Ayurveda Archive

  • #12 – Panchakarma – Luxurious Purification

    #12 – Panchakarma – Luxurious Purification

    Panchakarma  is a wonderful and relaxing method of cleansing and rejuvenating your body, mind and awareness. Based on regular participation, there are profound benefits in terms of overall health bith mental and physical. As we know, Ayurveda holds that  health, happiness and well-being are our natural state.  But in our busy and frequently stressful world, […]

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  • #11 – Agni and Good Health

    #11 – Agni and Good Health

    Agni is great topic and certainly at the core of Ayurveda because it is the digestive fire that transforms the food we eat into the energy that sustains our body, and therefore our consciousness.  We discuss the concept of Agni in detail as it relates to our bodies and experience of good health. Of course […]

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  • Eczema – Ayurveda and Jyotish working together

    Eczema – Ayurveda and Jyotish working together

    A yagya client asked me about a skin condition called eczema; extreme dryness of the skin.  Of course, the question was whether or not yagyas could be an effective treatment.  The image above is the birth chart of this individual. From the standpoint of astrology, eczema is listed as a function of Ketu, Mars, and […]

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  • #10 – Boosting Your Immunity

    #10 – Boosting Your Immunity

    Boosting Your Immunity Ojas is the final by-product of proper assimilation of food, and the glue that binds the body, mind and soul. Any foods that turn the food quickly into ojas are good for immunity. Ojas production will result in proper functioning of all organs and creates vitality which manifests as resistance to illness […]

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  • #9 – New Year, New You

    #9 – New Year, New You

    New Year, New You Good health is a life-long process.  Ayurveda offers us the inspiration and gift of a lifetsyle that can be sustained for an entire lifetime.  This year, commit to moving slower and giving every task and person your full attention.  Relish and savor your interactions and activities. Be present to yourself. Consider […]

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  • #8 – Ayurveda and Spices

    #8 – Ayurveda and Spices

    Spices and Cooking the Ayurvedic Way Spices are revered in Ayurveda for their concentrated form of intelligence.  Spices help with digestion, asssimilation, cleansing and healing.  Spices are always cooked in oil or ghee and added to the grain or vegetable.  Spices can be used in preparing teas or in the morning in stewed apples or […]

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  • #7 – Ayurveda and Cooking

    #7 – Ayurveda and Cooking

    The Why’s and How’s of Vedic Cooking We eat to sustain the body and to create balance in the physical, mental and spiritual states. Ayurvedically speaking, food purifies the body and prepares us for spiritual awakening. Vedic food is medicinal in nature while being delicious and pleasing to the senses. In general, saatvik food supports […]

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  • #6 – Kapha Dosha

    #6 – Kapha Dosha

    Kapha Dosha Kapha brings the stability and solidity of earth and water to the body/mind. Kapha is responsible for immune function, strength and vitality, lubrication and structure. Symptoms of Kapha imbalance: Sluggish digestion, weight gain, respiratory illnesses, sinus problems Mental fog, depression Excessive sleep and inactivity Diet for Kapha: Favor light, pungent, warm and easy […]

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  • #5 – Pitta Dosha

    #5 – Pitta Dosha

    Pitta Pacifying Tips Pitta is the manifestation of fire and water. It governs digestion, metabolism and vision. Symptoms of Pitta imbalance: Hyperacidity, inflammation, rashes, and feeling overheated Anger, jealousy, and critical emotions Too much activity, overly task-oriented and exhausted from feeling compelled to work Diet for Pitta: Eat cooling foods such as cucumber, asparagus, broccoli, […]

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  • #4 – Vata Dosha

    #4 – Vata Dosha

    Vata Dosha: Vata is the Queen of the three doshas (Vata, Pita, and Kapha) because she is main vehicle of transportation of energies. Vata is the manifestation of air and space (of the 5 elements) and is responsible for a wide variety of physiological functions that involve movement. Symptoms of Vata imbalance: Constipation, insomnia, varying […]

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