Category Archives: Ayurveda
If you have a canine companion who holds a special place in your heart, it’s especially interesting and helpful to understand how the summer season affects their health and well-being as well. When you practice intentional choice-making on behalf of your beloved dog, you can support them to have a comfortable, safe, and long life.
Within the cornucopia of medicinal plants, few possess such a wide spectrum of qualities and medicinal uses as turmeric. For countless centuries, many different cultures have used this wonderful, versatile herb to treat a myriad of diseases and ailments. The most well known medicinal action of turmeric is its use as a powerful anti-inflammatory, the […]
The word “boundary” means something that establishes a limit. But healthy emotional boundaries can do just the opposite—they can give us a sense of freedom, personal space, and empowerment. Like that old saying, “Good fences make good neighbors,” good boundaries can lay the foundation for positive relationships in all areas—with self, friends, colleagues, and family.
In Ayurveda we place a strong emphasis on digestion. In fact, when treating illness, correcting the digestion is almost always the first line of treatment. Digestion is said to be the work of fire element in the body (called agni in Sanskrit). It is this fire that digests our food, provides us with warmth and […]
Oral health means more than just ‘good teeth’ – it is integral to general health, essential for our well-being, and is a determinant of quality of life. It allows us to speak, smile, kiss, touch, taste, chew, swallow and cry. If oral health is not maintained it may lead to significant time lost from school, […]
Triphala is an Ayurvedic herbal formula composed of the powder of three fruits: amalaki, bibhitaki and haritaki. The word ‘phala’ in Sanskrit means fruit. Fruit is the essence of the tree itself and these three fruits have different healing properties in part due to its five different tastes.
If you have ever experienced itchy, watery eyes, dry cough or nasal symptoms of seasonal allergies, then you are well aware of how uncomfortable, and at times, physically limiting they can be. Can you beat allergies by balancing your dosha? Allergic responses are our body’s way of defending against and trying to eliminate foreign substances […]
In the West, we often look to our bodies as indicators of health and beauty. If someone has a flat stomach or bulging biceps, they’re perceived to be healthy. But what about the impact our mind has on our well-being and overall appearance? Someone could spend hours in the gym, yet hate their body and […]
Summertime is pitta time. What this means is that all people, regardless of how strong pitta is in their constitutions, will be challenged during summertime with high heat in the body and mind. In the body, this may result in hyperacidity, skin rashes and headaches along with other symptoms characterized by their heating nature. In […]
Ever wonder why some people can eat ice cream and cheese like it’s NBD, while for others, dairy’s an express lane to breakouts and bloating? Well, according to the ancient Indian medical tradition of Ayurveda, your digestive quirks all have to do with your dosha. (That’s your overall energetic constitution, which is said to rule […]
Fruits have always been considered as one of the best options to get fit and provide proper nutrition to the body. According to the most ancient health care provider, Ayurveda, various fruits contains healing power that has the capability improve your health. Apart from preventing diseases, consumption of fruits will also provide you a great […]
This systematic review adds to the growing literature on integrative therapies for patients with breast cancer and other cancer populations. The latest results are published online and in print in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, a publication of the American Cancer Society.
You often find assertions such as “Ayurveda is a 3,000-year-old medical science”. Are such origin dates just plucked from the air because writers know their audience needs some reference point to what may appear, a mysterious and obscure health system? What are the real origins of Ayurveda?
With the growing season comes opportunities to plant, sprout, and grow—in our lives and in the earth. The Ayurvedic herb garden at Kripalu is a sacred space that provides a container for both literal and metaphorical growth.
Staying cool in summer where mercury hits the top is not an easy task. But, it is very important to keep your body cool. High temperature always puts you under the risk of heat shock. But how to select the best and effective way to stay cool? Here is where Ayurveda comes to your rescue!
The Ayurvedic approach to health is: “disease is the absence of vibrant health” The Western medicine approach to health is: “health is the absence of a definable disease.” Sometimes, you just feel a bit “off.” You don’t have a cold or any sort of infection; a doctor of western medicine might run a series of […]
In Ayurveda, any disease is considered due to imbalance of the three doshas- Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Based on the doshas, Diabetes is classified into twenty sub classes i.e. 10 sub classes are related to Kapha , 6 classes related to Pitta and 4 classes related to Vata.
Teach your body how to stay healthy and prevent the onset of illness with these Ayurvedic hacks — from tongue scraping to oil pulling — to restore the balance in your life.
Stubborn fats are stored fats near stomach, hips and thighs that are difficult to lose. As we grow older, it can be extremely challenging to lose fat
Some of today’s most popular wellness and health trends have deep roots in long-practiced wisdom traditions.
Ayurveda offers various homemade remedies for hair fall and other hair and scalp related problems. If you are looking for effective homemade remedies for hair growth then you have come to the correct page.
From the Ayurvedic perspective there are many different types of fever, depending upon the dosha involvement and the causative factors.
Many of us don’t realize just how exhausted we are.We lead fast-paced lifestyles where we…
Turmeric milk or Haldi ka doodh makes this sweet nectar one of the favorite healing rasāyanas of many traditional yogis and Ayurvedic Consultants.
The New Yorker’s Maria Konnikova explains the science behind why we need to sleep more, waste less time on the Internet, and stop multitasking.
Losing vision or facing eye strain? Ayurveda believes that the root cause in most of the cases of failing vision, especially in the younger age, lies with habitual suppression or improper evacuation of the bowels as well as chronic cold and…
Ayurveda counsels that you need to keep your digestion boosted at all times else this could lay down a foundation for many other diseases and ailments.
Cellulite occurs when the agni aspect of the body is malfunctioning and the digestive impurities interact with body tissue (ama) and become toxic.
Thanks to the earth’s gravitational pull, the average adult can put up to 60 pounds of pressure on the cervical spine when bent at a 60-degree angle.
Did you know it is possible for your very own kitchen to be like a mini clinic, equipped with medicinal spices that can heal and prevent ailments ranging from physical pain to indigestion to itching
If your’re ready for more health, happiness, and vibrance, these seven Ayurvedic tips for a dazzling New Year will get help you become your best self yet.
Ayurveda has been & will always be the ancient & cultural ways of curing illnesses. Check here to know how this ayurvedic treatment helps in treating neck pain.
Seasonal eating is easy to do anytime of year. It’s also beneficial to your health in some ways you might not imagine.
We have the best intentions when we choose healthy foods to nosh on. But if you eat them the wrong way, you could be missing out on valuable nutrients or getting more calories than you bargained for.
These five lessons from this great science have been particularly life-changing for me, and I am thus happy to share them with you.
Every day I hear people who complain of not having enough time. “Time flies!” Perhaps you’re the one saying it too. As if the earth was spinning faster these days than it used to. We all know that’s not the case.
Holidays are a great time to enjoy with family and friends. Yet in modern days it becomes a ‘Sickness Season’ due to overindulgence, lack of sleep and stress of hosting.
Pressure in the forehead, hearing tones, body vibrating & feeling more sensitive could all be symptoms of a powerful spiritual transformation called a Kundalini Activation.
Are you sick of spending time and money on magical skin-benefiting lotions & potions, & complicated 10-step skin care regimens that are yielding no results?
Have you noticed that we are up to our ears in health and wellness solutions these days?
Ayurveda gives some great guidance for eating, especially when it comes to digestion. Here are nine Ayurvedic guidelines you should try to embrace. 1. Eat only when you are hungry. As in really
Bitter lettuces like chicory, endive, radicchio and escarole can be cooked or served raw. Here are five ways to prepare them.