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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 |2023-09-09T18:52:53+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 [...]

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 |2023-06-27T20:36:57+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 [...]

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

By |2022-05-05T17:07:43+00:00August 24th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Why am I angry all the time?" and how to control that emotion with Ayurveda 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. [...]

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How to Deal with the Stress of Pandemic Fatigue

By |2022-05-05T20:35:31+00:00May 19th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

How to Deal with the Stress of Pandemic Fatigue Each of us has lost something in this last year. Between the pandemic, unemployment, and death of loved ones, most of us are feeling stressed. The human race as a whole is still grieving, endlessly adjusting, and coping in different ways. The pandemic stress has impacted our sleep, [...]

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