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
Science has begun to make profound advances in health and longevity by working on the most subtle levels of the body: chromosomes, threadlike strands of DNA and proteins. Ayurveda acknowledges that the more precise a therapy is on the subtle level, the more powerful the effect on the gross and physical levels. A new study
What should we eat? In my search to answer what should be a very simple question, I have interviewed numerous best-selling diet authors and this week’s podcast is with fitness and longevity expert Ben Greenfield, author of the bestselling book Beyond Training.
My July podcast is with fitness and longevity expert Ben Greenfield, author of the bestselling book Beyond Training. Subscribe to the LifeSpa Podcast to get updates on new episodes!
For years, dermatologists pooh-poohed the idea of vegetable oil on skin, claiming that skin was unable to absorb these oils, and therefore unable to derive any real moisturizing benefits. In Ayurveda, certain oils have been emphasized for thousands of years as crucial nourishment for the skin—just one of the many Ayurvedic beauty secrets that result
A spontaneous healing is when the body recovers from a disease state spontaneously without apparent cause or aid of medical care.1 Some call it the placebo effect and others call it quantum healing, suggesting healing from an invisible source that works through mechanisms that are, as of yet, unknown. Spontaneous remissions, spontaneous regressions, or quantum
What is the connection between mind and body? How does the juncture point operate and could it be the key to health and quantum healing? According to Ayurveda, we carry a life force called prana that bridges the physical body and the subtle energies (like mind and emotions). We have various layers (koshas) to our
I have long held that being a highly sensitive person a great asset. Learning how to be a sensitive person, however, in an insensitive world, is the key—but once mastered, the rewards are great, especially for women!13 A 2015 study in the journal Psychonueroendocrinology suggests that women experience 2-3x the stress and mood-related concerns that men
Have you ever prayed when you or a loved one was in a dire situation? So many people turn to prayer in times of need, and now we are beginning to see scientific support for its power. Prayer and meditation have been used for thousands of years to support healing and spirituality. Our ancestors believed
I am so excited to introduce my new Yoga Journal course, Ayurveda 201: Six Weeks to Transformation + Bliss through Ayurvedic Psychology. In the course, Larissa Hall Carlson + I will guide you through weekly yoga, breathing, meditation, Ayurveda, + Ayurvedic psychology techniques to shed unwanted patterns of behavior that lie at the root of our mental, emotional, + physical health challenges.
Subscribe to the LifeSpa Podcast to get updates on new episodes! Dr. John will be discussing Ayurveda 201: his new online course with Larissa Hall Carlson + Yoga Journal launching May 27!
It makes sense that love, happiness, and good health are all related. In one report, studies found that even when all of our basic needs are met, humans fail to flourish without loving relationships.1 Strong, loving social bonds are some of the most fundamental building blocks of evolution. Without love and social interaction, humans might