The three Maha Gunas in Ayurveda and their impact on your mental state

By |2022-11-09T00:36:14+00:00November 9th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The three Maha Gunas in Ayurveda and their impact on your mental state What doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) are to our physical well-being, Maha Gunas (Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas) is to our mental health. However, unlike our three doshas, our three maha gunas aren’t fixed. We have a lot more freedom over how to manage [...]

Yoga to release heat from the body

By |2022-10-24T18:01:49+00:00October 19th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Yoga to release heat from the body Just because the weather is becoming cooler … it doesn’t mean the heat has completely left our bodies. The transition from summer (Pitta season) to fall (Vata season) takes some intentional work. It needs working on our diet and lifestyle while honoring the change in seasons. A client recently said [...]

What are the six tastes in Ayurveda?

By |2022-10-14T19:56:54+00:00September 27th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What are the six tastes in Ayurveda? The six tastes in Ayurveda has an effect on the three doshas of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. According to Ayurveda, every substance found in nature is made up of some combination of the 5 basic elements: space, air, fire, water, and earth. The same elements make up the Ayurvedic [...]

5 Ayurvedic Tips to Lower Travel Anxiety

By |2022-11-09T00:52:03+00:00September 2nd, 2022|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

5 Ayurvedic Tips to Lower Travel Anxiety I noticed that my mom would get emotional and moody before our trips. She loved traveling the world, but leading up to the trip, her digestion would act up. Mom would often want to change the travel dates. On one hand, Mom wanted to explore the world; on 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. [...]

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