January 7, 2020 | 50 minutes, 14 secondsDownload The Science of Vibration: Music and Chanting Did you know that you may be able to affect your mood and the effects of trauma with vibrational therapies, such as chanting? Read on to find out how brain science now supports some of Ayurveda’s most ancient techniques. According
The Importance of Mucus Membranes The lining of the intestines and respiratory tract is surprisingly LARGE. It could easily cover a tennis court if completely flattened out! Mucus can be a double-edged sword, as it provides both natural protection to these linings, but, in excess, can congest them. Lined with mucus-making cells, called mucus membranes,
Sleepy? According to Ayurveda, when your lifestyle is in sync with natural circadian rhythms, life can be but a dream, gently down the stream! When your lifestyle is out of sync with biological clocks, life can feel like a struggle—as if you are paddling upstream all day! When I teach at Ayurvedic colleges, I always
Winter Woes: Dry, Dry, Dry Dry eyes are a common nuisance during winter months, exacerbated by dry heat at night and general dryness that just comes with the territory of winter. According to Ayurveda, winter is vata, air, or dry season, when even water dries out and becomes snow. The antidote to the cold and
Join me as I interview my daughter Devaki on the work she is doing with our favorite organization, The Mwebaza Foundation!
December 3, 2019 | 49 minutes, 31 seconds Download Natural Healing By now, we’ve all heard of the healing properties of nature, like the healing magic of a walk through the woods! Ayurveda described the benefits of nature thousands of years ago. More recently, in the 1980s, a Japanese practice became popular called shinrin-yoku, which
The Taj Mahal’s Air Pollution Solution We’re all aware that air pollution poses health risks, but few of us realize what a global threat air pollution actually is. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution is now considered the world’s largest environmental health risk.1 In India, air pollution around the Taj Mahal had
Amalaki > Wheatgrass + Spirulina You’ve probably heard of the antioxidant power of wheatgrass and spirulina, right? But did you know that amalaki beats them both many times over in terms of vitamin C and E, both known antioxidants? A 2009 study compared vitamin C and E content of amalaki (aka Emblica officinalis or Phyllanthus
Bob Quinn is an organic ancient grain farmer In Montana. He has been farming organic khorasan (kamut) wheat for more than 30 years and has inspired many farmers to transition to organic farming.
The Dark Side of CurcuminFacebook Live November 13, 2019 Whole Herb or Extract? Once again, science tells us the risks of using the turmeric extract curcumin, rather than whole turmeric root. Curcumin is just one of some 300 constituents in turmeric root. It makes sense that when you isolate one of turmeric root’s constituents, it
LifeSpa is a proud sponsor of the 1st Annual Colorado Ayurveda Conference, hosted by @coloradoayurveda. On October 11 and 12, the Ayurveda community will come together to explore a wide range of topics including women’s health, longevity, psychology, and the integration of Ayurveda with Western bio-medicine. Join such luminaries as Dr. John Douillard, Alakananda Ma,