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Ayurvedic health tips

Ten Ayurvedic Health Tips to Implement for the New Year Begin the new year on a healthy note

It’s almost the new year and we habitually set New Year’s resolutions. Quite often, at least one resolution involves our health. Ayurveda teaches us to live in harmony with our environment and thus have healthier lives. The following are ten simple Ayurvedic health tips to implement for a more fulfilling new year. 1. Use a tongue […]

How to stay calm in a crisis – the Ayurvedic way

As habitual creatures, we find change very difficult to comprehend and accept at times.  Especially when situations are dramatically altered, practically overnight. As we move throughout our daily lives, it’s evident in conversations, behaviors, the news, social media, etc. that there is a growing sense of unrest in the US. So many people feel as […]

Qualities of Vata Dosha

In the ancient Ayurvedic text, the Charak Samhita, Charak describes all the etiological factors which contribute to disturbances in the body’s channels (srotas).  The seven tissue systems (dhatus) in Ayurveda are comprised of the srotas.  The doshas or three constitutional types (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) are a functional element of the dhatus.  Doshas are characterized […]

Agni, the digestive fire

In Ayurveda, the concept of Agni, or the digestive fire is a key factor in understanding our physiological makeup, or our prakruti and vikruti.  Ayurveda has three doshas, or core energies: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.  Some consider agni to be the fourth dosha. Ayurveda teaches us that everything which we take in must be digested, […]

Astringent Taste in Ayurveda

We conclude our journey of the six tastes, or shad rasa, with the astringent taste in Ayurveda.  Astringent is comprised of the elements earth (prithvi) and air (vayu).  Astringent increases Vata and decreases Pitta and Kapha doshas. The virya, or energy of the astringent taste, is cooling.  The vipak or post-digestive effect of astringent is […]