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How can you use Ayurveda to sleep better?

By | October 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.” Ayurveda [...]

How Ayurvedic pranayama can help you manage your anxiety

By | October 25th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , |

How Ayurvedic pranayama can help you 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 [...]

Why Ayurvedic Abhyanga, “Self-Massage,” is the best gift to self

By | June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , |

In Ayurveda, anointing oneself—from head to toe with warm oil—is called Abhyanga. Typically, a massage therapist performs abhyanga where they apply the oil to the entire body, from the scalp to the soles of the client’s feet. But if you grew up in an Indian home, you have noticed babies getting daily, warm oil massages. They [...]

The power of positive thinking in improving your productivity

By | April 14th, 2021|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Anyone else feeling stressed now that we are seeing yet another spike in COVID cases? The vaccines make us feel hopeful, but the increase in numbers also makes us fearful. So easy to believe that we are never getting out of this pandemic, right? I see clients, colleagues, and friends glued to their screens, fishing for [...]

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 [...]