Wherever there is transformation, there is Pitta. Pitta provides the following functions: Metabolism, from digestion of food to transformation of all other material. Thermogenesis – maintains the proper body temperature. Vision. Comprehension of information into knowledge / reasoning and judgment. Complexion – gives color and softness to skin.
While learning to cope with a chronic illness, one woman discovers how Ayurvedic treatments can transform body and mind. By Lauren Ladoceour Originally published in Yoga Journal Magazine Download PDF With my eyes closed and my muscles melting into the table beneath me, I’m only vaguely aware of the four hands gently working warm sesame […]
Kapha is the heaviest of the three doshas. It provides the structures and the lubrication that the body needs. Kapha provides the following functions: Strength and energy. Moistness and lubrication. Stability to add the necessary grounding aspect to both mind and body. Mass and structure to provide fullness to bodily tissues. Fertility and virility. Kapha: […]
Ayurvedic Weight Balancing Preliminary Study Abstract This study measured the effects of specific lifestyle changes on a variety of common complaints plaguing an average American population. These complaints included: weight gain, insomnia, anxiety, depression, fatigue, cravings, exhaustion after work and a general sense of being unhealthy. Eighteen subjects were evaluated during the two-month study. They […]
If you prefer not to make your own kitchari, we have a pre-mixed delicious Kitchari Packet that includes rice, beans and a packet of spices that you simply toss into a pot and simmer for 30 minutes. This recipe makes enough to last you for 3 or 4 meals. You can play with the mixture […]
Eating more alkaline foods reduces inflammation, boosts immunity, increases energy, balances digestion and balances weight. A good goal is to eat a diet that is ~70% alkaline.
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word derived from two roots: ayur, which means life, and veda, which means knowledge. Knowledge arranged systematically with logic becomes science. Over time, Ayurveda became the science of life. It has its root in ancient vedic literature and encompasses our entire life – the body, mind and spirit. It is clearly […]
Described as the most holy plant on earth in the ancient Vedic Puranas, tulsi is still revered today as holier than holy. For thousands of years, tulsi has been grown for spiritual purposes in the backyards of most Indian homes. Its branches are sanded into beads and worn to enhance spiritual progress. Its fragrance is […]
After doing the Daily Home Oil Massage, lubricate your ears, cervical lymph and nasal passages as described below. Lubricate the Eustachian Tubes & Cervical Lymph Use an eye dropper or tincture dropper to place a few drops of body temperature oil in the ears before bed for an incredibly easy way to keep the sinuses, […]
Top practitioners share advice that can transform how you look and feel. By Nora Isaacs with: John Douillard, DC Christiane Northrup, MD Andy Seplow, Lac Lise Alschuler, ND Alison Eastwood, RD Originally published in Natural Solutions Magazine Even though I crave caffeine, carbohydrates, and chocolate right before my period, these foods make me feel bloated […]
By Andrea Kowalski Originally Posted in Yoga Journal Magazine October is my favorite time of year, and McIntosh apples just happen to be my favorite fruit. According to Ayurvedic medicine, apples help draw out of the body the heat that accumulates over the summer – heat that can dry out and cause digestive distress in […]
Wish you weren’t so tired all the time? Here’s how to tap into the ancient science of Ayurveda for energizing tips geared specifically for your body type. By Nora Simmons Originally published in Natural Solutions Magazine Download PDF Wish you weren’t so tired all the time? Here’s how to tap into the ancient science of […]