasize enough [...]

Why you should know about Vata Dosha this fall

By |2022-05-05T16:48:09+00:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , |

Why you should know about Vata Dosha this fall What is Vata Dosha? 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, [...]

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