Ayurveda + Modern Science for Healthy Pregnancy According to Ayurveda, preparing for pregnancy is as important as getting pregnant, being pregnant, staying pregnant, and delivering a healthy child. Today, understanding these ancient principles is more important than ever. But it is important to understand modern pregnancy risks as well. In this article, I discuss some
According to Ayurveda, the study of lymph, called rasayana, is also the study of longevity and rejuvenation. The word rasa means lymph or juice (among other things) and ayana is a special study. Rasayana is, therefore, the study of our rasa (lymph), or our “longevity juice.” Rasayana is so important that it is one of
The newest eating imbalance on the block is called orthorexia nervosa, which literally means “proper appetite.” Although not yet officially recognized as a psychiatric disorder, it affects many people. It is considered the eating disorder disguised as a virtue.
Constipation and incomplete bowel movements can be one of the most frustrating experiences imaginable. Luckily, one of Ayurveda’s primary areas of focus is digestion.
According to Ayurveda, there is a special substance in the body that governs aging, immunity, radiant skin, vigor, mood, sleep, digestion, spirituality, and physical strength. This substance is called ojas (OH-jas). In Sanskrit, ojas has two prominent meanings. In the context of physical health and vitality, it means “vigor, virility, and vitality.” In the context
That cup of hot milk your grandmother gave you before bed has been shown to deliver special peptides that support health, energy, virility, and natural sleep cycles.1-3 Researchers have found that when milk is taken before bed, the milk’s bio-active peptides support: deep healthy sleep1 restorative sleep1 relaxation needed for sleep2 healthy stress response2 healthy
Ayurveda refers to one’s vigor, immunity, strength, and happiness as “ojas,” and says that a lack of ojas manifests as tiredness, sadness, immune concerns, cold hands and feet, cognitive and memory issues. As I continue my mission here on LifeSpa.com, I’ve found that ojas is a true example of how we can use the ancient
Introducing our newest mini-eBook… This easy-to-read, colorful guide will become your go-to, bedside resource for getting the best sleep of your life. Those of us who struggle with getting a good night’s rest will try just about anything. Sedatives, be they herbal or pharmaceutical, may only be sedating an already sedated or exhausted person—offering short-term,
According to Ayurveda, there is one sacred substance in the body that governs aging, immunity, radiant skin, vigor, mood, sleep, digestion, spirituality, and physical strength. In Sanskrit, ojas (OH-jas) has two prominent meanings. In the context of physical health and vitality, ojas means “vigor.” In the context of spiritual and emotional well-being, it is referred
I invite you to take some time today to reflect on what you can do to achieve the goal of becoming an incredibly powerful source of love. These activities can be done solo or with a partner. Start the morning with yoga. The sun salutation is a complete Ayurvedic exercise also known as Surya Namaskara.
While weight loss strategies dress the covers of magazines and best-selling books, little is written in an effort to help people gain weight. According to Ayurveda, it all starts with being aware of two things: Your body type or constitution (prakruti) Whether your body type is in or out of balance (vikruti) Vata body types
Feeling fatigued? Why not reach for an energy drink, dark chocolate bar or get your favorite comfort food delivered? The indulgence may be wonderfully satisfying, but that feeling, unfortunately, is short-lived… Energy boosters can stimulate surges of energy, but in the process, deeply exhaust the body. Sadly, each time the energy surges in the wake