Tag: pitta

Sour Taste in Ayurveda

The amla rasa or sour taste in Ayurveda is one of the shad rasa or six tastes. Sour decreases Vata dosha and increases Pitta and Kapha doshas. Sour is comprised of the earth and fire elements. The sour taste in Ayurveda kindles the agni or the digestive fire by stimulating acid secretions and increasing circulation. […]

Vedic astrology for October, 2014

Like the leaves of fall shedding and changing colors, Jyotish or Vedic astrology for October, 2014 brings with it a preparation for our own transformation.  Most notably we will have two eclipses in October.  The total lunar eclipse will be on the full Moon October 8 and visible in most parts of the world.  The […]

Prakruti and Vikruti in Ayurveda

Ayurveda teaches that each us of is born with a unique constitutional balance.  This is known as our prakruti.  Prakruti is  determined by our parents’ nature, as well as the circumstances of our birth.  Our mother’s emotional and physical state, the season, and location of our birthplace are all determining factors in our prakruti.  Then […]

Eightfold Examination in Ayurveda

When Ayurveda originated over 5,000 years ago in India, vadiyas (or Ayurvedic physicians) did not have access to the array of clinical tests, as we do in present day. Thus, the vaidyas used the classical method of eightfold examination in Ayurveda. This is known as ashta vidya pariksha in Sanskrit. Ayurveda aims to treat the […]

Ayurvedic Winter Remedies

The ancient Indian science of Ayurveda classifies the seasons according to their predominant dosha: Vata, Pitta, or Kapha.  Vata season is fall. Pitta season is late spring and summer.  Kapha season is winter and early spring.  As it’s been an exceptionally harsh winter for most parts of the country, there are Ayurvedic winter remedies which […]

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