Tag Archives: Ayurveda

The Wheel of Healing with Ayurveda: An Easy Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle

August 30, 2015

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The Wheel of Healing with Ayurveda: An Easy Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle by Michelle S. Fondin —  Have you ever wondered why you are feeling out of balance, stressed-out, sick and exhausted but still cannot sleep? Western medicine often ignores the underlying issues that can lead to fatigue, illness and disease, but there is […]

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Healthy Happy Sexy: Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women

February 18, 2015

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Healthy Happy Sexy: Ayurveda Wisdom for Modern Women by Katie Silcox —    This hip, sensual Ayurveda bible for the modern woman is a life-changing guide that distills ancient teachings into a spirit-infused yet pragmatic approach to your physical, mental and spiritual health. Silcox knows that bringing ancient wisdom into our modern lives does not […]

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Living the yogic life: Taking yoga off the mat

March 15, 2014

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by Kathleen Bryant —  The body is our physical vehicle, the means by which we move through life. According to the yoga sutras, purifying the body is the first step in preparing for higher consciousness. That is why it is so important to establish a daily routine that combines yoga and Ayurveda, a pairing that […]

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Which natural/integrative treatments are for you? Part I

February 21, 2014

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  by Dr. Anna Nordin —  A good physician will take a thorough medical history and physical examination, and perform both integrative and allopathic diagnostic tests to reach a diagnosis for his patients. Ideally, the doctor will discuss the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual contributing factors and the effects of the diagnosis. He should then […]

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Cure headaches without aspirin

November 15, 2013

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by Toffler Niemuth —  How many times a week do you get a headache? And of those times, how often did you pop some aspirin or ibuprofen to get instant relief? While it may not seem like a big deal, over time, taking those pills comes with its own side effects and health risks, including […]

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Ayurveda and the six tastes

January 30, 2013

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by Ambaya Pilar Martin —  Ayurveda, translated as the science of life, is an ancient science that can easily be adapted to modern life for the purpose of maintaining optimal health. Ayurveda is based on the ancient Vedic understanding of the laws of nature. Our alignment to these basic laws, as well as our understanding […]

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The Ayurvedic principles of food

October 23, 2012

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by Kevin Afuso —  When cooking meals for students during yoga teacher training programs, it is important to be strict about the ingredients used in the meals. Adherence to this decision often causes much confusion among the students. The answers lie in understanding the connection between the physical food we eat and the effect it […]

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The Ayurvedic Corner: sesame oil and tahini

October 13, 2012

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by Kevin Afuso —  As we settle into winter, the cooling, drying elements of the season begin to emerge. An excellent ingredient for keeping the body warm and balanced is sesame oil. Sesame oil is derived from sesame seeds and, ayurvedically, it has a sweet and bitter taste that is heating in its digestive action. […]

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Chronic stress and adaptogens

October 2, 2012

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by Julia Busch  —  Excessive, prolonged stress can raise cortisol, our body’s “fight-or-flight” hormone, to highly toxic levels. Intended for spurts of extra energy in times of physical danger or psychological stress, cortisol has become the “stress hormone,” a silent killer in our high-pressure lifestyle. High ongoing levels of cortisol in the bloodstream can relentlessly […]

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The Ayurvedic Corner: Ayurveda for kids

September 19, 2012

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by Avani Sukhadia Robinson —  Whether we are parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts or well-wishers of children, we want to see our little stars shine. Ayurveda has a specialized branch of pediatric medicine known as Balatantra or Kaumarabhritya. This ancient science offers some simple, natural wisdom to keep kids healthy and happy in today’s fast-paced world. […]

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Ayurvedic tips for the summertime

September 11, 2012

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by Dr. Meghana Thanki —  According to Ayurveda, five elements exist both within and around us. They are fire, earth, water, air and ether. Fire and water are the elements that constitute the pitta dosha or type. Pitta individuals are of a medium build. In balance, they tend to be organized, ambitious and passionate people […]

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Does your exercise correspond with your constitution?

July 17, 2012

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by Dr. Meghana Thanki —  Most of us would agree that exercising can be a very important part of daily life. It gives us a chance to move energy, release stored-up tension, process and digest our experiences, and slip into a meditative space. The only problem is that often we fall into patterns of moving […]

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Beauty Pure and Simple: The Ayurvedic Approach to Beautiful Skin

April 12, 2012

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by Kristen Ma A radiant complexion can be yours through the ancient science of Ayurveda. Ma invites you to expand your skincare consciousness to incorporate elements from this millennia-old system of wellness from India, along with principles supported by the latest scientific research on skin biology. Her practical guidelines are safe and easy to follow […]

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