September 2, 2019

The practice of Ayurvedic bodywork, which originated under the umbrella of Ayurvedic medicine, has long been a powerful means of detoxifying, replenishing, and restoring harmony to both body and mind. Ayurvedic bodywork is a specialized form of massage that balances th...

August 26, 2019

When the world seems to be falling apart and sentiments turn gloomy, the normal responses that people have aren't usually satisfying. Most people tune out what they don't want to pay attention to, while others remain permanently unhappy about current events or otherwis...

August 13, 2019

Opinions about what constitutes the purity of yoga can be strident, more so than ever today as yoga becomes increasingly popular. “I love it here”, said a woman I met about five years ago at a small Mysore-morning studio in San Francisco. “No blocks, no props, just pur...

July 30, 2019

If you asked most people what time means, it’s likely they’d say duration. The modern world frames our experience. And productivity is the name of the game. How long does it take you to get from A to B? How much work can you accomplish in a day? Where “time is money”,...

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...

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