The world may not need another cleanse, but the cleanse I’m introducing to you is not new—in fact, it is thousands of years old: perhaps the oldest Ayurvedic detox of all! There is one catch: this cleanse, the LifeSpa Kaya Kalpa Cleanse, is NOT for everyone. It’s more aggressive than our first two cleanses, the
Do you crave a sweet, chip, or caffeinated beverage at least once a day? Do you eat snacks between meals to prevent a blood sugar crash? Do you carry extra weight around your belly, hips, or thighs? Do you experience more and more “senior moments” with uncharacteristic brain fog? All of the above are early
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.
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.