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 [...]

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 [...]

Beat the heat with these cooling pranayamas: Sitali and Sitkari

By |2022-06-06T19:33:34+00:00June 6th, 2022|Categories: Blogs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Beat the heat with these cooling pranayamas: Sitali and Sitkari   In Ayurveda and yoga, we talk a lot about stoking the agni, which is internal fire. One of the ways to light up the agni is through vigorous movements and breathwork. But breathing techniques can also be used to calm and cool the body down. [...]

Intro to Pranayama: 3 Styles to Get Started

By |2022-10-14T15:20:53+00:00April 25th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , |

Intro to Pranayama: 3 Styles to Get Started The breath plays a vital role. We know that without breath, there is no life. Did you know that Pranayama can help control the breath? If you are new to yoga practices, you might be wondering about the meaning, definition, history, benefits, and more about Pranayama. Read below [...]

How to Keep your Kapha Dosha Balanced!

By |2022-05-05T15:38:21+00:00January 29th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , |

How to Keep your Kapha Dosha Balanced! A little Ayurveda refresher Just as everyone has a unique fingerprint, each person has a particular pattern of energy, which comprises their own constitution or dosha. One of the three Ayurvedic doshas is Kapha, and it is a combination of water and earth elements. If you want to learn [...]

13 ways Kapalabhati Breathing Helps You become Healthier

By |2022-05-05T15:49:46+00:00January 17th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , , , , , |

13 ways Kapalabhati Breathing Helps You become Healthier Have you ever seen any videos of people seated on the floor with their legs crossed, eyes closed, but not meditating? Instead, it might seem like they are pumping their belly in and out vigorously? Don’t worry; this action is perfectly safe (for most people. Read on for [...]

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 [...]

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

By |2022-05-05T20:18:54+00:00June 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 [...]

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