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...

March 4, 2019

Two cooling pranayamas—sitali and sitkari—soothe emotions and quell a pitta imbalance, especially in the summer heat.

Are you irritated by the summer heat? Flushed with anger? Plagued by hot flashes? Long ago, the yogis discovered a cooling pranayama practice that can s...

February 19, 2019

I was always wondering why the peaceful practice of yoga includes a pose named after warrior? How this relate to Yamas – ‘no- harm’, ‘no-violence’ principle (“ahisma”)? The pose is so well known for all practitioners from very beginners to advance yogis, but do we real...

February 11, 2019

Neurons communicate through electrochemical signals that are the basis for motor functions, thoughts, emotions, and behavior. These electrochemical signals—also called brainwaves—can be detected by placing sensitive sensors on the head/scalp. Brainwaves are functionall...

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