July 16, 2019

Our liver is a strong and complex organ. It transforms everything we eat, breathe, and absorb through the skin into life-sustaining nutrients. According to Ayurveda, the liver is the root of rakta vaha srotas, the oxygen-carrying channels of rakta dhatu (blood). Also,...

July 2, 2019

Children, three things are essential in life: knowledge, health and wealth. We think that if there is wealth, we have everything, but what if we lose our health? We do not know the value of good health until we lose it. Even more important than health and wealth is kno...

June 18, 2019

Do you create your destiny? Popular mind says unequivocally yes. However, in another sense, the answer to the question about destiny is no. No, “you” do not create your destiny, because “you” are not actually a separate entity initiating action. Every action you take d...

June 4, 2019

Raw cacao has a very bitter taste (rasa), a pungent aftertaste (vipaka), is light and dry, and has a heating energy (virya). It is rajasic as it stimulates the mind and can be difficult to digest. For the greatest health benefits, buy chocolate that is certified as fa...

May 29, 2019

Shirodhara is an Ayurvedic treatment aim to calm the nervous system. Inherent in this process is choosing an oil that has qualities which support the mind and body to come back to balance.

May 15, 2019

The relaxing Child’s Pose (Balasana) is a profoundly restorative posture for the body, mind, and heart.

Through the Ayurvedic Lens

This is a tridoshic posture used for relaxation or often times as a resting pose for transitioning between other, more dynamic, posture...

May 1, 2019

Every “Ayurvedist” is compelled to understand nature. This timeless yearning inspires Ayurveda lovers to search for practical ways to harmonize the body with the dynamics of its environment.

To better understand this approach to living in harmony requires observation of...

April 16, 2019

The Pitta dosha controls digestion, metabolism, and energy production. The primary function of Pitta is transformation. Those with a predominance of the Pitta principle have a fiery nature that manifests in both body and mind.

Qualities of Pitta:

  • Hot

  • Light

  • ...

April 2, 2019

A Guide to This Simple Yet Profound Practice

“Breathing in progress here.” I saw this notice attached to a friend’s computer recently. Susan had decided to take daily relaxation breaks by focusing on breathing, and the little sign served as a reminder. Breath awareness—...

March 19, 2019

There is a beautiful Ayurvedic style of massage called Abhyanga. This type of massage is traditionally given by two people; a four handed synchronized warm oil treatment. It is incredibly relaxing, beneficial and nourishing.  Receiving this type of massage is such a de...

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