Chandra Bhedana: Left nostril yogic breathing to cool the body

By |2022-10-14T01:57:58+00:00August 24th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Chandra Bhedana: Left nostril yogic breathing to cool the body In all likelihood, if you are reading this post, you are familiar with pranayama and yogic techniques to cool the body, especially alternate nostril breathing. In Chandra Bhedana Pranayama, we breathe through the left nostril and exhale via the right nostril. A breathing technique of yoga to cool the [...]

Learn about Pitta Dosha Diet

By |2022-10-19T18:29:30+00:00August 23rd, 2022|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Learn about Pitta Dosha Diet My husband and I recently traveled to Newfoundland in Canada. This part of the country has nature caressing it from every angle. Despite being happily layered between mountains, the Atlantic Ocean, and the cooler temperatures (I wore a windbreaker on some days and hoodie everyday), I felt a lot of aggravated [...]

5 Tips to Keep Pitta dosha Balanced

By |2022-10-12T17:18:06+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 |2022-11-09T13:59:32+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 to Panchakarma: Ayurvedic cleanse

By |2022-10-14T16:23:09+00:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Introducing to Panchakarma: Ayurvedic cleanse 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 to [...]

Ayurvedic Eating: Recipe for Health & Vitality

By |2022-10-12T17:42:16+00:00April 6th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ayurvedic Eating: Recipe for Health & Vitality 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. Ayurvedic eating focuses on consuming in a way that [...]

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 |2022-10-14T00:36:59+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 [...]

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