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“Why am I angry all the time?” and how to control that emotion with Ayurveda

By | August 24th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , |

I remember as a kid, there was a distant Uncle P whom most people didn’t like. Every time that he visited the family, the elders went on high alert. He never seemed pleased with anything. He constantly criticized those around him. He was perpetually intense and not fun to be around. As a lawyer, he twisted [...]

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

By | October 13th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , |

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, pitta and vata.  All three doshas are present in every cell [...]

What is Ayurveda and where does it come from?

By | October 13th, 2020|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , |

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. Atharva Veda, the latest book to be added to the four Vedas, was compiled in approximately 900 BCE. Ayurveda is an upaveda of Atharva Veda. It is in [...]